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Sanders sponsorship

Business

The Scott Sanders Farm Bureau Insurance Agency once again has agreed to be a major sponsor for the Dickinson County Hospital Foundation’s annual “Scramble for the Health of It.” The event raises money to support projects and programs through the Hospital Foundation such as ImPact ...

New clinical medical assistant program at Bay

Business

ESCANABA — Bay College Training and Development will offer a new clinical medical assistant program starting in October. This non-credit workforce development program is designed to prepare students for the National Health Career Association Certified Clinical Medical Assistant national ...

Contrast Coffee of Iron River awarded $25K Elevate grant

Business

IRON RIVER — Iron River-based Contrast Coffee has earned a $25,000 Elevate Small Business grant from FHLBank Indianapolis. It was among 11 small businesses in Michigan and Indiana awarded Elevate Small Business grants by FHLBank Indianapolis. Contrast Coffee paired with First National ...

Wisconsin to hit highest loss of dairy farms since 2013

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin is on pace for losing the most dairy farms this year since 2013. The state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection said Wisconsin lost 47 dairy farms in August alone, the Wisconsin Public Radio reported . There were fewer than 8,400 licensed ...

AAA: Michigan gas prices up 1 cent to $2.94 per gallon

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DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — AAA Michigan says average gas prices statewide are up about 1 cent in the past week to about $2.94 per gallon. The Dearborn-based auto club says early Monday the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline is about 38 cents more than at the same point last ...

UP man arrested for meth lab

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BARK RIVER — Detectives assigned to the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team and deputies from the Delta County Sheriff’s Department arrested a 38-year-old Bark River man Thursday as part of a methamphetamine manufacturing investigation. Detectives arrested the man near a residence ...

Employment awareness

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“Take Your Legislator to Work,” an activity of the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council, was observed Friday at McDonald’s in Iron Mountain. From left are state Rep. Beau LaFave, R-Iron Mountain; state Sen. Tom Casperson, R-Escanaba; Lori Ahola, McDonald’s district manager; ...

Six shots fired at officer — prosecutor

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IRON MOUNTAIN — An Iron Mountain police officer was justified in fatally shooting a 20-year-old Norway man Aug. 27 in Breitung Township and will not face criminal charges, Dickinson County Prosecutor Lisa Richards has ruled. Evidence showed Riley Joseph Starnes fired six shots at Iron ...

IM-K Community Schools to boost presence

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KINGSFORD — Iron Mountain-Kingsford Community Schools wants to be more connected with its districts. Julie Wonders, director, will be attending the school board meetings quarterly to check in and stay connected. Wonders told the Breitung Township Schools Board earlier this week she ...

TRICO promotes long-term satisfying employment

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KINGSFORD — Over past 50 years TRICO Opportunities Inc. has provided vocational rehabilitation to people with barriers to employment in the community. A key component in this is TRICO partnering with local businesses on work opportunities for job seekers with disabilities. Over the ...

Marquette doctor charged

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MARQUETTE — The Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) has served an order summarily suspending the medical license of Jonathan Gale Robertson of Marquette for allegations of criminal sexual conduct. LARA also served an accompanying administrative complaint against Robertson ...

Farmers market behind City Hall today

Business

IRON MOUNTAIN —The 2018 Iron Mountain Farmers & Artisans Summer Market will be held today. Due to the Road and Trail Half-Marathon, the market will be moving to the parking lot behind City Hall. The market will run every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon through Oct. 13. It is managed ...

New slides in Niagara

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Karen Klenke photo The Niagara Lions recently replaced two unsafe slides at the Heights Purple Park in Niagara. Cost of the replacement was just under $1,000, which is part of the Lions’ community service commitment to make improvements to the city’s parks. Lions members from left are ...

North Dickinson School confirms district has six-figure surplus

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By BETSY BLOOM Managing editor FELCH TOWNSHIP — The North Dickinson County School audit this week appears to confirm the district has a decent six-figure fund surplus, the district’s finance director said. Though he didn’t have final figures yet, “it looks like we’re going to ...

Felch Township Board authorizes property tax rate

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By Daily News staff FELCH TOWNSHIP — The Felch Township Board has authorized a 2018 property tax rate of 1.2913 mills, or $1.29 per $1,000 of taxable value, plus .5 mills for ambulance service. The township forwarded that rate to Dickinson County officials to be placed on file. The ...

Honor Flight homecoming

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ESCANABA —Mission XV of the U.P. Honor Flight Organization will have a welcome home celebration from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Eastern time Tuesday at the Delta County airport in Escanaba. The public is invited to attend the homecoming festivities.

A fair fall forecast

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IRON MOUNTAIN - As an El Nino weather pattern possibly forms in the Pacific, a long-range forecast from the National Weather Service suggests higher than normal temperatures through the end of the year in the Upper Peninsula. There is a 50 percent chance of above-normal temperatures for the ...

Good Earth Salon joins Chamber

Business

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Good Earth Salon in downtown Iron Mountain recently became a member of the Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce. The salon opened its doors in August 2013. Owner Kate Pearson, along with the help of her husband, Michael, and family renovated a historic brick building at ...

Prosecutor: IM officer justified in fatal shooting

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The Aug. 27 officer-involved fatal shooting of a 20-year-old man in Breitung Township was justified, Dickinson County Prosecutor Lisa Richards announced in a statement today. Evidence supports the conclusion that Iron Mountain Police Department Officer Cory Johnson was in ...