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Florence board looks into expansion of fairgrounds

FLORENCE, Wis. — Mud bog events at the Florence County Fairgrounds have gained popularity in recent years, leading an organizer to ask the Florence County Board on Tuesday for help in purchasing a parcel to increase the fairgrounds’ size. A mud bog, in which vehicles compete in driving ...

Woodward Avenue project planned; soil requested for Lodal baseball

KINGSFORD — Kingsford City Council has authorized a Michigan Department of Transportation contract for construction on Woodward Avenue this summer. The Woodward Avenue Small Urban Project includes concrete sidewalk ramps, cold milling and hot mix asphalt paving from North Boulevard to ...

Breitung man awaits trial on meth charges

IRON MOUNTAIN — A Breitung Township man pleaded not guilty this week to methamphetamine charges in Dickinson County Circuit Court. Brian Lee Krause, 41, will return to court April 30 for a pre-trial conference on delivery or manufacture of meth, a 20-year felony; operating or maintaining ...

SSI members must enroll in HMO

FLORENCE, Wis. — In order to provide high quality care for adult Wisconsin Medicaid members, certain Supplemental Security Income (SSI) members must enroll in an HMO of the member’s choice, according to Jen Steber, director, Florence County Human Services. Members who do not choose an ...

North Elementary honors

Eleven students were recognized as Students of the Month at North Elementary School of the Arts in Iron Mountain. The recognition award is sponsored by Iron Mountain-Kingsford Community Federal Credit Union. In back row, from left, are Drew Ramme and Jacalyn Rowe, fourth grade; and Cadence ...

Kingsford High School lists scholarship program highlights

KINGSFORD —Kingsford High School is dedicated to providing excellent opportunities for its students to apply for scholarship funds to further their education after graduation, said Lyle Smithson, high school principal. “Whether furthering their education means entering a vocational or ...

Pre-trial conference set in counterfeiting case

IRON MOUNTAIN — A Kingsford woman accused of ordering counterfeit money through the internet and using it at local businesses was in Dickinson County Circuit Court this week to enter not guilty pleas. Amanda Jo Rose, 23, now has an April 30 pre-trial conference on using a computer to ...

Panel OKs work requirement for Medicaid

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Able-bodied adults would have to complete 29 hours of work, job training or education per week to qualify for Medicaid under a bill advancing in Michigan. A Republican-controlled Senate committee approved the legislation on party lines Wednesday, months after the Trump ...

Strike vote authorized

MARQUETTE — The chapter of the Michigan Nurses Association covering registered nurses at UP Health System-Marquette, a Duke LifePoint subsidiary, will take a rank-and-file strike authorization vote at the end of the week. Since April 18, 2017, nurses and management have negotiated with ...

Bingo mania prizes awarded

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Daily News Bingo Mania winners for March have been announced. Marvin Alleva of Iron Mountain is the blackout winner of $150 and Dorothy Weecks of Kingsford will collect $100 for a letter N bingo. Al and Debbie LeBlanc of Iron Mountain claimed $75 for two or more bingos ...

ServSafe class offered

IRON RIVER—Michigan State University Extension will be offering a ServSafe class in Iron River to educate food service managers about food safety practices. Training classes are taught by MSU Extension educators who are certified instructors and exam proctors through the National ...

MDA Shamrocks tradition thrives

IRON RIVER — More than 70 Krist Food Mart locations in Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula teamed with customers to raise $25,817 to help free kids and adults from the harm of muscular dystrophy, ALS and related life-threatening diseases that limit strength and mobility. “Krist Oil each ...

Open house Thursday at Bellin clinic

IRON MOUNTAIN — Bellin Health Iron Mountain will celebrate the opening of its expanded facility with an open house event from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the clinic, 440 Woodward Ave. Members of the public are invited to meet Joshua Hawkins of the Green Bay Packers, register to win an ...

IM to seek millage for school officer

IRON MOUNTAIN — City voters will be asked in November to restore funding for a police officer in Iron Mountain Public Schools. A proposal approved by the city council Monday calls for a property tax levy of up to 0.55 mills, or 55 cents per $1,000 of taxable value, for five years. The city ...

Teen sentenced to jail in stolen vehicle chase

IRON MOUNTAIN — A Vulcan teen will spend a year in jail on his Dickinson County charges stemming from an August 2017 police chase that ended in a crash in Delta County. Dickinson County Circuit Court Judge Christopher Ninomiya said Monday a state prison sentence was “entirely ...

Norway makes plans for Oak Crest residential lots

NORWAY — Norway plans to sell residential lots from city property on Oak Crest Drive near the golf course, but it first needs to complete survey work in the area. The Norway City Council on Monday agreed to pay $4,500 to PM Surveying to revise the initial layout of seven 5-acre lots to ...

Menominee man pleads guilty to third offense drunk driving in U.S. 141 crash

IRON MOUNTAIN — A Menominee man accused in a Feb. 2 drunk driving accident in Quinnesec opted Monday to take a plea deal from prosecutors and face sentencing June 5. Matthew Walter Klitzke, 36, pleaded guilty in Dickinson County Circuit Court to operating while intoxicated-third offense, a ...

Niagara man enters guilty pleas in unlawful driving, obstruction case

IRON MOUNTAIN — A Niagara, Wis., man will be sentenced June 5 after accepting a plea deal Monday on charges he drove his vehicle into the Menominee River during a 2016 police pursuit, fled police again in 2017, then violated his bond by having Xanax pills in his possession. Kyle Adrian ...

Niagara to compete in state forensics meet with large team

NIAGARA, Wis. — The Niagara High School public-speaking team will be competing in the Wisconsin High School Forensic Association state meet on April 20-21 in Madison, Wis. The WHSFA was founded in 1895, making it the oldest secondary-school speech organization in the country. Niagara ...

Michigan official: Tugboat damaged Great Lakes pipelines

MACKINAW CITY, Mich. (AP) — Recent damage to underwater oil and electrical lines in the waterway connecting Lake Huron and Lake Michigan that’s blamed for an insulation fluid spill was caused by a tugboat dragging its anchor, Michigan’s attorney general announced Tuesday. Attorney ...