Veterans’ Tribute Ride

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Hundreds of bikers participated Saturday in the 13th annual Veterans’ Tribute Ride, which started at Riverside Auto in Iron Mountain, stopped at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center and the Stambaugh American Legion post in Iron River and ended at Northern Lites in Florence, Wis. Above, ...

UP unemployment down in April

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Unemployment rates dropped in all 15 Upper Peninsula counties in April, with Dickinson County again having the region’s lowest jobless rate at just a tick above 4 percent, state officials said. The region’s rate overall fell by 1.5 points to 5.8 percent, compared with ...


North Dickinson names top students

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FELCH — North Dickinson High School has announced its top two students from the 2017 graduating class — the valedictorian and salutatorian. Austin Alexa, with a grade point average of 3.992, is this year’s valedictorian and Cody Slagle is the salutatorian with a grade point average of ...

Outcry over legislation on resource funding

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By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Lawmakers’ bid to exert more control over how the state buys and improves land for public recreation and conservation is hitting stiff resistance from Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration and sparking a constitutional conflict. The ...

Child injured in UTV crash

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MARQUETTE — A five year-old received non-life threatening injuries while riding on the lap of a passenger in an Utility Task Vehicle that rolled over Saturday at 5 p.m. near County Road 426 in Wells Township. The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office responded to the personal injury crash. ...


Good dietary choices

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Laura VanGuilder, a dietician from Dickinson County Healthcare System, recently gave a tour of Econo Foods to show students the benefits of eating healthier. These students are in a project-based learning class at IMHS called “Couch to 5K.” Students are learning healthier ways of living as ...

Pictured from left are Bishop Baraga Catholic School teachers Deb Sage, Karen Hackstock, Brenda Wilkey and Elizabeth Benz.

Bishop Baraga Catholic School teachers selected as STEM fellows

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Four teachers at Bishop Baraga Catholic School in Iron Mountain have been selected as fellows in the 2017 cohort of the Trustey Family STEM Teaching Fellows at the University of Notre Dame, school officials announced. Elizabeth Benz, Karen Hackstock, Deb Sage and Brenda ...

D-I Tech Center launches new course in mechatronics

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KINGSFORD — A new course will be offered at the Dickinson-Iron Technical Center for the 2017-18 school year, according to an announcement from Michael Mulligan, director/principal. The course, Electrical and Mechanical Systems in Industry, is in the field of mechatronics. “This course ...

MEMBERS OF THE Norway Youth Advisory Committee, in front from left are Kimberly Glanville, Libby Lofholm, Danae Anderson, Kaitlyn Pellegrini; Second row: Camie Clark, Mary Slagle, Pagie Chartier, Emily St. Vincent, Norway YAC president, accepting the check on behalf of the Norway YAC, Kaylah Thomas, Riley Schuch, Larisa Zanon-Kelly; Third row: Alex Heigl, Jaclyn Bal, Christina Wenzel, Holly Mattia, and Stephanie Garvaglia; Third row: Carson Lagina, Zach Gazda, Joshua Plante, Nick Kleikamp, Micah Wilson, Mitchell Legrave, Katlyn Hosking, Joshua Boulden, Allison Olson, and Andy Street.

NHS YAC recognized for race work

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NORWAY — The members of the Norway High School Youth Advisory Committee were recognized for their work in helping to make the Norway Spring Classic a success. The group received a donation for $750 from the race director Tony Adams for helping to prepare for the event. “I would like to ...

The Cow Bingo fundraiser raised more than $15,000 this year for the Kingsford High School Academic Booster club. Shown here is Joe Kriegl, event official, with Brigette the cow.

Annual cow bingo grand prize winner announced

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KINGSFORD — The 10th annual cow bingo fundraiser for the Kingsford High School Academic Booster Club was held May 13, at Flivver Field in Kingsford. Carole Erickson was the grand prize winner of $10,000. There were also four prize winners randomly selected to each received $500 and included ...


North Dickinson grad receives Lusardi Scholarship for 2017

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Sara Borvan, a graduate of North Dickinson High School, has been named the recipient of the Donna L. Manko Lusardi Scholarship for 2017. Borvan is the daughter of Maria Peterson of Felch and will be attending Marquette University in Milwaukee in the fall. She has been ...


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Santina Johnson, left, observes as Lori Massicotte, Sue Starr and Jim Starr, all of Iron Mountain, raise a new garrison flag Friday atop Pine Mountain at the Upper Peninsula Veterans Memorial. The flag was purchased in honor of fallen soldier Pfc. Ronald A. Michaud of Niagara, Wis., a Silver Star recipient who was killed in action in Vietnam on June 20, 1967. Johnson, a niece to Michaud, was present to honor her uncle. 

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Ceremonies to honor nation’s fallen

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A number of area organizations and communities will have Memorial Day ceremonies Monday to recognize and honor the men and women of the U.S. military who died while serving their country. IRON MOUNTAIN “Red Poppy” is the theme of this year’s Iron Mountain Memorial Day program. This ...


IM woman faces charges for damaging squad cars

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IRON MOUNTAIN — An Iron Mountain woman faces two misdemeanors for reportedly damaging two Iron Mountain Police Department squad cars in a “fit of rage” earlier this month. Lori Ann Radic, 54, has a pre-trial conference June 15 on charges of operating while visibly impaired by alcohol ...


Senior scholars named at Norway High School

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NORWAY — Norway High School officials have announced the senior scholars in the class of 2017. Dane Lucas VanDenHeuvel, son of Shane VanDenHeuvel and Terra Brow of Norway, will attend the University of Michigan where he will study mechanical engineering. While in high school VanDenHeuvel ...

Two men die in Wisconsin plane crash

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SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — Two men have died after the single-engine plane they were in crashed in a farm field in Sheboygan County. The crash happened Friday afternoon. A witness called 911 to report that a plane had crashed in the area of County Highway O and Willow Road. Officers were ...

Kushner ready to talk

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WASHINGTON (AP) — If the FBI wants to talk to Jared Kushner about his Russian contacts, they won't have to track down the president's son-in-law. Amid reports the FBI is scrutinizing Kushner's encounters, his lawyer says he stands ready to talk to federal investigators as well as Congress ...

Morning paper on Monday

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The Daily News will publish a morning edition on Monday, Memorial Day. The circulation department will accept delivery calls from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. today and from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Monday. Regular office hours will resume Tuesday.

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Credit union scholarship

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Sydney Corsi has been selected as the 2017 recipient of a $500 scholarship from the Iron Mountain-Kingsford Community Federal Credit Union. This scholarship was established in 2012 to support education and to honor the accomplishments of outstanding students from Kingsford High School. Sydney ...

THE PURPLE HEART monument at the Upper Peninsula Veterans Memorial and Park before Thursday’s theft. (Submitted photo)

Purple Heart marker recovered

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Michigan State Police have recovered a Purple Heart monument reported stolen Thursday from the Upper Peninsula Veterans Memorial and Park in Breitung Township, but it was damaged. “You don’t understand how glad we are to have it back,” memorial co-founder Dennis Larson ...