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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed legislation Thursday that will permanently outlaw discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in the state. The Michigan Supreme Court ruled last year that the Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights Act include sexual orientation. The legislation signed by Whitmer ensures the ruling cannot be reversed and […]

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democrats in the Michigan Senate approved an 11-bill gun safety package Thursday that includes red flag laws and requirements for safe gun storage and universal background checks.  The package now heads to the Democratic-led House before being sent to Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for final approval, who has said she will […]

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans are circulating a bill that would designate an official state rifle. The legislation would designate the Henry All-Weather .45-70 as Wisconsin’s official state rifle. The rifle’s manufacturer, Henry Repeating Arms, is based in Rice Lake. The company’s Big Boy All-Weather Rifle won the Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce’s “Coolest Thing […]

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democratic lawmakers want to virtually eliminate the use of cash bail, clashing with Republicans who support a proposed constitutional amendment to make it harder for people to get out of jail on bail. Democrats unveiled plans to introduce an alternative to that amendment yesterday, but they are unlikely to succeed […]

IRONWOOD – With more snow moving in Utility companies Remind Residents to Check Your Meters and Keep Them Clear…The snow keeps falling and gas and electric utilities in the area want to remind residents to check your natural gas meters and keep the area around them cleared of snow. Piping and appliance vents should be […]

WINTER STORM WARNING GOES IN EFFECT TONIGHT UNTIL 6pm CDT SATURDAY… As a strong winter storm could bring significant snowfall and strong winds to Upper Michigan into this weekend.  Rain today will change over to Heavy snow tonight through Friday morning, followed by lake effect snow Friday afternoon through Saturday. Total snow accumulations 8 to […]

HURLEY – US Highway 51 was closed for much of yesterday afternoon.  Police and fire crews were called to a semi and passenger vehicle accident just south of the Iron County Court House. Traffic was rerouted on County C for several hours before reopening last night.  No other information has been released. 

HURLEY – Rezoning of Land in Hurley May Mean More Affordable Housing for The Area…Land currently owned by the Iron County Resource Development Association may be rezoned from single family to multi residential. The Hurley City Council voted to recommend the rezoning to officials of Iron County Planning and Zoning. Early in February, the Iron […]

IRONWOOD – Ironwood Getting Closer to Starting Work on New Water Treatment Plant… The proposed water treatment plant has come in over budget. According to Ironwood City Manager Paul Anderson, all the bids for the project came in over budget again, but the numbers are getting closer to being workable. Bids for the plant came […]

BELLAIRE, Mich. (AP) — A Wisconsin man who was accused of a secondary role in a plot to kidnap Michigan’s governor has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge. Brian Higgins said Wednesday that he attempted to provide material support for terrorism when he drove past Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s vacation home. The crime carries a maximum […]