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Body found in dumpster on IM’s south side

IRON MOUNTAIN — Authorities are investigating a body discovered this morning in a dumpster behind the Goodwill Industries store but say foul play is not suspected in the death. The body was found about 8:55 a.m. behind the building at 1858 S. Stephenson Ave., in the retail strip mall off ...

Bergman secures second US House term

(AP) Republican U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman of Watersmeet has been declared the winner in U.S. House District 1. The first-term incumbent defeated Democratic political newcomer Matt Morgan of Traverse City, an Iraq war veteran and, like Bergman, retired Marine.

New bus company hired for Breitung schools, DIISD

KINGSFORD — Schilleman Bus Service will take over providing transportation both for Breitung Township Schools and the Dickinson/Iron Intermediate School District, with a target date to start of Nov. 26, the Monday after the Thanksgiving break. The two districts were forced to look for a ...

Now, it’s up to the voters

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tweetstorms and a trade war. Kanye in the Oval Office. Kavanaugh in the hearing room. President Donald Trump's presidency has been a wild, turbulent, two-year ride. Now it's time for voters to weigh in how much they're enjoying it. Republicans' across-the-board ...

Stabenow defeats GOP’s James to win Michigan’s Senate race

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan won a fourth term on Tuesday, fending off political newcomer John James and preventing a surprise breakthrough in a state where Republican senators have been a rarity. Stabenow highlighted her bipartisan achievements and ...

Free ‘Mental Health and High School Curriculum’ training to be offered

MARQUETTE — Great Lakes Recovery Centers, Inc. received a $6,000 grant from the Superior Health Foundation to train 10 to 20 teachers from across the Upper Peninsula in the Mental Health and High School Curriculum. The eight-hour training and will take place on March 7 in Marquette, with ...

Blood drive Wednesday

Norway High School is sponsoring a Red Cross Blood Drive from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday in the gym. Breakfast and lunch will be provided for donors. There will be a $50 gas card drawing for adults and students. Every 30 donations will raise $250 for scholarships for Norway students. To ...

Community Connect event Friday

The Dickinson Area Community Foundation has awarded a $250 mini-grant to the Community Connect planing committee. This event is a free resource fair to the community, connecting families and individuals in need of assistance to resources such as housing, education and heating. It will be held ...

Wisconsin DNR: Bear kill down in 2018

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin wildlife officials say hunters killed fewer black bears this year. The Department of Natural Resources says preliminary registration numbers show hunters killed 3,685 bears during the 2018 season, down 11 percent from 4,136 in 2017. DNR officials say the ...

Re-energized Bay theater program meets Wednesday

ESCANABA — The arts at Bay College continue to thrive, and theater is no exception. The student drama club was rejuvenated this past winter semester with a focus on theatrical workshops, theater trips and a small production. The efforts were coordinated by Erica Mead in conjunction with ...

New scholarship established for UW-Green Bay students

GREEN BAY, Wis. — High school students in Marinette or Oconto County who plan to attend UW-Green Bay have a new scholarship opportunity. The Virgil and Lorraine (Panske) Thomson Memorial Endowed Scholarship has been established by family members of Virgil and Lorraine (Panske) Thomson, ...

Woman killed in workplace accident in Mackinac County

CLARK TOWNSHIP — A 44-year-old woman has died in workplace incident at a commercial stone pit in Mackinac County. Michigan State Police posts in St. Ignace and Sault Ste. Marie are investigating the incident, which occurred about 1:50 a.m. Saturday at Carmeuse Lime and Stone on M-134 in ...

Breitung Schools to dismiss early

KINGSFORD — Breitung Township Schools will dismiss early kindergarten through 12th grade students early on Thursday. Woodland Elementary students will be dismissed at 11:55 a.m. Students will be dismissed at 12:15 p.m. at the Kingsford High/Middle School. No lunch will be served at the ...

Bridge closure Wednesday

WELLS — Plans have changed for work on the U.S. 2 and 41 bridge over the Escanaba River, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation. A lane closure scheduled for today was delayed due to anticipated bad weather in the area. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern time on Wednesday, ...

IM conferences Wednesday

IRON MOUNTAIN —Iron Mountain Public Schools will be dismissed early on Wednesday for parent-teacher conferences. Central Middle and Iron Mountain High School will dismiss at 11 a.m. and North/East Elementary at 11:10 a.m. No lunch will be served. Parent/teacher conferences will be noon ...

Bells will be ringing

KINGSFORD — A mark to the start of the holiday season is the sound of Salvation Army bells. Starting Nov. 12, those red kettles will be in front of local business until the end of the campaign Dec. 22. Many local organization are strong believers in the Salvation Army Bread of Life ...

County, school boards on Dickinson ballot

Local elections on Tuesday’s ballot in Dickinson County will include contested races for the county board. Incumbent Republican commissioners will be challenged by Democrats in four districts, with incumbent Democrat John Degenaer Jr. running unopposed in District 5. The contested races ...

Full slate of local races in Iron County

Iron County voters will see these contested races on the ballot Tuesday: — Republican Gregory Markkanen will face Democrat Ken Summers to replace outgoing state Rep. Scott Dianda in the 110th state House District. — The only contested Iron County Board seat is District 2 — Bates ...

Michigan voters to elect new governor

Elections for governor, U.S. Senate and other top offices will be on Tuesday’s ballot in Michigan, along with a host of local races and three statewide proposals. Democrat Gretchen Whitmer, the former Senate minority leader, and Republican Bill Schuette, the state’s attorney general, ...

Judicial seats to be decided

Voters in Dickinson and Iron counties will decide Tuesday whether to retain Julie LaCost as 95-B District Court judge or elect challenger Grant Carlson of Norway. LaCost, of Kingsford, was appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder in February after Christopher Ninomiya was moved up to circuit court. ...