City of Ironwood

IRONWOOD, MI--   The City of Ironwood has received a $5,000 grant from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources for its water system. 

The money is part of $477,000 given to communities around the state as part of the Source Water Protection Grant Program. It provides matching funds to develop and implement programs to protect source water from contamination.

UPDATE, 1/13/15:  The suspect has been identified as Dustin Michael German, 23, of Minnesota.

IRONWOOD, MI--   A Minnesota man has been arrested in connection with a breaking-and-entering incident in Ironwood. 

Troopers from the Wakefield Post were called to the scene Monday around 3:50 a.m. and learned the subject had just fled.  Shortly afterward troopers spotted a man who fit the description given by the victim.  The suspect ran between some houses through deep snow and tried to hide under a tree, but police followed his tracks and took him into custody.

IRONWOOD, MI--   Officials in Ironwood are investigating a possible murder/suicide in the city. 

The Iron Mountain Daily News reports Ironwood Public Safety officers are investigating a situation in the Jessieville area, on the north side of the city. 

No names or details of the incident have been released at this time.  Officials say more information should be forthcoming Tuesday afternoon. 

The Michigan State Police Crime Lab and Gogebic County Prosecutor’s Office are assisting in the case. 

MARQUETTE, MI--   The Department of Natural Resources says it will give more than $303,000 in grants to four Upper Peninsula communities for parks and recreation improvements. 

The Land and Water Conservation Fund money is going to the cities of Ironwood, Marquette and Negaunee and Sands Township.

Ironwood will use $30,000 to construct an accessible playground at Longyear Park. 

The City of Marquette is getting $90,000 to extend the multi-use pathway on Hawley Street to the Dead River Bridge. 

Negaunee will use $100,000 to renovate Bernie Rivers Field Park. 

IRONWOOD, MI (AP)--   Officials in Ironwood have not yet voted on a proposal to ban tobacco use in parks. 

No action could be taken Monday by City Commissioners because the proposal was considered to be the introduction of a new ordinance.

Officials had spent months working on the ordinance that would prohibit cigarette and cigar smoking and other tobacco uses, including chewing. Only Curry Park, a park for recreational vehicles, would be exempted from the tobacco ban.

Some commissioners and several residents criticized the plan Monday.