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More to play on at City Park

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.

Settlements reached in two tax appeals

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 ...

High water to recede on area rivers, streams

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 ...

CCI giving $45K for Pine Mountain ski jump upgrades

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

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

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

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, ...

Drug defendant misses Florence court appearance

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

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

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

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 ...

NWS issues flood warnings in the region through Saturday

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

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

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

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 ...

Supreme Court struggles with Wisconsin OWI law

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday grappled with a Wisconsin law that allows law enforcement to draw blood without a warrant from suspected drunken drivers who have become unconscious. More than two dozen states have similar laws, which say that by choosing to drive, motorists ...

Foxconn says it’s looking for ‘flexibility’ with Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Foxconn Technology Group says it is looking for “flexibility” within its existing contract with Wisconsin for a project that could net the worldwide electronics leader more than $4 billion in tax credits. Foxconn reacted late Tuesday night to a letter sent by Gov. ...

Wisconsin’s $768 million Powerball winner revealed

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A 24-year-old Wisconsin man stepped forward Tuesday to claim a $768 million Powerball prize, the nation's third-largest lottery jackpot, saying he "pretty much felt lucky" the day he bought his tickets and has been worried that people want to steal his ticket. Manuel ...

Industrial ed honors

The Kingsford High School Industrial Education Students of the Month for March, from left, are Lucas Victor, Engineering and Architectural Graphics; Evan Phillips, Advanced Woodworking; and Lucas Bolda, Engineering and Architectural Graphics. Victor is the son of Mark and Susan Victor of ...

YMCA pool work begins

Brooke Bruemmer of Niagara, Wis., looks over the progress of the pool at the Northern Lights YMCA during a celebration with long-time pool users and YMCA officials Monday to mark the start of construction on a complete rebuild of the pool area. Jonathan Ringel, Northern Lights YMCA center ...