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Deadline extended for marijuana businesses

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan regulators on Tuesday again extended the deadline for medical marijuana businesses to be licensed, allowing 108 facilities to continue operating while warning that 98 others will be issued cease-and-desist letters if they do not close by the end of the ...

Norway Township road closed for construction work

IRON MOUNTAIN — Boundary Line Road in Norway Township will be closed between Upper Pine Creek Road and Valley View Road until further notice for a necessary grade adjustment as part of an ongoing construction project, the Dickinson County Road Commission announced.

Headed to Mexico?

FELCH TOWNSHIP — When it comes to monarch butterflies, Stetson Oman knows his stuff. His teacher, Amy Hord, has a video of the 7-year-old describing, with the finesse of an NFL play-by-play announcer, as a caterpillar in their North Dickinson County School class converted to ...

Dickinson library millage nudged lower

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson County Library’s annual property tax levy will be reduced by 0.05 mills in the next budget year, a reduction of 5.6 percent. Library trustees decided to cut the millage after deciding the fund balance was sufficient to cushion against unexpected expenses, the ...

Breitung divides up railroad right-of-way

QUINNESEC — The Breitung Township Board on Monday decided to transfer township property on an abandoned railroad right-of-way in Quinnesec to the three adjacent landowners. The 100-foot-wide property north of U.S. 2 and behind 41 Lumber and Town & Country Sales will be divided up ...

Trial starts for Channing man accused of assault

IRON MOUNTAIN — A jury will decide if a Channing man earlier this year assaulted and choked a woman, or if he merely was defending himself in a physical altercation with her. Daniel Cingano Niggeling, 42, is representing himself in his Dickinson County Circuit Court trial on charges of ...

Work planned on Dickinson road

IRON MOUNTAIN — County Road 573 in eastern Dickinson County will be closed next week at the CN Railroad crossing for a planned reconstruction. A signed detour of County Road 573 onto U.S. 2 and County Road 577 will be implemented, the Dickinson County Road Commission said. The closure ...

Orders accepted for tree sale

KINGSFORD — The Dickinson Conservation District is accepting orders for its fall tree sale. If you have any questions or would like an order form, please call the office at 906-774-1550.

Sept. 11 ceremony

State Rep. Beau LaFave, R-Iron Mountain, left, was joined last week by Michigan State Police 1st Lt. Paul Campbell, commander of the Iron Mountain MSP post, for the House of Representatives’ annual Sept. 11 ceremony. The observance memorializes Michigan first responders and members of the ...

IM ballplayer chosen as bat ‘ambassador’

IRON MOUNTAIN — Connor Pickett of Iron Mountain and his mother, Stacy, just thought they were making a pitch for a bat. Instead, 9-year-old Connor will be the face of Pinnacle Sports Equipment Inc.’s BamBooBat and will participate in the Baseball Youth All-American Games in Orlando in ...

Crafty Flea Market

From left, Linda Lahti and Jean Larson of Kingsford look over the display of knitted towels in Kathy Girard’s booth at the first-ever Crafty Flea Market on Saturday at Lake Antoine. From left, Pat Ray and Midge Dziuk of Minnesota take in pottery items at another site. An estimated 1,300 ...

TRICO set to mark 50 years aiding disabled in finding work

KINGSFORD — For almost 50 years, the non-profit TRICO Opportunities Inc. has assisted disabled people in the community to prepare for, find and maintain meaningful work. The start came on Sept. 16, 1968, when a group of local parents and concerned citizens came together to establish TRICO ...

Loans offered after flooding

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Businesses and residents in parts of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula affected severe flooding in June may apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration . Officials announced Monday that the Small Business Administration approved Gov. ...

County Road 581 re-opens

IRON MOUNTAIN — County Road 581 in West Branch Township is now open, the Dickinson County Road Commission said today. The road was closed last week due to flooding of the West Branch of the Escanaba River.

School, county township meetings set

By Daily News staff Norway Township will hold its regular board meeting at 5 p.m. today at the Norway Township Hall in Vulcan. Agenda items include the timber harvest at the cemetery, playground updates and Michigan Townships Association On the Road meeting. The Board of Education for Iron ...

Medical marijuana support group meets Thursday

IRON MOUNTAIN — The U.P. Medical Marijuana Support Group will have its regular monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The meetings will be in a new location beginning this month. Da Vape Escape has moved to a new location and the owner will continue to allow the use of his business for ...

DNR’s Western UP Citizens’ Advisory Council to meet in Ontonagon County

ONTONAGON — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources Western Upper Peninsula Citizens’ Advisory Council is scheduled to meet at a special time Wednesday at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park in Ontonagon County. The council meeting will be from 2 to 4 p.m at the park’s Ski ...

Amateur Radio Club meets Wednesday

IRON MOUNTAIN - The Mich-A-Con Amateur Radio Club will hold its monthly meeting Wednesday at 7 p.m., at the Dickinson County Library, 401 Iron Mountain Street in Iron Mountain. Visitors and new members are welcome. Call 906-774-5463 for more information or visit the club’s web site - ...

Aspirus schedules annual Community Health Fair

IRON RIVER — Aspirus Iron River Hospital & Clinics is again gearing up with the Dickinson-Iron District Health Department to hold the annual Health Fair and Flu Shot Clinic on Wednesday, Oct. 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Windsor Center in Iron River. The health fair will feature ...

Prosecutor issues report

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson County Prosecutor Lisa M. Richards has released her office’s activity report for the month of August. The office received 87 police reports from the five area law enforcement agencies and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. From the reports received, ...