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Snyder wants resolution as dispute stalls roadwork

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder is calling for a resolution after road builders’ lockout of union workers has slowed or halted work on more than 150 projects statewide. Snyder said Thursday the Michigan Department of Transportation and other agencies have limited legal authority ...

Tractor pull Saturday

A U.P. Garden Tractor Pullers event will start at noon Saturday at the Florence County Fairgrounds in Florence, Wis. The competition was scheduled to take place during the fair in August but was postponed by rain. There will be an exhibition of various mud trucks after the pull. Admission is ...

Meet Miss Mitchell

KINGSFORD — The pristine “Miss Mitchell” will be the highlight of this year’s Ford Airport Day this weekend. Ford Airport, Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 439 and Kubick Aviation will host its 16th annual event from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Kingsford ...

Norway school land may be closed to hunting

NORWAY — The Norway-Vulcan Area Schools Board will consider prohibiting hunting on school land adjacent to Oak Crest Golf Course where a mountain bike trail will be built. Although the issue was before the board Wednesday, members opted to postpone a decision to their October meeting when ...

Channing man acquitted of felony assault

IRON MOUNTAIN — A Channing man on trial for reportedly assaulting and choking a woman was convicted Wednesday of misdemeanor domestic violence and misdemeanor driving on a suspended license, but acquitted of a felony assault charge that could have sent him to prison for any term of years up ...

Senate passes spending bill to avoid partial government shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — As a potentially catastrophic hurricane heads for the Carolinas, Congress is moving to avert a legislative disaster that could lead to a partial government shutdown just weeks before the November midterm elections. The House is set to vote today on a $147 billion package ...

ISD to host substitute teachers program Monday

KINGSFORD — The Dickinson-Iron Intermediate School District is actively seeking substitute teachers and classroom aides for its Early Childhood, Special Education and Technical Education classrooms. On Monday, the DIISD will host a “Sub Expo” to help potential applicants learn what ...

Dickinson United Way campaign launches Tuesday

IRON MOUNTAIN — United Way of Dickinson County will have its annual campaign kickoff from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Pine Grove Country Club in Iron Mountain. Funds raised through the annual campaign and kickoff event support human health and welfare agencies serving Dickinson County and the ...

Lawmakers to job shadow

LANSING — To celebrate the achievements of people with disabilities in employment, the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council is hosting “Take Your Legislator to Work” events across the state. Legislators will have the opportunity to job shadow a constituent with a disability at ...

Cancer Closet donation

River Valley Bank has donated $500 to the Dickinson County Cancer Unit Loan Closet. From left, are Jim Helgren, market manager at River Valley Bank and Lorraine Luba, vice president of the DCCU.

Catching up on ‘Northbound’

IRON MOUNTAIN — Those who haven’t seen the Upper Peninsula-made survivalist digital series “Northbound” will get the opportunity Friday at the Braumart Theatre in Iron Mountain. A special screening has been set to re-connect regional residents with seasons one and two and introduce ...

DCHS continues plea for community support

IRON MOUNTAIN — As talks continue on the proposed sale of Dickinson County Healthcare System, officials are emphasizing the importance of community support in keeping DCHS viable. “If our utilization was same as last year, we’d be profitable,” DCHS Administrator-CEO John Schon said ...

IC to address student use of alcohol, marijuana

CRYSTAL FALLS — The Iron County Board agreed Tuesday to contribute up to $2,500 for a drug prevention event at Forest Park Schools in Crystal Falls sometime next month. A recent Upper Peninsula-wide youth survey showed Iron County ranks first in use of alcohol in the past 30 days by ...

CF man in court on meth charges

CRYSTAL FALLS — A Crystal Falls man opted Tuesday to waive his preliminary examination on methamphetamine charges and be bound over to the circuit court level. Jesse Ray Hamilton, 37, will return to Iron County Trial Court for an arraignment Oct. 1 on charges of delivery or manufacture of ...

Dickinson Republicans to meet Thursday

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Dickinson County Republican Committee will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Dickinson County Correctional Center conference room in Iron Mountain. Scheduling for headquarters and a report on the corn roast and Dickinson County Fair will be discussed. All who share in ...

United Way kickoff Tuesday

IRON MOUNTAIN — In support of the United Way of Dickinson County’s annual campaign and kickoff event, BOSS Snowplow is donating $3,000 in monetary support to the annual campaign and a Toro Snowblower as a prize for the kickoff scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Pine Grove Country Club. ...

Conservation meeting Tuesday

KINGSFORD — The Dickinson Conservation District will hold a public meeting Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. at the USDA Service Center, 420 Hooper St., Kingsford. The budget for conservation activities in fiscal year 2018-19 will be presented. The public is invited to attend this and any board ...

Car seat safety checks offered

Florence, Wis. — You can have your child’s car seat checked by a certified technician free of charge under a Florence County program. Many car seats are not used correctly in the car. Properly installed seats make your child safer in the car. The Florence County Health Department ...

Car club plans ride Thursday

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Just Cruizin’ Car Club has planned a dinner ride for Thursday.  They will depart at 6 p.m. from the Midtown Mall parking in Iron Mountain, with pickup at the bear in Vulcan at 6:15.  The group will then travel to the Wildwood Restaurant in Hermansville for ...

Child welfare system reviewed

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder appointed the director of an agency that serves as a watchdog of the state’s child welfare system to lead a review after a scathing audit of Children’s Protective Services, the administration announced Tuesday. Snyder selected Orlene Hawks to ...