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Houghton sheriff’s services Saturday

HOUGHTON — Funeral service for longtime Houghton County Sheriff Brian McLean, who died Monday after a weekend accident at his home, will take place Saturday at the Rozsa Center on the Michigan Technological University campus in Houghton. Public visitation will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern ...

New logging, lumber exhibit in IM

The Cornish Pumping Engine and Mining Museum at 300 Kent St. in Iron Mountain recently completed its Logging and Lumbering on the Eastern Menominee Range exhibit. The new addition features artifacts and tells the history of area logging and lumbering, including the Von Platen-Fox Lumber Co. ...

IM amends neighborhood zoning

IRON MOUNTAIN — Zoning adjustments for a neighborhood business district in Iron Mountain are underway as the city moves to bring existing homes into better compliance. The changes drafted by the Iron Mountain Planning Commission are for an area within the border of River Avenue, West H ...

Police: Man jumps to death from Mackinac Island’s Arch Rock

MACKINAC ISLAND (AP) — An investigation reveals a man found dead at the base of a popular Mackinac Island tourist destination intentionally jumped from the top and left a note indicating plans to take his own life, police said. A passerby found the man’s body about 9:15 a.m. Wednesday at ...

Scooting around downtown IM

IRON MOUNTAIN — A new breed of “Bird” has landed in Iron Mountain. A flock of 50 electric scooters arrived in late June and has received a great response. Iron Mountain is the first city in the Upper Peninsula to get the two-wheel mobile transportation, Downtown Development ...

Florence County reports two possible virus exposure sites

Florence County health officials advised Wednesday of a possible COVID-19 exposure earlier this month at two restaurants in the county. The Florence County Health Department was notified Tuesday that on July 10, an unvaccinated person who was later confirmed positive ate at both Barb’s ...