Ironwood, MI


WUPPDR awarded $500k MSHDA grant for energy-efficiency housing projects

HANCOCK, Mich. (WLUC) - The Western Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Region (WUPPDR) is offering applications for energy-efficient home repairs and upgrades. It is doing this using a $500,000 grant awarded by the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA). “We are covering single-family homes, owner-occupied,” said WUPPDR Assistant Regional Planner...

Local Athlete Spotlight: Phoenix Corbine

Phoenix Corbine of Gogebic Community College Lady SamsonsPhoto bySuperior Marketing. Hayward Wis - The Gogebic Community College Women Samsons are riding a hot 7-0 start to the 2022-2023 season with just 7 athletes. Yes, you read that correctly, just 7 athletes. One of those athletes is Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe School Class of 2022 graduate, Phoenix Corbine.

Cooler Sunday could lead to rain/snow for the U.P.

WEATHER STORY: On Sunday, a cell of high air pressure may be far enough south to draw a wind down from the north so the warm spell we had Friday and Saturday will go away. That northerly wind will develop some lake effect precip on the South Shore of Lake Superior. Accumulations should be very light but also very slippery because it may come as freezing rain. Gogebic County faces the biggest risk from this. On Monday, a low from the west will start a snow chance for all zones that may last through Wednesday. Right now, accumulations appear to be light in the range of 1-2″ for Minnesota and parts of Wisconsin. The South Shore Snow Belt, though, could go 4-8″ Monday night to Wednesday morning.

Phoenix, November 29 High School ⚽ Game Notice

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VFW Post 3673 offers free Thanksgiving meal

BESSEMER, Mich. (WLUC) - Thanksgiving is all about the food and to celebrate, VFW Post 3673 made sure the community had its fair share of turkey. Walk in through the double glass doors of VFW Post 3673 in Bessemer and you’ll be sure to find a community of veterans ready to welcome you in no matter what your walk of life. On Thanksgiving Day, you’ll also be sure to find a warm meal and some good conversation.

SnowRiver Mountain Resort opens one ski hill for 2022-23 ski season

WAKEFIELD, Mich. (WLUC) - Beginning on Thanksgiving Day, SnowRiver Mountain Resort opened one of its two ski hills to the public. SnowRiver Mountain Resort, formerly known as Big Snow Resort, welcomed families from across the midwest to its Black River Basin hill, formerly known as Blackjack hill. While Black River...

Gogebic County suspect arrest in Wisconsin after pursuit

(Gogebic County, MI) - A 31-year old man is in custody on charges relating to discharging a firearm and fleeing police. State Police from the Wakefield post and Gogebic County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched at about 10:56am yesterday (Mon) to an address in Marinesco on a report of a domestic disturbance and malicious destruction of property. It was also reported that the suspect was discharging a firearm at or near the property. Officers arrived to find the suspect had left the property. A short time later, the suspect returned to the residence, and when confronted by law enforcement, fired a shot towards a nearby residence. The suspect then fled the scene in a vehicle pursued by law enforcement. The pursuit crossed the state line into Vilas County, Wisconsin, where Wisconsin State Patrol troopers and Vilas County Sheriff’s deputies deployed stop-sticks and effectively deflated the suspect’s vehicle tires. The suspect was taken into custody without incident.

Small Business Week: Yooper Wreath Company

Zach Wangelin’s business has been built with balsam and birch. “About six years ago, I started making Christmas wreaths and we started selling to wholesale florists, and then florists started to ask about birch products, dried products, twigs for decorating and stuff like that,” Wangelin said. Yooper Wreath...

Brandon Weatherz: Today’s snow shifting west

The track for today’s snow has shifted to the west, raising expected totals for areas that have been on the fringe of accumulation potential. A Winter Storm Warning now fills out northwest Wisconsin, including Douglas County, from 6 am until midnight. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Pine County in east central Minnesota and for Lake and Cook County where a widespread 2-5” is possible. The rest of the North Shore and the Twin Ports are currently in the 1-3” range.

Trail by Trail: Cook County in NE Minnesota, Ely, Iron County

NE Minnesota- The Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission recently awarded trail enhancement grants for systems across the state. In Cook County, they were awarded $400,000 for their mountain bike trail system. The Mesabi trail was awarded $750,000 for improvements and Duluth’s Waabizheshikana/Marten Trail received $1, 493,434. These are yearly grants awarded to trails of regional or statewide significance.

Sabrina Ullman: Seasonable temperatures return

Today will be mostly cloudy with a north-northwest wind of 5-10 mph. Afternoon highs will be noticeably cooler than yesterday, only reaching the thirties. These seasonable temperatures will continue throughout the week. Portions of northern Minnesota could see a few flurries this morning, but no accumulation is expected for today....

Community rallies to save crucial U.P. snowmobile trail

GOGEBIC COUNTY, MI – An Upper Peninsula community has rallied to save a snowmobile trail that serves as an important part of its winter tourism economy. What appeared to be an insurmountable challenge has resulted in a “brand new, incredible, safer trail,” Steve Hamilton, Gogebic Range Trail Authority president, told MLive.

Winter Storm to bring heavy snow for the western U.P.

A mesolow pressure system moves into the western counties with heavy snow during the day. Then, lake-effect snow kicks up tomorrow in those areas with the passage of a cold front. Snowfall amounts are expected to range from 12-14″ in some higher elevations of Gogebic and Ontonagon counties. Otherwise, snow amounts in the west range from 8-12″, 4-6″ in central U.P., and 1-3″ in the south. Driving will be very slippery at times. Then, this weekend will be colder with more chances for snow.

Justin Liles: Heavy lake effect snow & much colder

Lake effect snow will begin tonight along the South Shore, continuing into Friday. Higher snow amounts are possible over portions of Bayfield, Ashland, and Iron Counties. A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Ashland and Bayfield County and a Winter Storm Warning for Iron County. Locally high amounts of 12-18” are possible near Hurley. Snowfall rates could exceed 1 inch per hour in northern Iron County this evening.

First Alert Weather: More bouts of snow showers & getting colder

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) - Winter weather is settling in across North Central Wisconsin for the middle of November. Scattered snow showers will be common Thursday evening and night in the region, while lake effect snow will pick up in the far north. Accumulations in parts of Vilas County by Friday afternoon will range from 1-3″ away from the snow belt, with 4-8″ possible in the NW corner of the county. Even higher amounts of snow are anticipated in Iron County. Both Vilas & Iron County are under a Winter Storm Warning from Thursday night into Friday morning.