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City council meetings tonight

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Kingsford City Council will meet at 6:30 tonight in the upstairs council room at City Hall, 305 S. Carpenter Ave., Kingsford. The agenda includes a discussion on the city’s scrap tire grant. Iron Mountain City Council will meet at 6 p.m. today at City Hall, 501 S. Stephenson Ave., Iron ...

North Elementary event Tuesday

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IRON MOUNTAIN —Fine Arts Night has been scheduled for Tuesday at North Elementary School of the Arts. A full schedule of events is planned from 5:30 to 7 p.m., showcasing students in art, music, dance, and drama.   The Early Kindergarten drama class is performing “Old MacDonald ...

Prizes awarded for Credit Union Youth Month

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KINGSFORD — Every child dreams about their future. Some of those dreams may require money to come true. How do you help your children achieve their dreams? One way is to help them learn how to save their money. April was Credit Union Youth Month at Iron Mountain-Kingsford Community ...

A place for dogs in City Park

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By TERRI CASTELAZ Staff Writer IRON MOUNTAIN — Part of City Park in Iron Mountain is going to the dogs. The Friends of City Park plan to add a dog park this summer, as well as several new pieces of playground equipment. “The dog park has been in the works for two years,” Friends ...

New appointments made to Young’s board of directors

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IRON RIVER — Three local community members have been named to the board of directors of Young’s Golf-Recreation-Dining in Iron River. Peg James, Bob Thomann and Christopher Thomson will join trustees Rick Kent, Jane Borton and Ralph Schindler on the board, along with Northern Trust ...

Fire damages Louisiana Pacific plant in Sagola

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SAGOLA — The Louisiana Pacific plant in Sagola had some damage to its roof and electrical equipment after a fire in the press room Thursday afternoon, Sagola Township Assistant Fire Chief Rand Hruska said. No one was hurt in the incident, he noted. Firefighters believe a spark from a ...

Ford to resume making F-150 trucks

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DETROIT (AP) — Ford is resuming production of its F-150 pickup following a fire at a plant where parts for the vehicle are made. The automaker said on Wednesday that work will restart today at the Dearborn Truck Plant in Michigan. Production of Ford’s Super Duty at its Louisville, ...

The value of working an extra year or two before retirement

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To retire or not retire — that is the question many Baby Boomers are pondering as they approach the traditional age of retirement. On one hand, they want to enjoy the retirement they worked so hard for, yet on the other, they may not be ready to leave the workforce and live off their savings. ...

Senate bills would allow more to be spent on parks, trails

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s Republican-controlled Senate passed a proposed constitutional amendment to ensure local governments would get a slice of a robust state trust fund for projects such as trails and parks. State lawmakers voted 26-11 along party lines for a three-bill package ...

Bike safety class held with Florence third graders

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FLORENCE, Wis. — Will you or your child be riding a bike soon? Riding a bike has so many benefits. It is fun, provides easy transportation, good exercise and families can enjoy time together. The Florence County Health Department wants kids and families to increase physical activity and do ...

Prosecutors: No charges in Wisconsin mental patient’s death

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OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin prosecutors decided Wednesday they won’t file charges against a mental hospital doctor in connection with a patient’s death. State inspectors say the Winnebago Mental Health Institution patient fell at 10 a.m. on Oct. 15 and became unresponsive, but it ...

Lawsuits will proceed against Dearborn in hayride crash

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DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — A Detroit suburb can’t get around lawsuits related to a hayride crash at a city-owned camp in 2013. At least nine people were taken to a hospital when a hay wagon tipped over at Camp Dearborn in Oakland County. Police say the tractor driver, a Dearborn employee, had ...

Educators, support staff receive OPIE Awards

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IRON RIVER — The Western Upper Peninsula Education Association/MEA, located in Ironwood, recently held its annual OPIE Awards (Outstanding Person In Education) at Zippidy Duda’s in Iron River. OPIE Awards were presented to teachers and support staff members from school districts across ...

Surplus may go to roads, school safety, debt, savings

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration and key legislative leaders said Wednesday they want to use hundreds of millions of dollars in additional tax revenue to boost savings, pay down debt and increase spending on roads and school safety. The priorities were identified ...

Vinehout commits to governor race; Mitchell gets endorsement

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democratic candidate for governor Mahlon Mitchell scored a major union endorsement Thursday, while another closed the door on†the possibility she might quit the race to seek another state Senate term. Mitchell, the head of the state firefighters union, won ...

Court: Lifetime GPS monitoring not punishment

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Supreme Court says judges don’t need to tell child molesters they’ll be subject to lifetime GPS monitoring when they enter pleas because monitoring doesn’t amount to punishment. The case stems from convicted child sex offender DeAnthony Muldrow’s 2015 ...

Ballot effort ending as utilities pledge cleaner energy

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DETROIT (AP) — A group seeking to boost Michigan’s renewable energy requirement says it won’t move forward with a ballot initiative after Michigan’s dominant utilities agreed to accelerate plans to produce cleaner energy. Consumers Energy and DTE Energy announced Friday they’re ...