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HURLEY – Local runners got their first look at the new route for the Paavo Nurmi Marathon Wednesday at an informational meeting at the Iron County courthouse. Organizers said the 51st running of the annual Iron County race was a logical time to implement the course change, which will have the marathoners run from Hurley […]

WATERSMEET – The new Watersmeet Township Police Department that started operations April 1 is expanding. Watersmeet township police chief Paul Runcie, says the department currently has three reserve officers and is considering hiring more with two officers slated to join the force part-time next month. So far the department has responded to traffic accidents civil […]

ASHLAND – Authorities identify the man killed in an officer-involved shooting in Ashland. The Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation says the man killed last Wednesday in the 800 block of 4th Avenue West is 33-year-old Joseph Tedrick. He was wanted on a federal warrant and as Tedrick tried to flee the scene […]

Police say a 20-year-old woman from Ironwood was run over by a man driving his ATV on a remote area of Lake Superior Beach last Saturday as the woman was sitting on the beach. First responders stabilized the woman so they could transport her to an ambulance that was several miles away and was then […]

IRONWOOD – At last night’s Meeting of the GCC Board of Trustees  New tuition rates were approved. An increase of $4 for in-district tuition and $5 for Out-of-District, the Wisconsin Reciprocity area, and Out-of-State was approved. New tuition rates will be $124 per credit hour for In-District students, $175 per credit hour for Michigan Out-of-District […]

WAKEFIELD – A last night’s meeting of the Wakefield city council the status of city sidewalks was discussed.  New City Manager Rob Brown said that, in the few months he’s been in his position, several residents have asked whether the city can share costs in repairing or replacing sidewalks.  Meanwhile, he and other staff members […]

HURLEY – The Iron County Board of Supervisors expressed its support for a proposed easement expanding access for recreation in the county, passing a resolution in support of the easement purchase Tuesday.  The resolution supports the proposed Great Northern Conservation Access Easement agreement between the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and Keweenaw Land Association, which […]

BESSEMER – More than 1,000 people from the Gogebic Range attended a Spaghetti dinner tonight at the Bessemer VFW to help raise money for final expenses for the families of Lauren Powless and Madeline Jackson, the two teen girls that died in a single vehicle accident on Lake Road in Ironwood Township on May 18th. […]

HURLEY- The Mascot Rebranding Committee met yesterday and narrowed down the new mascot names to a final three. The three names The Hurley Northstars, The Hurley Storm and The Hurley Timberjaxx will be displayed throughout the school. Teachers will have conversations with classes on each option and then students and staff will be voting on […]

WATERSMEET – The student representing the U.P. in the 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee took the stage in Washington D.C.  14-year-old Annabelle Besonen from Trout Creek is moving on to the third round. She’s in 8th grade at Watersmeet Township School and she won the U.P. Spelling Bee in March.  Besonen is one of 562 […]

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