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Easter visits

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The Norway Youth Advisory Committee surprised students at Norway-Vulcan Area schools with a visit from the Easter bunny and friends. They delivered treats, and spread some Easter holiday cheer. The Norway YAC is an affiliate of the Norway Area Community Foundation (NACF) and the Dickinson Area ...

Drafting tables at Kingsford

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New drafting tables have been acquired for the CAD (Engineering and Architectural Drafting, Mechanical Design and Detail) classes at Kingsford High School. The new furniture was purchased through Michigan Department of Education Career and Technical Education equipment grant funds. The funds ...

Winning ticket sold in Escanaba

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LANSING — A Menominee County man won $176,727 after buying a Michigan State Lottery Fantasy 5 ticket at an Escanaba gas station. The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, won the prize by matching the numbers drawn March 24: 20-27-29-35-38. He bought his winning ticket at the Krist ...

Retired track greyhound wins the race to be 2018’s Pet Idol

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IRON MOUNTAIN — He’s not a tiger or a deer, but he is the new mascot for the Daily News’ Newspapers in Education program. Kiowa, a 4-year-old brindle greyhound whose color and lean build makes children sometimes guess he’s another creature, came ahead by a nose in the race to ...

UP Construction Council recognizes top apprentices

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MARQUETTE — A Felch man was among the finalists for the seventh annual Upper Peninsula Apprentice of the Year award from the Upper Peninsula Construction Council. Approximately 180 people met March 10 at the Don H. Bottum University Center of Northern Michigan University for the UPCC ...

Kiwanis Ski Club postpones state grant application

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The Kiwanis Ski Club will wait a year before applying for a state grant to make park improvements at the Pine Mountain ski jump. The club wants to build a special events lodge to serve as a warming building for jumpers. A Department of Natural Resources Trust Fund grant ...

Leadership at Mortl’s Sports

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Hamilton Watts, at right, recently was named manager at Mortl’s Sports Center on Iron Mountain’s North Side. He is shown with store owners Becky and Rich Mortl. The owners and manager were misidentified in a story on the business in Monday’s Daily News.

IM man takes plea deal in meth case

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IRON MOUNTAIN — An Iron Mountain man accused of having methamphetamine and a machete in his vehicle during a November traffic stop opted Tuesday to accept a plea deal from prosecutors rather than take his case to trial next month. Kevin Lee Johnson, 30, pleaded guilty in Dickinson County ...

Sawicky, Gordon earn broker’s license

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IRON MOUNTAIN —Betsy Sawicky and Ryan Gordon of Stephens Real Estate have earned their Michigan broker’s license. To obtain this designation, Sawicky and Gordon had to complete 90 hours of education as outlined by the state, pass the broker’s exam and now will have to maintain the ...

Be ready if inflation returns

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Inflation is the normal state of affairs in the U.S. economy. Most economists consider an annual increase in the cost-of-living of 2 or 3 percent per year to be a manageable level of inflation. This increase usually is a good trend, because it is an indication of a growing economy. While ...

Wisconsin senator says wetlands bill for mining dead

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A key Republican says a proposal that would clear the way for a Georgia company to build a $70 million frac sand processing plant in western Wisconsin is dead because of opposition from several state senators. Sen. Alberta Darling told The Associated Press today the ...

Michigan crowns winner in contest to hinder carp

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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A proposal to repel Asian carp with stinging, noisy bubbles won first prize Tuesday in a contest sponsored by the state of Michigan to find new ideas for keeping the invasive fish out of the Great Lakes. Edem Tsikata, a software consultant in Boston, was awarded ...

Social workers saluted at DCHS

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IRON MOUNTAIN — This year’s theme for National Social Work Month is “Social Workers: Leaders-Advocates-Champions,” celebrating the talent of more than 600,000 social workers in the United States who work to improve lives and communities. Social workers contribute at all levels of ...

ISD social workers

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Dickinson-Iron Intermediate School District social workers recognized during National Social Work Month for their valuable efforts for students and schools are, from left, Sharon Davis, Jana Underwood, Pam Witter and Paul Johnson.

Send your signs of spring photos

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What do you consider the most trusted sign in nature that spring really has arrived in the U.P. region? Returning birds, such as this common grackle, all decked out for breeding? Red-winged blackbirds and robins already have been seen in the area, along with the first sandhill cranes. Or maybe ...

County approves DCHS sale to Bellin

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The sale of Dickinson County Healthcare System to Bellin Health will go forward with what appears to be strong public support. About 200 people attended a hearing Monday — essentially the first and last airing of grievances on the estimated $60 million transaction — and ...

Breitung gets tire grant, weighs plans for broader town cleanup

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QUINNESEC — Breitung Township again has been awarded a Michigan Department of Environmental Quality grant to collect scrap tires, prompting the township board Monday to consider other cleanup services it could offer residents. MDEQ has yet to determine when township residents can start ...

Prison for OWI crash that injured woman

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CRYSTAL FALLS — An Iron River Township man is headed to prison for injuring a Watersmeet woman in a traffic crash last year when he had a blood-alcohol content more than three times the legal limit. Iron County Trial Court Judge C. Joseph Schwedler on Monday put the sentence for 63-year-old ...