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City councils to meet today

Iron Mountain City Council will meet at 6 p.m. today at City Hall, 501 S. Stephenson Ave., Iron Mountain. The agenda includes a discussion on the city’s proposed medical marijuana ordinance. Kingsford City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall, 305 S. ...

DNR, MSU seek grant proposals in fight against CWD

LANSING — As a part of a joint wildlife disease initiative, Michigan State University and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources are seeking grant proposals for collaborative research, education and outreach projects to address the most important issues around wildlife disease in ...

Beach wall: Lake Antoine group conducts ‘buy a block’ fundraiser

IRON MOUNTAIN — Lake Antoine Park Partners are looking to the community for financial help on its project this summer to rebuild the retaining wall that once was along the beach. The group in December gained $40,000 from the Toro Company’s Greenspace Enhancement Grant Program but needs to ...

Norway church to host annual Holy Tuesday concert, service

NORWAY — The annual Holy Tuesday Ecumenical Service, sponsored by the Dickinson County Community Chorus and the Iron Mountain Area Clergy Association, will be Tuesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Norway. A meditative prelude by Jean Panek on piano will begin at 7 p.m., followed by the ...

Community Easter dinners on calendar

Two churches in the region will host community dinners for Easter on Sunday, April 21. Grace United Methodist Church of Norway will serve from 5 to 6 p.m. in the church hall. The menu features roast pork loin, potatoes, vegetables, dessert and beverages. Reservations are appreciated. Free ...

Birds might still need help weathering the storm

While Thursday’s late-season snow and ice might have been a bit of a shock for some early migrating birds already back in the region, they should be able to make do as long as the snow cover doesn’t linger for too long. Much of it already seemed to be fading Friday and Monday promises ...

Work to start on US 2 bridge in Iron County

IRON RIVER — Work will begin Tuesday on the U.S. 2 bridge over the south branch of the Iron River west of the city of Iron River, the Michigan Department of Transportation said. MDOT is investing $274,000 in the project, which includes railing and guardrail repairs and construction of ...

School registrations Tuesday at IM North

IRON MOUNTAIN —Iron Mountain Public Schools will hold a kindergarten and early kindergarten registration on Tuesday at North Elementary School of the Arts. It will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. North Elementary is located at 900 Fifth St., Iron Mountain. Both early kindergarten ...

US 41 project to begin

MARQUETTE — Construction on a $10.9 million U.S. 41 project in Marquette Township that will include adding two roundabouts is slated to begin Monday. Al Anderson, the Michigan Department of Transportation construction engineer on the project, said at a recent pre-construction meeting in ...

UPSET reports two drug arrests

IRON MOUNTAIN — A 64-year-old Ishpeming man was arrested Thursday for possession of crystal methamphetamine, according to the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team. Detectives from UPSET, along with officers from the Ishpeming Police Department and the Michigan State Police Negaunee ...

Enough already

IRON MOUNTAIN — A late-season winter storm brought snow, sleet and freezing rain to the region Thursday into this morning, forcing most area schools to cancel classes yet again. Almost 15 school districts — including Iron Mountain, Kingsford, Norway and Niagara, Wis. — were closed today ...

Wisconsin Guard tracks 52 sex assault complaints

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin National Guard received 52 reports of sexual assault between 2013 and 2017, with more than half related to military service, Guard officials said during a roundtable with reporters Thursday. The U.S. Air Force is investigating allegations of sexual assault ...

Michigan trims count of measles cases; vaccines still urged

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Health officials are reducing their count of Michigan’s measles cases after additional testing determined two of the reported cases weren’t the highly contagious disease. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced Friday that the number for ...

Deputy pursuit ends with deadly crash

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A sheriff deputy’s pursuit has deadly consequences in Milwaukee. The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office says a driver being pursued by a deputy Thursday evening crashed into a third vehicle and killed a 25-year-old Milwaukee man. Authorities say the deputy began pursuing ...

Michigan faces lawsuit over scabies at prison for women

YPSILANTI, Mich. — A federal lawsuit says inmates at Michigan's only prison for women suffered severe itching and permanent scarring because officials took more than a year to diagnose and properly treat a scabies outbreak . The Detroit Free Press reports the lawsuit on behalf of prisoner ...

Smelt Fry in Faithorn April 26

FAITHORN — The Faithorn Township Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department will have its 57th annual Smelt Fry from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 26, at the Faithorn Township Hall. In addition to the smelt dinner, they also will feature cod and pasta with meat sauce. All proceeds go to help fund ...

Globetrotters game in UP to benefit health fund

MARQUETTE – The world-renowned Harlem Globetrotters soon will be coming to Marquette. The Superior Health Foundation will benefit from a portion of online ticket sales from their appearance at 7 p.m. Eastern time Friday, April 19, at the Berry Events Center. Interested spectators can ...

Bobcats booster

Perry Jacobs, left, owner and director of Jacobs-Lundholm Funeral Home in Florence, Wis., presents a $200 donation to Kris Johnson, athletic director at Florence High School, for new gymnasium chairs to be used by players and coaches during sporting events in the gym. The Florence Athletic ...

Hermansville Hustle 5k set for April 27

HERMANSVILLE — The North Central High School Chapter of National Honor Society will host the annual Hermansville Hustle 5k in memory of Sheila Sanville on Saturday, April 27. The event is a fundraiser in honor of former National Honor Society adviser and teacher Sheila Sanville, who died ...