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IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP – Work to replace Ironwood Township’s gymnasium roof is underway. After six months, the township’s insurance company has approved the funds to replace the roof, other than a $500 deductible. The replacement project of $235,000 was covered by the insurance. It will take about 50,000 square-feet of roofing and ceiling materials to replace […]

BESSEMER – At a regular meeting on Tuesday evening, Bessemer city council members addressed Colby Hill Road repairs and Moore Street sewer work. The council voted to approve $39,452 worth of repairs on Colby Hill Road, most of which will be funded by $30,000 worth of grants from the state and from the Federal Emergency […]

ISHPEMING – The Ishpeming Planning Commission held a public hearing on Tuesday night regarding recreational marijuana facilities within Ishpeming Township. The meeting comes after an application was put in to open a facility. The facility proposed by Tranquility Fields would employ 8-10 people, plus the owner. A majority of opinions were strongly against allowing the […]

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An influential group of sportsmen says the state Department of Natural Resources needs to better educate people about chronic wasting disease. The suggestion was among a set of recommendations the Conservation Congress unveiled Tuesday at a news conference with the department highlighting efforts to deal with the disease as the fall […]

MERCER – Deputies are on scene of a severe automobile crash on US Highway 51 near STH 47 in the Town of Mercer. Please use caution as road closures may be occurring in that area. Use alternative routes if available. Traffic is being allowed through using one lane. Expect delays.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — State officials say the 40th cougar report in Michigan since 2008 has been confirmed.  The confirmation was made after an image of a cougar was captured Aug. 17 on a trail camera on public land in the Upper Peninsula’s Delta County.  Michigan Department of Natural Resources large-carnivore specialist Cody Norton visited […]

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — About 39% of Michigan communities that approved a recreational marijuana ballot measure last year have since introduced local bans that prohibit businesses selling pot.  Michigan’s Marijuana Regulatory Agency issued emergency rules in July giving local authorities six months to introduce bans before it starts to accept applications for business licenses […]

IRONWOOD – Triple-A Michigan had been expecting the state’s average gas price for Labor Day to be the lowest in a few years, and it’s been proven true. The state’s average is down eleven-cents to two-dollars-60-cents a gallon from last week, which is cheaper than last year at this time by 26-cents. The price is […]

MAPLE, WI– One person is hurt and three detained following a shooting in Maple, Wisconsin.  Officers detained three people who are being questioned about the shooting.  Officials say all of them know each other, and all involved in the incident are accounted for and at this time there is no suspect at large.  According to […]

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Department of Natural Resources board is moving toward shortening Wisconsin’s ruffed grouse season to as the population dwindles.  The board voted unanimously Tuesday to allow the department to craft an emergency rule that would close the season across the northwestern two-thirds of the state on Jan. 5. The season […]


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