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City council meetings tonight

Iron Mountain City Council will meet at 6 p.m. today at City Hall, 501 S. Stephenson Ave., Iron Mountain. The agenda includes public hearings for Commercial Rehabilitation Exemption Certificates for Paul Fornetti, DDS, and Contrast Coffee; a truck weight limit at the intersection of Fleshiem ...

Bay College plans ‘free the textbooks’ rally at Bay West

IRON MOUNTAIN — Bay College will hold its third annual “Free the Textbooks OER Rally” on Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. in the lower level commons at Bay West. The event, featuring free food, soft drinks, and prizes, is being held to bring awareness and energy to ...

Breen Center pasty sales on Saturday

KINGSFORD — The Breen Senior Center in Kingsford will have a pasty sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Orders should be made by Thursday by calling the center at 906-774-5110. Rutabaga pasties are also available. Volunteers are needed at the Breen Center Thrift Store. Store hours are ...

Breitung considers 2019 road projects

QUINNESEC — Breitung Township expects to finalize its list of paving projects for 2019 at its upcoming meeting Oct. 22. A list of potential paving projects for consideration was distributed at a recent township board meeting and remains under review. In other action, the board: — ...

Bike Path committee meets

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Dickinson County Bike Path committee will hold their monthly meeting on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Dickinson County Library in Iron Mountain. Highlights of the meeting include: wrap-up discussion of Tour de Dickinson, membership, website & face book updates, planning ...

YMCA sessions start today

IRON MOUNTAIN – The second fall session begins today at the Northern Lights YMCA Dickinson Center. Youth classes open for registration include gymnastics, soccer and flag football and others. Several fitness classes are open including spin, Country Heat and PiYO. New swim instruction ...

Haunt on the Hill: Norway couple expands one-of-a-kind Halloween display

NORWAY — Halloween 2018 at Haunt on the Hill plans to be the biggest and scariest so far, organizers said. Cathy and Pat Lebeau of 503 Oak St. in Norway have expanded their Halloween display and will open for a sneak peek to the public from 5 to 8 p.m. today and Sunday. Haunt on the ...

Caspian psychologist arraigned on Dickinson charges

IRON MOUNTAIN — A 61-year-old Caspian psychologist accused of trading patients opioids, Valium and marijuana for sexual favors has been arraigned in Dickinson County District Court and appeared in Marquette County court this week as well for a preliminary exam. Michael Wallace Varney ...

Schuette, Whitmer trade shots in testy gubernatorial debate

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Republican Bill Schuette on Friday criticized his opponent for governor as an "extreme," tax-raising candidate who accomplished "nothing" as a lawmaker, while Democrat Gretchen Whitmer touted her bipartisan work to expand Medicaid and said the attorney general ...

Four Minnesota wolves moved to Isle Royale

HOUGHTON — The National Park Service announced Friday that the fall phase of the first year of its Isle Royale wolf translocation project has been brought to a successful close with four wolves translocated to the island from Minnesota. Though the original goal called for two additional ...

Slight increase in Medicare’s ‘Part B’ premium

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare says its “Part B” premium for outpatient care will rise by just $1.50 a month next year. That means retirees should be able to keep more of their recently announced Social Security cost-of-living increase. Medicare officials said Friday the standard premium ...

The reason they call it fall

Emika Anderson of Iron River and Missy Hermanson of Crystal Falls blow leaves out of the campsites at Pentoga Park in Crystal Falls. The rain and winds this week have accelerated trees losing their leaves in the region. Snow flurries were seen Thursday and this morning had a dusting of snow in ...

Venable hopeful for DCHS’s financial future

IRON MOUNTAIN — Representatives of a national law firm guiding Dickinson County Healthcare System through a financial restructuring said Thursday they are optimistic its problems can be resolved without bankruptcy or drastic downsizing. “I was surprised how good your financials look,” ...

Rains force campgrounds to close early

Significant rainfall over several days has forced the early closure of campgrounds at Baraga State Park in Baraga County and Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park in Ontonagon County, park officials announced. The modern campgrounds at both parks were closed Wednesday for the remainder ...

Man charged in wife’s 1975 death in Sturgeon Bay

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Prosecutors charged a Michigan man Thursday with killing his wife 43 years ago in Wisconsin based largely on witnesses saying he seemed unhappy in their marriage, her comments to neighbors that she thought he was going to kill her and other discrepancies in his ...

Pilot’s remains from WWII will be buried in Michigan

PARMA, Mich. (AP) — The remains of a World War II pilot will be buried this weekend in southern Michigan, 76 years after his plane went down during a battle in the Solomon Islands. Elwood Bailey will be buried Saturday next to his parents at Chapel Cemetery in Parma in Jackson County. He ...

A.P. Students of the Month

Kingsford High School Advanced Placement Students of the Month for September are, in the front from left, Melanie Wenzel, daughter of Fritz and Christine Wenzel of Breitung Township, A.P. U.S. History and Paige Currie, daughter of Dale and Lynn Currie of Kingsford, A.P. Computer Science ...

American Red Cross seeks volunteers in Florence County

FLORENCE, Wis. — The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers in Florence County. Anyone interested is asked to meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 at the Tipler Town Hall. Lee Borofka, volunteer partnership and community outreach representative for American Red ...

Forest Park Music Boosters selling candy bars through Oct. 23

CRYSTAL FALLS — The Forest Park Music Boosters will be holding their annual World’s Finest Chocolate Bar Fund Raiser Oct. 15 through Oct. 23. Middle school and high school students will be selling multiple varieties, including milk chocolate, dark chocolate, caramel, crunch and almond, ...