As spectators in the packed grandstand watch, John Sandberg of Mondovi, Wis., rides his bareback bronc to start the Saturday afternoon performance, under sunny skies with temperatures in the 80s.
Wild West Parade winnersIRON RIVER—The winners of the U.P. Championship Rodeo Wild West Parade, hosted by Global Response North, have been announced.    First place and runner-up winners for each category are:    Best Western Theme: Great Lakes... more
Dennis Haak (251) and David Hebert (244) already were breaking away from the pack just a short distance from the starting line of the 3.8-mile Half Bass run at Runkle Lake Park July 12. Both Haak and Hebert are from the University of Wisconsin-... more
Queen candidates and visiting royalty unfurl the American flag during opening ceremonies of the 2015 U.P. Championship Rodeo at the Iron County Fairgrounds in Iron River.

Miss U.P. Rodeo

Clara Churchill, 19, of Gwinn (left) was crowned 2015 Miss U.P. Rodeo at Saturday’s U.P. Championship Rodeo final performance. Named runner-up is Emilie Christensen, 20, of Iron River.



CRYSTAL FALLS—The “brains” of the Iron County Courthouse complex are getting an upgrade.

Our Community

IRON RIVER—There are still tickets available for the Friends of Camp Batawagama summer concert performances on Aug. 5 and Aug. 7 at the Windsor Center.


Legendary coach Buck Nystrom lets his offensive linemen know in no uncertain terms what he expects from them during last week’s football camp.