MDNR issues use permit to Copperwood for drilling

WAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP —  The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has issued a use permit to Copperwood Resources Inc., a subsidiary of Highland Copper, to resume winter exploration of a one-mile section of the westernmost portion of Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. The Gogebic County work will determine if the eastern extension of a mineral deposit first explored in the 1950s might feasibly be mined, enlarging […]

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December Newsletter 2017

Download the PDF version: NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 2017 M-28 TO BE CLOSED NEXT SUMMER AT THE JACKSON CREEK BRIDGE EAST OF WAKEFIELD. RE-ROUTE WILL BE US-2 TO M-64. M-28 will be closed next summer so that the Jackson Creek Bridge can be removed and replaced, and the approaches upgraded. When the project is completed the public will have a safer and wider bridge. Details of the […]

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M-28 closing for three months in 2018

By IAN MINIELLY iminielly@yourdailyglobe.com WAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP — The Wakefield Township Board was informed Tuesday by supervisor John Cox that M-28 is scheduled for a three-month closure in the summer of 2018 to replace the bridge on Jackson Creek. Cox said the township has a handful of residents who live on the eastern side of the creek, which introduces challenges regarding garbage and mail deliveries. Cox […]

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Wakefield receives Highland Copper update

By IAN MINIELLY iminielly@yourdailyglobe.com Wakefield TOWNSHIP — Tim Lynott, of Highland Copper, briefed Wakefield Township regarding progress to open the Copperwood mine in the township. The ecological mitigation from the damage caused by the early thaw is complete, according to John Cox, supervisor. Lynott wanted to know if the township was prepared to work on County 519 and the increased traffic the mine will bring to the road. […]

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Highland Copper to meet with Wakefield Township

By IAN MINIELLY iminielly@yourdailyglobe.com WAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP — Tim Lynott, of Highland Copper, will talk to Wakefield Township officials at today’s meeting, which kicks off at 5:30 p.m. Following Lynott, is a report from the assessor and notes from the trails meeting. All three of the elements carry financial implications for the township and local residents. Multiple new pieces of correspondence have been received by the […]

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State reimburses Wakefield Township

By IAN MINIELLY iminielly@yourdailyglobe.com WAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP — Wakefield Township, in partnership with the city of Wakefield, spent $1,700 more than it received in a grant to dispose of old tires in the township and city during spring clean-up. The township and city figured they were going to have to eat the cost over-run, but according to John Cox, township supervisor, the state and Department of […]

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Internet coming to Wakefield Township

By IAN MINIELLY iminielly@yourdailyglobe.com WAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP — The Wakefield Township board met Wednesday and received good news in discussions with Brandon Yuchasz from Gogebic Range.net. The township is looking at partnering with Gogebic Range.net to connect to the government internet line running along U.S. 2 from lower Michigan to Duluth. The township was too far off the grid to get connected when initially installed, but […]

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July 2017 Newsletter

Greetings to all Wakefield Township Taxpayers and Friends, Hope you are all well as we give you the 6 month report on our township happenings.  Taxpayers will receive a printed copy of this with their tax bill.  John Cox Wakefield Township Supervisor 2017 July Newsletter – Wakefield Township

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Wakefield township, city split tire disposal costs, apply for trail grants

By IAN MINIELLY iminielly@yourdailyglobe.com WAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP — The township met on Tuesday evening for one hour and settled all agenda items without much fuss. The township came to an agreement with the city of Wakefield that if the $7,000 grant for tire removal does not cover the cost of removal for all the tires brought in, the township and city would split the costs of […]

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Wakefield clean-up effort disposes of 4,000 tires

WAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP — The joint Wakefield and Wakefield Township clean-up effort at the Western Upper Peninsula Recycling Center in the township’s industrial park last Friday and Saturday, yielded better than expected results. John Cox, township supervisor, said they expected 3,000 tires would get dropped off, but they received 4,000 and roughly 85 tons of waste was removed, too. Cox said both municipalities were thrilled community […]

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