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LaCost issues court report

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson County District Judge Julie A. LaCost has issued her activity report for the month of February 2019. New criminal cases for the month included 12 felonies, 10 misdemeanors, six OWIL/OUI misdemeanors and two felony drunk driving. New civil cases for the month ...

Notice To Creditors; Patrick J. Case

Legal Notices

STATE OF MICHIGAN PROBATE COURT COUNTY OF DICKINSON NOTICE TO CREDITORS FILE NO. 19-028-DE ESTATE OF Patrick J. Case Date of Birth: 03/29/1969 TO ALL CREDITORS* NOTICE TO CREDITORS The decedent, Patrick J. Case, died 12/22/2018 Creditors of the decedent are notified that ...

Mountaineers fall to Pewamo-Westphalia in state finals, 53-52

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EAST LANSING — Iron Mountain was 0.7 seconds away from a state championship on Saturday. Pewamo-Westphalia’s Collin Trierweiler hit a pair of free throws after controversial intentional foul and travel calls to give the Pirates a 53-52 win for their first-ever state championship. Just 0.7 ...

Suspect named in 1976 murders

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MARINETTE, Wis. — Authorities say DNA analysis led to the arrest Thursday of an 82-year-old man now accused of killing a couple in Marinette County more than four decades ago. Marinette County Sheriff Jerry Sauve identified Raymand Vannieuwenhoven of Lakewood, Wis., as the suspect in the ...

UP jobless rates higher in January

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Jobless rates moved higher across the Upper Peninsula in January, with Dickinson and Menominee counties showing the region’s lowest rates for the month at 4.5 percent. The U.P. rate was 6.8 percent, up nearly a fully percentage point from December’s rate of 5.9 ...

Western UP moose population holding its own — DNR survey

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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Moose in Michigan’s western Upper Peninsula are holding their own more than three decades after an attempt to rebuild the population with animals from Canada, although their numbers remain far lower than initially hoped, officials said Friday. The state ...

Robotics at Kingsford

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Forty teams of high school students and their mentors competed in The FIRST Robotics competition at Kingsford Middle School and High School gyms on Friday.

Judge approves PCB settlement

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge has approved a settlement calling for three paper companies that polluted the Fox River and Green Bay with chemicals decades ago to cover hundreds of millions of dollars in remaining cleanup costs. The deal U.S. District Judge William Griesbach approved ...

YMCA hosting 300 children for annual swim program

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IRON MOUNTAIN – Northern Lights YMCA Dickinson Center’s annual third grade swim program is underway, with nearly 300 children expected to participate throughout the month. The program, in its fourth year, is offered free to all third grade students in the area and is fully funded for the ...

New logo design

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The Dickinson-Iron District Health Department recently collaborated with the graphics communications class at the Dickinson-Iron Intermediate School District to design a new logo for the department. The final design was submitted by Kaitlyn Pellegrini, who is a senior at Norway High School. ...

Norway-Vulcan eyes building needs

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NORWAY — The Norway-Vulcan School Board is making plans for a possible bonding issue to come later this year for building improvements. The board Wednesday shifted the Aug. 14 regular meeting to Aug. 7 to accommodate what Superintendent Lou Steigerwald described as a time-specific ...

Weight restrictions ordered

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LANSING —The Michigan Department of Transportation and local agencies are enacting additional annual spring weight restrictions to protect roads. Effective 6 a.m. Monday, weight restrictions will be expanded to cover all state trunkline highways for the entire state. State routes ...

DNR advisory panel to meet Thursday in IM at Bay West

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MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources Western Upper Peninsula Citizens’ Advisory Council will discuss deer camp survey results and Michigan’s moose history when it meets Thursday in Iron Mountain. The meeting will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Room 231 at Bay College ...

Grant deadlines approaching in IM

Business

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Downtown Development Authority has two available grant programs for businesses located in the downtown district — the Facade Improvement Grant Program and the Downtown Assistance Program grant. Both programs are open for applications now. The Facade Improvement grant ...

Mountaineers in state finals

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The Iron Mountain boys basketball team bench celebrates in the fourth quarter as the Mountaineers headed for a 60-57 win over Detroit Edison PSA in the MHSAA Division 3 state semifinal Thursday in East Lansing, Mich. The victory means the Mountaineers will play for the state championship ...

Jury acquits local man on sexual contact

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A 44-year-old man accused of having sexual contact with a 9-year-old girl was found not guilty Thursday on all charges in Dickinson County Circuit Court. David Streckert faced three counts of criminal sexual conduct-second degree, one for each alleged instance of contact ...

Two men charged in Chippewa County kidnapping

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MARQUETTE — Two men are accused of kidnapping and other charges in the reported abduction of a 5-year-old boy from a Chippewa County home Wednesday night. George Cunningham and Jon Stygler both were arraigned in 91st District Court in Sault Ste. Marie on Thursday on charges of kidnapping, ...

Arrest made in 1976 Marinette County double homicide

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MARINETTE, Wis. — The Marinette County sheriff announced this morning that an arrest has been made in a double homicide case that happened in July 1976. The department will have a news conference at 2 p.m. today with additional details, Marinette County Sheriff Jerry Sauve said in a ...

Fan bus donated

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The Laborers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA) Local 1329 has graciously offered to cover the expenses of sending a student fan bus to support the Mountaineer boys basketball team in Petoskey on Tuesday. The union’s gesture allowed equal access to all students who want to attend ...

Wisconsin leaders want review of Guard sexual assaults

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin demanded Thursday that federal military officials review Wisconsin National Guard protocols for reporting and investigating sexual assault after Guard members alleged harassment, assault and retaliation for reporting ...