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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — State officials are warning people using Michigan’s lakes, rivers and streams here on the Gogebic Range and statewide to exercise caution due to higher than normal water levels. The Department of Natural Resources says boaters, anglers and others should have a clear understanding of state boating rules and regulations and local […]

BAYFIELD – Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest officials say they are preparing for an expected large gathering in the forest in Bayfield County this summer.  The Rainbow Family of Living Light is planning to hold its 2019 national gathering near Delta during the first week in July.  Some people are already on site preparing for the event, […]

MARENSICO – A special meeting was held last night by, the Gogebic Range Solid Waste Management Authority’s board as they take steps to fill several unexpected vacancies that disrupted trash collection for a large portion of the Gogebic Range several weeks ago.  Following the departure of two of the authority’s drivers/collectors at the end of […]

BESSEMER — Local Sheriffs Offices getting less reports of phone scams likely because awareness of the problem has improved but people are still victimized by scammers that change and adapt with new technology to stay ahead of prevention efforts, according to local law enforcement. Recent scam complaints to the Gogebic County Sheriff’s office included the […]

HURLEY – It’s now summer break at Hurley High School and when students come back in the fall besides the change in the mascot and team names the foot print of the building itself will be different. Angelo Luppino’s construction with recent good weather has already started erecting the outside for the Hurley K-12 School’s […]

LANSING – Gypsy moth numbers are up in several areas of Michigan this spring. The Department of Natural Resources says the defoliation right now is heavy, but damage is likely to start being noticed in the next few weeks. DNR officials say the invasive insects rarely kill trees in the state and are mainly a […]

VILAS COUNTY – The Vilas County Sheriff’s Office wants to do a better job of letting people know when disasters happen. Capt. Gerry Ritter says they’ve upgraded their emergency alert system and he wants people to sign up for the new system. Vilas County will use a platform called Smart911 that sends text, email and […]

BESSEMER – At last night’s Gogebic County Board of Commissioners meeting, commissioners listened to a 2018 audit of the county. Sue Buitenhuis, certified public accountant at Gabridge & Company, said as an auditor, they are responsible to express an opinion on the financial statements of the county. At the close of the fiscal year combined […]

BESSEMER, Mich. – The bright orange road cones went up yesterday in Bessemer as the Michigan Department of Transportation crews begin a $320,000 project starting today to resurface about 1.3 miles of US-2 in Bessemer.  Work will include milling and resurfacing the roadway along with removing and replacing the asphalt portion of the deck surface […]

IRONWOOD – The Oman Creek boating access site, located at Little Girls Point, will be closed today and tomorrow while an engineering firm conducts offshore soil borings. The offshore soil borings are part of an estimated 1.1 million dollar design and construction project aimed at developing a sediment groin at the Oman Creek borings access […]

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