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Hold the celebration: Virus pushes back Venue 906 opening

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KINGSFORD — Venue 906 had been slated to open this month, a setting to celebrate weddings and other special events. Then COVID-19 emerged and the governor shut down most activities in Michigan, including construction, as part of a stay-at-home order to try to contain spread of the ...

New pros on duty at ‘timeless’ Pine Grove

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A new group has come on board to operate and take care of one of the oldest golf courses in the region. Pine Grove Country Club in the past year has ushered in a new office manager, course supervisor and a married couple that became head golf professional and teaching ...

Dickinson’s jobless rate is the lowest in Michigan

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson County’s unemployment rate of 12.3% in May was the lowest in the state, according to data released by the Michigan Department of Technology Management & Budget. Regionally, May jobless rates ranged from 13.7% in the Ann Arbor metro area to 24.8% in the ...

Iron County has first COVID-19 death

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Iron County has had its first COVID-19 death, local health officials announced. In a news release Saturday, the Dickinson-Iron District Health Department stated it had been notified of the death but would not disclose additional information about the case. “The Dickinson-Iron District ...

Michigan drivers face insurance choice starting Thursday

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan drivers who renew or buy car insurance face a choice starting Thursday: stick with unlimited medical coverage, go with less or — for seniors with Medicare — opt out entirely. The decision, a signature feature of a new law that will lower the cost of ...

School board meetings set

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The Florence County Board of Education will meet at 5:15 p.m. today in Room 259 of Florence High School. The agenda includes 2019-20 budget adjustments and consideration of a policy for reopening school grounds and buildings. The Board of Education for Iron Mountain Public Schools will meet ...

Dream store: Brick + Mortar mixes clothing, horticulture, gifts

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Three years ago, Mike Pearson envied that his wife, Kate, was doing what she loved every day at her The Good Earth Salon in Iron Mountain. Now he, too, has his dream job. The Pearsons last summer purchased the former Vintage Sundries Antiques storefront at 213 E. ...

No Daily News on Fourth of July

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The Daily News will not publish a newspaper Saturday due to the Fourth of July holiday. Items that normally appear in the Weekend edition, such as the color comics, will be included in the Friday newspaper. No Daily News staff will be in the office Saturday. Monday will have a newspaper ...

Wimpy’s opens on Superior Avenue in Crystal Falls

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CRYSTAL FALLS — Locals fondly remember The Bacco’s Cafe and Tavern, Sparky’s Bar and Grill, Miller’s Bar and Grill, O’Malley Bar and Grill, and Generations as regular sites to socialize in the heart of the city. Now Wimpy’s Pub is at that same 329 Superior Ave. location in ...

Grant for Family Ties Adult Center

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The Dickinson Area Community Foundation recently awarded a $250 mini-grant to Family Ties Adult Center. The funds will be used to purchase items to connect with their participants, items such as arts and crafts, movies, games and puzzles for adult interaction. Tammy Tomassucci, Family Ties ...

DCHS earns distinction as top rural hospital

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson County Healthcare System has earned a number of elite recognitions over the past year, including a Top Rural Hospital designation from the Leapfrog Group, an award that went to only 18 facilities nationwide from a pool of 2,000. In addition to the honor from ...

Aspirus provides specialized wound care

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IRON RIVER — Aspirus is calling special attention to local services that can offer hope and healing to people living with and suffering from chronic wounds. A 2018 retrospective analysis of Medicare beneficiaries identified that roughly 8.2 million people had wounds with or without ...

UP Sport & Spoke makes move in downtown

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IRON MOUNTAIN — U.P. Sport & Spoke didn’t need to look far to find a larger building for their expanding business. After opening at 627 S. Stephenson Ave. in the summer of 2019, owner Anthony Tatangelo located a new space only a block away at 527 S. Stephenson in downtown Iron ...

Ishpeming sets up memorial

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ISHPEMING, Mich. (AP) — An Upper Peninsula town is honoring three notable residents, including a Michigan Supreme Court justice from the 1950s who wrote a book that was turned into a popular movie, "Anatomy of a Murder." The foundation was recently poured for the Three Sons of Ishpeming ...

WNMU-TV to switch frequency Wednesday

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MARQUETTE —Viewers who rely on an indoor or outdoor antenna to watch WNMU-TV will need to rescan their televisions to continue receiving the signal. The station will switch frequencies at 11 a.m. Wednesday, as required by the Federal Communications Commission, so that its original channel ...

CR 581 work begins

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IRON MOUNTAIN — County Road 581 near Felch will be under construction starting today, from M-69 north about two miles, the Dickinson County Road Commission said. The project is expected to run through July, said Lance Malburg, road commission engineer.

mPower provides new GIS solutions for municipalities

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Iron Mountain, mPower Innovations is a leader in the geospatial industry. Earlier this year, mPower was featured in the Michigan Municipal Electric Association's monthly Currents publication for its geographic information system ...

We Energies notes safety milestone

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The last time the We Energies meter service team based out of Iron Mountain experienced a lost-time injury, Lyndon B. Johnson was president. The year was 1965. “Fifty-five years without a lost-time injury in any sector of the utility business is a notable ...