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GOGEBIC / IRON COUNTY –The Michigan Department of Health reporting 1400 COVID 19 cases in Gogebic County an increase of 6 since yesterday.  Ontonagon County with 548 cases an increase of 12 since yesterday.  The Wisconsin Department of Health reports 722 cases in Iron County an increase of 7 since yesterday. Health officials in Michigan […]

BESSEMER – Gogebic County Forests & Parks Commission Work Together on Deer Habitat. The Gogebic County Forest and Parks Commissions have been working together to enhance deer habitat in the area. The two entities focused on the areas around Little Girls Point and Devils Creek, which the Michigan Department of Natural Resources considers to be […]

MARENGO, Wis. (AP) — More information being released regarding the plane crash in Ashland County over the weekend.  Authorities say it was a brother and sister that died when their small plane crashed into a house in the town of Marengo with the homeowners, narrowly escaping injury. The single-engine plane went down Saturday afternoon. The […]

TRAVERSE CITY – Once endangered, the Kirtland’s warbler is maintaining healthy numbers in Michigan, Wisconsin and Ontario and expanding its range, according to officials yesterday.  The songbird’s population was estimated at 4,490 following a June survey — the first full count since 2015, when the total was put at 4,730.  The slight drop-off isn’t a […]

UPPER MICHIGAN – Landline users in northern Minnesota and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula are now required to dial ten digits when making local calls due to the launch of a new national hotline.  The 218 and 906 area codes are among those that are be affected by the change. People in northern Wisconsin’s 715 area code […]

GOGEBIC / IRON COUNTY –The Michigan Department of Health reporting 1394 COVID 19 cases in Gogebic County an increase of 7 since Friday.  Ontonagon County with 536 cases an increase of 2 since Friday.  The Wisconsin Department of Health reports 715 cases in Iron County no increase over the weekend. Health officials in Michigan report […]

IRONWOOD – Gogebic County Ambulance Committee Holds Educational Events. In events in Ironwood and Watersmeet this past week, the Gogebic County Ambulance Committee explained the purpose and need to renew a two year emergency medical service millage. The presentations were to educate votes on the purpose and the need to support rural emergency services. The […]

MARENGO, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say two people died when a single-engine plane crashed into a home in Northern Ashland County. The Ashland County Sheriff’s Office received numerous 911 calls about 2:40 p.m. Saturday with reports of the crash in the town of Marengo. No one on the ground was hurt. The sheriff’s department says […]

UPPER MICHIGAN – Viral Photo of Cougar in Michigan is Real, Says Dept. of Nat. Resources. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has confirmed that a viral trail cam photo of a cougar taken in Michigan is real. That brings the number of confirmed cougar sightings in the state to 74 in the last 13 […]

MACKINAW CITY, Mich. (AP) — Business owners on Michigan’s Mackinac Island are celebrating a big rebound in tourism this year after fewer visitors made the journey to the island in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Many visitors discovered the iconic carless-island getaway for the first time this year. Shepler’s Ferry operator Chris Shepler tells […]