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School, county, township meetings scheduled

The Florence County School District Board of Education will meet at 5:15 p.m. today in Room 456 of Florence High School. The agenda includes the final budget for the building project and a county health services proposal. The Breitung Township School District Board of Education will hold a ...

DCHS employees donate to Harvest Gathering

IRON MOUNTAIN — For 20 years, employees throughout Dickinson County Healthcare System have participated in the Michigan Harvest Gathering. This year the DCHS employees donated $1,290. MHG is an annual statewide campaign that raises food and funds for Michigan’s hungry families. ...

Freeze squeeze: Higher salt prices pressure city, county road budgets

IRON MOUNTAIN — Road salt prices in Michigan are up more than 50 percent from a year ago, putting a hit on local municipal budgets. The per ton cost has jumped to $75, up from $49 last year, said Jordan Stanchina, Iron Mountain city manager. While safety takes precedence, the city may have ...

Prison term ordered for IM man who crashed while fleeing police

IRON MOUNTAIN — An Iron Mountain man accused of leading police on a vehicle chase before causing a serious traffic crash in 2017 was sentenced this week to almost six years in prison. Anthony Robinson Jr., 29, had pleaded guilty Oct. 16 in Dickinson County Circuit Court to three felony ...

Vietnam veterans gather, re-create 1969 photo

IRON MOUNTAIN — Back in 1969, many American men and women were serving in numerous branches of the armed services to our country. This number included four Iron Mountain men. Each had enlisted or was drafted into the military and ultimately ended up serving at minimum one year in ...

VA honored to serve America’s heroes

IRON MOUNTAIN – On Veterans Day and throughout November we celebrate the service and sacrifice of the 20 million men and women who have taken off their military uniform after faithfully serving our nation. These soldiers, sailors, and airmen were often separated from their families for ...

Norway soldier remembered

NORMANDY, France — French citizen Yvan Daunay each year blooms the grave of Arvid C. Forsten of Norway in the American cemetery at Normandy. “I would love to have a picture of him or be put in touch with his family,” said Daunay, whose email address is yvandaunay@gmail.com. Pfc. ...

Benefit on Sunday

KINGSFORD — There will be a spaghetti dinner benefit from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church of Kingsford for the Lindow family. All-you-can eat spaghetti will be served with red or white sauces, garlic bread, salad, and desserts. Cost for adults is $8. Children 12 and ...

Legion dinner Sunday

On Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. there will be a free veterans dinner offered to all paid-up American Legion Uren-Cooper-Johnson Post 50 family members at the post home, 916 River Ave., Iron Mountain. “The American Legion members would like to thank Perry Jacobs for the $300 donation toward this ...

Troops trained in Houghton during WWI

HOUGHTON — Researcher and military historian Steven Walton oversaw the design and construction of a replica firing trench on the Michigan Tech campus, built this fall as part of the World War I & the Copper Country project to mark a century since the end of the Great War. But his ...

Wildlife Unlimited invites trail camera entries

IRON MOUNTAIN — Wildlife Unlimited of Dickinson County is again sponsoring a trail camera contest, encouraging local residents to share their photos of area wildlife. Participants can submit trail camera photos taken from Oct. 1 through Dec. 31, 2018. There are no specific categories ...

Deadly year on Great Lakes

HOLLAND, Mich. (AP) — A water safety nonprofit group says 2018 has been a deadly year on the Great Lakes, with at least 110 drownings recorded. The Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project , which has tracked drowning deaths since 2010, says this is the first year that it’s recorded more than 100 ...

Snowy start to the day

The snow-covered view of Brown and Fleshiem streets in Iron Mountain, taken from Millie Hill. The Iron Mountain area received an inch of snow this morning, according to the Wastewater Treatment Plant in Kingsford. Other parts of the Upper Peninsula, mostly along Lake Superior, were under a ...

DCHS restructuring plan progressing

IRON MOUNTAIN — A feasibility study for a planned restructuring of financially troubled Dickinson County Healthcare System may be available the first week of December, hospital trustees were told Thursday. Berkeley Research Group was hired less than three weeks ago to evaluate the ability of ...

More costs for Norway’s hydroelectric facility upgrades

NORWAY — Another problem has emerged with the $3 million turbine runner replacement project at Norway’s Sturgeon Falls Hydroelectric Facility, one that could potentially cost the city more than $100,000 to correct. Steven Denicourt of Slovenia-based Litostroj Hydro Inc., told the Norway ...

Bridge authority urged to OK pipeline deal

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Michigan officials took another step Thursday toward construction of an oil pipeline tunnel beneath the channel that links Lakes Huron and Michigan by asking the Mackinac Bridge Authority to accept oversight responsibility for the proposed structure. Department ...

Snyder wants fee increases for cleanup before he leaves office

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Outgoing Gov. Rick Snyder said Thursday that his top remaining legislative priorities include pushing through trash and water fee increases to pay for environmental cleanup, infrastructure and recycling needs — proposals that a top lawmaker said continue to concern ...

Conservationists hope Evers will re-energize DNR

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Conservationists and outdoors enthusiasts hope Democratic Gov.-elect Tony Evers will re-energize Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources after years of cuts under Republican Scott Walker, counting on him to return the agency to a science-based footing and get ...

Officials urge vaccination after measles cases

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Health officials are urging people to get vaccinated and take other precautions after confirming 15 cases of measles in Michigan this year. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services gave an update Friday, saying it’s the highest level the state has seen ...

Holy Spirit Craft Show Nov. 17

Terri Castelaz/Daily News photo Holy Spirit Catholic School in Norway will host its 32nd annual Holiday Craft Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17 and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18. Wally and Kathy Zychowski prep for the kitchen's Good Food menu. Items include hot beef, ...