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Keeping watch

A red fox female and two cubs, also referred to as kits, take in the early morning traffic alongside M-95 in Dickinson County just north of Iron Mountain. Summer officially began at 5:07 a.m. today.

Michigan board OKs redistricting measure for fall ballot

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan voters may be asked if they want to create a commission to draw districts for seats in Congress and the state Legislature this fall. On Wednesday, the Board of State Canvassers unanimously approved the petition for the November ballot. The state elections ...

Guard soldiers sent to help with flood damage

LANSING — The Michigan National Guard has been called out to assist in repairs in the Upper Peninsula on washed-out roads and other damage caused by the severe rain and flash flooding in the region. Approximately 70 soldiers will be activated in response to the emergency declaration issued ...

Trump ends immigrant family separations

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bowing to pressure from anxious allies, President Donald Trump abruptly reversed himself Wednesday and signed an executive order halting his administration’s policy of separating children from their parents when they are detained illegally crossing the U.S. border. It ...

Relief fund established

MARQUETTE — Range Bank has set up a Copper Country Relief Fund for community members to donate to those affected by the recent flood in the Copper Country. The funds will be donated to the Portage Health Foundation, a non-profit organization working with the local emergency management ...

Daily News bingo winners for May

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Daily News Bingo Mania winners for May are: Judith Reed of Kingsford, blackout winner of $150; Maria Anderson of Kingsford, $100 for letter N bingo; Joyce Hinds of Norway, $75 for two or more bingo; and Geraldine Midok of Sagola, $25 for a single bingo.

Trudeau: US would be hurt if Trump uses auto tariffs

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday he can’t imagine President Donald Trump will make good on his threat to impose new tariffs on Canadian autos entering the United States because it would amount to a self-inflicted wound on the U.S. ...

Bay College offers youth STEAM camps

ESCANABA — Bay College Training and Development will offer two youth summer STEAM camps: Lego Robotics Camp and Inventing with Gizmos + Gadgets. Both programs help fulfill the demand and community need for youth STEAM — Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math — ...

Niagara Lions to host annual free picnic June 29-30

NIAGARA, Wis. — The Niagara Lions Club is busy preparing for this year’s Niagara Lions Community Parade and Picnic, set for Friday and Saturday, June 29-30, at Heights Park. Admission is free. Activities start at 4 p.m. June 29. Food and beverages will be available, 50-50 drawings will ...

Three earn awards in essay contest

IRON MOUNTAIN —Three students from Iron Mountain Central Middle School have been named local winners in the 49th annual America and Me Essay Contest, sponsored by Farm Bureau Insurance. The students from Tami Gingras’ eighth-grade class who earned awards for their school are: Bella ...

History explored in Resthaven tour

IRON RIVER — A group of 49 people took part in the 11th annual walking tour of a cemetery in west Iron County, which was held this year at Resthaven Cemetery. Participants came from Crystal Falls, Iron Mountain, downstate Cheboygan, Green Bay and St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin, as well as ...

Ready to inspire

“Inspire,” the first of three wall murals the Power of Words Project plans to accomplish in Iron Mountain this summer, has been completed on the west facade of the Sikora Sheet Metal building at 216 E. Hughitt St. Work now begins on the “Hope” mural on the north-facing wall of Greenway ...

Florence County Board turns down funding for new Long Lake rescue squad

FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence County will not make a retroactive payment of tax dollars to help fund the town of Long Lake’s new rescue squad service, but it may include the squad in future fund allocations. Long Lake Town Chairman William Streu on Tuesday asked the Florence County Board for ...

CWD confirmed in farm-raised doe in Goodman

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin agriculture officials have confirmed chronic wasting disease in a deer at a breeding farm near Goodman in Marinette County. The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection said Monday the National Veterinary Services Laboratory confirmed test ...

Governor surveys damage from Houghton flooding

HOUGHTON — Gov. Rick Snyder visited Houghton County on Tuesday to survey damage from Sunday’s flash flood. Snyder declared a state of disaster for Houghton and Menominee counties Tuesday, opening the way for state and federal assistance. “We did a helicopter tour around the area to look ...

YMCA nears fundraising goal

IRON MOUNTAIN – With just a few more weeks remaining in its Capital Campaign, the Northern Lights YMCA Dickinson Center is less than $25,000 from hitting its goal of $2.4 million to renovate the Crystal Lake Community Center building and perform a complete rebuild of the pool. “The ...

IR man admits stealing vodka, cigarettes from store

CRYSTAL FALLS — An Iron River man charged with breaking into the Outpost convenience store in Iron River Township has accepted a plea offer in Iron County Trial Court. Trevor James McPherson, 26, pleaded guilty to larceny in a building, a four-year felony, and Iron County Prosecutor Melissa ...

Scientists study fish in waterways around Pictured Rocks

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Scientists are studying water bodies in the area of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in the Upper Peninsula to determine what kind of fish live there. Fisheries biologist Cory Kovacs of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources says the sampling began in 2017, when ...

YMCA support

Maryhill Manor in Niagara, Wis., donated bronze level support to the Northern Lights YMCA Dickinson Center’s annual campaign. From left, Maryhill Manor Marketing Director Susan Maloney, YMCA Center Director Jonathan Ringel and Maryhill Manor Administrator Michelle Grailer display a banner of ...

Waucedah Township man awaits pre-trial conference

IRON MOUNTAIN — A Waucedah Township man has entered not guilty pleas in Dickinson County Circuit Court to assault and drug charges. Todd Stephen Johnson, 56, will return to court July 23 for a pre-trial conference on assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder or by ...