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A perfect day to pedal

Jodi Heinrich of Iron Mountain rides her TerraTrike Rambler down Crystal Lake Boulevard in Iron Mountain on Monday afternoon. The area basked under summer-like weather Monday, with a high of 79. Temperatures should continue to reach the upper 70s through the end of the week, according to the ...

IM hearing set on recreational pot sales

IRON MOUNTAIN — An ordinance to allow recreational marijuana facilities will be the subject of an Oct. 7 public hearing at Iron Mountain City Hall, setting the stage for retail sales to begin sometime next year. The proposed ordinance is similar to one adopted by the city council in June to ...

Kingsford opts out of allowing recreational marijuana businesses

KINGSFORD — The Kingsford City Council on Monday approved an ordinance banning recreational marijuana establishments in the city. Mayor Anthony Erickson said he originally was against the measure, introduced at the Sept. 3 meeting by council member Joe Groeneveld, but came to realize it ...

Iron Mountain to acquire used plow truck

IRON MOUNTAIN — The city will purchase a used plow truck for $61,900 from a Wisconsin dealer, providing a spare in the event of a winter breakdown. The cost is more than what was budgeted, but Iron Mountain Public Works Supervisor Scott Thomas said the 2009 International has been very well ...

Michigan state workers notified of potential layoffs

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s 48,000 state government workers were notified Monday of potential temporary layoffs in case the next budget is not enacted before Oct. 1. Budget director Chris Kolb and other members of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Cabinet emailed the employees. “With just ...

Talks set to carry on but no deal yet in GM strike

DETROIT (AP) — Contract talks between General Motors and the United Auto Workers were set to resume today after a pause overnight as a strike by more than 49,000 employees extended into a second day. Negotiators took a break from bargaining about 9 p.m. Monday but were to be back at the ...

IM collision

There were no injuries in a three-vehicle collision Monday at an access road to U.S. 2 near Iron Mountain’s east city limits, according to the Iron Mountain Fire Department. Firefighters responded to the crash at 3:11 p.m. and cleaned fluids and debris. Two vehicles were towed from the scene. ...

‘Fireflies’ grant awarded

The Dickinson Area Community Foundation along with the Norway Area Community Foundation recently awarded a $250 mini-grant to “Fireflies,” a new non-profit agency located in Norway. The agency will serve new and expecting mothers by hosting group sessions to educate and build connections. ...

Michigan residents to receive additional home heating credit

LANSING, Mich. - Approximately 288,000 Michigan households who received Home Heating Credits in 2018 will get an additional one-time payment of $22 this month to help keep their homes warm. The payments are the result of a $6.5 million supplemental remaining in 2018 federal Low-Income Home ...

The Clothesline Project returns to Bay College

ESCANABA — Bay College’s Diversity Committee is once again partnering with The Caring House of Iron Mountain and Tri-County Safe Harbor of Escanaba to bring The Clothesline Project to both Bay College campuses. The Clothesline Project honors women who have survived or been the victims of ...

Parade of Nations slated Saturday in Houghton

HOUGHTON — Exotic international foods. Belly dancing and a Bollywood extravaganza. The 30 anniversary of the Parade of Nations and Multicultural Festival kicks off at 11 a.m. Eastern time on Saturday, when the Parade of Nations marches from Hancock to Houghton across the Portage Lift ...

KPS responds to electrical fire

KINGSFORD — Officers from Kingsford Public Safety responded Monday to a possible electrical fire at 701 Marquette Blvd., according to a release from Sgt. Brandon Rutter. Officers were called to the home at about 8:36 a.m. after residents smelled smoke. Upon arrival, KPS detected the smell ...

Marinette UW campus to host Wisconsin education fair

MARINETTE, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Marinette Campus will host a Wisconsin Education Fair for high school students, parents, and prospective adult students on Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Marinette Campus Field House located at 1125 University Drive. This ...

‘The quality is outstanding’: Delayed apple crop worth the wait

NIAGARA, Wis. — Red, yellow, green and gold — as summer yields to autumn, so begins the year’s apple harvest. “It’s a few days behind schedule,” 74-year-old Hal Wentzel said. “Not much. I wouldn’t say more than a week.” Wentzel and his wife, Carol, own Pleasant View ...

UAW: GM offer came too late to avert strike

DETROIT (AP) — A strike by over 49,000 United Auto workers against General Motors could have been averted had the company made its latest offer sooner, the union’s top negotiator said in a letter to the company. In the letter dated Sunday, UAW Vice President Terry Dittes told GM’s labor ...

Man arrested after incident at IM church

IRON MOUNTAIN — A man was arrested Sunday after what was reported as an “active shooter” incident at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Iron Mountain. Police responded about 9:15 a.m., minutes after the caller said the man was acting strangely and being disruptive during ...

More third-graders expected to be held back under law

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Third-graders who started school in recent weeks may be forced to repeat the grade next year if they struggle with reading, the result of a 2016 Michigan law whose most controversial provision kicks in beginning next spring. The number of third-graders who are held ...

Hope 2 Help

Hundreds of people participated Sunday in the second annual Hope 2 Help Suicide Prevention Walk in Iron Mountain, hosted by the Dickinson County Communities That Care. Northpointe Behavioral Health donated hot dogs and the Midtown Mall donated granola bars and water. The afternoon began with ...

City council meetings today; Florence board meets Tuesday

By Daily News staff The Florence County Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. today in Room 211 of Florence High School. The agenda includes a closed session for personnel considerations. There will be a second special meeting at 5:15 p.m. that includes a closed session for ...

Fall UP Honor Flight prepares for takeoff Wednesday

ESCANABA — Upper Peninsula Honor Flight, a nonprofit organization that gives veterans in the region a chance to visit memorials in Washington, D.C., is gearing up for its second mission of 2019 that will take off Wednesday. “This will be Mission XVII,” U.P. Honor Flight President ...