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Four steps toward having a confident retirement

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The road to retirement is full of twists and turns that can make even the most financially secure person wonder if they saved enough for their next chapter. If you feel similar emotions, know you are not alone. Breaking down your retirement savings into four distinct components can help take ...

McBroom gets GOP nod for state Senate

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Former state legislator Ed McBroom of Vulcan advanced Tuesday to be the Republican candidate for the 38th District state Senate seat in November. McBroom defeated businessman Mike Carey of Iron Mountain in Tuesday’s primary vote. With all 198 precincts reporting, McBroom received 16,264 ...

Official grand opening Saturday for new Dollar General store

Business

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dollar General’s newest store has opened for business at 1000 N. Stephenson Ave. in Iron Mountain. The store’s official grand opening will be 8 a.m. Saturday, with free prizes and special deals. The first 50 adult shoppers also will receive a $10 Dollar General gift card ...

Schuette, Whitmer win primary, will face off for Michigan governor

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Former legislative leader Gretchen Whitmer will lead Michigan’s first all-female statewide ticket in the November election, winning the Democratic nomination for governor and pitting her against Republican state Attorney General Bill Schuette, an ally of President ...

IM woman’s drug case moved to federal court

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Local charges have been dismissed against an Iron Mountain woman accused of selling heroin and cocaine after federal authorities decided to pick up the case. Kristine Elizabeth Woods, 29, now faces three charges — distribution of heroin, distribution of crack cocaine and ...

IM reviews parking lot bids

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Bids for maintenance on city-owned parking lots in downtown Iron Mountain are higher than expected and will be reviewed by city staff before a recommendation is made. Two companies submitted proposals, with Asphalt Doctor of Escanaba offering a price of $18,679 and Dun-Rite ...

Marquette man named 2018 UP Veteran of the Year

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MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula Veteran of the Year Committee has selected Charles Hawes of Marquette to be the 2018 U.P. Veteran of the Year. The Marquette County Veterans Alliance nominated him to receive this award. Hawes served as an E-5 second class petty officer in the U.S. Navy. ...

Walker wants new Fox Valley interchange named for Mike Ellis

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker plans to ask the state Legislature to name a newly expanded interchange in the Fox Valley in honor of former state Sen. Mike Ellis. A memorial service for the long-time legislator is being held Tuesday in Neenah, the Post Crescent reported. Ellis died ...

Michigan twins from different parties advance in election

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KENTWOOD, Mich. (AP) — Twin sisters from different political parties are a step closer to public office in western Michigan. Monica Sparks, a Democrat, and her Republican sister, Jessica Ann Tyson, won their party’s nomination Tuesday during the Michigan primary election. They’ll now ...

Florence County Fair seeks exhibitors

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FLORENCE, Wis. — Picture yourself the last time you were at a fair. You walk into the exhibit building and see displays of art, photographs, baked goods, flowers, fruits and vegetables, woodworking, school projects and much more. When that happens, have you ever had one of these questions ...

Armory retirees to meet

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KINGSFORD — The next meeting for the Kingsford Armory National Guard Retirees will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14 at the armory.

Marijuana support group meets Thursday

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The U.P. Medical Marijuana Support Group will have its regular monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Da Vape Escape, on U.S. 2 in Iron Mountain, just east of Home Depot. The meetings are for caregivers, patients, and people wondering or wanting to know if medical ...

IM council denies ‘road diet’ on Carpenter Avenue

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain City Council on Monday narrowly rejected a proposed “road diet” that would have reduced the number of lanes for nine blocks of Carpenter Avenue. The council heard an hour of comments from 28 citizens who were evenly divided on whether the street should be ...

Poll sites open for Michigan primary

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Key nominations are at stake for governor, U.S. Senate and other offices in Michigan’s primary today. Voters will choose would-be successors to second-term Republican Gov. Rick Snyder, who cannot run again due to term limits, and a Republican nominee to face ...

CF man draws prison time for arson

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CRYSTAL FALLS — A Crystal Falls man will serve 25 months to 20 years in prison for helping his girlfriend set fire to and destroy a cabin on Fortune Lake in Crystal Falls Township last fall. Troy Daniel Evert Jr., 22, will get credit for 188 days already served in the Iron County Jail and ...

Norway eyes ballot issue to fund school liaison officer

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NORWAY — Norway area voters may see a tax proposal on the November ballot to fund a full-time liaison officer at Norway-Vulcan Area Schools. The Norway City Council on Monday approved proposed ballot language asking for .5 mills, or 50 cents per $1,000 of taxable value, from 2019 ...

Bark River woman awaits sentencing in meth case

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A Bark River woman will be sentenced Sept. 17 in Dickinson County Circuit Court after accepting a plea deal Monday on methamphetamine charges. Jessica Lee Urmanski, 35, pleaded guilty to possession of meth, a 10-year felony, in exchange for the prosecution dismissing an ...

Kingsford woman sentenced

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A Kingsford woman who admitted using counterfeit $20 bills at Iron Mountain-Kingsford area businesses now has the opportunity to avoid a felony conviction after receiving a delayed sentence Monday in Dickinson County Circuit Court. If 23-year-old Amanda Jo Rose can ...

Paramedics in training at LSSU

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Lake Superior State University’s latest class of paramedic program students form up for a portrait Thursday after taking a significant step toward their formal credentials. From left are Charles Pereny of Mackinac Island; Mason Pletz of Eau Claire, Mich.; Bryan Huntley of Pickford, Mich.; ...

VA center in IM to host Mental Health Summit at Bay West

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center will host its sixth annual Mental Health Summit on Tuesday, Aug. 21, in Fornetti Hall at Bay College West, 2801 N. U.S.2 in north Iron Mountain. The event will be 9 a.m. to noon, and is open to local government human services, community ...