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Gogebic County added to emergency declaration
“The residents of these three counties have experienced significant hardship since last weekend’s heavy rainfall and severe flooding,” Snyder said in a news release. “We have committed all state resources to assist with the response, and we’re committed to protecting all residents while quickly rebu
Patritto to retire; Genisot to step in
Coming out of a closed session, the board announced it had agreed to hire Kevin Genisot as district administrator, effective June 30, 2019.
Inaugural 'Across the Borders' walk held
By RICHARD JENKINSrjenkins@yourdailyglobe.comHurley- Described by some participants as "trick-or-treating for seniors," theIron CountyHuman Services Department held the inaugural Across the Borders Senior Informational and Awareness walk Thursday.The event - which was organized by theIron CountyHuma
Iron County Health Department distributes cleanup kits
“TheIron CountyHealth Department urges residents who live or work near flooded areas to use caution during and after the flood event. Flood waters may be contaminated with raw sewage and debris not be visible on the surface,”Iron CountyHealth Officer Katie Hampston said. “Once cleanup begins, be awa
Local trail group honors longtime volunteer
Anderson, a former pastor of Sharon Lutheran Church inBessemer, now lives in Rhinelander, Wis. However, even while living in Wisconsin, he still maintains a section of the North Country National Scenic Trail near the Porcupine Mountains State Park.
Storm damage repaired along County C, near Hurley
Only about a mile from downtownHurleyas the crow flies, there are stretches of trees that were downed Sunday along County C, near the Gile Flowage dikes. Had the storm front taken a slightly different path,Hurleyhomeowners could have suffered even more of the brunt of the storm.
Highland Copper Company moves forward with new copper mine
WAKEFIELD, Mich. (WLUC) -Thousands of feet below Gogebic County land lies the future copper mine for Highland Copper Company.And according to recent results of the 8 month feasibility study, the copper wood project has a lot of potential."We are going to go underground and use the technology to dril
Heavy weekend rains flood northern rivers, wash out roads
Gov. Scott Walker declared a state of emergency in Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, and Iron counties on Monday after a weekend of widespread thunderstorms produced torrential rain, damaging wind, and large hail that caused the evacuation of people, downed trees and powerlines, mudslides, and fl
One injured in motorcycle accident
The Bayfield County Sheriff's office has reported a one-vehicle motorcycle accident in Bayfield County's Town of Iron River.On Wednesday, at about 5:42 p.m., the Bayfield County Communications Center received a report of a motorcycle crash on County Highway H in the Town of Iron River.
Farmer’s markets up and running
At the Park Falls market, most vendors accept WIC and Senior Farmers market coupons. Quest cards can also be used at the market, in hopes to improve access to healthy foods to people of all income levels.
Bessemer council reads marijuana business ordinance
“This only applies to medical marijuana growing facilities under 72 plants, that start after the day of adoption of this,” City Manager Charly Loper said. “So basically, this is saying we’re not encouraging more medical marijuana facilities but it’s one of those that if someone comes to town, they h
2 Wisconsin deaths attributed to storms
The man is identified as 55-year-old James Pluff, of Redwood Falls, Minnesota. Sheriff's officials say the woman and children suffered non-life threatening injuries and were taken to a hospital in Rice Lake.
Chelsi's Corner bounces back after fire - The Lakeland Times
Since the devastating February fire, Ironwood, Mich., has held a theme of resilience. With three lives lost, and thousands of dollars of property damage, the community was more than a bit shaken - but deterred, they were not.
Wakefield-Marenisco bids fond farewell to superintendent
"It has been my pleasure to be your board president for the total time you've been here," said Brad Dalbec, who also passed on thanks from an unidentified parent who wrote that she "truly enjoyed (Shamion) as a superintendent and as a person."
Young Professionals declare new name for local club
“Most people look for groups online nowadays,” said Morgan Clark, one of the group’s organizers. She said the new name will be “easier to search.”
Flooded Ashland County Roadway Leaves one Dead - Fox21Online
The Incident Remains Under InvestigationJune 18, 2018Site StaffASHLAND COUNTY, Wis. – Authorities in Ashland County have reported one flood related death.According to the Ashland County Sheriff’s Office, a report of a ditched truck was called in early Sunday morning.The truck was seen in the ditch o
Heavy rains cause rural Wisconsin dam failure
3:30 PM: THE RADIGAN FLOWAGE DAM ON THE TAMARACK RIVER HAS LIKELY BROKEN! FLOODING IS OCCURING!#WIWXpic.twitter.com/itiYTOvaSw— NWS Duluth (@NWSduluth)June 18, 2018
Storms, flash flooding cause widespread area damage
Storms rolled in around 5 a.m. when heavy hail, strong winds and lightning accompanied a downpour. From 3 to 5 inches of rain fell throughout the day, with more possible overnight.
PressTV-Flash floods hit Michigan, close roads
Vehicles drive through floodwaters near a gas station in Ironwood, Michigan, June 15, 2018 in this still image taken from a video obtained from social media. (Photo by Reuters)
Ironwood man gets prison for overdose death
Bo Lee Menara, 37, was sentenced to a minimum of five years in prison for involuntary manslaughter and delivery of a controlled substance-morphine charges for giving Mylly part of his morphine prescription. The two five-year sentences will be served concurrently.