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Egg hunt donation

Forward Financial Credit Union representatives Rob Langsford, president, and Char Liebergen, executive assistant, are shown with four bikes purchased for the Norway Easter Egg Hunt. This year’s event will be held Saturday, March 31, at Marion Park in Norway.

Data bank

With an electric current pulsing through the waters of a secluded stream, brook trout and other fish swirl into view — stunned briefly — before they are captured, measured, counted and released. The information gathered from these samplings helps fisheries biologists assess stream fish ...

Menominee man pleads not guilty in Quinnesec crash

IRON MOUNTAIN — A Menominee man has an April 16 pre-trial conference scheduled in Dickinson County Circuit Court after pleading not guilty to charges stemming from a Feb. 2 traffic crash near the U.S. 2-U.S. 141 junction in Quinnesec. Matthew Walter Klitzke, 36, entered the pleas Tuesday to ...

Woman killed in crash on US 2 near St. Ignace

ST. IGNACE — One person died Thursday in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 2 just west of St. Ignace, Michigan State Police troopers said. A woman was driving a mini-van east on the snow-covered, icy highway about 8:15 a.m. when she crossed the centerline and collided with a westbound pickup ...

Trade groups say tariffs on aluminum, steel could cost US more

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A broad swath of U.S. industries is unhappy with the tariffs that the Trump administration is imposing on aluminum and steel imports, warning the penalties will jack up costs, raise prices for consumers and potentially put people out of work. Despite objections voiced by ...

CWD-positive deer found on Washington County farm

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A white-tailed deer from a breeding farm in Washington County has tested positive for chronic wasting disease. Wisconsin State Veterinarian Paul McGraw announced the finding Thursday. The National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa, confirmed the test ...

New king cheese crowned world champion in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A new king cheese has been crowned in Wisconsin. The winner of the 2018 World Championship Cheese Contest is a hard sheep’s milk cheese called Esquirrou. The announcement was made Thursday night in Madison. Esquirrou is made in France at Mauleon Fromagerie by Michel ...

Students honored

Pictured are 4K through fifth grade students of the month at Niagara Public School District for the month of February, from left, in the front row, Landon Sweig, second grade; Emma Wahlstrom, 4K; Trenton Ackerman, kindergarten; in the back row, Scott Trevillian, principal; Natalie Grinnell, ...

Jarchow calls Capitol Police ‘bozo operation’

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin state representative unhappy that an investigation into a potentially threatening social media post led to no charges says he’s “embarrassed” by Capitol Police and calls it a “bozo operation.” The Wisconsin State Journal reported Friday on the ...

Farmers & Artisans Market on Saturday

IRON MOUNTAIN - The Farmers & Artisans Winter Market will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Iron Mountain Schools Izzo-Mariucci Center on the corner of Carpenter and West A Street. The market is managed and operated by the Farmers Market Executive Committee under the auspices ...

Mini grant awarded

The Dickinson Area Community Foundation along with affiliate Crystal Falls Area Community Foundation, recently awarded a $250 mini grant to the Crystal Falls Museum Society - Harbour House to purchase archive-appropriate storage for documents and other items in the museum's collection. Mary Ann ...

Norway woman appointed to Board of Nursing Home Administrators

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Cheryl Bray of Norway to the Michigan Board of Nursing Home Administrators. Housed within the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, the nine-member board is responsible for determining licensing ...

Kingsford High School Booster Books

Donated books

The Kingsford High School Academic Booster Club recently made a generous donation to the KHS Media Center for some new and updated research books. They include many of the topics that impact student lives and affect decision-making. Displaying some the new books, from left, are Joe Sturm, Carly ...

Relief funds available to some in Michigan after flooding

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The state says emergency relief assistance may be available to low-income residents affected by flooding that began last month in parts of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. Lt. Gov. Brian Calley says in a statement that the State Emergency Relief program is open to provide ...

‘Miss Donna’: Celebrated dance teacher plans community variety show

KINGSFORD — What’s an anniversary without a party? For Donna’s School of Dance, the party is a community variety show in June and everyone’s invited. “Variety Show Blast Off” is set for Saturday, June 9, at the Kingsford High School Auditorium. Singers, dancers and musicians ...

Plea talks continue in knife assault case

IRON MOUNTAIN — A Loretto man accused of injuring another man with a knife in November has again waived his district court preliminary examination and will continue to discuss a plea offer with prosecutors. Timothy John LaPine, 46, agreed Wednesday to be bound over to Dickinson County ...

Woman cuts herself at Dickinson courthouse

IRON MOUNTAIN — A woman is in protective custody after cutting herself with a box cutter in the Dickinson County Courthouse on Wednesday afternoon, Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office officials said. The woman had been in the circuit courtroom and stepped outside into a hallway to talk ...

Breitung sends letter on school safety matter

KINGSFORD — Breitung Township School District administrators would like to assure parents of school safety after rumors of a threat to the school recently circled on social media websites. District Superintendent Craig Allen said Thursday the incident stemmed from comments made by a ...

IM man sentenced for break-in attempt

IRON MOUNTAIN — An Iron Mountain man will spend seven months in jail and two years on probation for attempting to break into a shed containing marijuana outside a friend’s home in Breitung Township in January. Frederick Paul Descamps II, 30, was sentenced Tuesday in Dickinson County ...