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Ribbon cutting for EconoLodge

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Chris Tomassucci/Daily News photo The Dickinson Area Chamber Alliance recently had a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the renovated and renamed EconoLodge Inn & Suites at 1609 S. Stephenson Ave. in Iron Mountain. Shown, from left, in front are chamber ambassador Ray King; Suzanne Larson, ...

Delta man drowns at UP Bible Camp

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GWINN — A 20-year-old Delta County man has died after being pulled from Little Lake at the Upper Peninsula Bible Camp on Tuesday evening. The man, who was not identified in a Forsyth Township Police Department press release on Wednesday, was located in the water by camp staff at about 7:45 ...

Trial set for Channing man

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A Channing man accused of having sexual contact with an 8-year-old girl is headed to trial in Dickinson County Circuit Court. Kenneth Lorne Buck, 33, has a Sept. 21 supplemental pre-trial conference and a jury trial set for Nov. 26 through 30 on two counts of criminal sexual ...

Democratic candidates for governor debate, attack Walker

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — The eight Democratic candidates for governor were united Thursday during their first broadcast debate against a pair of common enemies — the Foxconn Technology Group project in southeast Wisconsin and Republican Gov. Scott Walker. The debate, less than five weeks before ...

Northern Michigan OKs 5-year contract for school’s president

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MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) — Northern Michigan University has approved a new contract for the school’s president. WLUC-TV reports the Marquette school’s Board of Trustees on Friday granted Fritz Erickson the 5-year contract that places his salary at $385,000. It also includes a ...

Fatal two-vehicle crash in Bessemer

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BESSEMER — A Wakefield man has been killed in a traffic accident in Bessemer. The Gogebic County Sheriff’s Office says it happened Thursday afternoon on US-2 near Fairview Drive. Deputies say Rex Smith, 41, of Wakefield was eastbound when he lost control of his vehicle and spun into the ...

Boy shot to death by gun hidden beneath mattress

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PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A 20-year-old suburban Detroit man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter after authorities say his 14-year-old cousin was shot in the chest by a handgun that the suspect had stashed under a mattress. The Oakland County sheriff’s office says Damari E. Mahone ...

Lake Erie forecast is for smaller, significant algae bloom

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TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Another significant algae bloom is likely to spread through western Lake Erie this summer, but it will be smaller than the largest ones of recent years, researchers said Thursday. What they can’t predict is how toxic it might be. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric ...

Additional charges filed in fatal overdose death

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Charges have been filed against a man accused of providing the drugs eventually sold by a state legislator’s daughter to a pregnant woman who died of an overdose in Brown County. Thirty-eight-year-old Dontreace Saulsberry, of Green Bay, is charged with first-degree ...

High water causes damage on Superior, other lakes

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — High water levels on some of the Great Lakes have been causing trouble for some shoreline communities in recent years. Lauren Fry is the lead water levels forecaster with the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers in the Detroit District office. She estimates water levels on Lake ...

Wreckage believed to be from 1997 plane crash found

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ST. IGNACE, Mich. (AP) — Authorities believe they have discovered the wreckage of a small plane that crashed more than 20 years ago in northern Michigan. The Mackinac County sheriff’s office says national forest personnel found the wreckage Wednesday in the Hiawatha National Forest near ...

IM firefighters respond to oven fire call Thursday

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain firefighters were called at 4:52 p.m. Thursday to an oven fire at a residence on the 1100 block of Fairbanks Street. Firefighters found it had just been a small fire inside the oven, so they vented the house and checked the area with a thermal imaging camera ...

Agency seeks ways to keep fire retardants out of Great Lakes

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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A U.S.-Canadian agency is suggesting ways the two nations can help prevent flame-retardant chemicals from polluting the Great Lakes. The International Joint Commission made the recommendations in a report Thursday. They’re directed toward both federal ...

Nissan recalls about 105K cars to replace Takata air bags

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DETROIT (AP) — Nissan is recalling nearly 105,000 small cars to replace Takata passenger air bag inflators that can explode and hurl shrapnel at drivers and passengers. Included are the 2011 Versa sedan and the 2011 and 2012 Versa hatchback. It only applies to cars that have been registered ...

Milwaukee ramps up ‘K2’ warnings after two suspected deaths

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Sal Conroy, 26, learned the hard way about how dangerous “K2,” a synthetic cannabinoid, can be. “I started getting sharp stomach pains and had them for about a month before I finally went to the doctor,” Conroy said. After days of tests and not being able to eat, ...

A disturbing trend

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QUINNESEC — The first call came in May, about dead animals being dumped at a boat landing in Loretto. Deputy Kari Laurent, animal control for the Dickinson County Sheriff’s Department, found carcasses of an opossum, raccoons, squirrels — and two cats. “Someone is trapping nuisance ...

IM woman accused of selling heroin and cocaine

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IRON MOUNTAIN — An Iron Mountain woman faces multiple felony drug charges after she reportedly sold heroin and cocaine to a confidential informant earlier this week, leading authorities to find about 50 grams of heroin, about 70 grams of cocaine and a large quantity of the opioid hydrocodone ...

IR man from 2016 chase back in court

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IRON MOUNTAIN — An Iron River man faces felony charges after he reportedly attempted to run from police investigating two separate underage drinking parties in Sagola Township in June. Tyler Roy Polich, 22, waived his preliminary examination in Dickinson County District Court this week and ...

Troopers find human remains in burning vehicle

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MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP — Michigan State Police St. Ignace Post detectives are working to identify human remains discovered in a burning vehicle Tuesday in Marquette Township. Troopers were called about 6 a.m. to East Simmons Road on reports of a vehicle engulfed in flames in the middle of the ...

IM man gets jail term in sex offender registry case

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IRON MOUNTAIN — An Iron Mountain man will serve a year in jail and five years of probation for failing to register as a sex offender and then fleeing police by jumping out a second-story window. Ryan Patrick Collins, 38, previously pleaded guilty in Dickinson County Circuit Court to ...