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Fishing line no friend to wildlife

A warning: This column doesn’t have a happy ending. But maybe that will make people stop and think about what they leave behind when fishing. A couple reportedly from the Chicago area, vacationing at Way Dam, saw what they thought at first was a woodpecker in a tree. It instead was a ...

100-Plus Women Who Care to meet Monday at Pine Grove

IRON MOUNTAIN — The organization 100-Plus Women Who Care in Dickinson County will have its third quarterly meeting of 2019 on Monday to decide which fortunate area non-profit program or agency gets to benefit from the group’s collective generosity. As in the past, participating women will ...

Florence Fair to host tea party

FLORENCE, Wis. — Children are invited to attend a “Tea Party” with the Florence County Fairest of the Fair and Junior Fairest of the Fair on Aug. 24. Boys and girls ages 3 to 10 are invited to attend. There is no cost to participate but space is limited. RSVP at 906-282-9153 or ...

More illnesses linked to vaping

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Department of Health Services says doctors in Wisconsin have confirmed new cases of lung disease tied to vaping. Health officials have confirmed a total of 12 cases and are investigating 13 other cases. The new cases include those who vaped marijuana oils, ...

Summer school sendoff

The Niagara Summer School students ended their sessions Thursday with a fun day of play at Niagara Historical Park, where they followed dinosaur footprints down to the Niagara Area Historical Museum in Niagara, Wis. At the museum, the students participated in story time, dress up, a tour of ...

Deal involving missing Wisconsin brothers detailed

KINGSTON, Mo. (AP) — A man charged with tampering with a vehicle used by two Wisconsin brothers who are missing and presumed dead in Missouri was involved in a business arrangement with another farmer that included calves owned by the brothers, according to people involved in the ...

McConnell willing to consider gun background checks in fall

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shifting the gun violence debate, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he now wants to consider background checks and other bills, setting up a potentially pivotal moment when lawmakers return in the fall. The Republican leader won’t be calling senators back to ...

Agency readies decision on pipeline supports

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said it’s preparing to decide whether to let Canadian oil transport company Enbridge install supports for its underwater oil pipeline in Michigan’s Straits of Mackinac. Enbridge disclosed Wednesday that erosion had opened a gap ...

IM woman reaches plea deal on meth charge

IRON MOUNTAIN — An Iron Mountain woman originally accused of selling drugs near a school pleaded guilty Monday to a methamphetamine charge. Michelle Withers, 32, was rearraigned Monday in Dickinson County Circuit Court so she could enter the new plea on delivery or manufacture of ...

Peters stops in Escanaba, talks manufacturing issues

ESCANABA — U.S. Sen. Gary Peters visited Engineered Machined Products in Escanaba this week during his fourth annual motorcycle tour across Michigan. While visiting EMP, Peters took a brief tour of the business’ advanced products building. There, he had an opportunity to see some of the ...

Tour de Dickinson on Aug. 17

The 13th annual Tour de Dickinson family bike ride starts at 8 a.m. Aug. 17 at Lake Antoine Park, coordinated by the Dickinson Trail Network.

Downtown market on Saturday in IM

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Iron Mountain Farmers & Artisans Summer Market will be 8 a.m to noon Saturday from across from the Dickinson County Library. The market is managed by Nancy Schaub together with the Farmer’s Market executive committee under the auspices of the Downtown ...

Ruffed grouse to be collected for West Nile virus testing

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan officials are asking hunters who pursue ruffed grouse to submit some of the birds for West Nile virus testing. The state Department of Natural Resources is cooperating with Minnesota and Wisconsin on a study of how the Great Lakes region’s ruffed grouse are ...

DNR seeks input on Porcupines Mountains plans

ONTONAGON — An emergency shoreline project is currently underway to protect the main entry road on the east end of Porcupine Mountains Wilderness Park from erosion aggravated by high Lake Superior water levels and storm damage. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the Ontonagon ...

Rapid Enrollment Days offered at Bay College

IRON MOUNTAIN — Bay College is hosting Rapid Enrollment Days from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday on both the Iron Mountain and Escanaba campuses. New, returning and transfer students can get assistance with every step in the college process. This can include applying to the ...

Rail service meetings planned in August

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan state Sen. Ed McBroom and Wisconsin state Sen. Tom Tiffany are hosting public meetings in Michigan and Wisconsin on the state of rail service in the Upper Peninsula and Northern Wisconsin. The public forums will allow residents to voice their concerns about rail ...

Road project near Houghton starts

HOUGHTON —The Michigan Department of Transportation is investing about $2 million to repair 5.3 miles of U.S. 41 from south of 6th Street in Chassell to north of Denton Road and from east of Isle Royale Street to Bridge Street in the city of Houghton. The project, which starts on Monday, ...

Armory Retirees to hold cook out

KINGSFORD — The Kingsford Armory National Guard Retirees will have their brat and corn roast cookout at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Cowboy Lake. Cost is $5 per person. Anyone who did not receive a call and would still like to attend may call 906-282-9200 and leave a message.

Back to School Carnival

The Iron Mountain-Kingsford Community Federal Credit Union had its 13th annual CU Kids Back to School Carnival on Wednesday in Kingsford. Children 13 years old and younger were invited to play games, win prizes, participate in free vision screenings by the Iron Mountain-Kingsford Lions Club ...