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ODANAH – The federal government has awarded two Wisconsin tribes more than $2.6 million in grants to help develop local energy resources. The Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians and the Forest County Potawatomi Community are among 12 tribal governments that will share more than $16 million in energy security […]

HURLEY – At last night’s Iron County Board of Supervisors meeting board members discussed and agreed to borrowing close to $1 million, which is less money than what was borrowed last year for “placement costs.”  Placement costs relate to a variety of services, but generally cover residents being sent to facilities around the state for […]

ERWIN TOWNSHIP — Erwin Township residents are now able to purchase federal flood insurance.  The township became eligible to participate in the “emergency phase” of the National Flood Insurance Program May 29.  The emergency phase is a community’s initial participation in the program when there are coverage limits in place.  Cassie Ringsdorf, a FEMA Region […]

HURLEY — The 48 Members of the Hurley High School class of 2009 wanting to do something to remember two former students who were lost to suicide raised more than $4,000 for the Gogebic Range Suicide Prevention Council.  The reunion committee set up a Hurley Class of 2009 Suicide Prevention Mission page at gofundme.com that […]

HURLEY — Gov. Tony Evers announced Friday he is looking for applicants interested in filling Patrick Madden’s seat as Iron County Circuit Judge.  Madden died unexpectedly in his sleep while at his home on July 9. He served on the bench for 33 years, starting as an appointee himself after Gov. Anthony Earl appointed him […]

HURLEY – The Hurley K-12 Commons Saturday was full as the community gathered to see the Hurley Education Foundation induct four new distinguished alumni.  The foundation’s Class of 2019 featured Maj. Gen. Rodney R. Hannula, Phyllis Schlecht, Edward “John” Wiita and Mike Fauerbach.  For each of the four inductees, there were introductory remarks about their […]

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society has discovered the remains of a ship that sank 103 years ago in Lake Superior off Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The society announced this month that it found the wreck of the 294-foot S.R. Kirby near the Keweenaw Peninsula last year. The group says the […]

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Department of Natural Resources wants to add nearly 20 miles of all-terrain vehicle routes in the Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest.  The agency has proposed changing the forest’s master plan to designate about 19 miles of ATV routes on DNR roads and trails in the forest. The DNR has […]

ODANAH (AP) — Enbridge Inc. says it’s willing to consider rerouting a major oil pipeline around the Bad River Reservation in North East Ashland County. Members of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa sued Enbridge on Tuesday in hopes of forcing the Calgary, Alberta-based company to remove sections of its Line 5 pipeline […]

RAMSAY – The Gogebic County Board of Commissioners approved receiving a grant for an addition to the Iron Belle Trail during Wednesday meeting. Paul Anderson, an engineer for Coleman Engineering Company, presented the board with details for the trail extension from Bessemer to Ramsay. The total cost of the project is estimated to be $1,43 […]


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