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More to play on at City Park

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FROM LEFT, ANNIKA Johnson of Norway, Iliana Goodreau of Iron Mountain and Alex Johnson of Norway play on the new merry-go-round at City Park in Iron Mountain. Several new pieces of play equipment have been installed at the park this month.

From receptionist to co-owner: Sielaff flies high at Orbit Technology

Business

IRON MOUNTAIN — Amanda Sielaff “wears a lot of hats” at Orbit Technology in Iron Mountain. Sielaff manages the service department, handles the bookkeeping and as a certified copier technician occasionally finds herself repairing machines. She was a single mom when she started at Orbit ...

Settlements reached in two tax appeals

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Taxable values will be reduced by 28 percent for O’Reilly Auto Parts and by 26 percent for Thomas Theatre Group under settlements reached in property tax appeals filed with the Michigan Tax Tribunal. The taxable value for O’Reilly’s store in Iron Mountain will drop ...

US Special Delivery earns safety award

Business

KINGSFORD — US Special Delivery recently received the Acuity Insurance Safety Award, given to businesses that are exemplary in their partnership with Acuity to help ensure a safe workplace. “US Special Delivery has always prided itself on maintaining an excellent record for workplace ...

High water to recede on area rivers, streams

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Flood waters on area rivers will gradually recede through the weekend, but people living near rivers and streams are advised to continue to monitor forecasts, the National Weather Service said. The Menominee River, which is at minor flood stage at numerous locations, is expected to remain ...

Lamirand joins Bellin Health IM clinic

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The Bellin Health Iron Mountain clinic has added pediatrician Dr. Thomas Lamirand. Lamirand has expertise in newborn and infant care; care of children with chronic medical needs; care of hospitalized children and newborns; and vaccine promotion, along with other areas of ...

CCI giving $45K for Pine Mountain ski jump upgrades

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IRON MOUNTAIN — CCI Systems has pledged $45,000 toward the Kiwanis Ski Club “Soaring Into the Future Campaign” for needed upgrades on the Pine Mountain ski jump venue. “CCI Systems is happy to ‘jump’ in to support the Kiwanis Ski Club campaign. We are committed to assisting with ...

County Road 607 to be closed

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A portion of County Road 607 will be closed to traffic Monday until further notice to replace culverts, according to the Dickinson County Road Commission. The section extends from Little Badwater to Twin Falls roads. The culvert work is being done before planned repaving. ...

Judges: Michigan must redraw congressional, legislative maps

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan must redraw dozens of congressional and legislative districts for the 2020 election because Republicans configured them to unconstitutionally guarantee their political dominance and dilute the power of Democratic voters, federal judges ruled Thursday. In a 3-0 ...

Michigan Senate votes to prosecute 17-year-olds as juveniles

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan would no longer automatically treat 17-year-old criminal defendants as adults under bills that cleared a significant legislative hurdle Wednesday and may soon reach the desk of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. The Republican-led Senate, for the first time, ...

Bay College offers conference for dental professionals May 17

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ESCANABA — A new Bay College Dental Conference will take place from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern time Friday, May 17, at the M-TEC building of Bay College in Escanaba. The conference, submitted to the Michigan Board of Dentistry for seven continuing education hours, will feature two ...

Drug defendant misses Florence court appearance

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FLORENCE, Wis. — A 34-year-old Niagara man who faces several drug-related charges after being arrested in Aurora in November failed to appear Tuesday in Florence County Circuit Court, forfeiting a $5,000 bond. Adrian S. Mitchem is accused of five felonies and two misdemeanors, including ...

IMHS math team

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A group of four Iron Mountain seniors was among 25 teams who competed in Northern Michigan University’s annual Math Competition on April 6. Iron Mountain finished in the top 10.

Iron County museum receives mini-grant

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CASPIAN — The Iron County Historical Museum in Caspian recently received a $2,155 mini-grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs to help with funding some of the projects and programs that the museum will offer this summer. The museum turned 50 years old in 2018 and the ...

Niagara Area Scholarship Fund meeting Wednesday

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NIAGARA, Wis. — President Jim Dunnick has announced that the annual meeting of the Niagara Area Scholarship Foundation will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the conference room at the Niagara office of Forward Financial Credit Union. The purpose of the meeting will be to meet annual statutory ...

Evers says ‘no decisions’ made on Foxconn changes

Wisconsin News

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Foxconn Technology Group has not detailed what changes it wants to see in its contract with Wisconsin for a project that could employ up to 13,000 people, Gov. Tony Evers said in an interview Wednesday. Foxconn insists it remains committed to a $10 billion project, ...

NWS issues flood warnings in the region through Saturday

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Several of the region’s rivers remain at risk for flooding through at least Saturday and property owners along the Menominee River in particular were advised to keep watch, according to the National Weather Service office in Green Bay, Wis. “Boaters and fishermen should be aware of ...

Michigan Senate budget boosts roads, but short of Whitmer plan

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Republican-led legislative panel approved a transportation budget Tuesday with a $132 million boost in road spending, far short of the roughly $2 billion net increase Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is seeking over two years through a 45-cents-a-gallon fuel tax hike. Under the ...

Judge rules IM teen responsible for sexual conduct

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IRON MOUNTAIN — An Iron Mountain High School teen was found responsible last week for committing fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct, according to a release from the Dickinson County Prosecutor’s Office. The verdict was announced Thursday by Judge Thomas Slagle after a one-day bench ...

Cities told to stop marking tires for parking enforcement

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SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — Communities around Michigan expressed surprise Tuesday but abandoned a low-tech way to keep an eye on parking violators after a federal court said marking tires without a warrant violates the U.S. Constitution. An appeals court ruled against Saginaw in a dispute over ...