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As days grow shorter, hummingbirds hit the road

Reports from around the area seem to indicate most, if not all, of the summer’s resident hummingbirds have bid the region adieu. Activity at our home seemed to go overnight from a host of the tiny, buzzing birds having aerial duels for a turn at the feeders to nothing. A couple turned up ...

L’Anse woman sentenced to prison in toddler’s death

BARAGA — Gevenieve Lynn Meyers, 37, of L’Anse, was sentenced this week in Baraga County to a minimum of 22 and a half years to a maximum of 40 years, for the 2017 death of her 2-year-old nephew, Walker Meyers. On Dec. 23, 2017, an unresponsive Meyers was brought to Baraga County Memorial ...

Disgraced assistant AG has ties to UP cases

DETROIT (AP) — A state prosecutor resigned this week after authorities learned “incredibly disturbing” news that he had an intimate relationship with a woman while handling her allegations of sexual assault downstate, Michigan’s attorney general said. The assistant attorney general in ...

Almost playtime at Stanton park

Matt Liebergen, Cody Mortl and Joe Jaeger of BOSS Snowplow and Matt Tinti of the City of Iron Mountain install new playground equipment at the Stanton Street Park in Iron Mountain. The Menominee River Habitat for Humanity is spearheading the project, which is funded by the United Way of ...

Whitmer on vetoing GOP budget bills: ‘We’ll see’

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer was noncommittal about signing final spending bills that began advancing in the Republican-led Legislature on Thursday, a day after talks broke down between her and GOP leaders. “We’ll see,” she said, hours before House-Senate ...

Push on to establish transitional home for women

IRON MOUNTAIN — In 2014, Annie Broullire, called the Florence County Sheriff’s Office after finding hypodermic needles and other drug paraphernalia in her daughter’s bedroom. “I put her in there,” Annie Broullire said. “I put her in there to be safe.” Two days later, Haley ...

Marquette mural project postponed after artist injured

Work on a ninth Power of Words Project mural has been halted after designer and creative director Mia Tavonatti was injured this past weekend in a fall at the project site in Marquette. The accident means the Marquette mural now won’t be completed until next year, rather than this fall as ...

Kingsford man pleads guilty to third OWI charge

IRON MOUNTAIN — A Kingsford man has admitted to driving under the influence for a third time. Lony Reimer, 43, was re-arraigned Monday in Dickinson County Circuit Court, where he pleaded guilty to operating while intoxicated, third offense, a felony punishable by up to five years in prison. ...

CF man faces felony drunk driving charge

CRYSTAL FALLS — A Crystal Falls man accused of driving under the influence of alcohol pleaded not guilty this week in Iron County Trial Court. Anthony Mays, 41, is charged with operating with a high blood-alcohol content, third offense, a felony punishable by up to five years in ...

Felch man awaits sentencing in sex offender registration case

IRON MOUNTAIN — A Felch Township man who failed to register a new address as a sex offender was rearraigned Monday in Dickinson County Circuit Court. Thomas Pikey Jr., 44, pleaded guilty to failure to comply with the Sex Offender Registration Act, second offense, a felony punishable by up ...

K-9 donation

Florence County Sheriff Dan Miller accepts a donation for the department’s K-9 from Elaine Moore in honor of her late husband, Donald. Donald was a dog lover and the first director at Northpointe Behavioral Healthcare Systems. The Moores were county residents for 30 years.

McBroom seeks variance for UP veterans facility

LANSING — A resolution sponsored by state Sen. Ed McBroom is calling on the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to approve a variance, or exemption, for the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans to better serve eligible veterans. “The Jacobetti home provides excellent medical, ...

Manufacturing Day is Oct. 4 in Dickinson County

DICKINSON — Education, community and industry partners are coming together to coordinate a Manufacturing Day event on Friday, Oct. 4 at Bay College West Campus (Bay West) as a part of the “Heavy Metal Tours” campaign. The purpose of this campaign is to proactively educate students and ...

Composting workshop Sept. 28

KINGSFORD — The Dickinson Conservation District is hosting a composting workshop at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at its office at 420 N. Hooper St. in Kingsford. The workshop will go over proper construction, care and use of a compost pile. The benefits of compost and how to keep out ...

Blood drive set

IRON RIVER — September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood to support kids, teens and young adults battling cancer, as well as others in need of transfusions. A blood drive will take place from noon to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, ...

DNR seeks public input on PFAS contamination

MADISON, Wis. — The Department of Natural Resources is holding a listening session in Marinette on Wednesday to seek public input on PFAS contamination in the Marinette-Peshtigo area. Representatives from the DNR will be on hand from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Marinette Community REC Center, ...

Dickinson prosecutor issues monthly report

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson County Prosecuting Attorney Lisa Richards has released her department’s activity report for August. The office received 86 police reports from the five area law enforcement agencies and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. From those reports, the ...

Neighbors Helping Neighbors: United Way kicks off annual campaign

IRON MOUNTAIN — The United Way of Dickinson County officially launched its annual fundraising campaign this week with a goal of $130,500. The amount is down slightly from the 2019 target of $138,500. The Dickinson County Proud Equestrians were on site at Pine Grove Country Club in Iron ...

Whitmer, GOP budget talks break down

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Budget talks broke down Wednesday between Republican legislative leaders and Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, just days after they agreed to sideline negotiations over a long-term road-funding proposal to focus on passing a spending plan before an Oct. 1 deadline. The ...

US 8 bridge reopening delayed to Oct. 4

NORWAY — The reopening of the U.S. 8 bridge over the Menominee River near Norway has been delayed until Oct. 4. The detour currently in place was set to be lifted Friday, but the bridge is now expected to be reopened to traffic on Oct. 4, weather permitting, the Michigan Department of ...