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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, ...

Contract to dredge polluted Lake Superior harbor awarded

DETROIT (AP) — Federal officials have awarded a contract to remove copper mine waste from a Lake Superior harbor, where it threatens to damage crucial fish spawning habitat more than a century after companies dumped it into the water. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Petersen Companies ...

School security

IRON RIVER — Violence in schools across the country has prompted a number of districts to improve security, including adding a police presence on site. West Iron County Schools in Iron River is the latest to follow that trend, after the school board decided to contract with the Iron County ...

Crystal Falls man accepts plea deal in Niagara stabbing, murder plot

MARINETTE, Wis. — A Crystal Falls man accused of stabbing a Niagara, Wis., man in the arm last year as part of a reported murder plot will be sentenced Nov. 12 after accepting a plea agreement Friday in Marinette County Court. Online court records show 32-year-old Scott Lee Reed pleaded no ...

Crafty Flea Market today at Antoine

IRON MOUNTAIN – The Crafty Flea Market takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at Lake Antoine Park, N3393 Quinnesec Lake Antoine Road in Iron Mountain. This first-ever event will have vendors at more than 49 camping sites at the park, with items for sale that include soap and bath bombs, ...

State to provide $3.7 million for UP flood relief — Snyder

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The state of Michigan plans to help share the cost of providing matching funds for federal disaster relief to communities in the Upper Peninsula affected by severe flooding in June. Gov. Rick Snyder’s office announced Friday that he’s authorized the state to match ...

Fall is prime season for mushroom hunting

Prime mushroom spots apparently are like favorite fishing sites or White House insider stories — you don’t reveal your source. When asked where he got such a monster puffball earlier this week, Joe Arcand replied with a laugh, “In the woods.” While spring morels tended to get the ...

Norway area Cassidy Creek Truck Trail closed temporarily

NORWAY — Sections of the Norway Off-Road Vehicle Trail and forest road known as the “Cassidy Creek Truck Trail” will be temporarily closed this fall for trail improvements, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources said. The work will include new culvert, bridge and decking ...

VA to host ‘Combat Paper’

IRON MOUNTAIN – The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center’s Suicide Prevention Program will host workshops Tuesday and Wednesday featuring artist Drew Cameron, of Combat Paper, who will help participants convert donated military uniforms into handmade paper. Individual workshops will be held ...

Labor issue stalls Escanaba bridge work, road projects statewide

WELLS — No progress was reported this week in an ongoing labor dispute that has led to a statewide lockout by the Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation Association against Operating Engineers 324. The dispute has affected work on the U.S. 2 and 41 bridge over the Escanaba River, ...

A wheel good time

NORWAY — You can’t go wrong with the classics. Automania 2018, the Just Cruizin’ Car Club’s 23rd annual show Saturday at the Dickinson County fairgrounds in Norway, again will feature a full array of makes and models of cars, trucks, motorcycles and tractors. Registration is from 9 ...

Arrest made in Ishpeming drive-by shooting

ISHPEMING — An Ishpeming man has been arrested in connection with a drive-by shooting Aug. 28 in Ishpeming. Brandon Lee Schiefel, 24, was arrested Thursday without incident on a 12-count felony warrant issued by the Marquette County Prosecutors Office, according to a release issued by the ...

Torch Run on Tuesday

IRON MOUNTAIN —The Iron Mountain Community Run takes place Tuesday at the Iron Mountain Michigan State Police Post. Registration starts at 10 a.m. and the run starts at 10. The $25 registration fee includes a dri-fit T-shirt. The Law Enforcement Torch Run is the single largest grassroots ...

Michigan ballot to have voting expansion initiative

DELTA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Michigan voters this fall will decide if the state should allow same-day registration, no-reason absentee ballots and straight-ticket voting after the certification Thursday of a third and final initiative for the statewide ballot. The bipartisan Board of State ...

Wisconsin flooding damage estimated to be $209 million

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Damage estimates are soaring in southern Wisconsin after weeks of severe flooding and storms destroyed pavement and damaged hundreds of homes. Here’s a look at where things stand: ——— HOW BAD IS IT? Gov. Scott Walker tweeted Thursday that the flooding and ...

Florence County sets immunization clinics

FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence County Health Department immunization clinics will from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Tipler Town Hall; from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19 at the Hillcrest/ NWTC building in Aurora; and from 2 to 4 p.m. at the health department, located in the courthouse in ...