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VA to host presentation on Community Care Program

IRON MOUNTAIN - The Veterans Administration will be implementing the new VA Community Care Program on June 6, which is part of the VA MISSION Act signed by President Donald Trump in 2018. To help explain the new program, which includes a new urgent care benefit, the Oscar G. Johnson VA ...

No injuries in IM accident

IRON MOUNTAIN — No injuries were reported after a three-vehicle collision Thursday at the intersection of North Stephenson Avenue and Industrial Park Drive in Iron Mountain. The Iron Mountain Fire Department responded to the crash at about 7:31 a.m. Firefighters cleaned debris and ...

Reunions add to Honor Flight emotions

ESCANABA — Honor flights are jam-packed with special moments and highlights. Mission 16 was no different Wednesday as 77 Upper Peninsula veterans spent the day in Washington D.C. visiting numerous monuments built for their service to this country. A rare Wednesday performance by the ...

Vietnam veterans share memories

ESCANABA — Casey Maki of Wattoon had more than his share of excitement during his stint in Vietnam. He was a machine door gunner on a Huey helicopter, and twice was shot down but was never wounded while serving with the Army in 1967-68. Once, while on auto-rotor following gun shot ...

Saying goodbye in Kingsford

Olivia Allen, above, leads the Kingsford High School Class of 2019 through the halls at Woodland Elementary School on Wednesday morning. The annual event is a chance for the young students to congratulate the seniors and a chance for seniors to inspire the youngest learners.

AG: Ballot drive law in lame-duck session violates state constitution

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's attorney general said Wednesday that a Republican-enacted law making it harder to put proposals on the statewide ballot is unconstitutional, declaring that lawmakers had no authority to impose a geographic limit a circulating petitions. Democrat Dana Nessel's ...

Two face meth charges in Dickinson County

IRON MOUNTAIN — Two men arrested after a traffic stop on drug-related charges were arraigned Monday in Dickinson County District Court. Shane Smith, 21, of Iron Mountain and Jacob Fendley, 22, of Elkhart, Ind., were stopped Sunday evening when officers from the Dickinson County ...

Florence eyes K-9 acquisition

FLORENCE, Wis. — The Florence County Sheriff’s Office has an opportunity to acquire a dog specially training to assist law enforcement. “We are seeking donations to help fund and establish a new K-9 unit for Florence County,” said Sheriff Dan Miller. “Let’s all work on this ...

Bingo winners drawn for April

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Daily News Bingo Mania winners for April are: Cindy Steele of Kingsford, $150 blackout; Lydia Roe of Quinnesec, $100 for letter N bingo; Betty Dahlgren of Iron Mountain, $75 for two or more bingo; and Geraldine Mindok of Sagola, $25 for a single bingo.

ISD show winners

The Dickinson-Iron Intermediate School District Technical Education Graphic Communications end of the year show took place May 10-16 at the ISD’s Tech Center. Six categories were featured, with the top three designs in each category chosen by juror Ryan Frates, an artist, designer, and ...

Students of semester

The Dickinson-Iron Technical Education Center has announced outstanding students for the second semester. The instructor from each program at the center picks one student to receive this honor. Students are chosen based on quality of work, work ethic, leadership and teamwork skills, overall ...

Climbing the mountain

IRON MOUNTAIN — Ready to tackle the stairs at Giant Pine Mountain? The Rotary Club of Iron Mountain will provide the opportunity this summer with a new, one-of-a-kind event at the venue. The Pine Mountain 500 King of the Mountain event offers a gradual 2.5-mile walk/run downhill before ...

Sexual assault charge dismissed in 1976 double murder

MARINETTE, Wis. — A Marinette County judge has dropped a first-degree sexual assault charge against a man accused of killing two people in 1976. Marinette County Circuit Judge James Morrison on Monday dismissed the charge with prejudice, meaning it cannot be refiled against Raymand ...

Prison for Kingsford man on drug charges

IRON MOUNTAIN — A Kingsford man will spend at least 2 1/2 years in prison after being convicted on multiple drug counts, including dealing heroin. Errol Kelly Jr., 33, was sentenced in Dickinson County Circuit Court to 30 months in prison on three counts of the delivery or manufacture of a ...

Work to start on US 8 bridge

NORWAY — The U.S. 8 bridge south of Norway will be closed for repairs and a detour will be in place beginning Tuesday, lasting for several months, the Michigan Department of Transportation said. MDOT and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation are investing about $2.4 million to replace ...

Daily News to close early Friday

IRON MOUNTAIN — Offices of The Daily News will close at 4 p.m. Friday for the Memorial Day weekend. The circulation department will accept delivery calls until 5:30 p.m. Friday and from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday. The newspaper will publish its regular weekend edition Saturday as well as a ...

Outages in Wisconsin

RHINELANDER, Wis. (AP) — High winds have knocked out power to thousands of people in Wisconsin. Wisconsin Public Service says the outages impact nearly 24,000 customers in Marathon, Lincoln, Oneida, Brown, Vilas and Portage counties. About 3,700 customers in Tomahawk and nearly 3,400 in ...

Community Project Day

North Central Junior/Senior High School recently participated in their annual Community Project Day. This day is traditionally the last day of school for seniors, and is a chance for all students in 6th-12th grade to give back to their community. Students went to more than 20 locations in the ...

Fine Arts Night set at North Elementary in Iron Mountain

IRON MOUNTAIN — Fine Arts Night has been scheduled for Tuesday at North Elementary School of the Arts. A full schedule of events is planned from 5:30 to 7:10 p.m. Students will be showcased in art, music, dance and drama. The early kindergarten drama class is performing “Old MacDonald ...

DNR moves listening session on deer regulations to Harris

MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has moved the location of a public listening session on proposed deer regulation changes from Wetmore in Alger County to Harris in Menominee County. Several hunting regulation changes have been recommended by the DNR, including a deer ...