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DNR details CWD surveillance

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has stepped up its surveillance and information efforts in the wake of the Upper Peninsula’s first case of chronic wasting disease being confirmed Oct. 18 from Waucedah Township. A 4-year-old doe killed in September on a deer ...

LaCost faces Carlson for 95-B District Court judge

A Norway attorney is challenging the Kingsford woman who has served as 95-B District Court judge for the past eight months. Julie LaCost was named to the bench by Gov. Rick Snyder in February after Christopher Ninomiya was moved up to circuit court. The district includes Dickinson and Iron ...

Dickinson County commissioner races to be decided Tuesday

Four incumbent Dickinson County commissioners, all Republicans, will be challenged in Tuesday’s election. In District 5, incumbent Democrat John Degenaer Jr. is running unopposed. Candidates in the four contested races offered these statements: District 1, Joseph Stevens, Republican My ...

Long-tailed ducks make rare UP appearance

Each fall and spring holds the tantalizing possibility an unusual bird will decide to pass by during migration, perhaps even make a short stop to feed or rest before moving on to wherever the final destination might be. The pickings this fall, however, have been pretty scant. Maybe the ...

Big Holiday fair

The 13th annual Daily News Newspapers In Education Big Holiday Arts, Crafts and Gift Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at Kingsford Middle/High School, 445 Hamilton Ave. Admission is free. Above, shoppers enjoy the 2017 event.

Adjust clocks, change batteries

IRON MOUNTAIN  — Residents are reminded to change batteries in smoke alarms as daylight saving time ends this weekend. “The foam cushions, synthetic fabrics and plastics in household furnishings today produce more heat, more thick dark smoke, and more fire gases than in the past,” ...

Symphony on the Rocks to meld classical, pop musicians in concert

IRON MOUNTAIN — It’s a “mythic level” rock concert experience in the North Woods — except it does exist. Vic Ferrari and 20 of the best classical and pop musicians in the Midwest will bring their high-powered Symphony on the Rocks show to the Braumart Theatre in Iron Mountain on ...

State Senate race in 38th pits Dianda, McBroom

A former Michigan state representative and a current House member are bidding to become the next state Senator for District 38. Democrat Scott Dianda of Calumet is completing his third and last term in the House, while Ed McBroom of Vulcan left due to term limits in 2016. The 38th state ...

Romps, LaFave square off for state House seat

The race for the District 108 Michigan House seat has the first-term incumbent from Iron Mountain facing an Escanaba man making his first run for state office. Democrat Bob Romps’ views can be read below. Republican state Rep. Beau LaFave did not return answers about his candidacy. The ...

City’s annual tree sale continues through Dec. 15

IRON MOUNTAIN — The city is conducting its annual tree sale now until Dec. 15. Any trees purchased by that date will be planted by the city next spring on the boulevards, which is the space between the street or curb and property line. The cost is $125 for the first 30 trees sold and $180 ...

Rolling right along

William Barglind navigates his scooter among the leaves down East F Street in Iron Mountain on his way to a buddy’s house Thursday evening. The weather for the weekend looks to be a mix, with a mostly sunny Saturday giving way to snow and then rain Sunday, according to the National Weather ...

3-D modeling

Kay McLain’s Fab Lab students at Florence High School used 3D software to create models, or prototypes, of a project piece needed by Meg Dallapiazza. Prototyping is a preliminary model of an item. Using the 3D printer was a fast, inexpensive way to model a piece. Students compared their ...

Ground search for missing Wisconsin girl scaled back

BARRON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin authorities are scaling back their ground search for a missing 13-year-old girl whose parents were shot dead, saying Wednesday that their investigation into Jayme Closs’ abduction is entering a new phase. Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said in a ...

Lawsuit blames two companies for communities’ water contamination

PARCHMENT, Mich. (AP) — A federal lawsuit blames two companies for high amounts of toxic industrial chemicals that were found in drinking water of two southwestern Michigan communities over the summer. The Kalamazoo Gazette reports Detroit firm Liddle & Dubin sued Thursday in U.S. ...

Mini-grant awarded

The Dickinson Area Community Foundation recently awarded a $250 mini-grant to the City of Iron Mountain’s Tree Board to be used to purchase banners to advertise their annual tree sale. From left, Tamara Juul, executive director of the Community Foundation, presents the check to Kathy ...

Big Holiday fair Saturday

KINGSFORD — Get into the holiday spirit early at the 13th annual Daily News Newspapers In Education Big Holiday Arts, Crafts and Gift Fair on Saturday in Kingsford. The 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. event is expected to draw thousands to Kingsford Middle/High School, 445 Hamilton Ave. Admission is ...

Early morning fire damages Kingsford apartments

KINGSFORD — Eight apartments in a 12-unit complex on Grant Street sustained heavy damage in a fire early today, but all residents were able to evacuate safely, authorities said. A Kingsford Public Safety Department officer required treatment for smoke inhalation, but otherwise there were no ...

Trick-or-treat

From left, Bobbi and Julia Domaradzki of Kingsford pass out Halloween candy Wednesday at their home on Brookfield Street to Alex Neville, a nun, of Hermansville; Gianna Maule, a clown, of Randville; Marti Neville, a giraffe, of Hermansville; and Jaiden Maule, as Taylor Swift, of Randville.

YMCA signing

Paperwork was signed Wednesday at the Dickinson County Courthouse for the Northern Lights YMCA to claim ownership of the former Crystal Lake Community Center for the sum of $1, eight years after entering into a lease agreement with Dickinson County. Membership at the center is about 3,000 and ...

IM to dismiss early Friday

IRON MOUNTAIN — Friday will be a half-day for Iron Mountain Public Schools students, due to the football playoff game in Roscommon. Students in grades 5-12 will be released from the Central Campus at 11 a.m. North Elementary students will be released at 11:10 a.m. There will breakfast ...