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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Copperwood mine construction planned for second half of 2018

LONGUEUIL, Quebec – Highland Copper Company Inc. said Tuesday a feasibility study expected to be released in the second quarter of 2018 will consider a mining and processing capacity of 6,000 metric tons per day at the Copperwood site in Wakefield Township. The management team estimates Copperwood’s operation near Lake Superior to last 12 to 15 years. In a report this week, the company said its primary […]

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Gogebic County Recreation Survey Available

Gogebic County Recreation Survey Available September 29, 2017 by Jerry Wuorenmaa · Gogebic County is working with the Western Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Region (WUPPDR) to update its five-year recreation plan. In addition to guiding improvements to the county’s recreation facilities and sites, the plan will ensure the county is eligible for certain grants from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Members of the public can […]

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Wakefield Township opting out of medical marijuana

By IAN MINIELLY iminielly@yourdailyglobe.com WAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP — The Wakefield Township Board has opting out of medical marijuana on its agenda for Tuesday evening’s meeting. Each community, under the new law that goes into effect Dec.16, is able to regulate its own community and embrace or reject the adoption of the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act as it sees fit. Wakefield Township, according to Supervisor John […]

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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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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 council judges cleanup a success

By ISABELLE KLEINSCHMIDT news@yourdailyglobe.com WAKEFIELD — Members of the Wakefield City Council addressed the success of the recent citywide clean-up at Monday’s meeting. “We had a fantastic turnout, and great volunteers,” said Mayor Joe DelFavero, adding a total of over 60 tons of material were brought in by city residents for the event. Wakefield Township also participated in the cleanup, bringing the total waste cleaned […]

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