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Attack on Saudi oil sites raises risks amid US-Iran tension

International News

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A weekend drone attack on Saudi Arabia that cut into global energy supplies and halved the kingdom's oil production threatened Sunday to fuel a regional crisis, as Iran denied U.S. allegations it launched the assault and tensions remained high over ...

September summer

Local News

Jason Hesseling of Pembine, Wis., spends Friday afternoon fishing off the Lake Antoine pier in Iron Mountain. Summer-like weather is expected to linger. The forecast calls for high temperatures in the 70s most of next week.

Appeals settled in tax tribunal filings

Local News

IRON MOUNTAIN — Settlements have been reached in two tax appeals from property owners in Dickinson County, closing out a total of six filed with the Michigan Tax Tribunal in 2018. Under the latest settlements, Kingsford Broach & Tool will see the taxable value of its manufacturing ...

Houghton contractor agrees to pay $1 million

Local News

GRAND RAPIDS —U.S. Attorney Andrew Birge announced Friday that GS Engineering Inc. a defense contractor in Houghton, along with GSE’s president and GSE’s former bookkeeper, will pay a total of $1 million to resolve allegations that GSE submitted false claims for lease costs under its ...

Florence’s fab lab available to public

Local News

FLORENCE, Wis. — The public is invited to explore and create custom projects or prototypes at the fabrication lab at Florence High School. Fab lab participants can learn how to carve or etch their own designs into wood, metal or glass, 3-D print plastic, or create vinyl stickers or ...

Veterans health talk Tuesday at VA in IM

Local News

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center will host a veterans health care presentation at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the fifth-floor conference center on the main campus in Iron Mountain. Veterans, their families, and the general public are invited to attend. Presentations will focus ...

As days grow shorter, hummingbirds hit the road

Local News

Reports from around the area seem to indicate most, if not all, of the summer’s resident hummingbirds have bid the region adieu. Activity at our home seemed to go overnight from a host of the tiny, buzzing birds having aerial duels for a turn at the feeders to nothing. A couple turned up ...

L’Anse woman sentenced to prison in toddler’s death

Local News

BARAGA — Gevenieve Lynn Meyers, 37, of L’Anse, was sentenced this week in Baraga County to a minimum of 22 and a half years to a maximum of 40 years, for the 2017 death of her 2-year-old nephew, Walker Meyers. On Dec. 23, 2017, an unresponsive Meyers was brought to Baraga County Memorial ...

Disgraced assistant AG has ties to UP cases

Local News

DETROIT (AP) — A state prosecutor resigned this week after authorities learned “incredibly disturbing” news that he had an intimate relationship with a woman while handling her allegations of sexual assault downstate, Michigan’s attorney general said. The assistant attorney general in ...

Almost playtime at Stanton park

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Matt Liebergen, Cody Mortl and Joe Jaeger of BOSS Snowplow and Matt Tinti of the City of Iron Mountain install new playground equipment at the Stanton Street Park in Iron Mountain. The Menominee River Habitat for Humanity is spearheading the project, which is funded by the United Way of ...

Whitmer on vetoing GOP budget bills: ‘We’ll see’

Local News

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer was noncommittal about signing final spending bills that began advancing in the Republican-led Legislature on Thursday, a day after talks broke down between her and GOP leaders. “We’ll see,” she said, hours before House-Senate ...

Push on to establish transitional home for women

Local News

IRON MOUNTAIN — In 2014, Annie Broullire, called the Florence County Sheriff’s Office after finding hypodermic needles and other drug paraphernalia in her daughter’s bedroom. “I put her in there,” Annie Broullire said. “I put her in there to be safe.” Two days later, Haley ...

Marquette mural project postponed after artist injured

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Work on a ninth Power of Words Project mural has been halted after designer and creative director Mia Tavonatti was injured this past weekend in a fall at the project site in Marquette. The accident means the Marquette mural now won’t be completed until next year, rather than this fall as ...

Kingsford man pleads guilty to third OWI charge

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A Kingsford man has admitted to driving under the influence for a third time. Lony Reimer, 43, was re-arraigned Monday in Dickinson County Circuit Court, where he pleaded guilty to operating while intoxicated, third offense, a felony punishable by up to five years in prison. ...

CF man faces felony drunk driving charge

Local News

CRYSTAL FALLS — A Crystal Falls man accused of driving under the influence of alcohol pleaded not guilty this week in Iron County Trial Court. Anthony Mays, 41, is charged with operating with a high blood-alcohol content, third offense, a felony punishable by up to five years in ...

Felch man awaits sentencing in sex offender registration case

Local News

IRON MOUNTAIN — A Felch Township man who failed to register a new address as a sex offender was rearraigned Monday in Dickinson County Circuit Court. Thomas Pikey Jr., 44, pleaded guilty to failure to comply with the Sex Offender Registration Act, second offense, a felony punishable by up ...

K-9 donation

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Florence County Sheriff Dan Miller accepts a donation for the department’s K-9 from Elaine Moore in honor of her late husband, Donald. Donald was a dog lover and the first director at Northpointe Behavioral Healthcare Systems. The Moores were county residents for 30 years.

McBroom seeks variance for UP veterans facility

Local News

LANSING — A resolution sponsored by state Sen. Ed McBroom is calling on the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to approve a variance, or exemption, for the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans to better serve eligible veterans. “The Jacobetti home provides excellent medical, ...

Manufacturing Day is Oct. 4 in Dickinson County

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DICKINSON — Education, community and industry partners are coming together to coordinate a Manufacturing Day event on Friday, Oct. 4 at Bay College West Campus (Bay West) as a part of the “Heavy Metal Tours” campaign. The purpose of this campaign is to proactively educate students and ...

Composting workshop Sept. 28

Local News

KINGSFORD — The Dickinson Conservation District is hosting a composting workshop at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at its office at 420 N. Hooper St. in Kingsford. The workshop will go over proper construction, care and use of a compost pile. The benefits of compost and how to keep out ...