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Longtime Crivitz lumberyard destroyed by fire

CRIVITZ, Wis. (AP) — A nearly 100-year-old lumberyard has been destroyed by fire in Crivitz. Crivitz Lumber and Rental is a total loss, fire officials said. The fire Tuesday night proved to be challenging for firefighters dealing with subzero temperatures. Eleven area fire departments ...

New traffic route set for ski tournament

IRON MOUNTAIN — Be prepared for traffic changes entering and departing the ski jump complex during the 2019 Bellin Health Continental Cup tournament Feb 8-10 at Pine Mountain. Buying a button in advance will bring a special perk — those who pre-pay can use the express lanes when entering, ...

Police identify fatal UP crash victims

MARQUETTE — Police have released the names of three Marquette relatives who were involved in a fatal traffic accident in St. Ignace Friday. According to the St. Ignace Police Department, a car driven by Jacob Johnson, 18, of Marquette, was leaving Java Joe’s restaurant on North State ...

Foxconn changes focus in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Foxconn Technology Group said Wednesday it is shifting the focus of its planned Wisconsin campus away from blue-collar manufacturing to a research hub, while insisting it remains committed to creating 13,000 jobs as promised. The much-ballyhooed facility was heralded by ...

Holy Name plans to add Escanaba high school

ESCANABA — Holy Name Catholic School is planning to re-open its high school, school officials stated during a press conference Tuesday morning. The launch of a capital campaign to raise funds for this project was announced during the press conference. At the press conference, High School ...

The snowman

James Gaskins clears the driveway outside his mother’s house on East Breen Street in Kingsford. Working outdoors could get dangerous today through Thursday, with Dickinson, Iron and Menominee counties under a winter chill warning this afternoon through at least Wednesday evening. Wind chills ...

Plane wreckage removed safely from Fumee Lake

IRON MOUNTAIN — A single-engine plane that crashed 10 days ago at Big Fumee Lake in Breitung Township has been removed from the Dickinson County natural area with no contamination occurring, a county official reported. Pete Schlitt, the county’s deputy director for emergency services, ...

Dickinson to acquire new SUVs for patrols

IRON MOUNTAIN — Three new Dodge Durangos will be part of the Dickinson County sheriff’s patrol under a lease agreement approved Monday. The county board is spending $45,000 for this year’s acquisitions, with the vehicles to come fully equipped except for decals. The annual lease cost ...

Closings and delays for Wednesday, Jan. 30

The following schools are closed Wednesday: - Bay College Iron Mountain - Beecher-Dunbar-Pembine (also closed Thursday) - Breitung Township-Kingsford - Bishop Baraga - Dickinson and Iron County ISD special education and early childhood programs - Dickinson Iron Tech Center - Forest ...

Breitung plans better lighting for ‘south junction’

QUINNESEC — The Breitung Township Board on Monday authorized installing new street lighting at the U.S. 2/U.S. 141 junction for better visibility. Supervisor Denny Olson said poor lighting at the “south junction” was a common concern that has repeatedly been raised since construction ...

Whitmer declares state of emergency ahead of cold

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed an order declaring a state of emergency in Michigan ahead of dangerous subzero weather. Whitmer announced the order Monday night, saying it will help address threats to public health and safety due to this week’s cold snap. ...

Scientists rush to salvage wolf study after shutdown

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A 60-year-old study of wolves and moose at Isle Royale National Park is back on track after being derailed by the partial government shutdown, and enough private funding has been raised to ensure the work will go on even if federal agencies are idled again, ...

Heating help available

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — As a winter deep freeze grips Michigan, officials say resources are available to help pay heating bills and keep utility costs under control. The state Public Service Commission provides $50 million for heating through the Michigan Energy Assistance Program. A number ...

Carpenter collision

No injuries were reported Monday after a driver lost control of a utility vehicle and crossed into oncoming traffic, crashing into a pickup truck at Carpenter Avenue and West C Street in Iron Mountain. The accident was reported about 2 p.m, after the utility vehicle pushed the truck over a ...

Whitmer moves speech

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will deliver her first State of the State address a week later than planned to avoid having it on the same night as President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech. The Democratic governor’s speech is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Feb. 12 during ...

Pizza Oven: Former customer marks over four decades as owner

KINGSFORD — When Eva Gall chased Danny Antonini and his friends out of her restaurant with a broom in the early ‘60s, neither had any idea he someday would take over as Pizza Oven owner. Gall and Pat Goulette started the Pizza Oven more than 60 years ago in a building that once was the ...

UP, region to face more bitter cold

IRON MOUNTAIN — Temperature-wise, the worst is yet to come. For much of the Upper Peninsula, high temperatures through Thursday will not be warmer than the single digits above zero, with nighttime lows mostly between 5 below and 25 below zero, the National Weather Service said today. The ...

Body of missing NMU student found near river

ISHPEMING TOWNSHIP — Searchers Sunday afternoon found the body of a Northern Michigan University student missing since Friday near the Yellow Dog River in Ishpeming Township. Guiancarlo Estupigan, 25, had told others he was going hiking by County Road 510 on Thursday afternoon to photograph ...