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WHITEWATER, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater are working together to find a way to save one of the state’s rarest plants. Wisconsin Public Radio reports the university has been working on growing seedlings of Fassett’s locoweed in a lab for the past few years. DNR will […]

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Almost all the Wisconsin residents polled by a police advocacy group say they want officers to wear body cameras, although few departments use them. Wisconsin Public Radio reports that 94 percent of 400 respondents to the Wisconsin Professional Police Association’s 2018 phone survey were in favor of requiring law enforcement officers […]

IRONWOOD – March came in like a Lion but looks like it will leave as a lamb.  Looking at the Official Numbers for MARCH 2019 from the National Weather Service reporting site at the MIX 106.9 and OLDIES 102.9 Studios in Ironwood, snow totals for March at 12.0 inches compared with 60.7 for the month […]

RHINELANDER – People struggling with their mental health in Forest, Oneida, and Vilas Counties in Northern Wisconsin now have a 24 hour number to call for immediate assistance. When people in the 3 counties call the Human Service Center’s crisis hotline, they are connected with a mental health professional. The crisis line can be used […]

LANSING – Minimum Wage Change And Paid Medical Leave Act Go Into Effect. The minimum wage in Michigan changes today. Pay is increasing from nine-25 an hour to nine-45 an hour. The Paid Medical Leave Act also goes into effect today. Businesses that have more than 50 employees also have to offer an hour of […]

IRONWOOD – Yesterday at Gogebic Community College roughly 50 members of the community attended the Gogebic Community College Board of Trustees meeting to hear about partnership opportunities with the Young Men’s Christian Association, a group more commonly known as the YMCA, they are looking at possibilities that could including repairing and bringing back into service […]

IRONWOOD – The Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds anglers that the mandatory ice shanty removal date this Sunday. For all UP counties, shanties must be removed by midnight Sunday. If Shanty’s fall through the ice the owner is subject to penalties of up to 30 days in jail and fines. The DNR also reminds […]

IRONWOOD – The earlier start of the school year for schools on the Gogebic Range taking another step to becoming a reality as the Gogebic-Ontonagon Intermediate School District schedules a public hearing for next month for its six locals districts.  The hearing, set for a 4 p.m. EST April 23 at the GOISD’s Bergland office.  […]

BESSEMER – At last night Gogebic County Board of Commissioners meeting Gogebic County Circuit Court Judge Michael Pope gave a presentation regarding office changes in the courthouse.  Pope said the move was primarily to get court staff on the same floor.  The Department of Corrections offices have moved from upstairs down to the annex. The […]

BESSEMER – Early season road work continues on US-2 through Bessemer. ANGELO LUPPINO’s continues to clean and prepare the road service for potholes repairs.  Earlier this month the outside lanes of U.S. 2 though Bessemer was closed due to extreme pothole damage.  Bessemer City Manager Charlie Loper said at a meeting earlier this month that […]

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