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Contractor approved for electrical work at public safety building

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KINGSFORD — The Kingsford City Council chose M.J. Electric of Iron Mountain to install a backup power supply at the public safety building. M.J. Electric had the lowest of five bids at $57,722 and was the contracter recommended by project engineer GEI Consultants of Iron Mountain, which ...

Dashboard online for schools

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LANSING — Visitors to the state’s Parent Dashboard for School Transparency now can look up everything from a school’s Advanced Placement and mentorship programs to services for English learners and students with disabilities under Phase II of the Michigan Department of Education’s ...

Enrollment up at Bay

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ESCANABA — Bay College’s student enrollment numbers for the winter 2019 semester have shown an increase from last winter, Vice President of Student Services Travis Blume said. Bay’s add-drop period for this semester ended on Friday, Jan. 25. “We’re up about 3 percent compared to ...

Road closed this weekend

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Pine Mountain Road will be closed to through traffic from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday for the annual Bellin Health Pine Mountain Continental Cup tournament. Drive “slow” signs will be in place for today’s events.

Needs to be cleared for takeoff

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IRON MOUNTAIN — While the weekend weather looks great for ski jumping, final preparations for the Bellin Health Pine Mountain Continental Cup competition will have to wait until the snow stops, Kiwanis Ski Club officials said Wednesday. Lennie Walters, the chief of scaffold, said his crew ...

Ski Club donation challenge

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Scott Sanders Agency Farm Bureau Insurance recently made a $500 contribution to the Soaring Into the Future capital campaign to raise funds for needed improvements at the Pine Mountain Ski Jump venue. From left are Scott Sanders, owner of the agency; Nick Blagec, president of the Kiwanis Ski ...

Shopko to close more stores; IR, Kingsford survive cuts

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Struggling retailer Shopko will close numerous locations in the Upper Peninsula — but not its Kingsford and Iron River stores — under an updated list released Wednesday. The Green Bay-based company said it will close almost 70 percent of its stores between now and ...

Coffee break

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Organic Grounds Coffeehouse in Iron Mountain has donated coffee to support the Special Brew Coffee Cart, a micro-enterprise for the adult Special Education program with the Dickinson-Iron Intermediate School District. From left are Brianna Schilling of Organic Grounds Coffeehouse in Iron ...

Teams from 15 nations to compete

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A field of 61 skiers from 15 nations, including most of the current Continental Cup points leaders and two members of the 2018 U.S. Olympic Team, will challenge Pine Mountain this weekend. Competitions are slated for Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Bellin Health Pine ...

School closings and delays for Friday, Feb. 8

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The following schools are operating under a two-hour delay Friday: — Bates Head Start — Breitung Township — Dickinson-Iron Tech Center — Holy Spirit — North Dickinson — Norway — Norway Head Start — West Iron County The following schools are closed Friday: — Bates ...

Six risks to be prepared for in retirement years

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As baby boomers approach retirement, many may find themselves in different economic circumstances than what they planned for. Recent economic events have taught us the downside of risk, yet careful planning can help soften the impact. Northwestern Mutual says your retirement plan can stay on ...

Prison term given for beating with broom handle

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A 71-year-old Iron Mountain man accused of beating a woman with a broom handle while intoxicated in August will spend almost two years in prison after a judge did not allow him to withdraw his no contest plea. Philip Hurley was sentenced Wednesday in Dickinson County Circuit ...

Wolf taken to Isle Royale last fall escapes to mainland

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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A gray wolf that was moved from Minnesota to Isle Royale National Park last fall has wandered back to the mainland, trekking more than 15 miles across the frozen surface of Lake Superior to reach her home turf, officials said Wednesday. The female was among four ...

Michigan lowers catch limit for yellow perch

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan is cutting in half its catch limit for yellow perch this year. Starting April 1, the daily possession limit for the popular sport fish will be 25 on most waters. That’s down from the previous maximum of 50. There are two exceptions to the new rule. The ...

Board meeting date changed

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KINGSFORD — The Dickinson Conservation District monthly board meeting will be changed from Tuesday, Feb. 19, to Thursday, Feb. 21, at 4:30 p.m. in the USDA Service Center which is located at 420 N Hooper St. in Kingsford. If there are any questions please call the office at 906-774-1550 ...

Spelling winners

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Iron Mountain-Kingsford Community Schools held its district spelling bees at Iron Mountain. These winners will compete in the regional spelling bees scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Norway-Vulcan Area Schools. The regional spelling bees will include district winners from Iron Mountain, ...

Stevens chairs health board; meeting schedule announced

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KINGSFORD — At the annual reorganizational meeting of the Dickinson-Iron District Board of Health, Joseph Stevens, Dickinson County commissioner, was elected chairman and Tim Aho, Iron County commissioner, was elected vice chairman. The other members of the board are Dickinson County ...

Medical assistant program at Bay

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ESCANABA — Registration is open for Bay College Training and Development’s clinical medical assistant program that starts Tuesday. This non-credit program runs through May 23 and is designed to prepare students for the National Healthcareer Association’s clinical medical assistant ...

Suspect in teen’s abduction ordered to stand trial

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BARRON, Wis. (AP) — A man accused of kidnapping a 13-year-old Wisconsin girl and killing her parents waived his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday, telling his family, “I love you,” moments after he was ordered to stand trial. Jake Patterson, 21, is accused of killing James and ...