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Bay hosts public lecture on Wednesday

ESCANABA — The Bay College Math Science Division will host a public talk by Dr. Renee Richer exploring the relationship between water quality and neurodegenerative diseases such as ALS, Alzheimers, and Parkinsons disease. Dr. Richer’s presentation, titled “From Qatar to Kipling: ...

Ski jumping tourney Tuesday at Ishpeming’s Suicide Bowl

ISHPEMING — Tuesday will mark 133 years that skiers from all over the world have come together to soar over Ishpeming. The annual Ski Jumping Tournament at Suicide Bowl, located off County Road in Negaunee at the Ishpeming Ski Club, will be held on Tuesday, featuring skiers from all over ...

A cold ride

Porsche Visna sleds in her back yard on Iron Mountain Street in Iron Mountain. Thursday’s cold — temperatures throughout the region dropped below zero overnight — was to give way today to warmer temperatures but also snow, with 5 to 9 inches possible, according to the National Weather ...

YMCA kicks off 2020 annual campaign

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Northern Lights YMCA Dickinson Center kicked off its 2020 annual campaign Thursday evening at Pine Grove Country Club with a goal of raising $73,000. The YMCA annual campaign raises money so all in the Dickinson County and surrounding communities can have access to YMCA ...

Michigan House OKs bills aiming to improve child-abuse assessments

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s child-welfare law would be updated to clarify that caseworkers must make contact within 24 hours to assess the well-being of each child in a household where abuse or neglect is suspected under a bill approved Thursday by the state House. The measure and ...

Embers from fireplace spark fire at G Street home

IRON MOUNTAIN — There were no injuries Thursday after a structure fire at 901 E. G St. in Iron Mountain. Firefighters responded at 9:24 p.m. after embers fell out of a fireplace and burned through the floor of the home, according to the Iron Mountain Fire Department. The embers dropped ...

Suspect dead following officer involved shooting in Wausau

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) — Police say a suspect is dead following a police shooting in Wausau. Both Wausau officers and deputies from the Marathon County Sheriff’s Office were involved in the shooting on the city’s west side about 6:30 p.m. Thursday, according to a statement from police. No ...

NARFE plans meeting on Jan. 28

IRON MOUNTAIN — The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will meet at noon Tuesday, Jan. 28 at Maple Creek Restaurant in Iron Mountain for lunch with meeting to follow.  All are welcome.

Backpack Blessings donation

Chris Tomassucci/Daily News photo The Balsam Street Christian Church youth group of Kingsford recently collected and donated $200 and much-needed food items for Backpack Blessings, a program at Breitung Township Schools which sends food home each weekend to children in need. Marci Veale, ...

Island Casino announces $30M expansion project

HARRIS — The Hannahville Indian Community Tribal Council has approved a $30 million expansion of the Island Resort and Casino to add more 100 hotel rooms and a pool with “water park features.” The addition will be connected to the south end of the current 11-story Palm Tower, complete ...

Weekend could bring significant snow to region

IRON MOUNTAIN — Snow arriving Friday night will affect travel across the Upper Peninsula, the National Weather Service advised today. The storm carries the potential for moderate to possibly heavy snow in much of the region, mainly Friday night into Saturday, forecasters said. From 7 p.m. ...

KIND arrests Kingsford woman

IRON MOUNTAIN — A 39-year-old Kingsford woman has been arrested on a drug charge, a local drug enforcement team said Thursday. Julie Miller is charged with one count of the delivery or manufacture of a methamphetamine, according to a release from the KIND Drug Enforcement Team. The ...

Wisconsin Assembly approves Lyme disease bills

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Department of Natural Resources would have to warn visitors to state properties about Lyme disease and sell them insect repellent under a pair of bipartisan bills the state Assembly overwhelmingly approved Wednesday. The Senate passed the measures in October. ...

Recreation Passport fee rising to $12

LANSING — Effective March 1, Michigan’s regular Recreation Passport vehicle entry fee at state parks and recreation areas for residents will increase from $11 to $12. This is the first Recreation Passport price increase since January 2013, according to the state Department of Natural ...

Frosty 5K

Frosty the Snowman of the Dickinson-Iron Community Services Agency is getting ready for the Frosty 5K & Merry Mile that will be held Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Iron Mountain Senior Center in Iron Mountain. The Frosty 5K & Merry Mile is a run/walk fundraiser for DICSA’s community ...

Ice breaking in Menominee

MARINETTE, Wis. — In preparation for a private ship launch at Fincantieri Marinette Marine this Saturday, ice breaking operations on the Menominee River will commence today. Ice breaking will be conducted by private contractors on tug boats in order to allow the ship to launch safely and ...

Pet Idol 2020: Annual vote in which ballot stuffing is encouraged

IRON MOUNTAIN — Time again to let everyone know you have one special pet. This is the eighth year of The Daily News’ popular Pet Idol competition, inviting residents in the region to share that prized animal companion they have at home, be it cat or dog, parrot or pony, guinea pig or ...

Three area school boards set officers for year

IM board retains officer lineup By MARGUERITE LANTHIER Staff Writer IRON MOUNTAIN — All officers were re-elected during the Iron Mountain School Board reorganizational meeting Monday. They are: Rob Langsford, president; Lisa Basanese, vice president; Steve Brooks, treasurer; and ...

UP lawmakers call on DNR to retract request for Enbridge documents

LANSING — Upper Peninsula lawmakers are speaking out against an attempt by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to obtain extensive records from Enbridge Inc. In its investigation of the company’s oil pipeline that runs beneath a channel linking two of the Great Lakes, the DNR has ...