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Business is growing: Larson’s Greenhouse opens for season

IRON MOUNTAIN — After a long and harsh winter, Rick Larson is enjoying spring. Rick and his wife, Judy, own and operate Larson’s Pine Creek Greenhouse at W6552 Upper Pine Creek Drive in Iron Mountain, which opened for the season April 27. The bright, flowering botanicals the Larsons ...

Water and sewer rates up slightly in IM budget

IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain’s proposed 2019-20 budget would hold the tax levy steady but does include small increases in water and sewer rates. The city council will have a public hearing on the 2019-20 fiscal year budget at 6 p.m. today at City Hall. The proposed water consumption ...

Two teens killed in Gogebic County crash

BESSEMER — Two teens have died in Gogebic County after the vehicle they were in crashed into a tree early Saturday. The accident was reported about 2:32 a.m. on Lake Road near Powers Road in Ironwood Township, after the vehicle went off the roadway and struck the tree, according to the ...

Sparks fly downtown

Iron Mountain Fire Department responded to an electrical fire Sunday evening at the Downtown Plaza in Iron Mountain. Firefighters were called around 8:43 p.m. to 427 S Stephenson Ave., outside Spiro’s Downtown Restaurant. The fire was extinguished after We Energies cut the power to the ...

City, school meetings scheduled

The Florence County Board of Education will meet at 5:15 p.m. today in Room 259 of Florence High School. There will be an election of officers. New business includes substitute teacher wages, meal prices for 2019-20 and teacher resignations. Iron Mountain City Council will meet at 6 p.m. ...

Planning group invites input

IRON MOUNTAIN —The Dickinson County Planning Commission invites county residents to participate in a public forum to provide input for the proposed Dickinson County Master Plan, which will be published in late 2019. The focus group will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Dickinson ...

Final day for IM seniors

The seniors at Iron Mountain High School had their final day of classes Friday. Dakota Galeazzi sprays Silly String as he leads the Class of 2019 on a run around the high school Friday morning. Christian Tregillis and the rest of the senior class walked the halls at North Elementary School as ...

Fatal crash in Marinette County

MARINETTE, Wis. — A Wausaukee man died and four people were injured in a three-vehicle crash Friday afternoon on U.S. 141 in the Town of Beaver in Marinette County. A vehicle was northbound on U.S. 141 near East 26th Road about 2:24 p.m. when it crossed the center line and struck two ...

Florence taps top seniors for Class of 2019

FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence County High School has chosen it top five seniors in the Class of 2019. They are: Sierra Thomas, 18, is the daughter of Julie and Raymond Thomas of Commonwealth, Wis. She is valedictorian of her class with a 3.992 grade-point average; her favorite subject was ...

UP Honor Flight benefit June 15

The U.P. Honor Flight organization group recently met at the Roadside Pub in Niagara, Wis. to finalize plans for their upcoming fundraiser. The event is slated for Saturday, June 15, at Bob’s Country Bar in Niagara. Live entertainment will kick off at noon, with the band Sonic Circus ...

Trump lifts import taxes on Mexico, Canada, delays tariffs on autos

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bogged down in a sprawling trade dispute with U.S. rival China, President Donald Trump took steps Friday to ease tensions with America’s allies — lifting import taxes on Canadian and Mexican steel and aluminum and delaying auto tariffs that would have hurt Japan and ...

Food distribution

Norway High School National Honor Society members recently helped with food distribution as part of the Grace United Lunch Packs, or GULP, program. Students participating in the program receive bags packed with two breakfasts, two lunches, two snacks and a can of fruit or vegetables at the ...

Family swim

A Canada goose couple already had goslings on the Norway Myr on Thursday evening. More waterfowl should turn up with new hatchlings in the next couple weeks as nesting season gets into gear.

Whitmer open to drivers not carrying unlimited benefits

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Thursday that she was open to letting drivers forgo mandatory, unlimited medical benefits covered by their auto insurance premiums, but only if they were still required to buy some level of coverage. The Democrat’s position, ...

Wisconsin panel approves technical college increase

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans on the Legislature’s budget-writing committee approved more money for Wisconsin’s technical colleges on Thursday, but fell $11 million short of what Gov. Tony Evers and Democrats wanted to spend. The Joint Finance Committee is working on making changes ...

Five states announce new suits over prescription opioids

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Five more state attorneys general announced legal filings Thursday seeking to hold the company that makes OxyContin responsible for an opioid addiction crisis that has become the biggest cause of accidental deaths across the country and in many states. The company, ...

Returning birds make for a rainbow at the feeders

Surprise — the Notebook is making a slightly early appearance this week. Advertising for Saturday’s paper left no space for an Outdoor page — trust me, being squeezed out by ads is a good thing in this business these days — so rather than skip a week, it’s running today. As ...

Dorothy Occhietti vocational scholarship winners announced

IRON MOUNTAIN — Michael Mulligan, President of the Dorothy Occhietti Dickinson County Vocational Scholarship Association recently announced the scholarship winners for this year. This year’s recipients are Justin Hood, a senior at Iron Mountain High School, who is attending Ridgewater ...

GenCyber returns to UW-Green Bay, Aug. 5-9

Green Bay, Wis. — For the third year in a row, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement was awarded a grant from the National Security Agency (NSA) for its GenCyber program, the only of its kind in Wisconsin. The Division was ...