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IRONWOOD- A multi vehicle accident shut down US-2 in Ironwood late yesterday morning.  The accident occurred in front of the Breakwater restaurant on US-2.  Traffic was rerouted for a short time into nearby residential areas.  The highway reopened at noon yesterday.  Unknown if there were any injuries.  Ironwood police, The Gogebic County Sheriff’s Office and […]

WATERSMEET – The Michigan county land auction for Gogebic, and Ontonagon counties along with Baraga, Houghton, Iron, Keweenaw in the UP at noon CDT this Saturday at the Northern Waters Casino in Watersmeet. Those looking to buy a tax foreclosure need to do their homework first, but when properties are sold through the foreclosure process […]

MADISON – There’s a plan on the table at the Wisconsin Capitol to raise the smoking age in the state. Democratic state Rep. Melissa Sargent has a piece of legislation that would raise the age to buy tobacco or vape products to 21-year-old. She says the idea is to make Wisconsin as safe as it […]

BESSEMER – The Bessemer School District posting on their Facebook Page last night that this coming school year the district will be providing FREE breakfast and Lunch for ALL K-12 students in the district. Ironwood Schools started offering free lunch to students last year.

BESSEMER – The Bessemer City Council was challenged at their meeting last night about its decision to abandon a four-lane highway layout though town. Bessemer resident Rick Minkin appeared on the agenda and said “I’m here out of frustration to convince or change your minds” He outlined the process by which the council agreed to […]

CARP LAKE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities have identified a pilot who died after a small plane crashed in a remote area of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Ontonagon County officials have identified the pilot as 36-year-old Jack Maccani of Ironwood. He was pronounced dead at the crash scene. Cellphone location data helped locate the plane in […]

IRONWOOD – The Ottawa National Forest of the U.S. Forest Service on Monday announced plans for a prescribed burn in the Johnson Lake area. The proposed burn of approximately 350 acres of forested land will occur within the next two weeks in the Kenton Ranger District, east of Bond Falls between Forest Road 530 and […]

WAKEFIELD – At last night’s Wakefield planning commission meeting commissioners voted to approve progress on a new 180-foot x 90-foot parking lot across from the Gogebic Medical Care Facility. The action came in response to two letters dated July 25, one from Mark Ahonen, director of maintenance and service support at Gogebic Medical, and one […]

ONTONAGON and GOGEBIC COUNTY – The Ontonagon Sheriff’s Department received information in regards to a possible missing airplane in Ontonagon County on Saturday. The Gogebic County Sheriff’s Department had received information that an aircraft had departed from the Gogebic/Iron County Airport in Ironwood and was headed to the Ontonagon Airport. Officials reported that the aircraft […]

SAXON, Wis. – A unique ceremony was held Saturday at the graveside of a Civil War veteran in Lake View Cemetery in Saxon. More than 100 people watched as five members of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War – Old Abe Camp 8 post near Appleton, honored Chester Huntsinger, who passed away […]

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