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MARSP awarded mini-grant to BTS

KINGSFORD — The Dickinson County chapter of the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel awarded a $250 mini-grant earlier this school year to Justin Cowen, technology director, and Aimee Tatangelo, technology teacher, at Breitung Township Schools. They used the mini-grant to ...

Wild Rivers program Tuesday in Florence

FLORENCE, Wis. — Did you know that Florence County is home to two of the five state-designated Wild Rivers, the Pine and the Popple? On Tuesday John Roberts, local Wild Rivers expert, will talk about the history of the Wild Rivers including the 1965 legislation that protected the Pine and ...

IC Museum hosts student field trips

CASPIAN — The Iron County Historical & Museum Society hosted both school districts in a series of visits over the course of three weeks. Purdue University students and staff and homeschool kids also visited for a day of fun and learning. “We love building relationships with our local ...

UP man charged with sex abuse

MARQUETTE — A resident of the L’Anse Indian Reservation faces two sex abuse charges in federal court. A federal grand jury indicted Michael Philip Dowd, 56, on a single count each of aggravated sexual abuse and sexual abuse, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Michigan Mark Totten ...

Night In The Village set June 28-29 at the UP State Fairgrounds in Escanaba

ESCANABA — The Night In The Village event is planned from 5 to 9 p.m. Eastern Time June 28-29 in the Steam & Gas Engine Village at the Upper Peninsula Fairgrounds in Escanaba. Plans include music, bonfire, ride your first tractor, hay wagon rides and more. There will be activities for ...

Tree destroys cabin at Michigan camp, trapping counselor in bed

BENONA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A tree crashed onto a cabin with 14 people, mostly girls, inside, trapping a counselor in her bed for 90 minutes early Thursday at a camp in northern Michigan, authorities said. "Thankfully, the adult counselor walked out of the destroyed cabin and appears to ...