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Unemployment victims win again in court

Local News

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Residents who were falsely accused of defrauding Michigan’s unemployment benefits system won another victory Thursday when the state appeals court ruled 3-0 that their lawsuit seeking financial damages should proceed. The Michigan Supreme Court decided in April to ...

Snowstorm leads to cabin rescue in Menominee County

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SPALDING TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula have rescued 19 members of a family who became marooned in a snowed-in cabin after a blizzard swept the area last weekend. The Menominee County Road Commission said a joint rescue team rescued 10 children and nine ...

Evers celebrates holiday tree

Wisconsin News

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers lit the state Capitol’s “holiday tree”î while praising scientists as a choir sang Christmas carols Friday in an odd juxtaposition of the two sides of the ongoing debate over the tree’s symbolism. The state Department of Administration ...

More of the same?

Local News

IRON MOUNTAIN — After an impressive start to the snow season, Old Man Winter still may have plenty left in the tank. In the short term, a storm system is expected to move over the Great Lakes region early next week, followed by blustery, cold conditions. Down the road, the National ...

Gus Macker basketball coming back to IM

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Downtown Iron Mountain again will be a venue for “the world’s largest three-on-three basketball tournament.” After a two-decade hiatus from the area, Gus Macker Basketball will return to the downtown in early June, local event organizers announced Thursday. The ...

19 days until Christmas

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The home of Laurie and Terry Martin at 505 South Ave. in Kingsford. To suggest a lights display for the Countdown to Christmas, call 906-774-2772, ext. 245, or email to tproudfit@ironmountaindailynews.com.

IM man faces drug charges

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IRON MOUNTAIN — An Iron Mountain man accused of selling methamphetamine near a school pleaded not guilty earlier this week in Dickinson County Circuit Court. Richard Lafave, 31, is charged in two separate files with a total of two counts of delivery or manufacture of a controlled ...

Enbridge work leaves debris in Michigan waterway

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PETOSKEY, Mich. (AP) — A Canadian-based energy transportation company’s preparation of a proposed tunnel that would house a petroleum pipeline caused a borehole to collapse in Michigan, which left debris in the waterway. Enbridge Energy had been collecting rock and soil samples, which it ...

Wisconsin transportation recommendation panel to meet

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A bipartisan commission charged with making recommendations on what major Wisconsin road projects should move forward was scheduled to meet for the first time in half a decade today. Democratic Gov. Tony Evers called the meeting of the Transportation Projects ...

Teen enters not guilty plea for school threat

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IRON MOUNTAIN — An 18-year-old former Norway student accused of threatening Norway-Vulcan Area Schools in a Snapchat video message Nov. 4 pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Dickinson County Circuit Court. Trentin McWilliams is charged with making a false report or threat of terrorism, a felony ...

Students honored

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Woodland Elementary School’s October Academic Achievers have been selected. From left in the front row are Grayson Gendron and Lillyann Sargent; in the back row are Carter Steber, Lucas Bottesi and Renzo Romitti. Not pictured are Nora Palmer and Owen Falls. Each student was awarded a t-shirt ...

Richards releases October report

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson County Prosecutor Lisa M. Richards has released her department’s activity report for November. The office received 60 police reports from the five area law enforcement agencies and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. From those reports, the office ...

Students to attend leadership conference

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain High School sophomores, Danika Juul, Angel Vanegas-Mendoza, Myles Munday and Lucas Maxon have been selected to attend MYLead – Michigan Youth Leadership Conference in May on the campus of Michigan State University. Juul is the daughter of Tamara and Steven ...

Sustainable forestry assists land conservation in the UP

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EAGLE RIVER — The Wildcat Falls Community Forest, a forestland conservation effort in Ontonagon County, has gained further traction with recent support from two sustainable forestry funds: the Upper Peninsula Sustainable Forest and Wildlife Fund of the Community Foundation of the Upper ...

Officer suspended after fellow cop’s death retires

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DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit police officer who was suspended after being accused of sitting in his patrol car during the fatal shooting of another officer has retired, his attorney said. Sgt. Ronald Kidd, a former Marine, had post-traumatic stress disorder on the night of the shooting, Odey ...

Iron Mountain man pleads not guilty to OWI charge

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IRON MOUNTAIN — An Iron Mountain man accused of operating while intoxicated in November pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Dickinson County Circuit Court. Isaac Callaway, 43, is charged with operating while intoxicated, third offense, a felony punishable by up to five years in prison; operating ...

IM, Norway, IR among communities planning weekend Christmas events

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With a deep blanket of early snow already on the ground, the stage is set in the region to get serious about celebrating the Christmas season. In Iron Mountain, the annual Christmas Walk event, hosted by the Iron Mountain Downtown Development Authority, will begin at 3:30 p.m. Friday with ...

Legislature OKs undoing budget vetoes

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Republican-led Legislature passed bills Wednesday that would restore more than half of the proposed spending vetoed by Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer two months ago, a signal that a budget impasse that began over how to fix Michigan’s badly dilapidated roads and ...

Ribbon-cutting at IncredibleBank

Business

The Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce recently had a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the new name for IncredibleBank. From left are Todd Nagel, IncredibleBank CEO and president; Jeff Prophet of IncredibleBank; Sandy White, chamber ambassador; Michelle Sellers, IncredibleBank; ambassadors ...

Suspect sought in attempted sexual assault in CF

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CRYSTAL FALLS — Officers in the Crystal Falls Police Department are trying to identify a suspect who reportedly attempted to sexually assault a woman in Crystal Falls in November. The attacker is described as a white male in his 40s with a heavy build, blond hair and an eagle tattoo on his ...