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Jury convicts man who said he didn't need deer license

ONTONAGON, Mich. (AP) — It didn't take a jury much time to decide the case of an Upper Peninsula man who was hunting deer without a license. Ron Ehinger of Ontonagon County claimed he didn't need a license based on the "laws of nature." The Daily Globe in Ironwood reports that a jury needed just 10


Michigan DNR Ticket 3 West MI Men For Poaching Walleye

Three West Michigan men were ticketed and could lose their fishing licenses for catching way more than the daily limit of Walleyes from the Detroit River. Michigan DNR officers were alerted of the three men after someone saw them fishing and catching over the 5 per person, per day, limit according t


Superior Riders starts season May 15

Ironwood — With the snow melting, outdoor enthusiasts on the Gogebic Range are putting away their skis and getting out their summer toys. Those fans of road biking can join the Superior Riders, which start its eighth season May 15.


DeltaPlex announces West Michigan Cannabis Expo to be held in October

The West Michigan Cannabis Expo will be held at the DeltaPlex, located at 2500 Turner Ave NW, starting Oct. 5 at 10 a.m. A statement announcing the event described is as a "blend of business and consumer expo that is perfect for cannabis professionals of all categories in the newly emerging Michigan


Wilton warns parents of online dangers

Ironwood - Attendees of the iGuardian parent program listened to Special Agent Todd Wilton, with the Department of Homeland Security, discuss tips on internet safety Wednesday night at Gogebic Community College.


Michigan village seeks to sell land to medical pot industry

A northern Michigan village wants to sell a portion of its taxpayer-owned land for the development of medical marijuana facilities. The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports that Kalkaska leaders voted this month to list nearly 10 acres for sale. The land is located within the industrial district, whic


Northern Lights Glass celebrates Michigan's first legal 420 day

MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - It's the first 420 since voters said yes to Proposal 1 last year. To celebrate, Northern Lights Glass on Third Street hosted a fun, adults-only party all day.


GCC cosmetology program reveals new, improved branding

Ironwood - GCC Cosmetology unveiled its branding strategy at a Thursday afternoon celebration held at Gogebic Community College. Invitees gathered around students holding balloons as instructors Nicole Hocking and Laura Erickson ripped off a plastic covering to reveal the program's new name, "The Co


Girl, 14, drowns in pool in northern Michigan resort

BOYNE FALLS, Mich. — Officials at a northern Michigan resort say a 14-year-old girl has drowned in a pool inside the property. Boyne Mountain Resort officials said in a release Friday the teen was found unresponsive Thursday evening in three feet of water in the resort's Clock Tower Lodge pool. Atte


Bessemer students spend spring break traveling aboard

BESSEMER - Seventeen Bessemer high school students recently spent their spring break touring Germany, Austria, Italy and Switzerland. The entourage also included two recent graduates, eight parents, an aunt and a grandparent, according to trip leader and German and math teacher Tracy Rowe. She said


Michigan DEQ Becomes Dept. of Environment, Great Lakes & Energy

There is a new state department in charge of environmental protection in Michigan starting today. That’s under an executive order from Governor Gretchen Whitmer to create the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy.


Michigan Farmers Deliver Flood Relief Supplies In Fremont, Schuyler, Columbus

SCHUYLER – On a beautiful Saturday morning, truck after truck made its way into Schuyler filled with supplies for those affected by the March floods. The convoy of trucks made their way to Nebraska from Michigan, and were lead by a group of farmers looking to help out their fellow man. The group has


Bessemer council passes second marijuana ordinance

Bessemer — The Bessemer city council voted Monday evening to pass an ordinance to prohibit zoning in relation to the enterprise of recreational marijuana. The unanimous vote followed the second reading of Ordinance No. 372, as well as a public hearing in which no comments were offered.


Dawson Community College enjoying record-setting softball season, will host Region XIII tourney

GLENDIVE – For the first time ever, Dawson Community College will be hosting the NJCAA Region XIII Division II Softball Tournament. The six-team double-elimination tournament at BL Baker Memorial Field runs May 3-5. Participating teams are Gogebic Community College out of Ironwood, Michigan; Bay Col


Silver Express gears up for spring tour

Hurley - The nine singers and performers in Hurley's Silver Express are finishing up their final rehearsals in the coming days as they prepare for the concerts and subsequent spring tour.


Grenade found in Gogebic County

BESSEMER — Areas in Bessemer were closed Wednesday to traffic after the Michigan State Police Bomb Squad responded to a report of a possible hand grenade in the area, according to the Gogebic County Sheriff’s Office.


Kids hear of online dangers

Ironwood - Elementary students at Luther L. Wright K-12 School gathered in the gymnasium on Monday to hear a special agent with the Department of Homeland Security talk about how to be safer while online.


On the May 7 election ballot

UPPER PENINSULA-- Nine U.P. counties will have issues on the upcoming May 7 election ballot. Here are some of the items on U.P. ballots:. In the western U.P., voters in Gogebic County that live in the City of Bessemer and the Township will decide on a bonding proposal for the school district. The $1


Possible explosive closes Bessemer road for hours Tuesday

BESSEMER, Mich. (WLUC) - At 2:25 p.m. Tuesday, the Gogebic County Sheriff's Office responded to a possible hand grenade found near the Powdermill Creek at Eli Avenue in Bessemer. Deputies discovered what appeared to be an old hand grenade that had been submerged for some time. The area was closed to


Bessemer board of education pushes pending millage

Bessemer — More than a dozen local citizens gathered Tuesday evening at A.D. Johnston Junior andHigh School in Bessemer for an informational session on a continuing millage proposed by the Bessemer Area Board of Education.