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July 12, 2013
Video surfaces of incident at GTAC drill site
A video has surfaced of the incident at a northern Wisconsin mining site that led tocriminal charges against a Stevens Point woman. Twenty-six-year-old Katie Kloth is scheduled to appear Monday in Iron County court on one felony charge and three misdemeanors. She allegedly stole...
July 12, 2013 - 8:53am
July 11, 2013
Armed guards at drill site weren't licensed to operate in Wisconsin
Heavily armed guards at an Iron County mining site have been temporarily taken off the job after it surfaced that they're not licensed in the state. Pictures of officers from Bulletproof Securities wearing camouflage and carrying semi-automatic rifles spread far and wide over the...
July 11, 2013 - 8:15am
July 9, 2013
Wisconsin lawmakers ask Gogebic Taconite to remove armed guards
Two Wisconsin lawmakers have asked the president of Gogebic Taconite to remove armed security guards from the company's proposed mining site...
July 9, 2013 - 12:00am
June 28, 2013
'Mini-mining' is what comes after GTAC's exploratory drilling
Exploratory drilling is expected to continue for another month or so in the Penokee Range -- but after that there will be some "mini-mining." The idea is to take five areas in the Penokee Range, each about the size of swimming pool, and blast out 8 to 12-inch chunks of ore and submit...
June 28, 2013 - 9:02am
June 27, 2013
G-WOW gains recognition
ASHLAND, Wis. -- A project that explores potential cultural and natural resource impacts of climate change on the Great Lakes region garnered a U.S. Forest Service Honor Award. The Forest Service awards highlight outstanding projects in the U.S.
June 27, 2013 - 12:00am
June 12, 2013
Police confront protesters near site of GTAC exploratory drilling
A confrontation between protesters and the mining company Gogebic Taconite (GTAC) Tuesday ended peacefully and without arrests in Iron County. GTAC, which is proposing a $1.5 billion open pit iron ore mine in the Penokee Range, began exploratory drilling today in a remote area of...
June 12, 2013 - 8:48am
June 11, 2013
Superior flag flies in memory of US Marine
A flag flies in front of the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center at 9 a.m. Friday in honor of a pilot who served in World War II and Korea...
June 11, 2013 - 7:00am
June 2, 2013
Ashland County authorities search for missing Highbridge man
Authorities in Ashland County are searching for a 53-year-old Highbridge man who has been missing since early last week. According to an Ashland...
June 2, 2013 - 12:31am
May 24, 2013
Business competition provides opportunity for entrepreneurs
The official call for entries in the second annual Northwest Wisconsin Regional Business Idea Contest was announced by Scottie Sandstrom and Bill Whalen, members of the Lake Superior Chapter of the Wisconsin Innovation Network Sandstrom, executive director of Bayfield County Economic...
May 24, 2013 - 7:00am
May 10, 2013
GTAC applies for exploratory permit
The company that wants to build a massive open pit iron ore mine in the Penokee Range has applied for a license to explore there. They also say they may file an "intent to mine" with the Department of Natural Resources in the next month or two. GTAC mining company spokesman Bob...
May 10, 2013 - 9:02am
May 4, 2013
After May snowfall that may rewrite record books, diehard skiers hit Birkie trail
Cross-country skiers were out on the Birkie Trail near Hayward on Friday after a snowstorm that may enter the books as the greatest May snowfall...
May 4, 2013 - 12:00am
May 1, 2013
Winter storm warnings, advisories issued for the Northland
The National Weather Service has issued winter storm warnings and advisories for much of the Northland from tonight through Thursday night as the region may see heavy snow to start the month of May. Snowfall in excess of 6 inches is possible for Northwestern Wisconsin, where winter...
May 1, 2013 - 5:06am
April 13, 2013
Superior company buys John Deere's first hybrid end loaders
No, nothing runs like these John Deere machines. RJS Construction Group in Superior made history this month when they took the keys to the first...
April 13, 2013 - 12:00am
March 30, 2013
Running: Grandma's, WhistleStop marathons now part of Great Lakes Series
Grandma's Marathon, the WhistleStop Marathon and Thunder Bay (Ontario) Marathon are part of the inaugural Great Lakes Marathon Series, a collaboration of 25 races in the U.S.
March 30, 2013 - 3:20am
March 29, 2013
Test drilling for NW Wisconsin iron mine should start in April
Gogebic Taconite is expected to conduct test drilling on the site of its proposed iron ore mine in Northwestern Wisconsin by the end of April, a state regulator and the company said this week. The drilling would be the first work in the field by the company after state mining legislation...
March 29, 2013 - 8:00am