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The City of Ironwood is providing bottled water effective immediately to families with infants 12 months and younger until further notice.

That message from officials after the City of Ironwood and health officials found higher than normal levels of manganese from a well supplying city water.

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We’re continuing our series on the historical influence of mining in the Upper Peninsula today, specifically in the Ironwood area, with the story of the Ironwood Carnegie Library. (Listen to Part One about how neighborhoods in the Upper Peninsula got their names here.)

There are Carnegie libraries all over the country, including in Merrill and Rhinelander. While Andrew Carnegie did a lot of good for libraries though, he was a controversial figure.

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A relief effort is underway in the Ironwood area to aid people who lost their residences during the downtown blazes February 21. The fires destroyed two buildings.

Three fatalities happened in the fire. Ironwood Public Safety Department says 57-year-old Mark Arnold Verrete, 51-year old Patrick James Somerville, and 27 year old Levi Dean Watkins,all of Ironwood, were fatally injured in the fire.

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Two persons are dead, two others missing following a large fire Wednesday in downtown Ironwood.

Local, state and federal authorities are investigating the fire.

The Duluth News Tribune reports the fire is believed to be suspicious. The Ironwood Public Safety Department reported Thursday that investigators recovered a body from inside the burned building at 102 E. Aurora St. Another person who was pulled from the building during the firefighting effort early Wednesday also  died.The names of the victims have not been released.

Silent Films Light Up Historic Ironwood Theater

Nov 13, 2014
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On a recent Saturday evening, the classic marquee of the Historic Ironwood Theatre was lit on Aurora Street in downtown Ironwood, and a crowd bustled into the theatre. However, this wasn’t a typical night at the movies.  This was a silent film screening, complete with live organ accompaniment.

With popcorn and soda in hand, the crowd took their seats to watch the silent film classic Phantom of the Opera at the Historic Ironwood Theatre. 

New Casino Could Arrive In Upper Peninsula

Oct 20, 2014

An Upper Michigan ski resort is hoping add a hotel and casino to increase business.

Indianhead Mountain Ski Resort wants to work with the Lac Vieux Desert tribe to operate a conference center and casino about a dozen miles from Ironwood. 

Town of Wakefield Supervisor John Cox thinks it could draw a lot of business to the region.