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GREAT LAKES – Lake Superior has reached its highest known level for the month of May, although it has been even higher at other times of year.  Chief watershed hydrologist Keith Kompoltowicz (Kom-POHL-tuh-witz) of the Corps district office in Detroit says precipitation in the region last month was 21% above normal.  Lakes Huron, Michigan and […]

Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed a pair of bills doing just that, but she went on to criticize legislators making a distinction between e-cigarettes and the Youth Tobacco Act’s definition of “tobacco products.” She wants the Department of Treasury to look into whether Michigan should label e-cigs as tobacco products. She also wants the Department of […]

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Police and fire fighters from across Wisconsin say public safety is being put at risk because of poor road conditions.  Representatives from organizations representing state troopers, fire fighters, sheriffs and police officers on Tuesday called on the Legislature to pass a sustainable road funding plan.  They did not advocate for any […]

BESSEMER — The make-up of the Bessemer City Council has changed. At Monday’s meeting the council accepted the resignation of mayor pro tempore Allan Archie, and later named council member Terry Kryshak mayor pro tem.”Due to several unresolved personal issues, I am resigning my position on the Bessemer City Council, effective upon the receipt of […]

IRONWOOD – At last night’s meeting of the Ironwood Parks and Recreation Committee, committee members praised the start of construction on the Curry Park Trail enhancement project. Committee member Tom Kangas mentioned at last night’s meeting that though he praises the project he would like to see the old mine footings along the trail preserved […]

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is offering grants to local and tribal governments, nonprofit groups and others interested in improving dwelling places for wildlife. About $1 million is available this year under the Wildlife Habitat Grant Program. Each grant will be worth at least $15,000. The recipient must match 10% […]

IRONWOOD – Ironwood Public Safety is warning of another phone scam targeting residents on the Gogebic Range. The caller claims to be suspending your Social Security.  Ironwood public safety saying this is a scam and to not give these the caller any information and to simply hang up on them!  If you have questions or […]

The state’s average gas price is unchanged from a week ago. Triple-A Michigan says the average is two-dollars-90-cents, which is down a dime a gallon from this time last year. The auto club says prices are in Marquette at two-94, Detroit drivers have the lowest prices to start the week at two-86 per gallon. Locally […]

IRONWOOD – Over the weekend those on the Gogebic Range may have noticed increased flyover activity from the 148th Fighter Wing as they conducted military training exercises over the sky’s of northern Minnesota, Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula. Residents near the 148th Fighter Wing in Duluth also hear alarms or sirens during this time. The […]

IRONWOOD – Perfect weekend weather for the 10th annual GRRRR Ride which stands for Go Ride R Range Ride.  The Ride started at the Ironwood Depot Park, looped through downtown then on Iron Belle Trail to Bessemer and back.  This year’s event also featured a 25-mile ride continuing through south Bessemer for those who wanted […]

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