KELLY COCHRAN WITH defense attorney Michael Scholke. (Nikki Younk/Daily News photo)

Trial: Made-up letter spurs Cochran to talk

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CRYSTAL FALLS — Authorities probing the 2014 disappearance of Christopher Regan of Iron River hit a turning point in their investigation in March 2016, when they devised a plan to get suspect Kelly Cochran talking. The plan, which involved a fictitious letter Cochran’s husband wanted a ...


Lindstrom opens clinic


Dr. Paul Lindstrom, former owner of Hometowne Animal Hospital in Niagara, Wis., has opened Dr. Paul’s Animal Clinic. He has come out of retirement and will perform most of the typical small animal procedures, including vaccinations, heartworm checks, spaying and neutering. The clinic, located ...


Early end to winter parking ban in IM?

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain likely will lift its winter street parking restriction in early April this year, essentially matching its neighboring communities. The council is expected to shave a month off the seasonal parking restrictions after a public hearing set for 6:30 p.m. March 6. ...


Goff earns AJP diploma


IRON MOUNTAIN — Ashley Goff has earned her Accredited Jewelry Professional diploma through the Gemological Institute of America, according to an announcement by Randy and Sherri Erickson of Erickson Jewelers in Iron Mountain. Academic credentials earned at GIA are respected by gem and ...

House GOP scales back income tax cut plan

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan House Republicans on Tuesday significantly revised their income tax cut plan, proposing to drop the 4.25 percent rate to 3.9 percent over four years and no longer calling for the tax to be phased out entirely over decades. Legislation that cleared a committee ...

Free dental care provided to 124 people at one-day event


IRON MOUNTAIN — A total of 124 people were provided with free dental care during the 11th annual Dentistry From the Heart event Saturday in Iron Mountain. “The day of free care for the community has been a great success. We want to extend our deep appreciation to all of our volunteers and ...

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Evers, Holtz advance in Wisconsin state superintendent race

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Two-term incumbent state Superintendent Tony Evers will face former Beloit superintendent Lowell Holtz in the April 4 election to be the state’s top education official, after the two longtime educators advanced in Tuesday’s primary. Former Dodgeville administrator ...

Kingsford denied funding for Woodward Ave. work

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KINGSFORD — An application for a state grant to assist a proposed Woodward Avenue resurfacing has again been denied, Kingsford City Council members learned Tuesday. The city, hoping to improve Woodward Avenue from Westwood Avenue to Balsam Street, sought a Michigan Transportation Economic ...

RECEIVING A $500 sponsorship check from Dan Freeman, public relations for Spine Pain Diagnostics, is Teresa Schettler, public relations-marketing specialist with Dickinson County Healthcare System and WOW Conference event chair. The conference is scheduled for March 4 at Pine Grove Country Club in Iron Mountain.

Spine Pain Diagnostics helps to sponsor Women of Wellness event


IRON MOUNTAIN — Spine Pain Diagnostics Associates of Niagara, Wis. has come on board to support the Women of Wellness Conference with a $500 sponsorship, organizers announced. Dickinson County Healthcare System will host the 30th annual Women of Wellness Conference on March 4, at Pine Grove ...


3 days to tournament

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Stefan Kaiser of Austria was a three-year record holder at Pine Mountain when he jumped 468 feet in Saturday’s Continental Cup tournament in 2006. Kasier’s hill record was replaced by teammate Stefan Thurnbichler’s jump of 471 feet in 2009. Kaiser is returning to Pine Mountain this year ...

Bay College career fairs in Iron Mountain, Escanaba


IRON MOUNTAIN — For the second year in a row, Bay College will host a Career Fair at the two campuses. The Iron Mountain Career Fair will be 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Central time March 2 in the lower level of the Bay West College campus. The Escanaba Career Fair will be 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. ...

Supreme Court sends back dispute over service dog

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday sided with a Michigan girl with cerebral palsy who wants to sue school officials over their refusal to let her bring a service dog to class. The justices ruled unanimously that federal disability laws might allow Ehlena Fry to pursue her case ...

Pine Flowage derby canceled

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COMMONWEALTH, Wis. — The onset of spring-like weather has forced the Homestead-Aurora Conservation Club to cancel its 12th annual Pete “Toad” Church Ice Fishing Derby scheduled for Saturday on the Pine River Flowage. Questionable ice conditions and poor road conditions were cited by ...

Wisconsin road chief promises to do better

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Department of Transportation Secretary Dave Ross promised lawmakers Tuesday he will improve the agency’s operations in the wake of a scathing audit and criticism from policy makers who are wrestling with whether to raise taxes to plug a projected $1 billion ...


Trooper assigned to IM post

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LANSING (AP) — More than two dozen recruits have graduated from the Michigan State Police Trooper Recruit School. The 28 new troopers were given their oaths during a ceremony at the state police training academy in Lansing. They are joining more than 1,000 other troopers at posts and ...

KELLY COCHRAN IS shown on police body camera footage guiding investigators to the area off of Pentoga Trail where she and her now-deceased husband, Jason Cochran, dumped the remains of 53-year-old Christopher Regan. Regan’s glasses were found near the downed tree, and his skull was later discovered in a clearing not far from the area. (Nikki Younk/Daily News photo)

Cochran’s parents detail her life with husband

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CRYSTAL FALLS — Experts positively identified a skull found off of Pentoga Trail in May 2016 as that of murder victim Christopher Regan, and confirmed he died from a gunshot wound to the back of the head. Jurors in the Iron County trial of the woman accused of his murder, 34-year-old Kelly ...

House GOP revises income tax cut plan, waits to vote

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan House Republicans on Tuesday significantly revised their income tax cut plan, proposing to drop the 4.25 percent rate to 3.9 percent over four years and no longer calling for the tax to be phased out entirely over decades. Legislation that cleared a committee ...

‘Oak Island’ special tonight to close season

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A fascinating find is promised in tonight’s season finale of “The Curse of Oak Island,” a History show that follows the exploits of Kingsford brothers Rick and Marty Lagina as they search for buried treasure off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada. The series, which ...

IM council approves new rehab district

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IRON MOUNTAIN — While no one Monday night took issue the proposed boundaries for a commercial rehabilitation district in Iron Mountain, business owners did have concerns about the potential eligibility requirements to qualify for tax relief for improvements within that area. Under the plan, ...