Michigan StateMining Journal

MSP Wakefield warning of scams

WAKEFIELD — The Michigan State Police Wakefield Post wants the public to be aware of scam calls circulating in the area. Police said citizens have been reporting they are getting calls from someone stating they are from the MSP and are seeking donations. Caller ID shows the calls are from...
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Northern Strike 21-2 operations planned in Western Upper Peninsula

LANSING, Mich. (WLUC) - Several Northern Strike (NS) 21-2 military training events are scheduled to take place in Michigan’s Western Upper Peninsula August 2-4, 2021. Flying operations are expected on and above Ontonagon-Schuster Field in Ontonagon and Sawyer International Airport in Gwinn. Ground training operations are planned in the Baraga State Forest.
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Ontonagon County, MIWLUC

Ontonagon County prepares for Bucketfest

GREENLAND, Mich. (WLUC) - A crew in Greenland Thursday started prepping the Ontonagon County Fairgrounds for its two-day music festival called Bucketfest. “Bucketfest started off as a memorial for our friend Jim Koski who died in a motorcycle accident,” said Bucketfest Co-founder Brian Nowicki. Nowicki says his friend Jim Koski,...
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Gogebic County, MIabc10up.com

Trent M. Perlich, From Gogebic, Fled After His Sentencing

Trent Mitchell Perlich, age 19, was found guilty yesterday by a 12-person jury in Gogebic County of 3 separate counts of criminal sexual conduct in the 1st degree. He fled after his sentencing. Local law enforcement had been actively attempting to locate Perlich since yesterday. At approximately 3:20 PM today...
Ontonagon, MIWLUC

Ontonagon bank to give backpacks to school

ONTONAGON, Mich. (WLUC) - Citizens State Bank was purchased last year in Ontonagon. As part of its new ownership plans, the bank is making a donation to Ontonagon Schools. Every student k-12 will be given a free, customized backpack, water bottle and name tag. Both the bank are happy the...
Wakefield, MIyourdailyglobe.com

Wakefield Township to receive pandemic funds

Wakefield TOWNSHIP — In a special meeting this week, members of the Wakefield Township Board of Trustees voted to approve a formal conflict of interest policy that was a necessary precursor to receiving $30,982 from the American Rescue Plan. According to Township Supervisor Mandy Lake, the COVID-19 relief funds that...
Ontonagon, MIMining Journal

National Guard’s Northern Strike coming to U.P.

MARQUETTE — One of the U.S. Department of Defense’s largest reserve component readiness exercises is scheduled to take place Monday through Wednesday in the Upper Peninsula with some chances for public viewing available. Flying operations are expected on and above Ontonagon-Schuster Field in Ontonagon and Sawyer International Airport in Gwinn...
Marenisco, MIyourdailyglobe.com

Marenisco recovers from severe storm

Marenisco - Clean-up continues in Marenisco after Monday night weather events took the town literally by storm. Marenisco Township Supervisor Bruce Mahler said in a Wednesday morning phone call that the thunderstorm had not been classified as a tornado, but rather as "the beginnings" of one. That's the word from...
Gogebic County, MIWLUC

Cleanup continues after storm damage across Gogebic County

BESSEMER, Mich. (WLUC) - Cleanup efforts continue after storm damage across Gogebic County Monday night. According to Gogebic County Emergency Management, power is still out in parts of the county and being restored by Xcel and We Energies. All roads are now open across the county, and cleanup is ongoing...
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Gogebic County Man Arrested On Weapon And Drug Charges

WAKEFIELD, Mich – The Gogebic Iron Area Narcotics Team arrested a man on drug and weapons charges last week. GIANT arrested Jesse Ray Matusewic on July 22nd in Wakefield. He faces two counts of Possession of Methamphetamine, one count of Delivery of Methamphetamine, two counts of Illegally Using Police Radio Equipment, and one count of Carrying A Concealed Weapon.
Gogebic County, MIWLUC

Power outages and storm damage throughout western UP

GOGEBIC COUNTY, Mich. (WLUC) - UPDATE: 1:03 p.m. eastern: There are power outages and extensive storm damage within Gogebic County after severe thunderstorms Monday night into Tuesday morning. According to Ironwood Public Safety Department, it will be hours, if not days, until power is restored and damage is cleaned up....
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Crews work to clean up Marenisco storm damage

Last night’s storms left fallen trees and power outages in the Marenisco area. The Michigan State Police Wakefield Post is asking people to stay away from the area while crews clean up the damage. Energy companies are also working to restore power. Marenisco’s main street was closed due to the...
Gogebic County, MIUPMATTERS

Western U.P. cleaning up after severe storms

GOGEBIC/ONTONAGON COUNTIES, Mich. (WJMN) – Severe thunderstorms in Gogebic and Ontonagon Counties left hundreds of people without power on Tuesday morning. Xcel Energy is showing current outages in the area with the ability to report additional outages on the page. They provided us with the following information as they work to restore power.
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Residents in Gogebic County cleaning up from storm

IRONWOOD, MI-- Gogebic County officials are asking residents to stay off the roads, following a severe storm Monday night. Ironwood Public Safety says power lines and trees are lying across roadways throughout the county, especially in Marenisco. Residents are asked to refrain from driving in hard-hit areas until debris is cleared away and power lines are repaired.
Ironwood, MIyourdailyglobe.com

Storm leaves thousands without power

Ironwood - The region is cleaning from a thunderstorm that rolled through Monday evening, leaving a string of fallen trees and power lines that left thousands without power, most temporarily and others for an entire day. There were 26,000 customers impacted in Gogebic County and Iron County, Wisconsin, according to...
Wakefield, MIyourdailyglobe.com

Wakefield gets outpouring of federal funding

Ironwood — Giddy moods prevailed on Monday evening as Wakefield City Manager Robert Brown Jr. reported to the City Council that two substantial sources of federal funding had been confirmed. According to Brown, $440,000 to fund the new Department of Public Works site has now been granted officially from the...