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Bus route information listed for Breitung Township Schools

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KINGSFORD — Listed are the school bus routes for Breitung Township Schools for the 2019-2020 school year. School is scheduled to open Tuesday, Aug. 27, for Woodland Elementary, Kingsford Middle School and Kingsford High School. All schools will be in session for the full day. Parents ...

Florence County Fair official explains increase in fees

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FLORENCE, Wis. — After much discussion and conversation at multiple fair board meetings, the Florence County Fair Board decided to increase some of the admission fees for this year’s fair. “It wasn’t any easy decision for us to make,” said Jessica Klumpp, executive director. “We ...

Italian Fest

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The 13th annual Italian Fest took place Saturday in downtown Iron Mountain. The event offered food, music and activities, all with an Italian flavor. Italian Fest was sponsored by Local 1329 of the Michigan Laborers’ Training and Apprenticeship Institute, or LiUNA, and organized by the ...

DCHS, KHS continue sports medicine partnership

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KINGSFORD — Dickinson County Healthcare System and Breitung Township Schools have extended their decade-long sports medicine partnership three more years through 2022. Through this partnership, physicians and athletic training therapists from the DCHS orthopedic and physical therapy team ...

IM woman drowns in river at Spread Eagle

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SPREAD EAGLE, Wis. — An Iron Mountain woman reportedly drowned Saturday on the Menominee River in Spread Eagle, according to the Florence County Sheriff’s Office. The 52-year-old woman was found floating in the water at the Vagabond Park boat launch just after 4 p.m., according to a news ...

State sets local land banks in Dickinson, two other counties

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LANSING, Mich. — The State Land Bank Authority has announced the creation of county land banks in Dickinson, Eaton and Huron counties. Creation of these land banks will provide these counties with additional tools to assist in returning vacant and blighted property back to productive ...

Norway puts off school millage vote

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NORWAY — The Norway-Vulcan Area School District has been forced to postpone its planned sinking fund millage vote from Nov. 5 to next March. Superintendent Louis Steigerwald told the Norway-Vulcan Area School Board a clerical error in the paperwork submitted for the special election means ...

Enbridge responds to Michigan AG on straits pipeline plan

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ESCANABA — Enbridge Inc. reached out to the Daily Press to give their side of the stalemate between the Canadian energy provider and the state after comments Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel made about Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline at the Upper Peninsula State Fair. During her comments ...

Fire prevention grant

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The Dickinson Area Community Foundation recently awarded a $250 mini-grant to the City of Kingsford, Department of Public Safety. The grant funds will be used to fund educational material used to teach fire prevention and safety to young students at Woodland Elementary. From left, in the front ...

VA to host adaptive bike clinic in Kingsford

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center is partnering with the UP Superior Alliance for Independent Living to hold an adaptive bike clinic on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The free event will be held at Redemption Hill Church located at 332 S. Carpenter Ave., ...

Bus schedule prepared for Iron Mountain Public Schools

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Choice Bus Service will provide bus transportation for early kindergarten through12th-grade students in the Iron Mountain Public Schools. Busing will be provided for all students. All routes will be identified by the number being posted in a holder near the front ...

4-H program coordinator hired in Oconto, Marinette counties

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MARINETTE, Wis. — The Division of Extension would like to announce Aimee Elkins started on Aug. 14 as the 4-H program coordinator for both Oconto and Marinette counties. With over 500 youth involved in the 4-H Program in this two county area, Extension is looking to provide leadership to ...

School, city meetings today

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The Board of Education for Iron Mountain Public Schools will hold an open house with superintendent candidates from 4 to 5 p.m. today in the B Floor hallway of the school at 300 West B St., Iron Mountain. A special board meeting will follow at 5 p.m. in the media center at the school. The ...

Orientations on Tuesday at KHS/KMS

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KINGSFORD — Students attending Breitung Township Schools will start the new school year Tuesday, Aug. 27. Teachers will have professional development in-service days on Thursday and Aug. 26. Schilleman Bus Service will have bus routes with times and bus stop locations posted in The Daily ...

UW-Green Bay chancellor leaving Sept. 30

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GREEN BAY, Wis. — After five years at the helm, UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller announced that he is leaving his role as UW-Green Bay chancellor at the end of September to assume the role of president at the University of Akron. “It has been a great joy and a deep honor for me to ...

Wisconsin tribes get grants for green projects

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Two Native American tribes in Wisconsin are receiving federal grants for renewable energy projects that tribe members say will help reduce costs and lead to energy independence. The Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa in Odanah received a nearly $1 million grant, ...

Life expectancy drops in Wisconsin due to alcohol, drugs

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Life expectancy in Wisconsin has dropped for two years in a row fueled by increased deaths from alcohol abuse and opioids, a report released Monday from the nonpartisan Wisconsin Policy Forum found. The group found that increased mortality among black people was also ...

Suspect arrested in downtown IM break-ins

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A 36-year-old Iron Mountain man was arrested Friday afternoon in connection with numerous break-ins at the Downtown Plaza in the 400 block of South Stephenson Avenue. Iron Mountain police received a complaint at about 6 a.m. Friday and discovered that six businesses had been ...

Days shorten, southern climes beckon

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It might be only mid-August but signs of fall migration already can be seen in the region. Thursday, common nighthawks were swooping overhead on M-95 just south of the Randville area. This is a bird that spends the winter in South America, giving it one of the longest migration routes of any ...