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Wisconsin officials optimistic about gun hunt

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin’s nine-day gun deer season opens Saturday and Department of Natural Resources staff are enthusiastic about the prospects. “We are coming out of a third straight mild winter and a good summer growing season, so as expected we are seeing good to excellent deer ...

Tickets on sale for DCCC concert

KINGSFORD — Tickets are now on sale for the 51st annual “Sounds of Christmas” concert presented by the Dickinson County Community Chorus. The concert will be held on Monday, Nov. 27, and Tuesday, Nov. 28. The program will be at 7 p.m. each evening at the Kingsford High School ...

IMFD responds to call on Wednesday

IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain firefighters were called at 3:37 p.m. Wednesday to an apartment on the 300 block of South Stephenson Avenue for a possible carbon monoxide issue. Firefighters determined a smoke detector was sounding because it had a bad battery. They checked for carbon ...

Shaun Gogolewski, center, a student at North Central High School, was the winner of a drawing held as part of  Career Day @ Bay. He is pictured with Bay College Computer Information Systems instructors Joyce King, left, and Cheryl Miller.

‘Career Day’ held at Bay College

ESCANABA — More than 400 high school juniors and seniors from across the Upper Peninsula and Wisconsin participated in the annual Career Day @ Bay event. During the event, students attended two or three faculty-led sessions to learn more about the college’s occupational ...

West Iron competes in Blizzard Bowl

HOUGHTON — Houghton High School took first place in the recent Fall 2017 Blizzard Bowl, with Hancock High School and West Iron County High School taking second and third place respectively. This was the fourth Blizzard Bowl, sponsored by Michigan Tech’s Center for Pre-College Outreach ...

GM: Electric cars to cost less

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is telling investors its next generation of electric vehicles will cost the company 30 percent less than current ones, making them profitable after the new version debuts in 2021. CEO Mary Barra made the forecast at the Barclay's Global Automotive Conference in ...

FROM LEFT, COOK Cindy Fisher and dietary aides Mary Chartier and Brenda Aderman prepare dinner at the Dickinson County Healthcare Systems’ Four Seasons Café. The hospital cafeteria will offer a community meal from noon to 1:15 p.m. Thanksgiving Day on Nov. 23. (Theresa Proudfit/Daily News photo)

Feasting for free

IRON MOUNTAIN — Thanksgiving is upon us and once again area churches and businesses are offering a feast for those unable to prepare a meal or who might be alone for the holiday. — Grace United Methodist Church in Norway will host a free Thanksgiving community meal from 5 to 6 p.m. Sunday ...

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Green Bay man going to prison for chase in two states

FLORENCE, Wis. — A Green Bay, Wis., man who led police on a high-speed chase across state lines and tossed drugs from the moving vehicle was sentenced to prison in Florence County Court on Tuesday, despite his attempts to obtain a new attorney and withdraw his no contest pleas. Ziak Vang, ...

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IR area man charged with OWI in crash

CRYSTAL FALLS — An Iron River Township man faces two felonies and a misdemeanor for reportedly causing a serious traffic crash outside his home Monday while his blood-alcohol level was nearly four times the legal limit. Theodore Walter Tschannen Jr., 63, is accused of operating while ...

Iron County gives property for park

CRYSTAL FALLS — Iron County will transfer a piece of property on Bates-Amasa Road at the Paint River to Bates Township for use in creating a park and rustic campground. The county owns 42.1 acres in the area, but the county board Tuesday decided to transfer only the property on the west ...

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Not out of bounds

Wayne Gardner of Iron Mountain captured this image of a leaping buck at midday Thursday on a trail camera near his camp in northwestern Dickinson County. The deer also was seen on later images, so whatever caused it to run didn’t make a lasting impression. Gardner is a deer hunter, though he ...

Cale Anderson assists his nephew Grady Anderson modeling “Holy Boobies Batman,” created by Mel Bashaw for Bras for a Cause.

Top entries selected in Bras for a Cause

IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain-Kingsford Community Federal Credit Union hosted the 9th annual Bras for a Cause event recently at the Braumart Theater. This annual event was founded by Liz Douglas and helps raise awareness of breast cancer and funds for local cancer patients. Money ...

Marion Marsden, coordinator of the Iron Mountain Operation Christmas Child drop off site, prepares a display at the First Covenant Church in Iron Mountain. 
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Operation Christmas Child underway

IRON MOUNTAIN - The First Covenant Church and the Lakeview Bible Church in Crystal Falls are the local drop-off points for Operation Christmas Child. Area churches, businesses, organizations and individuals contribute to the nationwide program by packing shoe boxes with toys, school supplies, ...

LISA BERLINSKI, CO-OWNER of Crispigna’s Italian Market, gets the wine-tasting display ready for the annual Girls’ Night Out from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Iron Mountain. Crispigna’s will offer wine tasting, Italian appetizers, food samples starting at 5:30 p.m., wine specials, gift baskets and gift certificates for sale, plus have a drawing for an Italian dinner. (Theresa Proudfit/Daily News photo)

Stepping out

IRON MOUNTAIN — Downtown Iron Mountain will come alive Thursday evening with “shopping, dining, drinks, deals and giveaways” for the annual Girls’ Night Out event. More than 50 businesses are participating this year, offering sales, prize drawings, gift bags and refreshments such as ...

Board laments hospital’s financial woes

IRON MOUNTAIN — Ongoing financial troubles at Dickinson County Healthcare System were discussed briefly Monday by county commissioners who for now will maintain a hands-off approach as DCHS officials try to work through the difficulty. Commissioner Joe Stevens, who serves as a liaison to ...

IM schools to get $200K boost from Homeschool Partnership

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Iron Mountain School District should gain more than $200,000 this school year from its Homeschool Partnership, which allows home-schooled students to take certain classes at district schools. The district has 74 students in the program, Board Treasurer Steve Brooks told ...

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Crystal Falls woman accused of embezzlement

CRYSTAL FALLS — A Crystal Falls woman was charged Monday in Iron County Trial Court with embezzling tens of thousands of dollars from Lakeshore/Oldenburg Group in Iron River over a three-year period. Laura Lee Sartori, 53, faces embezzlement-between $50,000 and $100,000, a 15-year ...

Snyder cites ‘significant’ concerns over pipeline

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said Monday he had “significant” concerns after the company that operates twin oil pipelines in a Great Lakes waterway told state officials it had found additional gaps in pipeline coating. The Republican governor criticized Enbridge Inc. ...

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Electric heater blamed in Quinnesec garage fire

QUINNESEC — Several rabbits died in a fire that also damaged two garages in Quinnesec on Monday afternoon, Breitung Township Fire Chief Jeff Iverson said. All of the people inside the residence at 538 Lake Ave., as well as four dogs and two cats, were unharmed, Iverson said. The fire ...

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Schuette: Lawmakers can’t change natural resources fund

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan lawmakers are not authorized to pay for public recreation projects with money in a special state fund unless they have been recommended by that fund’s board, nor can they force the board to spend more on the projects, state Attorney General Bill Schuette said ...