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Fine proposed in fatal blast

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin milling company should pay $1.8 million in fines for failing to prevent a fatal plant explosion earlier this year, federal labor officials announced Friday. The Didion Milling Co. corn processing plant in Cambria exploded on May 31, killing five workers and ...

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Snyder names Elizabeth Clement to Michigan Supreme Court

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder looked within his own staff to make his latest appointment to the Michigan Supreme Court on Friday, choosing his chief lawyer Elizabeth Clement to fill a vacancy created when a justice left for the federal appellate bench. Clement is the Republican ...

Lottery cracks down on rule-breaking vendors

DETROIT (AP) — The Michigan Lottery is working to catch retailers who break the rules. Records show that almost 270 of the state’s nearly 11,000 lottery retailers have had their licenses suspended or revoked since 2016. Most of the suspensions are the result of retailers getting behind ...

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Girls’ Night Out

FROM LEFT, JILL ABERLY of Crystal Falls, Alli Jastremski of Iron Mountain, Rebecca Paddock of Iron Mountain, Jennifer Hollen of Iron Mountain and Kristina Presley of Quinnesec look at fabric samples at Bijou Lovely during Girls’ Night Out in Iron Mountain. The annual event drew large crowds ...

FROM LEFT, SYSTEMS Control President Brad Lebouef presents a check to Northern Lights YMCA board member Stephanie Brule and Dickinson Center Director Jonathan Ringel. The company has pledged $150,000 to the YMCA’s planned renovations.

Systems Control gives $150K to YMCA

IRON MOUNTAIN — Systems Control has become the third area company to pledge significant financial support toward a major renovation project Northern Lights YMCA-Dickinson Center tentatively plans for 2019. The Iron Mountain-based manufacturer will provide $150,000, joining the $150,000 CCI ...

Three arrested by KIND drug team

IRON MOUNTAIN — Three men face felony drug charges in Dickinson County after their recent arrests by the KIND Drug Enforcement Team, said Lisa Richards, county prosecutor. Kevin L. Johnson, 29, of Iron Mountain, and Mark A. Corey, 39, of Ingalls were arrested Nov. 8 after a traffic stop, ...

Man arrested in drug store break-in

IRON MOUNTAIN — A 30-year-old man was arrested Thursday after a break-in at The Drug Store in the Midtown Mall in Iron Mountain. Iron Mountain Police officers responded to an alarm at the store about 11:17 p.m. and had a physical altercation with the man before taking him into custody and ...

Body found in Lake Superior

MARQUETTE — An unidentified body has washed up on the shore of Lake Superior this morning 200 yards south of the Hampton Inn, the Marquette Police Department confirmed. The report came in about 9 a.m. The MPD, Marquette City Fire Department and UP Health System EMS responded to the site ...

VA plan to widen private care with TRICARE stirs ire

WASHINGTON (AP) — As part of its effort to expand private health care, the Department of Veterans Affairs has been developing plans to merge its health system with the Pentagon’s, a cost-saving measure that veterans groups say could threaten the viability of VA hospitals and clinics. VA ...

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Special Brew Coffee

Students from the Dickinson-Iron Intermediate School District from left, Brian Trombley, Austin Motto, and Brett Visintainer have started a new micro-enterprise of selling coffee. They, along with their classmates, will be selling the coffee to staff members of the ISD at their new enterprise, ...

BBCS movie event Saturday

IRON MOUNTAIN — Bishop Baraga Catholic School will host a Family Movie Day fundraiser at 10 a.m. Saturday for a special showing of “The Star” at Tri-City Cinemas 8 in Quinnesec. Tickets are $6 and available for cash, check or credit card. Scrip (gift cards) can be purchased at school or ...

Turkey Trot on Saturday

ESCANABA — Bay College announces the Student Nurses Association is holding their first Turkey Trot 5k run/walk and 1 mile fun run/walk. This family friendly non-timed activity will run its course on the Bay College Escanaba Campus with on-site registration starting at 8:30 a.m. Eastern ...

District Court issues October activity report

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson County District Court Judge Christopher S. Ninomiya has issued his activity report for the month of October. New criminal cases filed included 12 felonies, 28 misdemeanors, and five operating while intoxicated misdemeanors. New civil cases filed included 29 ...

Beecher Tree Lighting event Dec. 6

BEECHER, Wis. — The first Tree Lighting Ceremony at Beecher Town Hall Park is set for Dec. 6. Activities will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the lighting of the tree at 6 p.m. There will be crafts for the children to take home for their tree. Singing will be lead by Shirley Schultz. The local ...

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DACF supports half marathon

The Dickinson Area Community Foundation recently awarded a $250 mini grant to the Iron Mountain Road and Trail Half Marathon Committee. The purpose of the grant is to assist in purchasing halfdrop flags to better identify course markings and exchange zones. These flags will be used year after ...

A snowy owl landed on the hood of Carol Bronzyk’s car while she was at Jimmy John’s on Wednesday, staying long enough that she and others could photograph the bird, which normally lives in the arctic. Wildlife experts say the Great Lakes states appear to have a significant influx of the large, striking white owls this year. (Carol Bronzyk photo)

Visitors from the north

IRON MOUNTAIN — Carol Bronzyk got more than she ordered Wednesday while in the drive-through at Jimmy John’s. A large white bird, hounded by crows, came swooping straight toward her car. “I screamed, because I thought it was going to crash into my windshield,” the Quinnesec woman ...

Florence County sets $11M budget for 2018

FLORENCE, Wis. — The Florence County Board passed its 2018 budget this week that holds the tax rate steady at $6.64 per $1,000 of equalized value and includes two proposed major capital projects — a new 911 system and county road work. No one offered comments during a public hearing ...

Crash reported on Breitung Cutoff

IRON MOUNTAIN — No serious injuries were reported in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday at U.S. 141 and Breitung Cutoff Road in Quinnesec, Michigan State Police troopers said. A 75-year-old Norway woman was driving east on Breitung Cutoff Road about 5:30 p.m. when she struck a southbound vehicle ...

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Three arrested by KIND drug team

IRON MOUNTAIN — Three men face felony drug charges in Dickinson County following recent arrests by the KIND Drug Enforcement Team, said Lisa Richards, county prosecutor. In a press release from Richards and KIND, these cases were announced: Kevin L. Johnson, 29, of Iron Mountain, and Mark ...

Wisconsin’s Johnson first GOP senator to oppose tax overhaul bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wisconsin’s Ron Johnson on Wednesday became the first Republican senator to say he opposes his party’s tax bill, signaling potential problems for GOP leaders. Passage of a similar package seemed certain today in the House, where a handful of dissidents conceded they ...