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WAKEFIELD – The 2019 Stock and Junior National Championships ended late Yesterday morning just as a growing breeze began to be an issue on Wakefield’s Sunday Lake. Winds had been forecast to be as high as 20 mph, which is the point at which racing is closed. Everyone who wished to race had the opportunity, […]

KIMBALL, Wis. – A group of volunteers gathered at the Kimball town park Wednesday for a work bee to touch up the area. The grassroots group Northern Iron County Engaged Residents, or NICER, organized the event that consisted of primarily giving several of the picnic tables and benches in the park a fresh coat of […]

CALUMET – For the 125th year, Upper Peninsula firefighters will pick up their hoses and compete against other departments in the region. And for the first time since 2011, the UP Firefighters Tournament will be held in the Copper Country. The three day event began yesterday in Calumet Township when the Dress Parade started at […]

IRONWOOD – Aspirus Ironwood Auxiliary is donating a kick-off check Saturday in the amount of $40,000 to the Aspirus Ironwood Hospital to go towards the OB Renovation Project spearheaded by the auxiliary. The OB renovation project is a fundraising effort by the auxiliary to raise upwards of $150,000 to go towards renovating Aspirus Ironwood Hospital’s […]

LANSING – The group behind the ballot drive to raise Michigan’s minimum wage last year is not getting behind the call to increase it to 20-dollars an hour. One Fair Wage campaign manager Pete Vargas tells MIRS News they support a 12-dollar minimum wage in Michigan and a 15-dollar federal minimum, but adds it’s just […]

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Secretary Preston Cole is telling wildlife officials attending a multi-state conference on chronic wasting disease that they need to talk to each other and come up with a regional approach to slowing the disease.  Representatives from wildlife agencies from an array of Midwestern states are gathering […]

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The man who kidnapped Jayme Closs and killed her parents in northern Wisconsin has been moved to a prison in New Mexico.  Press-Gazette Media reports the New Mexico Corrections Department has confirmed Jake Patterson has been transferred to one of its prisons from the Dodge Correctional Institution in Waupun.  Wisconsin corrections […]

HURLEY, Wis. (AP) — The Legislature’s budget committee has approved spending more than $4 million to purchase more than 14,000 acres of forest land in Iron County under the state’s stewardship program. But the committee lowered the amount of money available for the purchase by $500,000, a move that one of the chief proponents of […]

ODANAH, Wis. (AP) — Enbridge Inc. officials aren’t saying much about a lawsuit that members of the Bad River Native American tribe in Wisconsin have filed seeking to force the Canadian company to remove sections of a pipeline that runs across their reservation. Enbridge spokeswoman Juli Kellner says the company has only just received the […]

WAKEFIELD – And they’re off! Yesterday was the first day of the Wakefield Outboard Nationals. Various classes and divisions of outboard race boats, sanctioned by the American Power Boat Association, will be racing on Sunday Lake. The 2019 Wakefield Outboard Nationals attracts athletes from all over the world. This is the 17th time the races […]


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