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Tavonatti’s art reaches the moon

Mia Tavonatti, an Iron Mountain native who has created numerous murals in the Upper Peninsula, is represented in the Nova Collection time capsule that landed on the moon Thursday. “WooHoo!!” Tavonatti posted on her Facebook page after the first U.S. landing in half a century. The Nova ...

Spring could be near … by the sound of it

We humans, I think, tend to favor sight among our senses — “I’ll believe it when I see it.” But in the natural world, sound so often can be more revealing of what’s out there for those who pause to listen. This past week, trumpeter swans demonstrated why they are so named from a ...

Early voting through Sunday

KINGSFORD — Dickinson County residents are reminded that early voting for Tuesday’s presidential primary election continues from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Sunday at Kingsford City Hall, 305 S. Carpenter Ave. In addition to the presidential primary, the ballot includes several millage ...

Spelling bee winners

Iron Mountain-Kingsford Community Schools hosted the Upper Peninsula Community Education Association Regional Spelling Bee at Kingsford on Wednesday. The Regional Bee contestants represented Forest Park, Iron Mountain, Kingsford, North Dickinson and Norway-Vulcan. The top two spellers in each ...

Teen dies after snowmobile goes through ice

THOMPSON TOWNSHIP — Police are still investigating an incident that left a 15-year-old dead after his snowmobile went through the ice on Indian Lake on Wednesday evening. At about 6:35 p.m. Wednesday, Negaunee Regional Dispatch received a 911 call from a person who had witness a snowmobile ...