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Two juveniles in custody after fire levels old train depot in Pembine

PEMBINE, Wis. — Two teen males have been taken into custody after a fire this morning destroyed a 132-year-old railroad building in Pembine, according to the Marinette County Sheriff's office. Sheriff Jerry Sauve released no further information on how the two, ages 14 and 16, might be ...

Guide for medical marijuana licenses

IRON MOUNTAIN — A scoring system soon will be adopted to evaluate applications for a limited number of medical marijuana licenses being made available in Iron Mountain. A rubric reviewed Monday by the city council places the greatest emphasis on the applicant’s qualifications and ability ...

Norway approves budget, holds on tax rate

NORWAY — The Norway City Council on Monday approved a budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year that does not increase tax or utility rates. “I am extremely proud of this financial plan,” City Manager Ray Anderson said in a letter to council members, adding he was grateful to Norway staff for ...

Enbridge to begin rock, soil sampling in Straits of Mackinac

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Enbridge Inc. said Monday that it is moving ahead with the collection of rock and soil samples in the Straits of Mackinac while it prepares for a court battle with Michigan’s governor over a planned oil pipeline tunnel there. The Canadian company, which has ...

IM woman enters plea to lesser drug charge

IRON MOUNTAIN — An Iron Mountain woman could receive a deferred judgment after pleading guilty to a lesser drug-related charge Monday in Dickinson County Circuit Court. Vanessa Lanthier, 21, pleaded guilty to one count of possession of heroin, a felony punishable by up to four years in ...

LaFave lists office hours for Friday, Saturday

IRON MOUNTAIN — Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain announced his June office hours for residents of Dickinson, Menominee, and Delta counties. “We have been working on a ton of great things in Lansing,” Rep. LaFave said. “I look forward to discussing the issues we have been working on ...

Amberg Historical Society Museum seeks volunteers

AMBERG, Wis. —  The Amberg Historical Society Museum is off to a good start for the 2019 summer season, but they’re extremely short of people to keep the buildings open and walk visitors through the displays and artifacts. Because of this, the museum is only open from 10 a.m. to 4 ...

Schenk scholarship

Forest Park seniors Laina Toivonen and Max Nylund each received a Wilbur and Catherine T. Schenk Legacy Scholarship for 2019. Toivonen is the daughter of Brad and Jen Toivonen of Hematite Township. She will be attending Michigan Technological University studying chemical engineering. Nylund is ...

New combat ship named for Twin Cities

MARINETTE, Wis. (AP) — A shipyard on the border between Wisconsin and Michigan was for one day crowded with Minnesotans who showed up Saturday to watch the launch of the U.S. Navy’s newest combat ship, named in honor of the Twin Cities. The USS Minneapolis-St. Paul was dropped sideways ...

LaFave unhappy with task force appointments

LANSING — State Rep. Beau LaFave on Monday criticized Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s appointments to the newly created U.P. Energy Task Force. “I am deeply disappointed but not surprised to see that the governor’s ‘U.P. Energy Task Force’ has been packed with downstate liberals who ...

Bingo winners drawn for May

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Daily News Bingo Mania winners for May are: Rita Rozine of Vulcan, $150 blackout; Debbie Burrell of Iron Mountain, $100 for letter N bingo; Marion Opolka of Iron Mountain, $75 for two or more bingo; and Patsy Flatka of Iron Mountain, $25 for a single bingo.

Iron River improves worker safety

LANSING — Thirty-four Michigan communities have earned statewide honors for their dedication to maintaining and improving workplace safety. The city of Iron River was among 13 to receive a “most improved” Loss Control Achievement Award from the Michigan Municipal League Workers’ ...

Vulcan Middle School graduates receive academic awards

NORWAY — Vulcan Middle School Class of 2023 eighth-grade students were honored for their accomplishments during their middle school years at a Recognition Day program June 6 in the Norway Fine Arts Center. The class selected “A Knight in Hawaii — Take a Trip with the Eighth Grade” ...

Scholarships awarded at Niagara High School

NIAGARA, Wis. — A number of scholarships were awarded to members of the Niagara High School Class of 2019. The scholarships and those who received them included: Anne Marie Ponzio, Austin Tripp Bert St. Arnauld Memorial, Austin Tripp Carol Cretton Skowronski, Jennifer Olsen Chad ...

Randville Bar & Grill: Couple set to mark a decade owning business

RANDVILLE — When Paul and Debbie Pucci took ownership of the Randville Tavern — now known as the Randville Bar & Grill — in September 2009, they already had managed the business for more than a year. The slow transition allowed Paul, 53, and Debbie, 56, the chance to grow ...

Overflowing Great Lakes pose new threat for endangered plover

GLEN HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — Peering through a spotting scope mounted on a tripod, researcher Alice Van Zoeren notices a piping plover skittering across a sandy, pebble-strewn Lake Michigan beach and hopping into a nest, swapping places with its mate. “Nest exchange! Did you see it?” Van ...

GOP-revised budget set for vote in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans have rewritten Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ state budget in the past few weeks, pushing it through the Joint Finance Committee they control last week to set up floor votes in the full Legislature. Both the Assembly and Senate expect to vote on the ...

Derrell Syria Project this week at Out to Lunch

IRON MOUNTAIN — Last week, Safe Sax launched the 17th year of Out to Lunch with a variety of music that everyone could enjoy. Despite the blustery wind, the sun shone down on the 300-member audience and the first concert of the season played out nicely. With tunes from the ’80s dancing ...

City council meetings tonight

Iron Mountain City Council will meet at 6 p.m. today at City Hall, 501 S. Stephenson Ave., Iron Mountain. The agenda includes the medical marijuana facilities scoring rubric, a bid award for a used sidewalk plow and a special use permit for family child care at 933 East D St. Kingsford ...

Tele-town hall on car insurance

LANSING — State Rep. Greg Markkanen, R-Hancock, will host a tele-town hall meeting Tuesday for residents to ask questions about the upcoming change in Michigan’s car insurance system. Markkanen will be joined by Speaker Pro Tempore and chairman of the select committee on reducing car ...