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Tax break approved for Systems Control

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Systems Control received a tax break Monday for a $9.9 million addition at its Iron Mountain manufacturing facility, as well as a concession from the city on terms of the abatement. The company is getting an Industrial Facilities Tax Exemption that provides a 50 percent tax ...

Ballot error stalls IM school liaison officer millage

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A millage to restore funding for a police officer in Iron Mountain Public Schools will likely have to wait until 2019 due to a mixup in the ballot language, City Manager Jordan Stanchina said Monday. The language submitted by the city calls for a five-year levy beginning in ...

UP Health won’t seek to acquire DCHS

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The sale of Dickinson County Healthcare System to Marquette-based UP Health System will no longer be pursued. DCHS and UP Health System announced today that the organizations have terminated a non-binding letter of intent signed in July. In a press release, the parties ...

Labor dispute puts IM paving, court work on hold

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A two-week labor dispute that has brought paving projects to a halt statewide may jeopardize work on Stephenson and Carpenter avenues, as well as planned tennis and pickleball courts in Iron Mountain. The road builders’ lockout of union workers has slowed or halted work on ...

Norway says yes to distillery business

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NORWAY — The Norway City Council on Monday gave its stamp of approval to a resident’s plan for a distillery in the former Moose Lodge building on the 700 block of Main Street. Owner Chad Kay hopes to have the North Winds Distillery open to the public by next year, according to a business ...

Kingsford acquires new dump/plow truck

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KINGSFORD — The Kingsford City Council on Monday approved buying a new dump/plow truck from U.P. Truck Center in Quinnesec at a cost of $147,986. The price includes $2,500 for trade on the city’s 1981 dump/plow truck. U.P. Truck Center was the lowest bid to meet or exceed all ...

Bark River woman gets jail in meth bust

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A Bark River woman caught in an April 5 methamphetamine bust in Iron Mountain was sentenced Monday to nine months in jail, with credit for 165 days already served, and two years of probation. Jessica Lee Urmanski, 35, previously had pleaded guilty in Dickinson County Circuit ...

DCHS reviews Emergency Department care

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IRON MOUNTAIN — In an effort to prevent addictions to pain medications, the Dickinson County Healthcare System Emergency Department has reduced its prescription rate for oral opioids. Since September 2015, the rate of ED patients being discharged with a prescription for oral opioids has been ...

Polich cases combined; plea deal on table

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IRON MOUNTAIN — An Iron River man accused of trying to run from police investigating two underage drinking parties in Sagola Township has agreed to consolidate his two cases while he considers a plea deal from the Dickinson County Prosecutor’s Office. Judge Michael Pope of Gogebic County ...

Township sues to keep prison

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MARENISCO TOWNSHIP (AP) — A township in the Upper Peninsula is suing to stop the closing of a prison. Marenisco Township in Gogebic County says the state didn’t do an economic-impact study as required by law. But a judge on Monday rejected a request for a restraining order. The ...

Halloween Family Fun Fest at Harmony Arboretum

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Marinette, WI – The annual Halloween Family Fun Fest will be taking place on Saturday, Oct.13, at the Harmony Arboretum from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Children’s Learning Garden at the Harmony Arboretum. Crafts, games, pumpkin decorating, self-guided scavenger hunt, games, displays, farm animal ...

Authorities pull globe, not honey pot, from bear cub’s head

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BALSAM LAKE, Wis. (AP) — A bear cub in Wisconsin had a Winnie the Pooh moment, but it wasn’t a honey pot that got stuck on its head. It was a hard plastic globe. Authorities rescued the cub Sunday after a passer-by spotted it near Balsam Lake with the mother bear nearby. The Polk County ...

Summer concert series raises funds to benefit programs

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BARK RIVER — A successful summer concert series at Northern Sun Winery has raised more than $3,000 to support local charities and community programs. Northern Sun owners Susie and Dave Anthony have announced results from three public music events in their “Funday Sunday” Benefit Concert ...

M&M Area Community Foundation provides Clean Energy Training

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WAUSAUKEE, Wis. — The MMACF has extended invitations, set a date, and finalized plans for all school districts within Marinette and Menominee Counties to participate in energy assessment and conservation training made possible through the C.S. Mott Foundation grant to the Community ...

Ford Airport Day

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Warm but dry weather Saturday brought out the crowds for the 16th annual Ford Airport Day at the airport in Kingsford. Lincoln Peterson of Kingsford checks out the interior of the Airlifeline plane. Harvey and Adelaide Ellis of Iron Mountain get an up close look at the 1944 North American ...

For Kingsford man, landscaping is Second Nature

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KINGSFORD — After working for a landscaping company in Quinnesec for eight years, Jason Pietrantonio thought it was only natural to strike out on his own in 2016 by starting Second Nature Landscaping. “I’ve always like landscaping, and I wanted to learn more about it. I put my time in ...

Suicide awareness events set for Saturday in IM

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson County Communities That Care will host a HOPE2HELP suicide awareness walk from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday. This will be a 1-mile walk starting at the parking lot of Great Lakes Recovery, 301 Kent St. Depression and anxiety has been identified as a risk factor for ...

Thrivent offers free workshops on planning for college costs

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Thrivent Financial will host a free educational workshop to help parents of high school students with their college planning. The 60-minute College Planning Strategies workshop will be at 6 p.m. Sept. 26 in the Kingsford High School auditorium, 2000 Pyle Drive in ...

City council meetings tonight

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Iron Mountain City Council will meet at 6 p.m. today at City Hall, 501 S. Stephenson Ave., Iron Mountain. Agenda items include an Industrial Facilities Exemption certificate for Systems Control; a Commercial Rehabilitation Exemption certificate for Hillcrest Realty/Erickson Jewelers; and an ...