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Not guilty pleas entered in Kingsford meth arrests

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Four Kingsford residents accused of methamphetamine charges will return to Dickinson County Circuit Court for pre-trial conferences May 14 after entering not guilty pleas this week. Amber Nicole Londree, 25, faces operating or maintaining a laboratory involving hazardous ...

Near and deer: Grants awarded for Upper Peninsula habitat projects

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LANSING — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has awarded $100,000 in deer habitat improvement grants to 11 groups for projects in the Upper Peninsula. The Deer Habitat Improvement Partnership Initiative is a competitive grant program designed to enhance deer habitat on non-state ...

Tugboat owner sued

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has sued the company he says damaged electric cables and oil pipelines in a Great Lakes channel by dragging a tugboat anchor across them. The lawsuit was filed Thursday in Ingham County Circuit Court against VanEnkevort Tug & ...

Earthquake felt near Detroit

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DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting a 3.6-magnitude earthquake centered in southern Canada that also was felt in suburban Detroit. The quake was recorded late Thursday near Amherstburg, Ontario, a town of about 21,900 people. The earthquake’s center was across the ...

Medicaid work requirement advances

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Some Michigan able-bodied Medicaid recipients may soon lose their health insurance if lawmakers approve a proposal requiring them to prove they work or are training to work for at least 29 hours a week. The proposal passed the GOP-controlled Senate passed in a 26-11 ...

In Comey memos, Trump talks of jailed journalists, ‘hookers’

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WASHINGTON (AP) — In a series of startlingly candid conversations, President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about the judgment of a top adviser, asked about the possibility of jailing journalists and described a boast from Vladimir Putin about ...

Ludington State Park may expand with land deal

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LUDINGTON, Mich. (AP) — One of Michigan’s most popular state parks could expand if lawmakers adopt the recommendation of the Natural Resources Trust Fund. The fund’s governing board is recommending that the state spend $12.5 million to acquire 337 acres of private land adjacent to ...

Westbound I-696 shutdown to begin April 27 amid $90M rebuild

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WARREN, Mich. (AP) — The state says a much-anticipated freeway reconstruction project in suburban Detroit will close westbound lanes of Interstate 696 starting April 27. The Michigan Department of Transportation on Friday announced the date for the shutdown between I-94 and I-75 as the ...

95B District Court activity report issued

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson County District Judge Julie A. LaCost has issued her activity report for the month of March 2018. New criminal cases for the month included 22 felonies, 31 misdemeanors, 13 OWIL/OUI misdemeanors and one felony drunk driving. New civil cases for the month included ...

Ruth’s visit was an IM ‘half-holiday’

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The 33rd installment of Menominee Range Memories, a series of articles by William J. Cummings, Menominee Range Historical Foundation historian, now available on the Dickinson County Library’s website, is titled “The Roaring Twenties – The Sultan of Swat Visits Iron ...

IMPD honored

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The Dickinson County Healthcare System Safety Committee recently presented the Iron Mountain Police Department a certificate of recognition. Iron Mountain Police and Fire Department Director, Ed Mattson was on hand at to accept the award. “We are very appreciative of the recognition. It is a ...

Republican field grows in race to replace Ryan

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican field is growing in the race to replace House Speaker Paul Ryan. Kevin Adam Steen, an applications engineer who’s never run for office before, announced Thursday he is running. Also in the race is Jeremy Ryan, a liberal known as a prominent protester in ...

Garden conference a success

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FLORENCE, Wis. — The Spring Garden Conference, sponsored by Northern Lights Master Gardeners (NLMGA) and the UW Extension-Marinette was another success. More than 150 registrants participated in the 13 sessions and four workshops held throughout the day at the UW-Marinette campus. All ...

Piper Strehlow wins Young Women in Public Affairs Award

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KINGSFORD — The Iron Mountain-Kingsford Area Zonta Club has selected Kingsford High School senior Piper Strehlow as their 2018 Young Women in Public Affairs Award winner. Zonta International’s YWPA Award recognizes young women, ages 16-19, who demonstrate superior leadership skills and a ...

Housing meeting set

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CRYSTAL FALLS — The Iron County Housing Commission will meet at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the conference room on the first floor of the Pleasant Valley Apartment complex at 210 N. Third St. in Crystal Falls.

Niagara students compete in Tech Challenge

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NIAGARA, Wis. — Niagara had a strong showing at the 2018 Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Tech Challenge, bringing home four gold medals. Jared Linsmeyer and Casey Antonissen competed in welding. Linsmeyer won gold and Antonissen won a STAR First, which included a $1,000 ...

The award winners were Lily Erickson, early kindergarten, Tammy DeBakker; Brock Baldwin, kindergarten, Maria Lasater; Gavin Yauch, kindergarten, Brittany Conery; Shawn Lawnicki, first grade, Julie Barthels; Eli Slade, first grade, Raeann Seat; Izzy Gauthier, second grade, Cindy Miller (not pictured); Aili Freiberg, second grade; Jeff Gallino; Skylar St. John, third grade, Dave Langin; Marisa Pipp, third grade, Jackie Backlund; Caleb Stachowicz, fourth grade, MaryBeth Paul and Erica Hales, fourth grade, Al Trudeau.

Students honored

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The Norway PTO at their April 11, meeting gave out their three quarter student awards. This quarters award was the Good Samaritan Award. The award winners were Lily Erickson, early kindergarten, Tammy DeBakker; Brock Baldwin, kindergarten, Maria Lasater; Gavin Yauch, kindergarten, Brittany ...

Apple tree tips offered

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KINGSFORD — One positive thing about a cold April is a longer opportunity to catch up on apple tree pruning. Pruning is essential for creating a structurally strong, open shape that can hold a big crop and allow sun to reach all branches for more uniform, less diseased fruit that can ...

‘Step It Up, Stomp It Out’ event to raise diabetes awareness

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IRON MOUNTAIN — In an effort to bring more awareness to the growing epidemic of diabetes in America, the Dickinson Diabetes and Wellness Center is coordinating its second annual Step It Up, Stomp It Out Awareness Walk/Run and vendor education fair on Saturday, May 5. The event begins at 9 ...

Cochran pleads guilty to killing her husband

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A former Caspian woman serving a life sentence in Michigan for assisting her husband in the 2014 murder of Christopher Regan of Iron River now has pleaded guilty to killing her husband, Jason Cochran, in Indiana in 2016. Online court records show 35-year-old Kelly Marie ...