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Norway man admits to abuse of 13-month-old

IRON MOUNTAIN — A Norway man accused of abusing a 13-month-old child pleaded guilty Monday in Dickinson County Circuit Court. Craig Groeneveld, 38, was convicted of second-degree child abuse, a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison. Groeneveld initially pleaded not guilty Dec. 16. ...

Students honored

Niagara Elementary students were recently honored as students of the month. From left, in the front are Harley Quinn Joyal, kindergarten; Paisley McCarthy, 4K; Brooklyn Otto, first; Natalia Freeman, second; in the back row are Scott Trevillian, principal; Myles Laarman, fourth; Andy Moore, ...

Walk for Life on Sunday

IRON MOUNTAIN —The Walk For Life, an annual event held in support of the rights of the unborn, will take place on Sunday. The walk will begin at 1:30 p.m. Participants begin gathering at 1:15 p.m. in the parking lot near the Braumart and Kingsley North. The walk will proceed down South ...

Michigan lawmaker alleges fellow senator harassed her

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan lawmaker who is under investigation for allegedly making a sexist comment to a reporter now faces a sexual harassment complaint from a fellow senator. In a story published Tuesday, state Sen. Mallory McMorrow told Crain’s Detroit Business she planned to ...

Ready for a heavy load

KINGSFORD — A new “premier vehicle” has joined the towing fleet at L.R. Vincent Truck and Service Inc. of Kingsford. The new 60-ton NRC slider on a Western Star chassis arrived early last week. The heavy-duty technology on the 60-ton will reach, lift and pull anything imaginable, ...

Whitmer prepares road ‘triage’ plan that may trim $2.5B ask

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — There is a ray of good news as Gov. Gretchen Whitmer prepares to renew her push for major new spending to fix Michigan’s roads and bridges: Republican legislative leaders say addressing the funding is a priority for them, too. But beyond that, uncertainty abounds ...

Dickinson road project highlighted in state magazine

IRON MOUNTAIN — A Dickinson County highway project designed to test the use of recycled tires in a colder climate is drawing statewide attention. Crossroads, the quarterly journal of the County Road Association of Michigan, featured the 2019 County Road 607 paving work as the cover story for ...

Some lawmakers favor moose hunt on Isle Royale

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Some Michigan lawmakers believe the federal government should open Isle Royale National Park to moose hunters. The House Natural Resources Committee heard testimony last week on a resolution supporting a limited moose hunt on the Lake Superior island, MLive.com ...

Mackinac County house fire kills two

PORTAGE TOWNSHIP (AP) — Two people have died after they were unable to escape a house fire in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, according to Michigan State Police. The fire was reported Saturday morning in Portage Township, according to MLive.com. Several fire departments responded to the ...

Florence, Dickinson meetings this week

The Florence County School Board will meet at 5:15 p.m. today in Room 259 of Florence High School. The agenda includes athletic code revisions and a capital plan for snow removal equipment. Iron Mountain City Council will meet at 6 p.m. today at City Hall, 501 S. Stephenson Ave., Iron ...

Police release sketch of person of interest in Marquette murder

MARQUETTE — A sketch of a person of interest has been released by the Marquette City Police Department in connection to the Paul Girard murder case that occurred more than 30 years ago at Presque Isle Park in Marquette. One of the two persons has been identified, according to a Marquette ...

Daily News bingo winners drawn

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Daily News Bingo Mania winners for December are: Myra Dage of Florence, Wis., $150 blackout; Cheryl Hamby of Iron Mountain, $100 for letter N bingo; James Strutz of Quinnesec, $75 for two or more bingo; and Susan Piatti of Iron Mountain, $25 for a single bingo.

Drone school: Breitung a flagship program for robotics education, competition

KINGSFORD — The drones are coming to Breitung Township Schools. The district recently received a grant through the Robotics Education and Competition Foundation’s Aerial Drones program to acquire 60 Parrot Mambo drones that come with different attachments such as cameras, shooters, ...

Iron River man killed in Florence collision

FLORENCE, Wis. — An 87-year-old Iron River man died Friday after a three-vehicle collision near the intersection of U.S. 2 and 1st Crossing Road in Florence, Wis. Florence County deputies responded to the crash at 11:08 a.m., according to a news release from Florence County Sheriff Dan ...

Former Dickinson priest faces charges

LANSING, Mich. (AP) Criminal sexual conduct charges have been filed against two priests who worked in the Upper Peninsula’s Catholic diocese of Marquette, Michigan prosecutors announced Friday The charges against Gary Allen Jacobs of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Roy Joseph were announced ...

Inmate who was found dead ID’d

CRYSTAL FALLS — The inmate found dead in his cell at the Iron County Correctional Facility in Crystal Falls has been identified as Jonathan Joepaul Parker. Deputies with the Iron County Sheriff’s Office reported discovering Parker’s body at about 7:50 a.m. Saturday, according to a news ...

Winter advisory in UP

IRON MOUNTAIN — A winter weather advisory is in effect until 9 p.m. today for Dickinson, Delta, Menominee, and southern Schoolcraft counties, the National Weather Service said. Total snow accumulation of 7 to 9 inches is expected from a storm that began Friday night. “This will be a ...

Four dead in Oconto fire

OCONTO, Wis. (AP) — A house fire in northeastern Wisconsin has killed four people, authorities said. Firefighters were called to the house in Oconto just before 3 a.m. Friday. Emergency crews arrived to find the house engulfed in flames. Crews were not able go inside until several hours ...

Mini-grant awarded

The Dickinson Area Community Foundation, along with affiliate Norway Area Community Foundation, recently awarded a $250 mini-grant to the Norway-Vulcan Middle School. The funds will be used to set up a comfortable place to read and relax in the middle school library. This project is being ...

Kingsford man arrested

IRON MOUNTAIN — A Kingsford man has been arrested on a drug charge, a local drug enforcement team said Thursday. Matthew McKee, 41, is charged with one count of the delivery or manufacture of methamphetamine, according to a release from the KIND Drug Enforcement Team. The delivery or ...