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Kingsford considers zoning, personnel needs

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KINGSFORD — The Kingsford City Council approved a $14,428 bid from GEI Consultants of Iron Mountain to install electrical variable frequency drives and modifications to the control valves on city wells 6 and 7. City Manager Anthony Edlebeck told the council he had talked with GEI ...

Bay College to offer pre-robotics program

Business

KINGSFORD — Matt Barron, vice president of Academic Affairs at Bay College and Kimberly Muller, dean of the College of Innovation and Solutions at Lake Superior State University. have signed an articulation agreement for students pursuing an associate of science degree in pre-robotics ...

Bikes for Easter Egg Hunt

Business

Forward Financial Credit Union recently donated four bicycles for the Norway Community Easter Egg Hunt, set for Saturday, April 20. At right is Rob Langsford, president and CEO of Forward Financial Credit Union, with Char Liebergen, executive assistant and public relations. The 25th annual Egg ...

Voters back higher tax levy for Goodman-AC schools

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Voters in the Goodman-Armstrong Creek School District approved an increased tax levy and returned two incumbents to the school board in Wisconsin’s spring election Tuesday. The three-year, $750,000 referendum, which will replace a $550,000 measure that expires at the end of this school ...

IMKCFCU hosts annual meeting

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KINGSFORD — Three board members were elected to two-year terms on the Iron Mountain-Kingsford Community Federal Credit Union board of directors at the 71st annual meeting March 16. Four nominees were running for the three seats: Katherine Barnes, Steve Mulka, Dan Wentarmini and James ...

Brown wins Miss Niagara

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NIAGARA, Wis. — Julia Brown, a sophomore at Niagara High School, was elected Miss Niagara in voting Tuesday by students along with city and town of Niagara residents. Brown, the daughter of Darcy and Jay Brown, is an honor student, vice president of her class and a member of the student ...

UPCC names Apprentice of the Year

Business

HARRIS — An Escanaba man has been chosen as Upper Peninsula Apprentice of the Year. Dejian Dean belongs to International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 906. Other finalists were Joe Beaudry, IBEW Local 906, and Ethan Ledford, Carpenter/Millwright Local 1510, both of ...

Hagedorn has tight lead for Wisconsin court seat

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court race that liberals needed to win to have a shot at taking majority control of the court next year appeared headed for a recount, with the conservative candidate declaring victory while holding a narrow lead following Tuesday’s election. A ...

Business briefs

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Produce safety training offered The Michigan State University Extension will offer a Food and Drug Administration-defined Produce Safety Alliance Grower Food Safety Modernization Act certification course next week in two Upper Peninsula locations. The sessions will be Tuesday at the ...

Hagedorn declares victory in Wisconsin court race

Wisconsin News

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court race that liberals needed to win to have a shot at taking majority control of the court next year appeared headed for a recount, with the conservative candidate declaring victory while holding a narrow lead following Tuesday's election. A ...

Advocate Aurora Health assumes full ownership of Bay Area Medical

Business

MARINETTE, Wis. — Advocate Aurora Health announced Tuesday the health system has assumed full ownership of Bay Area Medical Center, renamed Aurora Medical Center – Bay Area. “This is a great day for the hospital, our team members and the community,” said Ed Harding, president of ...

IM accepts paving bid for streets, alleys

Local News

IRON MOUNTAIN — At least some of the city’s worst streets will be repaved under a $592,812 bid accepted Monday night by Iron Mountain City Council. Two weeks ago, officials were disappointed by Bacco Construction’s proposal, but the price actually was very close to the city’s ...

Norway to seek state DOT grant for Valley View Drive

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NORWAY — The Norway City Council will seek a state grant to cover half of the estimated $400,000 cost to resurface Valley View Drive. If the funding is received, plans are to “crush and shape” the Valley View Drive pavement, beginning in 2020. The Michigan Department of Transportation ...

SD man indicted for body found in Menominee County

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YANKTON, S.D. — A Yankton man has been indicted in South Dakota in the death and dismemberment of a woman whose remains were discovered March 16 in Menominee County in the Upper Peninsula. A Yankton County grand jury indicted Stephen Falkenberg, 45, on second-degree murder and first-degree ...

Judge orders new look at pipeline spill plans

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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered a government agency to take a closer look at pipeline company Enbridge’s plans for dealing with potential oil spills in the waterway connecting Lakes Huron and Michigan. U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith instructed the Pipeline ...

West Iron awarded school safety grant

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LANSING — Grants totaling $25 million are being awarded to 135 Michigan public school districts, 66 non-public schools, 20 public charter schools and nine intermediate school districts for security enhancements. West Iron County Schools will receive more than $46,000, state Rep. Greg ...

Mock interviews grant

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The Dickinson Area Community Foundation, along with affiliates Norway Area Community Foundation and Crystal Falls Area Community Foundation, recently awarded a $250 mini-grant to the Dickinson-Iron Intermediate School District. The funding will be used towards the upcoming senior mock ...

UP power plants online, operating

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MARQUETTE — WEC Energy Group’s subsidiary, Upper Michigan Energy Resources Corp.,began commercial operation of the A.J. Mihm Generating Station and the F.D. Kuester Generating Station in the Upper Peninsula on Sunday. The natural gas-powered generating stations replace the energy ...