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Waucedah Township man awaits pre-trial conference

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A Waucedah Township man has entered not guilty pleas in Dickinson County Circuit Court to assault and drug charges. Todd Stephen Johnson, 56, will return to court July 23 for a pre-trial conference on assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder or by ...

More second-grade sections needed at Woodland Elementary

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KINGSFORD — Woodland Elementary will need to increase its sections in second grade for the 2018-19 school year and perhaps add another class in first grade or kindergarten as well, school officials said. Woodland has 156 first-graders going into second grade, Woodland Principal Darren ...

Pickup truck driver arraigned after series of Escanaba crashes

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ESCANABA — A man who went on a three-block rampage in a pickup on North Lincoln Road was arraigned in Delta County District Court Monday. Peter Stephen Walls, 28, of 513 K St., Chaney, Wash., was arrested by Escanaba Public Safety Saturday night after Escanaba Public Safety received ...

In the swing of things

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Felisha, top, and Karmin Bagley of Kingsford play on a tire swing at a friend’s home on Hemlock Street in Kingsford. After a weekend of rain and thunderstorms, a string of sunny days appears to be on tap for the area, according to the National Weather Service.

Police officers contract approved in IM

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A new three-year collective bargaining agreement is in place for members of the Iron Mountain Police Officers Association that includes a high deductible health insurance plan that will reduce premium costs. The contract, retroactive to July 1, 2017, was approved Monday by ...

Norway tax rate holds steady for 2018-19

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NORWAY — The Norway City Council gave final approval Monday to its 2018-19 budget that includes about $2.8 million in general fund revenues and keeps the property tax rate flat. The rate will be $16.3942 per $1,000 of taxable property value. This comes after a public hearing June 4 when ...

Houghton, Menominee counties declared disaster areas

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Houghton and Menominee counties were declared state disaster areas Monday as they struggle to cope with the damage caused by massive flash flooding through the region that started early Sunday. The move will allow National Guard to be sent to those counties to assist with road repairs, Gov. ...

Boy injured in flood-damaged home dies

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A Houghton County boy critically injured Sunday morning when flash flooding collapsed the basement of his family’s home has died, the family stated online. While authorities did not release the 12-year-old’s name, a GoFundMe page started by Liddy Newman Markham identified him as Thatcher ...

Pair look to avoid trials in Iron County arson case

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CRYSTAL FALLS — An Iron County arson case likely will resolve without a trial, as one co-defendant took a plea deal Monday and the other indicated she likely will accept a similar offer in the coming weeks. However, a related case involving a reported murder plot still is going through ...

Loretto man takes plea deal in knife assault

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A Loretto man accused of injuring another man with a knife will be sentenced Aug. 7 after accepting a plea deal Monday on reduced charges. Timothy John LaPine, 46, pleaded no contest to felonious assault, a four-year felony, and guilty to attempted unlawful driving away of a ...

Red Cross blood drives planned today, Wednesday

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IRON MOUNTAIN — There will be a Red Cross blood drive today until 5:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 395 Hamilton Ave. in Kingsford. There will also be a blood drive on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bay College West in Iron Mountain.

Local Brew plays at Out to Lunch

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IRON MOUNTAIN — If you’re disappointed that you missed seeing “Local Brew” at Brew Fest on June 9, you’re in luck. This will be their first time, but hopefully not their last, performing at Out to Lunch in Downtown Iron Mountain. Formed in 2012, Local Brew is an acoustic trio playing ...

Art in the Garden events planned at Harmony Arboretum

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MARINETTE, Wis. — Art in the Garden will again be held at Harmony Arboretum on Saturday, Aug. 4 from 9 a.m. to noon. This event sponsored by Northern Lights Master Gardeners Association (NLMGA) includes a variety of Make ‘n Take garden art projects, garden tours, snacks, and an edible ...

Michigan pledges $50M for shipping locks upgrade

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder and top Michigan lawmakers are promising President Donald Trump the state will help pay to upgrade the Soo Locks if the federal government takes the lead. Snyder and Lt. Gov. Brian Calley told Trump in a letter released Monday that Michigan is ...

Wausaukee library receives grant

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WAUSAUKEE, Wis. — The Friends of the Wausaukee Area Library received $2,008 from the Community Wide Fund held at the M&M Area Community Foundation. These funds will support updated computers at the Mid-County Library in Wausaukee. The Friends of the Wausaukee Area Library welcomes new ...

Evidence of pollution found in Marinette

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MARINETTE, Wis. (AP) — A manufacturer in northeastern Wisconsin has discovered new evidence of groundwater pollution near Lake Michigan involving a chemical that has raised national health concerns. Tyco Fire Products said this month that it discovered perfluorinated chemicals, or PFCs, in ...

Norway band concert tonight

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NORWAY — The second concert of the Norway City Band’s 137th season begins tonight at the Norway band shell at 7:30. The concert will feature numbers highlighting the music of Glenn Miller and the Beach Boys, with a finale medley of John Williams’ movie music. Famous marches by Sousa, ...

Flash flooding hits Copper Country

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HOUGHTON — Unprecedented heavy rains throughout the Copper Country triggered epic flash flooding in Houghton and other communities Sunday that tore up asphalt streets and damaged homes and businesses. As much as 7 inches of rain fell in parts of the region, according to the National ...

FireBrick now open at Young’s

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IRON RIVER — Young’s new pub-style restaurant, FireBrick Bar & Grill, had its grand opening earlier in June. This is the first time in almost 10 years Young’s has offered full-service dining, with a new menu created by Executive Chef Kevin Amelio. The opening marks a milestone in ...

New Blind Pig bar worth hunting for in IM

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The Blind Pig has an eyesight problem. As in, it can be difficult to see the new downtown Iron Mountain business. “You have to know somebody, who knows somebody, to get there,” laughed Brittany Linsmeyer, owner of The Blind Pig 906 that opened May 5. Or recognize ...