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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin lawmakers are set to vote on two Republican-backed bills that would dramatically increase the penalties for reckless driving. The first bill would increase forfeitures and fines for reckless driving to as much as $4,000 depending and up to six years in prison on the number of offenses and the severity. […]

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Legislature will consider a bill to clarify when a proposed constitutional amendment to make it harder for people to go free on bail before trial would apply. The proposed amendment would let judges consider the criminal histories of people accused of violent crimes when setting bail.  The bill […]

MADISON – A new Democratic-backed bill aims to restore abortion access laws in Wisconsin to what they were just prior to last summer’s decision that overturned Roe vs. Wade. The bill would strike down the 1849 abortion law that barred the procedure in all cases from the time of conception, except for when the life […]

IRON COUNTY, WISC – Seasonal Weight Limitations went into effect this morning for the entire length of the Iron County Trunk Highway System including County Highways A,B,C,CC,D,E,FF,G,H, and J. A 6 Ton- Single Axle and 10 Ton Maximum limits will be enforced.

HURLEY – On Friday the Hurley Police Department released more information regarding a fatal accident on Highway 51 just south of Hurley that shut down the highway for much of the afternoon last Wednesday.  According to Hurley police the accident involved a semi-truck and a vehicle.  The driver of the vehicle was identified at 76-year-old […]

IRONWOOD – The latest winter storm dropping around 15 inches of snow in Ironwood Friday and Saturday.  No major problems in the Western U.P. from this latest winter storm.  The most recent snow putting Ironwood just short of the 200-inch mark for the season.  At the WUPM / WHRY Broadcast center a season total so […]

IRONWOOD – Drivers in Ironwood and across the U.P seeing lower prices at the pump to start the week, as gas price averages have fallen 8 cents on average over the past week.  According to AAA of Michigan, both the national, and state average now sit level with each other at $3.45 per gallon. This […]

IRONWOOD – Students Show Their Creativity During Special Exhibit…Youth Art Month in Ironwood continues with creations by the students of the Downtown Art Place exhibited in the concourse of the Historic Ironwood Theater, the exhibit runs through the end of the month and features work by students of Wakefield-Marenisco, Bessemer, Hurley and the Northwoods Christian […]

WAKEFIELD – Work Continues on Copperwood Mine Site Near Wakefield…All pre-development work has been done and all key state permits have been obtained to allow the Highland Copper Company to begin preliminary work and site preparation on the Copperwood Mine in Wakefield Township, 14 miles north of Wakefield, subject to completion of financing, construction on […]

UPPER MICHIGAN – Statistics show snowmobile deaths in Michigan are up compared to last year.  So far, 18 people have been killed in snowmobile crashes in Michigan during the 2022-23 winter season.  That’s already six more than last year with 11 of the 18 crashes happening here in the U.P.  The DNR says some of […]