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Farm and garden show-dairy breakfast coming April 6

The annual Bay Area Farm and Garden Show and Dairy Breakfast will be held April 6 at the Ashland Bay Area Civic Center. The show will begin with the dairy breakfast from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The breakfast is sponsored by the Bayfield and Ashland County 4-H, the Ashland FFA, the Chequamegon Dairy


Authorities Investigating Fatal Rollover Crash in Bayfield County

BAYFIELD COUNTY, Wis. – A 41-year-old man from Rush City was pronounced dead following a one vehicle crash in the town of Mason on Thursday. According to the Bayfield County Sheriff’s Office the Bayfield County Communications center received a 911 call reporting the crash near County Highway F and A


Ashland Co. deputies rescue 2 wailing bear cubs trapped in flooded den

ASHLAND COUNTY, Wis. — Two Wisconsin sheriff's deputies rescued a pair of bear cubs trapped in a flooded culvert that had served as their den. The Ashland Daily Press reports that Ashland County deputies Zach Pierce and Dylan Wegner discovered the baby bruins Friday near the Bad River Indian Reserva


Mrs. Wisconsin American and Miss Wisconsin for America

Accepting contestants for the title of Mrs. Wisconsin America and the new title of Miss Wisconsin for America. Miss must be at least 18, single, divorced or legally separated. Categories of competition: Interview, Evening Gown, Swim Suit and on stage question.


Wisconsin officials await ruling on laws limiting governor

MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin officials are waiting for a pair of courts to decide whether laws that Republicans passed last year limiting the powers of the new Democratic governor and attorney general can stand.


Council should consider cost-saving Ace idea

This is in response to Ashland City Council President David Metille’s flat refusal to even consider an agenda item that Richard Ketring and I submitted to him. The proposal that we tried to process for council discussion, if approved, could have saved the city $2 million to $3 million on the police


Missing Michigan Woman Found Dead In Wisconsin: Report

KENOSHA, WI -- Amanda Hanover, the missing 39-year-old woman from Michigan who went missing presumably in Wisconsin has been found dead in Kenosha, authorities say. The Kenosha Police Department found her car near 101 56th Street, also known as the Fisherman's Circle, in the City of Kenosha last wee


Suspect to stand trial in bed-burning case

An Ashland man accused of pouring gasoline on his former girlfriend and setting her on fire was ordered Tuesday to stand trial in Ashland County court. Eugene J. Stumbaugh, 53, is charged with attempted first-degree intentional homicide, domestic abuse as a repeat offender and arson as well as two m


One dead in Bayfield County crash

A Minnesota man was killed Thursday night when he was thrown from his vehicle in a crash in the town of Mason. The Bayfield County Sheriff’s Office said it received an emergency call at about 11:20 p.m. saying a vehicle had crashed near Highway F and Art Olson Road and a man, identified as Ryan Myer


Wisconsin Supreme Court to hear arguments in Enbridge pipeline expansion case

The Wisconsin Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday about whether Dane County should be allowed to require special insurance to allow a Canadian pipeline company to triple the flow of crude oil across Wisconsin.


16 New Wisconsin State Patrol Officers Sworn In

Governor Tony Evers helped swear in 16 new Wisconsin State Patrol officers during a graduation ceremony last week in La Crosse. Members of the 64th Recruit Class recently completed 26 weeks of comprehensive training that began last September at the Wisconsin State Patrol Academy at Fort McCoy. 13 of


Wisconsin to restore pardons

Pardon me. That is what more than 1000 people are asking for in Wisconsin. That is how many people have contacted Wisconsin’s new Governor now that he has promised to begin issuing pardons to those convicted of some crimes. Governor Evers has received emails, letters and phone calls from more than 1


Pat O'Donnell Civic Center remains closed

Ironwood — The Ironwood City Commission heard Monday that the Pat O’Donnell Civic Center will remain closed. Scott Erickson, city manager for Ironwood, informed the commission engineers are expected to inspect the building today, looking at damaged roof trusses due to snow load.


Evaluation ordered for Carlton County murder defendant

A mental health evaluation has been ordered for the Bayfield County man accused of killing his uncle and wounding his cousin in a shooting last April in rural Carlton County. James Francis Montano, 33, was indicted earlier this month on a premeditated first-degree murder charge and, if convicted, wi


Rescued baby bears taken to rehabilitation center

A pair of baby bears rescued Friday from a flooded den near Odanah are recovering in a wildlife rehabilitation center after their mother failed to reunite with her cubs. The bears, a male and a female, were rescued from rising waters that flooded their den by a pair of Ashland County Sheriff’s deput


Sun, snow helps skiers enjoy day at Whitecap

UPSON, Wis. - With temperatures reaching 50 degrees on Saturday, enthusiastic skiers were trying to enjoy some of the last days of ski season at Whitecap Mountain. The bright, sunny skies brought a good crowd out to stay at the resort as well as skiers who just came for the day.


Awkward Stage brings youthful enthusiasm to HIT

Ironwood - The Awkward Stage Drama Club brought its brand of youthful fun and energy to the Historic Ironwood Theatre Saturday night with the club's latest effort, "The Murder Mystery at The Murder Mystery."


Iron County offers seniors busing, other programs

Hurley — There’s a new transportation program in Iron County, focused on seniors in the southern part of the county. Beginning in February, the county contracted with the Hurley Senior Center to offer transportation for shopping and medical trips to those in the Mercer area.


Second miners mural goes up in Ironwood

IRONWOOD - The new miners mural in downtown Ironwood is nearly complete according to organizer Sandy Sharp. "We've got a few minor modifications to do because of the windows and doors on the building," said Sharp.


Details emerge in death of Washburn grad

A 1990 Washburn High School graduate who dismembered body was found floating in an Upper Peninsula river was killed by her on-again, off-again boyfriend, according to court records.