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A small hospital saved amid rural health crisis

Local News

CHICAGO (AP) — When Ryan Neville was brought on as the chief executive of Memorial Medical Center, the sole hospital serving Clark County, Wisconsin, it could not get a bank loan. At that time, in 2013, rural safety net hospitals — those located more than 35 miles from another hospital ...

Pickup truck rollover results in arrest in IM

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IRON MOUNTAIN — One man was arrested after two pickup trucks collided Sunday night in Iron Mountain, causing one of the vehicles to roll onto its side. Authorities responded to the crash at about 9:07 p.m. at the intersection of U.S. 2 and East Hughitt Street after a 28-year-old man driving ...

Grant boosts Brick + Mortar project

Business

IRON MOUNTAIN — A new business has opened in Iron Mountain with a new look, helped by a grant from the Downtown Development Authority. Brick + Mortar, at 213 E. Hughitt St., was among four recipients of the Downtown Assistance Program grant earlier this year. The work done by Brick + ...

Spending Whitmer vetoed may be revived — if deal reached

Local News

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is not specifying which of the near-$1 billion in vetoed funding she wants to restore if a budget deal can be reached with the Republican-led Legislature. But a look at what the Democrat-backed in her initial plan provides an indication of what ...

Two new partners at Coleman Engineering

Business

IRON MOUNTAIN — Coleman Engineering Company has announced that Jim Blondheim and Luke Tomasoski will join John Edlebeck, Jeff Sjoquist and Kevin Trevillian as owners of Coleman Engineering Company. Blondheim and Tomasoski both joined the CEC team in 2006 as project surveyors, where they ...

Whitmer appoints Michigan mining panel

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MARQUETTE — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced her appointments to the new Committee on Michigan’s Mining Future on Friday, with many of its members hailing from the Upper Peninsula. The committee, which will be tasked with making advisory legislative and policy recommendations to strengthen ...

City council, school meetings scheduled

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The Florence County School Board will hold a special meeting at 5:15 p.m. today in Room 259 of Florence High School. Agenda items include the September pupil count and a closed session regarding an elementary principal/director of pupil services contract. Iron Mountain City Council will meet ...

‘Archeology on Ice’ coming to Marquette History Center

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MARQUETTE — Ancient ice is melting throughout the world and unique artifacts are emerging from melting glaciers. A team of researchers from the University of New Mexico and other institutions has been investigating glaciers in Alaska for more than a decade to recover these rare artifacts. ...

DNR sets sessions on forming forestry management plans

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MARQUETTE —The Michigan Department of Natural Resources plans prescribed burns, timber harvests and tree thinning to help keep Michigan’s 4 million acres of state forest land healthy and to provide wildlife habitat. Plans for management activities are finalized two years in advance after ...

GM-UAW talks take turn for worse

Business

By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP) — Contract talks aimed at ending a 21-day strike by the United Auto Workers against General Motors have taken a turn for the worse, hitting a big snag over product commitments for U.S. factories, a union official wrote in an email to ...

Change of seasons: Warm trend for fall; peak colors soon

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A long-range forecast from the National Weather Service suggests a warmer-than-normal fall, although freezing temperatures will arrive soon enough. The Climate Prediction Center calls for a 41 percent chance of above-average temperatures and a 25 percent chance of ...

Vaping death in Michigan

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's heath department has announced the state's first death associated with an outbreak of vaping-related lung illnesses. The agency said Friday that it was notified Wednesday of the death of a man whose lung illness was linked to vaping. No other details were ...

GOP Sen. Johnson says Trump blocked aid message

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican senator said Friday he learned from a U.S. ambassador that President Donald Trump was tying military aid for Ukraine to an investigation of the 2016 election. But when the senator asked Trump if he could assure the Ukraine leadership the money would be coming, ...

Won’t hurt a bit

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Kingsford High School teacher Tracey Wilinski tries to give Lily the goat a kiss Friday afternoon during homecoming spirit week activities. Students voted for their favorite teachers in a “Kiss the Goat” competition, with the top three picked to pucker up.

Gaastra man pleads guilty to criminal sexual conduct

Local News

CRYSTAL FALLS — A Gaastra man accused of sexual contact with a 15-year-old girl pleaded guilty Monday in Iron County Trial Court. Andrew Vanderveer, 19, was convicted of criminal sexual conduct-fourth degree, a high-court misdemeanor punishable by up to two years in prison. ...

Florence woman awaits sentencing on drug charge

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CRYSTAL FALLS — An Florence, Wis., woman accused of selling methamphetamine pleaded guilty Monday in Iron County Trial Court. Brittany Russell, 30, was convicted of the delivery or manufacture of a controlled substance, a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison. In exchange for ...

Kingsford Public Safety makes two fire visits to muffler shop

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KINGSFORD — There were no injuries reported after a fire Thursday at Scotty’s Muffler & Brake Shop in Kingsford, according to a release from Kingsford Public Safety. Officers responded to the fire at 4:58 p.m. When they arrived two minutes later, the shop owner had extinguished most ...

Meth charges in Wisconsin

Wisconsin News

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say 16 people have been charged in a methamphetamine distribution operation in central Wisconsin. The charges were announced Friday by U.S. Attorney Scott Blader in the Western District, the FBI, Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul and local officials. A ...

O Tannenbaum, IM style

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IRON MOUNTAIN — As it turns out, the Christmas tree that will grace Michigan’s state Capitol this December is a bit of a Cinderella discovered in Iron Mountain. A search crew from the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget had come to the area in August intending to look ...