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LANSING – A shutdown avoided State employees should expect to go to work this week after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said the state government will not shut down. This past Friday, she emailed all 48,000 state employees telling them to prepare for a normal workweek this week. The Governor says she’ll use her power to sign […]

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos has asked Gov. Tony Evers to reschedule a congressional special election because the primary would fall on the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah.  Evers called the special election for Jan. 27 to fill Republican Sean Duffy’s seat in the 7th District of northern Wisconsin. But the Republican […]

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota pollution regulators have denied a water quality certification for Enbridge Energy’s proposed Line 3 upgrade, but it may be a short-lived victory for opponents of the project. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency announced the denial Friday. The agency said the move was necessary because the state Court of Appeals […]

HURLEY – Iron County has signed onto an effort to raise Wisconsin’s smoking age to 21.  The resolution was passed at the recommendation of the county’s board of health, county board chairman Joe Pinardi. He said one of the reasons he supports the proposal is because it will help keep tobacco products out of the […]

BESSEMER – Despite lawmakers sending Governor Whitmer the Fiscal Year 2020 budget this week, it appears a partial government shutdown could still happen and locally could close the Secretary of State office in Bessemer. Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson has issued a statement saying branch offices would be closed if a shutdown happens, and other […]

MISHICOT, Wis. (AP) — The season for hunting ruffed grouse in the northwestern two-thirds of Wisconsin including in Iron, Ashland and Vilas Counties has been shortened by more than three weeks.  The state Department of Natural Resources board voted Wednesday to make the change over concerns about a dwindling population.  The ruffed grouse season currently […]

IRONWOOD – The Ironwood Area Schools has applied for several U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development grants, hoping to use the federal dollars to maximize its purchasing power for several district projects.  Gogebic County is one of three counties in Michigan where municipal entities and other qualifying organizations are eligible to apply for the funds, […]

BESSEMER, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan appeals court has thrown out the conviction of a Bessemer teenager who used social media to fantasize about killing a boy, his dog, and his goldfish.  The messages between four girls were made on Snapchat. The messages never were sent to the boy and he never read them. The […]

HURLEY (AP) — Strong thunderstorms pushed thought Northern Wisconsin and the Western UP last night with many severe Thunderstorm and Tornado Watches and Warnings for our region.  In Iron and Ashland Counties last night’s reports of inch to inch and a half hail, heavy downpours of rain and strong wind.  In parts of Western Wisconsin, […]

HURLEY – A defense motion seeking to dismiss the charges against a Kimball, Wisconsin man accused of bombing an asphalt plant in 2015 was denied in Iron County court.  39-year-old Matthew Allen Gollubske is charged with two counts of being a party to the crime of using explosives to damage property in connection to several […]


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