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Grosbeaks, hummingbirds arrive

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Another week, another wave of migrating birds through the region. This was one that many area residents await with great anticipation in spring — the return of Baltimore orioles, rose-breasted grosbeaks and ruby-throated hummingbirds to the area. If you don’t have the feeders up ...

DNR warns of wildfire risk

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Dry, windy conditions are expected to raise the wildfire risk this weekend in northern Michigan. The Department of Natural Resources says the greatest threats are in the Upper Peninsula, which has been dealing with an extended dry period. But officials also are ...

Postal Service reports another quarterly loss

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service reported another quarterly loss on Friday after an unrelenting drop in mail volume and costs of its health care and pension obligations outweighed strong gains in package deliveries. Amid sharp criticism from President Donald Trump that it is being ...

Poster contest

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The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality ran a statewide poster contest for Earth Day. Norway Elementary students Emma Bauer, left, and Chelsea Robertson received honorable mention for their drawings for Earth Day for 2018. This contest was open to all Michigan schools. There were ...

Abortion services added in Sheboygan

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin said Friday it will begin offering abortion services as part of a new clinic reopening in Sheboygan, the state's third location to offer such services. The new center is scheduled to open Monday. Tanya Atkinson, president and CEO of the ...

ACE meeting on Tuesday

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Americans for Constitutional Enforcement will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Recreation Lanes in Iron Mountain. Pastors Robert and Joan Archiquette of Crystal Falls will offer a presentation on perilous times for constitutional rights. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. and ...

Vandals hit Millie Hill

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Several signs at the Millie Hill bat cave and trail in Iron Mountain recently were vandalized with graffiti. Iron Mountain Police officers said the incident happened sometime last week, and they continue to investigate. Anyone with possible information on the vandalism is asked to contact ...

Kingsford awards $226K contract for Woodward Avenue work

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KINGSFORD — Bacco Construction of Iron Mountain had the low bid of $226,426 for the Woodward Avenue paving project planned this summer in Kingsford. City Manager Anthony Edlebeck told the Kingsford City Council the only other bid late Friday was $286,189 from Waukesha, Wis.-based Payne ...

Man accused of stabbing deputy back in court

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Attorneys in the case of a Breitung Township man accused of stabbing a Dickinson County deputy addressed several motions Thursday ahead of a scheduled June 25 through 29 jury trial in Dickinson County Circuit Court. Matthew David Johnson, 24, faces assault with intent to ...

DNR proposes buck-only restrictions in just one county

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin wildlife officials want to impose buck-only restrictions in only one county this fall, a sign the state’s northern herd has regenerated. The Department of Natural Resources will ask its board May 23 to approve a plan that would make Iron County the only ...

Food pantry opens in Pembine

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PEMBINE, Wis. — A new food pantry has opened in Pembine that will serve surrounding Wisconsin communities such as the Beecher and Dunbar area plus Dickinson County in Michigan. A Servants Heart Pantry will be open on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. Beecher, Pembine and Dunbar ...

Kingsford man found guilty of bond violation

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By NIKKI YOUNK Staff Writer IRON MOUNTAIN — A Kingsford man awaiting trial for reportedly having sexual contact with a 9-year-old girl was found guilty Thursday of violating a bond condition prohibiting him from any kind of contact with someone younger than age 17. David James ...

Tree presentation

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Ann Hruska of the Dickinson Conservation District gives a presentation on trees to Norway Elementary School students for Arbor Day. The conservation district and Norway city staff set up the program each year as part of Norway’s continued Tree City USA status.

Tipler Fire Department brush truck

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The Tipler Volunteer Fire Department received a $35,000 donation from the Forest County Potawatomi Council for an equipped brush truck. In the front row, from left, are Fran Modschiedler of the town of Tipler; Potawatomi Chairman Ned Daniels Jr.; Tipler Fire Chief Kenny Henning; Potawatomi ...

Florence Library grant

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The Dickinson Area Community Foundation recently awarded a $250 mini grant to the Florence County Library in Florence, Wis. The purpose of the grant is to assist in funding their well attended summer reading program. Tamara Juul, executive director of the Community Foundation, presents the ...

Work bee at Lake Antoine

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QUINNESEC — A work bee at Lake Antoine Park is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Anyone interested in volunteering can meet at the pavilion and then help with raking, painting and general park cleanup. Refreshments and lunch will be provided.

Parts shortage that hit Ford spreads to more companies

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DETROIT (AP) — A fire that damaged a Michigan auto parts supply factory is causing production problems at Ford, Fiat Chrysler, BMW and General Motors, but it’s too soon to tell yet whether dealers will run short of vehicles. So far Ford has been hit hardest by parts shortages. The company ...

ISD car show set for May 18

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KINGSFORD — A car show hosted by the auto body and collision repair program at the Dickinson-Iron Intermediate School District has been rescheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, May 18. This year’s show, dedicated the memory of Don Thayer, will include the awarding of the U.P. Antique Car ...

Special education workshop to focus on kindergarten

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The Michigan Alliance for Families, which provides information, education, and support to families whose children are eligible or may be eligible for special education services, will offer a free workshop in Iron Mountain on Wednesday, May 23. The title of the workshop is ...