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Norway pushes off property tax payment deadline to Feb. 28

Local News

NORWAY — Norway residents again will have until the end of February to pay their winter property taxes without penalty. The Norway City Council on Monday moved the deadline for the collection of real and personal property taxes from Feb. 15 to Feb. 28. The council has extended the ...

Kingsford man gets prison time on drug charges

Local News

IRON MOUNTAIN — A Kingsford man convicted of selling drugs and imitation substances after a two-day jury trial in December will spend a minimum of seven years in prison. Daniel Yuhasey, 43, was sentenced Monday in Dickinson County Circuit Court to a maximum of 30 years in prison for the ...

Norway man admits to abuse of 13-month-old

Local News

IRON MOUNTAIN — A Norway man accused of abusing a 13-month-old child pleaded guilty Monday in Dickinson County Circuit Court. Craig Groeneveld, 38, was convicted of second-degree child abuse, a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison. Groeneveld initially pleaded not guilty Dec. 16. ...

Anxiety rises in China, overseas as virus spreads

International News

WUHAN, China (AP) — Face masks sold out and temperature checks at airports and train stations became the new norm as China strove Tuesday to control the outbreak of a new virus that has reached four other countries and territories and threatens to spread further during the Lunar New Year ...

Students honored

Local News

Niagara Elementary students were recently honored as students of the month. From left, in the front are Harley Quinn Joyal, kindergarten; Paisley McCarthy, 4K; Brooklyn Otto, first; Natalia Freeman, second; in the back row are Scott Trevillian, principal; Myles Laarman, fourth; Andy Moore, ...

Walk for Life on Sunday

Local News

IRON MOUNTAIN —The Walk For Life, an annual event held in support of the rights of the unborn, will take place on Sunday. The walk will begin at 1:30 p.m. Participants begin gathering at 1:15 p.m. in the parking lot near the Braumart and Kingsley North. The walk will proceed down South ...

Michigan lawmaker alleges fellow senator harassed her

Local News

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan lawmaker who is under investigation for allegedly making a sexist comment to a reporter now faces a sexual harassment complaint from a fellow senator. In a story published Tuesday, state Sen. Mallory McMorrow told Crain’s Detroit Business she planned to ...

Lawmakers poised to adopt restrictions on firefighting foam

Wisconsin News

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin lawmakers are poised to pass a bill that would impose new restrictions on the use of firefighting foam containing chemicals known as PFAS to reduce soil and water contamination. Both the Senate and Assembly are scheduled to vote on the Republican-authored ...

Project Teddy Bear

Business

First National Bank & Trust’s Project Teddy Bear collects new stuffed toys for local area emergency responders, charities, crisis centers and medical facilities to give to children in traumatic or stressful situations. Project Teddy Bear kicked off Dec. 7 with the third-annual ...

Ready for a heavy load

Local News

KINGSFORD — A new “premier vehicle” has joined the towing fleet at L.R. Vincent Truck and Service Inc. of Kingsford. The new 60-ton NRC slider on a Western Star chassis arrived early last week. The heavy-duty technology on the 60-ton will reach, lift and pull anything imaginable, ...

Whitmer prepares road ‘triage’ plan that may trim $2.5B ask

Local News

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — There is a ray of good news as Gov. Gretchen Whitmer prepares to renew her push for major new spending to fix Michigan’s roads and bridges: Republican legislative leaders say addressing the funding is a priority for them, too. But beyond that, uncertainty abounds ...

Farrington opens Primerica office

Business

IRON MOUNTAIN — Nichole Farrington, a division leader with Primerica Inc., has opened an office in Suite 203A at 333 S. Stephenson Ave. in Iron Mountain. Farrington will offer free weekly financial wellness seminars at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays starting this week through the end of March. These ...

Dickinson road project highlighted in state magazine

Local News

IRON MOUNTAIN — A Dickinson County highway project designed to test the use of recycled tires in a colder climate is drawing statewide attention. Crossroads, the quarterly journal of the County Road Association of Michigan, featured the 2019 County Road 607 paving work as the cover story for ...

Escanaba mill marks 100 years of making paper

Business

ESCANABA — The Verso Corp.’s Escanaba Mill celebrated a milestone Friday — a full century of making paper. The mill was in use well before paper production began there, according to a Verso news release. “The Escanaba Mill began operating in 1891 as the Escanaba Electric Street ...

Some lawmakers favor moose hunt on Isle Royale

Local News

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Some Michigan lawmakers believe the federal government should open Isle Royale National Park to moose hunters. The House Natural Resources Committee heard testimony last week on a resolution supporting a limited moose hunt on the Lake Superior island, MLive.com ...

Mackinac County house fire kills two

Local News

PORTAGE TOWNSHIP (AP) — Two people have died after they were unable to escape a house fire in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, according to Michigan State Police. The fire was reported Saturday morning in Portage Township, according to MLive.com. Several fire departments responded to the ...

Florence, Dickinson meetings this week

Local News

The Florence County School Board will meet at 5:15 p.m. today in Room 259 of Florence High School. The agenda includes athletic code revisions and a capital plan for snow removal equipment. Iron Mountain City Council will meet at 6 p.m. today at City Hall, 501 S. Stephenson Ave., Iron ...

Florence business adds U-Haul

Business

FLORENCE, Wis. — Camping in the Clouds at 4080 U.S. 2 in Florence has signed on as a neighborhood dealer for U-Haul Company of Wisconsin. The location, operated by partners Brian and Tracy Huth, will offer U-Haul trucks, trailers, towing equipment, moving supplies and in-store pick-up for ...

Police release sketch of person of interest in Marquette murder

Local News

MARQUETTE — A sketch of a person of interest has been released by the Marquette City Police Department in connection to the Paul Girard murder case that occurred more than 30 years ago at Presque Isle Park in Marquette. One of the two persons has been identified, according to a Marquette ...

Marquette area women discuss business challenges

Business

MARQUETTE — Starting your own business is challenging, no matter what your gender. Several women entrepreneurs shared their experiences at a “Women in Entrepreneurship” event Thursday at Barrel+Beam in Marquette Township. The event, sponsored by Innovate Marquette SmartZone, featured ...