GCC president to resign at end of school year
IRONWOOD, Mich. (WLUC) - Gogebic Community College is searching for a new president. GCC President Dr. George McNulty announced his intention to resign effective June 30, 2023 at last week’s regular monthly meeting of the Gogebic Community College Board of Trustees. McNulty has served as the President of the...
Iron County groomers take to trails for the final time this season
HURLEY - Trail Groomers out in Hurley are doing their last grooming of the year before closing for the season. White Thunder Riders said in a Facebook post that while the snow base is getting compromised, so far, the snow bridges are holding. Snowmobilers in counties with open trails like...
Gogebic County Native American tribe fundraises for tribe elders
WATERSMEET, Mich. (WLUC) - A Gogebic County Native American tribe, The Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, hosted a fundraiser today to support its elders. Community members purchased a bagged lunch. The proceeds will benefit the elders’ trip program. The tribe’s goal is to support efforts to...
Most Don’t Wear Masks Anymore But One Michigan County Is Urged to Mask Up
Since vaccinations have been implemented most people are no longer wearing masks to fight COVID-19 but one Michigan county is urging people to mask up again. In the early days of COVID-19, we were quickly informed that wearing a mask was one of the best ways to avoid the coronavirus and the scientists were right.
The story of the deer with the musky lure in its mouth
A deer had a musky lure stuck in its mouth in SpringsteadPhoto bySubmitted photo / My Northern Wisconsin. A photo of a deer with a musky fishing lure stuck in its mouth was making its rounds on social media. Many people were concerned about the deer and were making comments and sharing the photo and its caption, which stated the DNR would not do anything to help the deer. The deer was seen in the Springstead area.
City by City: Hibbing, Ironwood, Moose Lake
Hibbing, MN- The Hibbing Police Department is looking for volunteers. In May, the department will be hosting a Community Cleanup Day. Volunteers are needed for the Mobile Cleanup Team and Drop Off Center Team. They will also need help with donations throughout the day. A date has yet to be chosen for the cleanup, but those interested in volunteering can reach out to the department.
A closer look at the exhibits on the way for the North Lakeland Discovery Center
MANITOWISH WATERS, Wis. (WJFW) - A new era for the North Lakeland Discovery Center is just around the corner when the site will open a new nature center later this spring. Volunteers are busy with putting the exhibits together for the center that's considered by many to be the only one of its kind for the Northwoods.
Gundlach Champion Inc,. Joins Elite Group of Upper Peninsula Business and Celebrates 125th Year Anniversary
Gundlach Champion Incorporated joins a special group of upper peninsula businesses serving their communities. In 1898, Herman Gundlach Senior signed partnership papers, officially forming his company. Gundlach senior’s pride in the company continued through his son, who took over the business in 1945. Current company President, Stan Kaczmarek, says 125 years later, the business continues to take on major construction projects throughout the region.
Hike of the Day: Fallison Lake Nature Trail
This hilly trail surrounds Fallison Lake, offering spectacular lake views with a picnic area half way around the lake. Booklets on wildlife, flora and trail history are available from the DNR Crystal Lake Ranger Station. No pets please. Length: .5, 1.0, 2.0 and 2.5-mile loops. Location: From Boulder Junction, continue...
First Alert: South Shore snow continues, additional snow for all this afternoon
Friday: Most of us will be waking up with snow snow with the exception of the South Shore were lake effect snow continues. this afternoon there will be another wave in the Jetstream that will bring another round of light snow for most. New accumulations should be light for most between 1-3″ for most areas. Winds out of the north between 5-15 MPH with gusts upwards of 40 MPH means moderate to heavy lake effect snow continue along the South Shore today and tonight.
Bessemer man dies in Highway 51 crash in Hurley
A 76-year-old Bessemer man died in a car crash on Highway 51 in Hurley on Wednesday. It happened just before 1:00 p.m. The Hurley Police Department says the accident involved a car and a semi-truck. The driver of the semi was treated for minor injuries. The drive of the car-...
Summer Camps in the Boulder Junction Area
Northwoods youth summer camps create memories that last a lifetime. Summer camp has been a part of local history since the early days of tourism in this region in Northern Wisconsin. Below are three camps that bring the wilderness alive and build character in youths from near and far. Camp...
Enjoy spring in Boulder Junction with this weekend itinerary
Take advantage of longer days, sunnier skies, and warmer temperatures when you visit Boulder Junction in Wisconsin’s Northwoods this spring. Whether you’re breathing in the fresh air on a tree-lined hiking trail, taking a leisurely bike ride between Vilas County’s charming communities, or casting for a trophy fish, there’s a lot to see and do in the springtime.
Stormy Kromer celebrates Pi Day with limited-edition cap
IRONWOOD, Mich. (WLUC) - A well-known U.P. company is celebrating Pi Day in a big way. Pi Day celebrates the mathematical constant pi, which begins with 3.14. Stormy Kromer celebrated the quirky holiday with a limited-edition Pi Cap. It’s available in red and black plaid or charcoal. The company is also offering a 31.4% discount and shipping for $3.14.
Ironwood Superintendent makes statement after incident at varsity basketball game
IRONWOOD, Mich. (WLUC) - A fight broke out after Friday’s district finals varsity basketball match between Ironwood and Wakefield. Ironwood Area Schools Superintendent Travis Powell released a statement today regarding the incident:. There was an unfortunate and unacceptable incident at the conclusion of the District 97 Championship final game...
2 out-of-state snowmobilers die in separate Upper Peninsula crashes within 48 hours
Two people from neighboring states were killed within as many days after they both crashed their snowmobiles in the Upper Peninsula this week, authorities said.
Exhibit installation enlists help of local volunteers at North Lakeland Discovery Center
MANITOWISH WATERS, Wis. (WJFW) - The grand opening for a Northwoods educational space is getting closer. The North Lakeland Discovery Center in Manitowish Waters has a new nature center on the way. While construction of the building itself wrapped up last year, the center will combine education and interaction. From...
Schoeneman to Represent Firebirds in Birmingham
KENOSHA, Wis. - Following a tremendous indoor track & field season for Aubrey Schoeneman, the junior earned the right to represent the Firebirds this weekend at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships in Birmingham, Alabama. A native of Mercer, Wisconsin, Schoeneman will make her first career trip...
Uncovering Al Capone's connection to the Northwoods with M.W.H.S.
NORTHWOODS, Wis. (WJFW) - Earlier this year, the Manitowish Waters Historical Society shared some recent discoveries thanks to a new collection they've received courtesy of the Hawkinson family. As it turns out, Al Capone had more presence in the Northwoods than some may think. While news of these discoveries were...
Hurley police seek driver in hit-and-run
HURLEY, Wis. (WLUC) - The Hurley Police Department is asking for your help in identifying the vehicle and operator of a hit and run to a pedestrian causing injury. Police say the incident occurred at approximately 2:30 a.m. on Saturday on US-51 (2nd Ave) near Maple St. in the City of Hurley.
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