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Soggy week so far

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The corner of West Brown and Pine streets in Iron Mountain is saturated with rain and fall colors Tuesday. The rainy, gray start to the week should give way Thursday to an increasing amount of sun for the weekend, according to the National Weather Service office in Marquette.

Kingsford to buy new computers for city offices

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KINGSFORD — The Kingsford City Council on Monday approved $14,670 for new computers for City Hall, the public works building and the public safety building. The price, from Tech Solutions in Iron Mountain, includes 10 computers plus labor, software and a government discount. City Manager ...

Term limits plan would be linked to ‘good government’ changes

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A potential plan to ask Michigan voters to ease legislative term limits would likely be paired with “good government” changes aimed at addressing the state’s feeble transparency and accountability grades. No proposal has been finalized. But the fact that ...

State Christmas tree to be harvested Thursday in IM

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Michigan’s official 2019 state Christmas tree will begin its journey to the state Capitol in Lansing on Thursday, with the harvest set for 9 a.m. on Iron Mountain’s North Side. Students from Iron Mountain and Breitung Township schools will be on hand to witness the ...

Faithorn man dies in crash in Menominee County

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STEPHENSON — A Faithorn man reportedly was killed Monday in a two-vehicle collision on County Road 577 in Menominee County. Few details were available from the Menominee County Sheriff’s Office, which handled the crash. But other sources indicated the collision caused a rollover. An ...

Amberg man dies after crash

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MARINETTE, Wis. — An Amberg, Wis., man injured Sunday evening after he struck a deer with his motorcycle on County Highway C in Athelstane, Wis., has died. George Aerts, 56, died Monday afternoon in a Green Bay hospital, according to a news release from Marinette County Sheriff Jerry ...

Halloween open house

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Breitung Township Fire Department, along with Vollwerth Meats and Tadych’s Family Market, will host a Halloween open house from 4 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 31 at the Breitung Township Fire Hall on Menominee Street in Quinnesec. There will be an educational smoke house, games, prizes, candy and food, ...

IM following through on additional marijuana licenses

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A public hearing has been set for Nov. 4 on an ordinance change to allow additional licenses for growing and processing medical marijuana, potentially allowing five individual growers in the city to have up to 4,500 plants each, or a city-wide maximum of 22,500 plants. The ...

IM water system passes lead, copper tests

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Stricter tests for lead and copper in Iron Mountain’s water system have revealed no levels that will require corrective action, City Manager Jordan Stanchina said. Among 22 homes that were sampled, the highest level for lead was 7.3 parts per billion — well below the ...

IM man gets jail for fraud on memorial markers

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IRON MOUNTAIN — An Iron Mountain man will serve a year in jail for defrauding several customers who sought to purchase burial markers and other memorials from him. Joshua Pfiester, 35, was sentenced Monday in Dickinson County Circuit Court for larceny by conversion, a felony punishable by up ...

Norway council authorizes hydroelectric repairs

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NORWAY — The Norway City Council approved Monday the repair of the Sturgeon Falls Hydroelectric Facility Unit 4 generator. The unit broke down Oct. 3 when the turbine’s wicket gates, which control the flow of water, failed. Miron Construction Co. will make all necessary repairs as well ...

Man killed in ATV crash in Delta County

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ESCANABA — A Delta County man died Saturday after an all-terrain vehicle rollover accident on his property near Rock, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources said. Charles Edward Dedic, 84, had been riding his side-by-side ATV alone on trails on his property when he apparently lost ...

Amberg man dies from injuries after motorcycle collision with deer

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MARINETTE, Wis. — An Amberg, Wis., man injured Sunday evening after he struck a deer with his motorcycle on County Highway C in Athelstane, Wis., has died. George Aerts, 56, died Monday afternoon in a Green Bay hospital, according to a news release from Marinette County Sheriff Jerry ...

School donation

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Photo courtesy of Bishop Baraga Catholic School Bishop Baraga Catholic School was awarded a $1,500 grant from Walmart Giving. This grant money was used to purchase Chromebooks for the school’s middle school students. Angela Oller, principal of Bishop Baraga Catholic School, receives the ...

Bay College West invites area students to ‘Bay is the Way Day’

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Bay College and Delta County College Access Network are collaborating together for the 5th annual “Bay is the Way Day” from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m ­on Friday, Nov. 1. Students looking to attend Bay West will begin their day in Iron Mountain and will be transported to ...

Early dismissal at BTS on Wednesday

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KINGSFORD — Breitung Township Schools will dismiss early kindergarten through 12th grade students early on Wednesday. Woodland Elementary students will be dismissed at noon. Students will be dismissed at 12:15 p.m. at the Kingsford High/Middle School. No lunch will be served at the ...

Third man dies from explosion

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TOWN OF GRANT, Wis. (AP) — Sheriff’s officials say a third person has died in an explosion that happened last month at a Shawano County farm. WLUK-TV reports 62-year-old Daniel Young died Thursday at a hospital in Madison. Four men were injured Sept. 23 while working on a project for ...

Walk for Freedom

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A Walk for Freedom was held in Iron Mountain on Saturday to raise awareness and funds in the fight against human trafficking. “Iron Mountain Police Department assisted us and they were a tremendous help,” said Connie Tresedder, walk host. “Walks just like this took place on the same day ...

Halloween tribute

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Hundreds of people showed up Sunday at Iron Mountain City Park for a Halloween Bash to honor the “Godfather of Trick or Treat,” Homer Swan, who died Oct. 9. The tribute, organized by Kayla Myers and Caroline Sullivan, included a special performance of “Thriller” by the UP Dance ...

Wisconsin governor calls special session on gun control

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on Monday called the Legislature into a special session next month to take up a pair of gun control measures that its Republican leaders have been unwilling to debate, accusing them of telling those who support the measures to "go to ...