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MARQUETTE, Mich. – The DNR says this winter was one of the coldest of the last five years, and that has delayed their fish stocking operation. The normal stocking season begins April 1, but the cold weather has pushed that back about a week and a half. DNR officials say its always hard to predict […]

SAWYER COUNTY – Nearly 50 more elk will soon be turned loose in the woods of Wisconsin. Elk from Kentucky arrived in the Flambeau River State Forest in Sawyer County after a 14 hour ride overnight. Most of them are females, and many of them are pregnant. The new arrivals will be held in a […]

IRON COUNTY Hurley School Board*Leslie Kolesar 712*Andrew Laurin 662Michael Fontecchio 585Rick Swartz 574 OmaTown Board SupervisorLarry Erickson 121Robert Matz 110 KimballTown Board ChairRon Ahonen 172Joe Simonich 45 Town Board SupervisorsRandall Stoltenberg 158Carol Decker 127 Town TreasurePamela Blackman 157Mae Moderson 63 CareyTown Board SupervisorDiane Schmidtke 46Thomas Bainbridge 43 GurneyTown Board SupervisorRick Lafortune 40Kyle Thompson 35 KnightTown […]

LANSING — The Michigan Land Bank Authority announced yesterday that nine communities, including Bessemer, Ironwood, and Ontonagon, will receive a total of $350,000 to help eliminate blight in their communities.  The Rural Community Demolition Grant was made available to county Land Banks and local units of government to help communities remove vacant and abandoned structures […]

Michigan State Police are gaining 101 new troopers today with the graduation of the 135th Trooper Recruit School. The ceremony will be held at the Lansing Center, a few blocks east of the state Capitol, starting at 1 p.m. The new troopers will report to their assigned posts across the state once they’re sworn in. […]

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Assembly is set to take up a bill next week that would allow hunters to move deer carcasses across county lines.  The Department of Natural Resources adopted rules in August that prohibited hunters from moving carcasses out of counties infected with chronic wasting disease or counties adjacent to counties […]

UPPER MICHIGAN (AP) — Michigan’s designated snowmobiling trails are closed for the season. The Department of Natural Resources says grooming contracts and private land agreements expired Monday. Snowmobilers can continue riding on state land, although the trail system is dependent on easements granted by private landowners. Parks and Recreation Division Chief Ron Olson says as […]

UPPER MICHIGAN – If you’re making plans to go fishing anytime soon, be sure that you pick up a new license. March 31 marked the end of the 2018 licenses. You must now purchase a 2019 license, which will be good until March 31 of 2020, and can be picked up at many local retailers. […]

IRONWOOD – The amount we’re shelling out to fill up the gas tank keeps rising. Triple-A Michigan puts the average price for unleaded regular at two-dollars-78-cents a gallon, up seven-cents from a week ago. The price is down from the high for the year of two-83 set on March 27. The most expensive fuel is […]

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan judge has blocked yet another attempt by state officials to shut down unlicensed medical marijuana provisioning centers. About 50 unlicensed shops in Michigan were set to be shut down by regulators. But a Michigan Court of Claims judge signed a temporary restraining order Thursday preventing state regulators from enforcing […]


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