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Car seat safety checks offered

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Florence, Wis. — You can have your child’s car seat checked by a certified technician free of charge under a Florence County program. Many car seats are not used correctly in the car. Properly installed seats make your child safer in the car. The Florence County Health Department ...

Car club plans ride Thursday

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The Just Cruizin’ Car Club has planned a dinner ride for Thursday.  They will depart at 6 p.m. from the Midtown Mall parking in Iron Mountain, with pickup at the bear in Vulcan at 6:15.  The group will then travel to the Wildwood Restaurant in Hermansville for ...

Child welfare system reviewed

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DETROIT (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder appointed the director of an agency that serves as a watchdog of the state’s child welfare system to lead a review after a scathing audit of Children’s Protective Services, the administration announced Tuesday. Snyder selected Orlene Hawks to ...

Deadline extended for marijuana businesses

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan regulators on Tuesday again extended the deadline for medical marijuana businesses to be licensed, allowing 108 facilities to continue operating while warning that 98 others will be issued cease-and-desist letters if they do not close by the end of the ...

Norway Township road closed for construction work

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Boundary Line Road in Norway Township will be closed between Upper Pine Creek Road and Valley View Road until further notice for a necessary grade adjustment as part of an ongoing construction project, the Dickinson County Road Commission announced.

Headed to Mexico?

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FELCH TOWNSHIP — When it comes to monarch butterflies, Stetson Oman knows his stuff. His teacher, Amy Hord, has a video of the 7-year-old describing, with the finesse of an NFL play-by-play announcer, as a caterpillar in their North Dickinson County School class converted to ...

Dickinson library millage nudged lower

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson County Library’s annual property tax levy will be reduced by 0.05 mills in the next budget year, a reduction of 5.6 percent. Library trustees decided to cut the millage after deciding the fund balance was sufficient to cushion against unexpected expenses, the ...

Breitung divides up railroad right-of-way

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QUINNESEC — The Breitung Township Board on Monday decided to transfer township property on an abandoned railroad right-of-way in Quinnesec to the three adjacent landowners. The 100-foot-wide property north of U.S. 2 and behind 41 Lumber and Town & Country Sales will be divided up ...

Trial starts for Channing man accused of assault

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A jury will decide if a Channing man earlier this year assaulted and choked a woman, or if he merely was defending himself in a physical altercation with her. Daniel Cingano Niggeling, 42, is representing himself in his Dickinson County Circuit Court trial on charges of ...

Work planned on Dickinson road

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IRON MOUNTAIN — County Road 573 in eastern Dickinson County will be closed next week at the CN Railroad crossing for a planned reconstruction. A signed detour of County Road 573 onto U.S. 2 and County Road 577 will be implemented, the Dickinson County Road Commission said. The closure ...

Orders accepted for tree sale

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KINGSFORD — The Dickinson Conservation District is accepting orders for its fall tree sale. If you have any questions or would like an order form, please call the office at 906-774-1550.

Sept. 11 ceremony

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State Rep. Beau LaFave, R-Iron Mountain, left, was joined last week by Michigan State Police 1st Lt. Paul Campbell, commander of the Iron Mountain MSP post, for the House of Representatives’ annual Sept. 11 ceremony. The observance memorializes Michigan first responders and members of the ...

IM ballplayer chosen as bat ‘ambassador’

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Connor Pickett of Iron Mountain and his mother, Stacy, just thought they were making a pitch for a bat. Instead, 9-year-old Connor will be the face of Pinnacle Sports Equipment Inc.’s BamBooBat and will participate in the Baseball Youth All-American Games in Orlando in ...

Iron Mountain Road and Trail Half Marathon set for Saturday

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The seventh annual Iron Mountain Road and Trail Half Marathon, presented by First National Bank & Trust and The Mariucci Family Foundation, will start at 8 a.m. Saturday. The race events include a half marathon, half marathon three-person relay, half marathon corporate ...

Crafty Flea Market

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From left, Linda Lahti and Jean Larson of Kingsford look over the display of knitted towels in Kathy Girard’s booth at the first-ever Crafty Flea Market on Saturday at Lake Antoine. From left, Pat Ray and Midge Dziuk of Minnesota take in pottery items at another site. An estimated 1,300 ...

Credit union names Fradette marketing director

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KINGSFORD — Thea Fradette has been promoted to marketing director/member services representative at the Iron Mountain-Kingsford Community Federal Credit Union. Fradette started at the credit union in April. “Thea has already become a valuable asset to our team,” CEO Scott Dickman ...

TRICO set to mark 50 years aiding disabled in finding work

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KINGSFORD — For almost 50 years, the non-profit TRICO Opportunities Inc. has assisted disabled people in the community to prepare for, find and maintain meaningful work. The start came on Sept. 16, 1968, when a group of local parents and concerned citizens came together to establish TRICO ...

Ways to reprioritize finances in the fall

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Let’s face it — summer can be expensive between vacations, home improvements, the cost of children’s camps and dining out. Now that the calendar has flipped to fall, you may want to take this opportunity to check in on your financial well-being and ensure you’re on track for the ...

Bellin taps Bieber as VP of Northern Region

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GREEN BAY — Bellin Health Surgical Services Director Julie Bieber has been named vice president of Northern Region Strategy for Bellin, effective Oct. 1. Bieber has been with Bellin for more than 20 years and in her current role since 2012. “Bellin’s growing northern region is an area ...

Loans offered after flooding

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Businesses and residents in parts of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula affected severe flooding in June may apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration . Officials announced Monday that the Small Business Administration approved Gov. ...