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LaFave lists office hours

IRON MOUNTAIN — Rep. Beau LaFave, R-Iron Mountain has announced his March office hours for residents of Dickinson, Menominee and Delta counties. The schedule is as follows: — Saturday, 11 a.m. to noon at the Breitung Township Hall, 3851 Menominee St. in Quinnesec; and 2 to 3 p.m. ...

Woman sentenced in meth case

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a California woman to three years in prison for shipping methamphetamine to the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa’s reservation in northern Wisconsin. Sixty-nine-year-old Rita Witter of Fremont, California, pleaded guilty in January to one ...

Young skiers compete in Roberts Memorial race

FLORENCE, Wis. — The Roberts Memorial Ski Race and Lessons event drew 55 participants Feb. 23 to the Keyes Peak Ski Hill in Florence. The day started with students separated by skill level and paired with a coach for two hours of ski lessons. After lunch, 25 of the students opted to race ...

Menominee Democrats to meet

STEPHENSON — The Menominee County Democratic Party will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the County Annex Building — S904 U.S. 41 in Stephenson. Katelyn Rader and Connor Raak from U.S. Sen. Gary Peter’s office will provide a legislative update. Peters is a ranking member of the Homeland ...

‘Discover Wisconsin’ show to spotlight Florence

MADISON, Wis. — “Discover Wisconsin,” the state’s tourism TV show, will spotlight Florence and three other Main Street communities in an episode that will premier at 10 a.m. Saturday on Fox Sports Wisconsin. “Just Off Main Street” also will feature Osceola, Whitewater and ...

Forest Park bands set to perform March 21

CRYSTAL FALLS — The Forest Park Band Department will have its annual concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 21, in the Eddie Chambers Memorial Gymnasium at Forest Park School. The middle school band, which includes sixth and seventh grades, will perform first under the direction of Norm Vanaman. ...

On the road again: Henrion rides to victory in BMW motorcycle challenge

NORWAY — Rich Henrion now has an award — and the numbers on the odometer — to prove his passion for motorcycle riding. The Norway resident covered 45,680 miles on the road to win the BMW Motorcycle Owners of America mileage contest for the 2018 season. He logged 1,474 more miles ...

VA creative arts

Jim Hixon performs during the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival on Friday at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain. This annual event showcases and celebrates the unique talents and skills in visual and performing arts that veterans use in their restorative, healing ...

DNR will boost UP deer feeding permits

MARQUETTE —Except within its chronic wasting disease surveillance areas, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources has agreed to issue supplemental deer feeding permits in the southern part of the Upper Peninsula. The action comes with average U.P. snow depths measured across the ...

Feeding deer is no casual endeavor, biologist advises

A number of Upper Peninsula residents have called the Michigan Department of Natural Resources in recent weeks about feeding deer, concerned the deep snow cover in much of the region has made it very difficult for the animals to move and find forage, said Monica Joseph, a wildlife biologist ...

Bay West fights winter blues with sun lamps

IRON MOUNTAIN — Bay College’s West Campus has added two sun lamps on campus for students to use. The lamps are located in the Student Success Center and in the Upper Commons Lounge. Sun lamps are used to help with a variety of conditions, such as seasonal affective disorder, ...

United Way invites applications for funding

IRON MOUNTAIN —The United Way of Dickinson County is conducting its agency application process for 2020 funding. Non-profit agencies, as defined by the federal government, who serve the human health and welfare needs of residents of Dickinson County and the surrounding area, are ...

VA hosting town halls for veterans

IRON MOUNTAIN – Veterans and their families are invited to veteran town halls in Crystal Falls and Pembine, Wis. The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center will host a town hall at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Crystal Falls at VFW Post 2891 located at 108 Superior Ave. On Thursday a town hall will be ...

Norway school hosts blood drive

NORWAY — Norway High School will sponsor the Norway Blood Drive from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday in the high school gym. Anyone able to donate is encouraged to stop in the gym and appointments can be made by calling the high school at 906-563-9542. Breakfast and lunch will be provided ...

Days growing longer

The sun sets Thursday behind the Mountain View Ice Arena in Iron Mountain. The sun went down about 5:47 p.m. Thursday but after Saturday’s time switch will linger above the horizon until 6:51 p.m., and by March 17 won’t set until after 7 p.m. The loss in the morning — a 6:16 a.m. sunrise ...

Woman in protective custody after incident

IRON MOUNTAIN — A woman is in protective custody after brandishing a knife while attempting to climb the fire escape at Iron Mountain High School this morning. Officers from the Iron Mountain Police Department were dispatched to Iron Mountain High School at 7:45 a.m. in reference to a ...

Norway High School to host musical performances

NORWAY — Students from area schools will participate in two Wisconsin School Music Association concert music festivals hosted by Norway High School. Instrumental ensembles will perform Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Concerts for choral ensembles will be held Wednesday, March 20, from 9 ...

House passes legislation to save Menominee County judgeship

LANSING — State Rep. Beau LaFave on Thursday praised his colleagues in the House for unanimously approving a plan to save the 95-A District Court judgeship in Menominee County from elimination. LaFave, R-Iron Mountain, said the legislation would reverse a 2012 action to eliminate the ...

Kingsford approves zoning change

KINGSFORD — The owner of the former Birchwood Mall will be allowed to use as storage space the building that once housed JCPenney and a Sears store. The Kingsford City Council earlier this week authorized rezoning the site at 610 S. Carpenter Ave. from B-1 Community Business to B-2 General ...

Zuckerberg pledges a privacy-friendly Facebook

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After building a social network that turned into a surveillance system, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he’s shifting his company’s focus to messaging services designed to serve as fortresses of privacy. Instead of just being the network that connects everyone, ...