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Connors enters guilty plea to seven burglaries

A Saxon man has accepted a plea arrangement that included guilty pleas to seven counts of burglary, one count of burglary while armed and one count of theft involving special facts. Dahyton J Sky Connors, 18, had originally been charged with 33 crimes, including burglary, criminal trespass, burglary

APG OF WISCONSIN - 2018-03-17 02:24:00

Small size looms large for Mellen

About 30 minutes south of Ashland is a vastly smaller school district, with a student body about seven times smaller and one primary building that houses the elementary, middle and high schools. But for the Mellen School District, its smaller size looms large when it comes to school and student safe

APG OF WISCONSIN - 2018-03-17 02:26:00

DNR sets Porkies back country camping limits

THOSE INTERESTED in exploring the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park - including the Upper Carp River, seen here from one of the park's overlooks Saturday - may find it harder to obtain a back country camping site. The Department of Natural Resources has announced plans to limit back country

YOURDAILYGLOBE.COM - 2018-03-16 07:00:00

City Administrator Mary Garness resigns

In a pair of letters to the Mayor and City Council, department heads and city staff, City of Ashland Administrator Mary Garness Thursday announced her resignation effective immediately. Garness gave no reasons for the resignation in either letter except to say that the decision to leave was "one of

APG OF WISCONSIN - 2018-03-17 02:33:00

Ashland boys second, girls sixth in indoor opener

EAGLE RIVER - The Ashland track and field teams got their indoor seasons started Thursday at the Northland Pines Indoor Invitiational. Complete results of the meet were not available until Friday morning. The Ashland boys placed second behind the host Eagles, and the Ashland girls were sixth in the

APG OF WISCONSIN - 2018-03-17 01:31:00

Home repair funds are available locally

Housing rehabilitation funds are available through the Northwest Regional Planning Commission to qualifying area homeowners to assist in repairs such as roofing, siding, wells, septics, heating, electrical, windows, doors, sewer and water laterals, and handicapped accessibility modifications. Funds

APG OF WISCONSIN - 2018-03-15 06:20:13

Meth found in packages sent to Bessemer restaurant

BESSEMER, Mich. (WLUC) - On Thursday at approximately 2:15 p.m., the Gogebic Iron Area Narcotics team executed a search warrant at the Black River Valley Pub. Throughout the investigation officers from GIANT received information regarding a suspicious package. The package was addressed to the Blac


School size no issue for ASD security

Regardless of a school's size, student safety is paramount. However, as there is wide range in the size of the school districts located within Ashland and Bayfield counties, from large districts with multiple campuses to other smaller districts that are self-contained to one space, does size impact

APG OF WISCONSIN - 2018-03-16 02:29:00

Woman gets 10-year sentence for meth

A Duluth woman was sentenced in Barron County court Wednesday to 10 years in prison for possessing with the intention of selling Methamphetamine. Barbara B. Grau, 49, appeared in court Wednesday for sentencing on a felony conviction of possessing with intent to sell methamphetamine. Two counts of po

APG OF WISCONSIN - 2018-03-15 09:30:37

To plunge or not to plunge

Are you a plunger? No, not that kind of plunger. The other kind, the polar kind. Are you a Polar Plunger? I wonder what percent of the population has jumped into icy water on purpose? My guess is a very small percent. The word "cuckoo" comes to mind. A friend of mine asked me, encouraged me, and beg

APG OF WISCONSIN - 2018-03-15 08:00:52

Hurley required to follow up on cross connection violations

ransami@yourdailyglobe.com Hurley - The city of Hurley will work to come up with a plan for addressing water system cross connection violations. Mayor Joe Pinardi said the city has until September to assure the Department of Natural Resources the violations have been addressed and corrected. A conne

YOURDAILYGLOBE.COM - 2018-03-15 07:00:00

DNR announces state's first managed elk hunt

MADISON - The Department of Natural Resources announced Tuesday that it will hold the state's first managed elk hunt this fall in the herd's Clam Lake range. The bulls-only hunt is planned for November in Ashland, Bayfield, Sawyer and Price counties. The range surrounds the location where 25 elk fro


Students assemble amid national protests

March 15, 2018 Ian Minielly/Daily Globe MICHIGAN STATE Police trooper Jerry Mazurek addresses grades 7-12 Wednesday in the gymnasium of the Wakefield-Marenisco K-12 school in Wakefield in response to school violence. By RICHARD JENKINS rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com While students across the country wa

YOURDAILYGLOBE.COM - 2018-03-15 07:00:00

Area students take part in movement

Several student-organized events took place Wednesday morning in remembrance of the 17 students and faculty members killed in the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., joining a movement that involved thousands of students nationwide. Students from the Ashland H

APG OF WISCONSIN - 2018-03-15 06:20:13

Ironwood red-flagged for underfunding pension plan

March 14, 2018 By RALPH ANSAMI ransami@yourdailyglobe.com Ironwood - The city of Ironwood has been underfunding its retirement pension plan and has been cited by the Michigan Department of Treasury to take corrective actions. A new law requires local units of government to report underfunded retirem


Former Public Works Director will press grievances

According to documents obtained by The Ashland Daily Press through a Freedom of Information filing with the City of Ashland, former Public Works Director Dennis Clark was terminated on Jan. 30 because of "behaviors that have caused harm or are a direct violation of the policies, procedures and ordin


March 26 hearing set in Valliere murder cases

ransami@yourdailyglobe.com Hurley - The fifth suspect in the murder of a Lac du Flambeau, Wis., man late last year near Mercer had a $1 million cash bond set Monday morning in Iron County Court. Curtis A. Wolfe, 26, of Lac du Flambeau, and four other men are charged with first-degree intentional hom


Jackie's Field dream approaches reality

WASHBURN - For more than 40 years, Jackie's Park has been a gathering place for Washburn moms and their children; a place to come and play, to enjoy some fresh air and soak up some sunshine. Originally known as DuPont Park after the industry that helped build Washburn, the area is located on the cor


Impressed with Ashland's friendly folks

My husband and I just got home from a hair-raising trip to Wisconsin to pick up a pontoon boat he bought from craigslist. Just south of Ashland, we blew two tires on our boat trailer, and the outpouring of help and friendliness from people passing by was heart-warming. From Lorrie S. (I'm sorry I do