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Crafty Flea Market to benefit park, NIE

IRON MOUNTAIN - The Lake Antoine Park Partners and The Daily News' Newspapers in Education program will come together this September for the first-ever Crafty Flea Market at Lake Antoine, offering antiques, crafts and bargains to benefit both non-profits. When flea and craft markets were ...

Testimony heard in Kingsford man’s assault trial

IRON MOUNTAIN — A woman took the witness stand Tuesday in Dickinson County Circuit Court to accuse a Kingsford man of breaking her rib and lacerating her spleen last year after an argument about her coming home late from work and receiving a phone call from her ex-husband. Joseph Charles ...

House OK’s state budget blueprint

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan House approved a $56.7 billion budget plan Tuesday that would boost spending on school security after the Florida high school shooting and cut funding for universities that fail to comply with proposed sexual misconduct rules in the wake of the Larry Nassar ...

Dickinson board seats contested

IRON MOUNTAIN — Ballot contests for the August primary and November general election are beginning to take shape, with several candidates vying for Dickinson County commissioner and judge seats. The filing deadline for partisan and non-partisan positions was Tuesday. But candidates ...

Wisconsin DNR approves 4 air permits for Foxconn

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources approved four air permits Tuesday for the Foxconn Technology Group campus in the southeast corner of the state, despite objections that the massive plant will increase smog emissions. Foxconn is preparing to build a $10 ...

Clarification

A school bus involved in an accident Monday afternoon on Devereaux Street near Grand Boulevard Circle in Iron Mountain, in which a 5-year-old girl was struck, was an R & A Transportation Bus working for the Breitung Township School District. Based on information from police, a story in ...

Purse and Pour a success

Natalie Trevarthen of Iron Mountain looks over designer purses at the Purse and Pour event Tuesday at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Kingsford. The first ever event is a benefit for Habitat for Humanity Home Repair Program and included wine tasting, appetizers and shopping with 10 different ...

Mock interviews grant

The Dickinson Area Community Foundation, along with affiliates, Norway Area Community Foundation and the Crystal Falls Area Community Foundation, awarded a $250 mini-grant to the Dickinson-Iron Intermediate School District for Mock Interview/Career Day for all local high school seniors. The day ...

VA volunteers provided 31,800 hours of service

IRON MOUNTAIN — More than 400 local citizens serve as volunteers at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center. One is Jane Peters, a veteran who served six years as an Army nurse, including one year in Vietnam from 1967 to 1968. “I feel like I am giving back and that my turn will come ...

Court hears case in UP

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court has crossed the Mackinac Bridge for the first time, hearing a case at a college auditorium as part of an effort to take its work outside Lansing. The case is a dispute over liability in a golf cart crash in suburban Detroit. A golfer ...

Pinecrest volunteers

Wesley Gustafson, center, was named Volunteer of the Year at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers. Pinecrest honored their group of volunteers at a banquet featuring a special meal and entertainment from Jim Clements. Also in attendance were members of the board from Dickinson, Menominee, ...

Planning panel to meet

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Dickinson County Planning Commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Dickinson County Library. The agenda includes the Dickinson County Master Plan survey review, plans for a June tour, and an update on the Iron Belle Trail.

Checkers at Family Ties

Volunteer Andy Wiltzius plays checkers with Dr. Bob Welty at the Family Ties Adult Day Center in Iron Mountain. The center creates an option to families other than placement in a long term care facility. The Family Ties setting allows individuals the opportunity to gain a feeling of ...

Mi-HUNT helps Michigan morel hunters

It was early May, and a certain spring activity was on my mind — looking for some tasty morel mushrooms in the beautiful hardwood forests of northern Lower Michigan. As that Friday's work shift was drawing to a close, I thought about places on state-managed land that I might find a new ...

All aboard

Ella Peterson watches as her brother Lincoln Peterson rides his toy train outside their home on Hamilton Avenue in Kingsford. Temperatures soared to a high of 67 degrees Monday, about 10 degrees above normal. The forecast calls for highs in the 50s and 60s the rest of the week, but lows still ...

Trial begins in Kingsford assault case

IRON MOUNTAIN — Testimony was expected to begin this morning in the Dickinson County Circuit Court trial for a Kingsford man accused of punching a woman and breaking her rib, which later punctured her spleen. Joseph Charles Fox, 35, faces a charge of assault with intent to do great bodily ...

Straight ‘A’s’: DCHS again earns top safety rating from Leapfrog Group

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson County Healthcare System in Iron Mountain has again received an “A” rating in the Leapfrog Hospital Survey and is one of just three hospitals in Michigan to earn straight “A’s” since the inception of the grades in 2012. Economic Alliance for Michigan, a ...

Dickinson millages OK’d for Aug. 7 ballot

IRON MOUNTAIN - Four county-wide millage renewals will be presented to voters during Dickinson County’s Aug. 7 primary election. The county board approved ballot language Monday on levies for 911 emergency dispatch, the county library and senior centers and programs. A new levy for the ...

Girl struck by bus in IM

IRON MOUNTAIN — A 5-year-old girl was hit by a school bus Monday afternoon and was transported by Beacon Ambulance to Dickinson County Memorial Hospital for treatment of injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening, Iron Mountain Police said. The accident occurred on Devereaux ...

Juvenile in custody

PESHTIGO, Wis. — A juvenile was taken into custody and housed in a juvenile facility after the Peshtigo Police Department said it received information Sunday about a threat that a student was going to “shoot up” Peshtigo High School. Charges will be referred to the Marinette County ...