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16 days until Christmas

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The home of Sean and Brenda Franklin at 1045 Division St. in Quinnesec. To suggest a lights display for the Countdown to Christmas, call 906-774-2772, ext. 245, or email to tproudfit@ironmountaindailynews.com.

Meeting set on millage for Felch road repairs

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FELCH TOWNSHIP — The Felch Township Board will have a special meeting Wednesday to work out final wording for two millages that could go on the March 10 presidential primary election ballot. Along with renewal of the .5 mill — or 50 cents per $1,000 of taxable property value — levy for ...

Erickson Jewelers: Putting some local sparkle into Christmas

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IRON MOUNTAIN — For Erickson Jewelers, Christmas truly is “the most wonderful time of the year.” Sales in the three weeks before the holiday can equal a normal three months for the business, said Sherri Erickson, who owns the store at 511 S. Stephenson Ave. with her husband, ...

Police: Stabbing reported in CF

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CRYSTAL FALLS — Officers with the Crystal Falls Police Department are reportedly investigating a stabbing that occurred in Crystal Falls over the weekend. There are no further details at this time, as a news release was unavailable. This story will be updated as more information becomes ...

Local meetings listed

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The Board of Education of Iron Mountain Public Schools will meet at 5:30 p.m. today in the Iron Mountain High School Auditorium, 300 W. B St. in Iron Mountain. Norway Township Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. today at the township hall in Vulcan. The Dickinson County Board of Commissioners will ...

BOSS/Toro gives away mowers in region

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IRON MOUNTAIN — BOSS Snowplow, a division of The Toro Company in partnership with The Toro Foundation, has given Toro Zero Turn mowers from the 2019 annual Product Donation Program to the Beecher-Dunbar-Pembine and Goodman-Armstrong Creek school districts in Wisconsin, the Menominee Range ...

School closings and delays for Monday, December 9

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The following schools are closed Monday: — Forest Park — Beecher-Dunbar-Pembine — Breitung Township Schools — Bishop Baraga Catholic School — Dickinson Iron-Tech — Goodman-Armstrong Creek — Holy Spirit — Iron Mountain — Niagara — North Central — North ...

Michigan deal to legalize sports, online gambling close

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Legislature and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer are closing in on an agreement to legalize sports betting and internet gambling in Michigan, with final votes possible this week. The development would be a landmark in a state with many gambling options already. Those include ...

Outdoor Addiction ushers in new era of deer processing

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BLUE MOUNDS, Wis. (AP) — The number of people hunting deer is on a decades-long slide, this year’s harvest is off from last season and chronic wasting disease is still a major concern. Alex Lease, however, had no qualms about buying a deer-processing business this summer along Highway ID ...

First Aid, CPR training offered on Wednesday at Bay College

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ESCANABA — Bay College Training and Development will offer first aid, CPR/AED training from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday. Participants will learn the critical skills needed to respond to and manage choking or a sudden cardiac arrest until emergency help arrives; this includes ...

Santa comes to town

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Coen Pipp, left, of Kingsford, tells Santa Claus what he wants for Christmas as Mrs. Claus helps Coen’s sister, Cecelia, with her necklace during the annual Christmas Walk in downtown Iron Mountain on Friday. About 500 people attended the downtown Christmas tree lighting ceremony that ...

NWS posts winter weather advisory for Monday

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The National Weather Service office in Marquette has issued a Winter Weather Advisory from 3 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday for Dickinson and Iron counties. Mixed precipitation is expected early Monday, then snow. A light glaze of ice may accumulate, along with 2 to 4 inches of snow. Slippery road ...

Senators urge Medicare drug plan do-over

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Leading senators are urging Medicare to allow seniors concerned about their drug plan pick for next year to switch if they received inaccurate information due to changes the agency made this sign-up season. The request from 14 Democrats and one Independent comes as open ...

November jobs report eases fears of recession

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WASHINGTON (AP) — American businesses have complained for years that they can’t find the workers they need to fill available jobs. November’s robust hiring gain suggests that at least some have found a way to do so. With the unemployment rate now at a half-century low of 3.5%, many ...

Energy panel to meet in UP

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LANSING — The U.P. Energy Task Force has scheduled a working session on Tuesday at Northern Michigan University in Marquette. The meeting will be from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Eastern time in Harden Hall Room 109 and will include an opportunity for public comment. The public can also submit ...

Michigan DNR selling surplus parcels

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LANSING — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ winter auction of surplus public land starts Tuesday. Several of the largest parcels are in Alpena, Dickinson and Newaygo counties. “Much of the land offered at this auction is isolated from other DNR-managed property, which ...

59 years of giving blood

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Dickinson County resident Vance Jones started giving blood through the American Red Cross in 1960. Last month he reached 27 gallons. He was 17 years old when he started donating and needed his father’s permission. He continued to go with his father until his dad was 74. He joined the Army and ...

Norway man faces OWI charge

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A Norway man accused of driving drunk in November pleaded not guilty Monday in Dickinson County Circuit Court. Aaron Richards, 42, is charged with operating while intoxicated, third offense, a felony punishable by up to five years in prison; and operating while license ...

Ryan named top volunteer at Kingsford High School

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KINGSFORD — Elizabeth Ryan was named the Kingsford High School Volunteer of the Year in the 2019 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program. She is the daughter of Adam and Kristy Ryan of Breitung Township. The honor was granted as part of the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, ...