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KELLY COCHRAN IS shown on police body camera footage guiding investigators to the area off of Pentoga Trail where she and her now-deceased husband, Jason Cochran, dumped the remains of 53-year-old Christopher Regan. Regan’s glasses were found near the downed tree, and his skull was later discovered in a clearing not far from the area. (Nikki Younk/Daily News photo)

Cochran’s parents detail her life with husband

CRYSTAL FALLS — Experts positively identified a skull found off of Pentoga Trail in May 2016 as that of murder victim Christopher Regan, and confirmed he died from a gunshot wound to the back of the head. Jurors in the Iron County trial of the woman accused of his murder, 34-year-old Kelly ...

House GOP revises income tax cut plan, waits to vote

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan House Republicans on Tuesday significantly revised their income tax cut plan, proposing to drop the 4.25 percent rate to 3.9 percent over four years and no longer calling for the tax to be phased out entirely over decades. Legislation that cleared a committee ...

‘Oak Island’ special tonight to close season

IRON MOUNTAIN — A fascinating find is promised in tonight’s season finale of “The Curse of Oak Island,” a History show that follows the exploits of Kingsford brothers Rick and Marty Lagina as they search for buried treasure off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada. The series, which ...

IM council approves new rehab district

IRON MOUNTAIN — While no one Monday night took issue the proposed boundaries for a commercial rehabilitation district in Iron Mountain, business owners did have concerns about the potential eligibility requirements to qualify for tax relief for improvements within that area. Under the plan, ...

Members of the Iron Mountain-Kingsford Kiwanis Club are shown here working on the 25 Location Park, one of the neighborhood parks in the city that needed updating. A new five-year recreation plan will go before the city council for approval Monday that lists other parks and recreation areas in need of improvements.

Iron Mountain to adopt 5-year plan

By LINDA LOBECK Staff Writer IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain officials are poised later this month to adopt a plan that lays out what the city will do with its parks and recreation venues in the next five years. A public hearing has been set for Monday, after which the council is expected ...

Norway gives green light to annual Easter egg hunt

NORWAY — The city council gave its official blessing Monday to the annual Norway Community Easter Egg Hunt in mid-April. The council, absent Mayor Paul Hayes and member Candy Brew, had just enough of a quorum to unanimously approve the special events application for the hunt, which will ...

STUDENTS IN LAST year’s project-based learning classes at Iron Mountain High School enjoyed exploring a variety of subject areas the last six weeks of the school. FUTURES is back again this year starting on May 1 offering some favorites from last year as well as new selections that students registered for on Feb. 10. One class last year created a mural on the walls of the entrance that leads to the art room, shown here.

IM middle and high school students explore FUTURES

By LINDA LOBECK Staff Writer IRON MOUNTAIN —Back by popular demand, the Iron Mountain School District is giving its high school and middle school students another year to explore different careers and subjects during the final six weeks of classes. The idea for the FUTURES — ...

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4 days to tournament

From left, John Balfanz, Jack Paquette and Joe Ryan rake the hill in preparation of the 1966 tournaments at Giant Pine Mountain. There are four days until the 2017 Bellin Health Pine Mountain Continental Cup Ski Jumping Competition on Saturday.

North Elementary School of the Arts third graders, from left, Keegan Cox, Parker Summerfield, Eli Rigdon, Jacob Carrion, Laina Shipley, Kiatalynn Yoki, Ciara DeClark, and Madison Meise use Legos to understand how computer programs are written and run. The students are in Jodi Maycunich’s class at North and instructed by Amanda Gibbons of the Iron Mountain Homeschool Partnership.

Students use Legos for learning

By LINDA LOBECK Staff Writer IRON MOUNTAIN Learning to make a chain reaction using Legos and physics was just one of the Extending Learning Opportunity lessons offered this year to students at North Elementary School of the Arts in Iron Mountain. The classes are a part of the Iron ...

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Cardiac Rehab Week

Dickinson County Healthcare System’s Cardiac Rehab Department celebrated Cardiac Rehab Week with its annual paper heart sale. Donations for red and pink hearts were made by patients of the Cardiac Rehab programs and hospital staff, with all proceeds donated to the American Heart Association. ...

Wisconsin schools superintendent field to be narrowed in vote today

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The field of candidates running for superintendent of Wisconsin’s public schools will be narrowed in Tuesday’s primary, with incumbent Tony Evers facing two challengers who have been sidetracked trying to explain allegations that they discussed working together to ...

Road closed for ski tourney

IRON MOUNTAIN — Pine Mountain Road will be closed to through traffic from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, the Dickinson County Road Commission said. The closure is for the annual Bellin Health Pine Mountain Continental Cup ski jumping tournament.

Dan Morin is pictured performing at a recent event.

Niagara Lions to host annual gun and meat raffle

NIAGARA, Wis. — The Niagara Lions Club will sponsor its annual winter meat and rifle raffle at Bob’s Country Bar on Saturday, March 4. The fun will continue into the evening with musical entertainment being performed. There is no cover charge and it promises to be a very fun and ...

Wisconsin fire victims identified

PITTSFIELD, Wis. (AP) — Authorities have released the names of two people found dead following a house fire in northeastern Wisconsin last week. The Brown County Sheriff's Office on Monday identified the victims as 49-year-old Allen Renier and 41-year-old Molly Brochman. Firefighters were ...

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January warmer than normal; forecast calls for wet spring

IRON MOUNTAIN — Despite some stretches of cold weather, temperatures in January at Iron Mountain-Kingsford averaged more than 5 degrees above normal. The long-range forecast, extending through May, calls for normal temperatures but a greater than climatological chance of above-normal ...

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A vehicle is shown at the scene of a three-vehicle crash on U.S. 141 in Beecher, Wis. that fatally injured a Green Bay man Friday.

Names released in Beecher crash

MARINETTE, Wis. — Authorities have released the name of a Green Bay, Wis., man who died in a three-vehicle accident Friday afternoon in Beecher, Wis. Carl J. Bernetzke, 81, was extricated from his four-door sedan after the accident but died from head injuries en route to the hospital, ...

Schools budget: More for at-risk, less for private

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Faced with discouraging test scores, Gov. Rick Snyder is proposing a shift so much more state money is spent on academically at-risk students and less goes toward educating private students and those attending online charter schools. He also wants to continue closing ...

Trump taps military strategist as national security adviser

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump has tapped Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, a prominent military strategist known as a creative thinker, as his new national security adviser, replacing the ousted Michael Flynn. Trump announced the pick Monday at his Palm Beach, Florida, club and ...

Wisconsin plan moves forestry division north

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin lawmaker says he believes Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to move the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ forestry division up north will help with recruitment. The governor’s 2017-2019 budget proposal requires the headquarters for the state’s chief ...

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5 days to tournament

Jack Hooper of the Kiwanis Ski Club was the U.S. Class B champion in 1955. There are five days until the 2017 Bellin Health Pine Mountain Continental Cup Ski Jumping Competition on Saturday.