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LaCost releases March report

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson County District Judge Julie A. LaCost has issued her activity report for the month of March. New criminal cases for the month included 21 felonies, 16 misdemeanors, seven OWIL/OUI misdemeanors and two felony drunk driving. New civil cases included 45 general ...

Michigan motorcyclist dies after collision with turkey

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a 70-year-old motorcyclist has died after he collided with a turkey that was trying to cross a road in suburban Detroit. The crash happened Saturday afternoon in Oakland Township, about 22 miles northwest of Detroit. The Oakland County ...

Wisconsin marks progress on river pollution cleanup

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Two of Wisconsin’s most polluted sites on the Great Lakes are marking cleanup milestones, after the state Department of Natural Resources declared both waterways to be no longer impaired. The Lower Menominee River and the St. Louis River are among five areas in the ...

UP Kids offering training for foster, adoptive parents

HOUGHTON — U.P. Kids will host an all-day training Friday for foster and adoptive parents. Kim Seidel, a specialist on reactive detachment disorder, will train parents how to deal with severe behaviors such as gorging, lying, defiance, stealing, self-mutilation, sexual acting out and ...

Building better lives: Habitat chapter will soon finish 50th home

IRON MOUNTAIN — Amanda Johnson of Iron Mountain and children Tyler and Lillianna can look forward in a few weeks to moving into their own home. It will be a milestone not just for the family but for Habitat for Humanity Menominee River as well — the 50th home the local chapter has ...

Wrongly accused recipients win ruling

DETROIT (AP) — Residents who were wrongly accused of defrauding Michigan’s unemployment program won a major ruling Friday as the state Supreme Court set a favorable deadline for people to sue over decisions spit out from a disastrous computer system and enforced by staff. The court said ...

Sale of Beacon House sets stage for Mariucci project

MARQUETTE — Marquette’s Beacon House, a 33-room hospitality house located along Third Street, has officially been sold, Beacon House CEO Mary Tavernini Dowling confirmed. “We are so happy to be able to take our next step toward building a ‘right-sized’ sustainable hospitality ...

Trumpeters are heavyweights of waterfowl class

The Upper Peninsula has few birds more likely to draw a gasp than a trumpeter swan. I’ve heard them call in the early morning on Six Mile Lake in the past and photographed a solo and lost-looking juvenile two years ago, but this spring, a group of four showed up one day where the lake ...

Trump likes Wisconsin result

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — President Donald Trump is congratulating Brian Hagedorn on what the president calls a “big surprise win” in this week’s Wisconsin Supreme Court election. Hagedorn has about 6,000 more votes than liberal-backed Lisa Neubauer. Hagedorn declared victory, but Neubauer ...

New troopers assigned to IM post

LANSING — Michigan’s newest troopers will soon report to work at Michigan State Police posts across the state after graduating from the 135th Trooper Recruit School. Assigned to the Iron Mountain post were Tyler Floering and Kial Wade, both of Traverse City. The 135th Trooper Recruit ...

Craig Lake: Upper Peninsula gem is state’s most remote state park

It was a strange late November afternoon with a couple of inches of wet snow covering the twisting dirt road that cut through wetlands and wound up into the hills of hardwoods at Craig Lake State Park. The temperature had climbed into the low 50s and the boiling clouds on the horizon told ...

Fire destroys garage on F Street in Iron Mountain

IRON MOUNTAIN — A two-car garage in Iron Mountain is considered a total loss after a fire Thursday evening, according to the Iron Mountain Fire Department. When firefighters reached the property at 110 W. F St. about 5:19 p.m. the fire had spread through the single-story garage, which is ...

Kingsford teen pleads guilty to knife incident

IRON MOUNTAIN — A Kingsford teen could spend up to five years in prison for wielding a knife after he forced his way into a home in February and wound up putting a man in a choke hold. The 17-year-old pleaded guilty Thursday in Dickinson County Circuit Court to one count each of home ...

SD man pleads not guilty in death of woman found in Menominee County

YANKTON, S.D. — A Yankton man has pleaded not guilty in South Dakota in the death and dismemberment of a woman whose remains were discovered March 16 in Menominee County in the Upper Peninsula. Stephen Falkenberg, 45, made a brief initial appearance Thursday in Yankton County Circuit Court ...

Menominee Range Memories – Garage was prominent on IM’s South Stephenson

IRON MOUNTAIN — The 42nd installment of Menominee Range Memories, a series of articles by William J. Cummings, Menominee Range Historical Foundation historian, now available on the Dickinson County Library’s website, is titled “Downtown Iron Mountain Businesses — 119-129 South ...

Mini-grant awarded

The Dickinson Area Community Foundation recently awarded a $250 mini-grant to Breitung Township Schools for the Woodland Child Care Children’s Garden. The garden is in its fifth year of operation and is used to educate 80 youth each year ages 2 1/2 to 11 years old in maintaining a garden and ...

DNR spring hearings Monday

FLORENCE, Wis. — On Monday, starting at 7 p.m. in each county of the state, individuals interested in natural resources management will have the opportunity to provide their input and testimony on proposed rule changes and advisory questions relating to conservation and fish and wildlife ...

Superior Health Foundation requests information for grant

MARQUETTE — The Superior Health Foundation has launched its 2019 Proactive Grant Focus process with the release of a Request for Information to gather criteria about organizations with the capacity and vision to make an impact on improving medical transportation services throughout the Upper ...

Democrats meet

STEPHENSON — The next meeting of the Menominee County Democratic Party will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the County Annex Building S904 U.S. 41 in Stephenson. Bobby Antilla, Michigan Democratic Party political organizer for the Upper Peninsula, will be on hand to discuss the role of ...

Amberg Historical Society plans meeting Monday

AMBERG, Wis. — The Amberg Historical Society general membership meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Amberg Community Center. Anyone who is interested learning or preserving the Amberg area story is invited and encouraged to attend. Much work has been done since the museum closed ...