Iron County Historical Museum: A Cornerstone of Cultural Education and Community Involvement
The Iron County Historical Museum in Caspian, Michigan, is a beacon of cultural and industrial history. Covering almost 10 acres, it is Upper Michigan's largest local museum, with 26 buildings and over 100 major exhibits. The museum offers an in-depth perspective on the diverse ethnic groups that converged in Iron County due to the thriving iron mining and logging industries. It features unique exhibits like the world's largest diorama of a logging camp and detailed glass displays depicting underground mining, transporting visitors to the bygone era of the county's early settlers.
Michigan High School Boys Basketball Schedule, Live Streams in Baraga County Today - November 30
Want to learn how to watch high school basketball games in Baraga County, Michigan today? We have you covered below. Follow high school basketball this season on the NFHS Network! Keep tabs on your family or alma mater and tune in!. Baraga County, Michigan High School Boys Basketball Games Today.
The Enigma of the Paulding Light: Unveiling a Michigan Mystery
For decades, the enigmatic Paulding Light has captured the imagination of residents and visitors in Paulding, Michigan. Known by various names, including 'Lights of Paulding' and 'Dog Meadow Light,' this phenomenon has become a beloved piece of local folklore. Since the 1960s, people have been drawn to a valley near Watersmeet, off US 45 on Robbins Pond Road, to witness the mysterious lights. The most captivating story tells of a ghostly railroad brakeman who continues to signal with his lantern, attempting to prevent a fatal collision on the tracks, long after his death.
Gaastra, MI: The Heart of Small-Town Charm in Michigan's Fourth Smallest City
Tucked away in the folds of Iron County, Gaastra, Michigan, emerges as a beacon of community and simplicity, proudly standing as the fourth smallest city in the state. With less than 350 residents, Gaastra's tight-knit atmosphere and friendly demeanor showcase the quintessential small-town spirit. Rooted in a history of opportunity, the city traces its name to Douwe Gaastra, a real estate speculator who saw potential in the land during the early 20th century. Today, Gaastra's community is a mature one, with a median age of 42.4 years and a high school graduation rate of 91%, reflecting the city's commitment to education and stability.
First Alert Late Morning Update: Snow continues for some
SUMMARY: Lake effect snow will continue for the South Shore, mainly for areas east of Ashland. Snow could still be heavy at times, but most of the heavy snow has moved out of the region. There is still the potential for 3-8″ of additional snowfall for Gogebic County and areas further east, while Iron County could see 2-5″ of additional snowfall between noon Monday and Tuesday morning. This will make tonight and tomorrow morning’s commute slick, so prepare for those impacts. Snow will taper off by the late morning hours on Tuesday as winds switch direction. The rest of the Northland can expect flurries during this time period as well as minimal impacts.
Calumet MSP asking residents to Stuff a Blue Goose
CALUMET, MI— Michigan State Police from the Calumet Post are working with five grocery stores in Houghton and Baraga Counties this week to help those with food insecurity. The “Stuff a Blue Goose” events are being held in conjunction with the Michigan Harvest Gathering Campaign. Each store will have pre-made food bags available for the public to purchase and stuff into a blue patrol car.
LIVE REPORT: Copper Shores Community Health Foundation’s Giving Tuesday supports 30 organizations
HOUGHTON, Mich. (WJMN) – Giving Tuesday is all about giving back to people and organizations that could use a helping hand. On Tuesday the Copper Country Mall was packed with organizations that Copper Shores Community Health Foundation is supporting this year. There are 30 efforts in Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw and Ontonagon counties benefitting from this […]
Iron County Historical Museum: A Journey Through Michigan's Past
Nestled in the heart of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, the Iron County Historical Museum is a cultural beacon in Caspian, offering a comprehensive journey through the region's rich history. Founded in 1962 on land donated by the Pickands-Mather Company, the museum complex, spanning 5.5 acres with over 25 buildings and 100 exhibits, including two art galleries, stands as one of the largest rural historical museums in the Upper Peninsula. Visitors are welcomed to explore the Caspian Mine's headframe, the Peterson Mining Hall, and other meticulously preserved structures like the Brule Cabin and Beechwood Log Home, stepping back into the early 20th century.
L’Anse Area Schools Esports program receives grant
L’ANSE, Mich. (WLUC) - The L’Anse Area Schools (LAS) Esports program has been awarded a $500 grant. L’Anse Area Schools Teacher and Esports Coach Kinnon Kurtycz said this grant will let the team buy new controllers and start an investment to grow the program. He also said this program lets kids represent their school no matter the school size.
WINTER WEATHER ALERTS into Tuesday
Please drive slow, avoid distractions, & be safe out there: it’s gonna get slick on the roads. Frigid temps & strong NW winds are teaming up with lake effect snow TODAY into TUESDAY. Moderate to heavy snow is possible for the NW wind snowbelts, especially downwind of Lake Superior.
Hansel celebrates 100th birthday
Elizabeth “Betty” Mae Adams Hansel celebrated 100 years of life on Nov. 18, Bayside Activites director Deb Merrill announced. Hansel is from downstate Michigan. Her early years were spent in Midland and Detroit area, but her adult married life, she spent living in her beloved Port Hope Michigan, “the little town with the BIG welcome,” according to Bayside’s announcement. Hansel now resides at Bayside Village in L’Anse for the past 10 and a half years to be near her daughter Marie Stiebe and family. To read more, subscribe to the L’Anse Sentinel online, or buy a print copy at our local retailers.
The Enigmatic Paulding Light: A Michigan Mystery Between Legend and Science
Deep within the dense forests of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, the Paulding Light, also known as the Dog Meadow Light, has long stood as a beacon of mystery. This enigmatic light appears with punctual regularity near Robbins Pond Road, fueling ghost stories and legends among both locals and tourists. The most captivating tale involves a spectral railroad brakeman, who is said to wave his lantern in an eternal, otherworldly warning.
American Legion brings holiday joy
BARAGA, Mich. (WLUC) - Kids in Baraga got the chance to have milk and cookies with Santa. The Baraga American Legion Post 444 held a craft show and a Santa meet and greet. Kids took photos with Santa and could make cookies to share. The Post Vice Commander Lance Heikkinen said his favorite part is seeing the community together.
Brandon Weatherz: Cold and blustery Monday
Our Monday is cold and blustery. Temps start off in single digits and teens with wind chills for many around -5 to -10. Roads may still be a little slippery from Sunday’s snow. Flurries and light snow showers linger in northern Minnesota today with accumulation remaining very light. We look to the South Shore for lake effect snow and travel impacts. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Iron County until 6 am Tuesday and a Winter Storm Warning is in effect for Gogebic County for the same timeframe. Additional accumulation after 6 am Monday will be up to 6” locally.
Ojibwa Casino: Baraga's Premier Entertainment and Gaming Retreat
Nestled in the scenic town of Baraga, Ojibwa Casino stands as a beacon of entertainment, earning its reputation as a favorite local hangout. With a diverse selection of games, the casino welcomes gamblers and casual players alike, providing everything from the latest slot machines to classic table games. Recognized with the Casino Players Best of Gaming Awards in 2019, it's not just the gaming that captivates visitors, but also the vibrant live entertainment that lights up the nights, making it much more than your ordinary gambling haven.
Hematite Township: The Iron-Clad Legacy of a Mining Community
In the heart of Iron County, Michigan's Upper Peninsula, Hematite Township stands as a living chronicle of a bygone era of industrial prowess. Named for the rich veins of hematite iron ore that define its geology, this township's history is inextricably linked to the mining industry that once thrived here. The mineral's reddish hue and metallic sheen are emblematic of the community's enduring connection to the earth's natural resources. Despite the decline in population from 352 residents in 2000 to 269 in 2020, the township's spirit is immortalized in local lore and the dedication of its historical societies.
Baraga County Sheriff’s Office gets new body cameras
MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - After a lengthy testing period, the Baraga County Sheriff’s Office has all-new body cameras. Each Lens Lock body camera costs more than $800. The overall cost to run the cameras is $4,000 a year. This is mostly covered by a grant from the Michigan Municipal Risk Management Authority.
The gas price fluctuate between $2.86 and $2.99 in Baraga as of 2023-11-23. Find the cheapest station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Thursday is $3.268, a week ago the price is $3.342 , according to AAA.
GreenPharm invests in keeping kids warm this winter
The Community Closet in Iron River recently received two donations of winter apparel for children from GreenPharm, the medical and recreational cannabis dispensary located in Riverside Plaza. Ashley George, district manager of GreenPharm, spoke about the company’s commitment to Iron County. “Community involvement and outreach are core values at...
Iron County Small Business Saturday
IRON COUNTY - This year marks the 13th annual National Small Business Saturday, a movement to raise awareness about the importance of shopping local that takes place the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The “Shop Small” promotion was started by American Express in 2010 in an effort to help small businesses gain exposure and inspire consumers to shop within their own communities – especially during the holiday season.