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Triple the fun: Two tourneys today, another Sunday at Giant Pine

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Ski jumping starts bright and early and conditions could be ideal for today’s Bellin Health Pine Mountain Continental Cup “doubleheader” tournament. Training jumps are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. today and the first tournament is slated for 10:45, followed by a second ...

Snowmobiler, 19, killed in Felch crash

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A 19-year-old Wisconsin man died Friday in a snowmobile crash in Felch, said state police at the Iron Mountain post. Troopers were dispatched to the crash at about 5:15 p.m. and the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Assisting were Nordic Ambulance, Beacon ...

Empire Mine could reopen

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MARQUETTE — Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. CEO Lourenco Goncalves said Friday that the company is close to announcing the reopening of the Empire Mine in Richmond Township. His comments came during Cliffs’ 2018 Fourth-Quarter and Full-year Earning Conference Call. “We have opportunities. We ...

Whitmer: Change Medicaid work rules

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Friday that she will ask the Republican-led Legislature to change newly enacted work or job-related requirements to qualify for Michigan's Medicaid expansion program, saying that between 61,000 and 183,000 residents could lose ...

Forecasters dismiss ‘early spring’

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early spring, but professional forecasters aren’t joining in. A long-range forecast from the Climate Prediction Center calls for just a 15 percent chance of above-normal temperatures across the Upper Peninsula in February, followed by normal ...

Group 100-Plus Women Who Care to meet Tuesday

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The organization 100-Plus Women Who Care in Dickinson County will have its first quarterly meeting of 2019 on Tuesday to decide which fortunate area non-profit program or agency gets to benefit from the group’s collective generosity. As in the past, participating women will ...

Icy weather challenges region’s wildlife

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Better hope Punxsutawney Phil’s prediction of an early spring proves true. The effects of the recent severe weather on wildlife in the region won’t be readily apparent for now but could appear in late March or April if, as happened last year, spring takes its time in arriving, said ...

Michigan State Police issue warning on ‘invoice’ virus

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LANSING — The Michigan State Police Michigan Cyber Command Center (MC3) is noticing an increase in fraudulent emails containing malicious links or attachments that are being sent to businesses and individuals across the state. Recent emails have had subject lines that include terms such as ...

Industrial ed honors

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Kingsford High School Industrial Education students of the month for January are Austin Burby, left, woods, and Alaster Johnson, engineering and architectural graphics. Austin is the son of Richard and Valerie Burby of Quinnesec. Alaster is the son of Eric and Rachel Johnson of Breitung ...

Area readies for jumps

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The annual Meet the Skiers event was held at Pine Mountain as planned on Thursday despite the snowstorm, which dumped five additional inches of snow on the area. Kiwanis Ski Club officials were still attempting to hold competition today, but it was all depending on the ...

Winter storm hits area

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The Iron Mountain area got nearly a half-foot of snow from the winter storm that moved through the region Thursday into this morning. Several counties in the Upper Peninsula — including Dickinson, Iron and Menominee — are still under a hazardous weather outlook through ...

Bill to end bottle deposit law dies

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ESCANABA — The bill state Rep. Beau LaFave introduced proposing to end Michigan’s 40-year-old bottle deposit law died with the start of 2019, and LaFave says he has “no intention of bringing up or re-introducing the bill at this time.” LaFave said he introduced the bill because he ...

Former Rep. Dingell dies

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DETROIT (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. John Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress in American history and a master of legislative deal-making who was fiercely protective of Detroit’s auto industry, has died. The Michigan Democrat was 92. Dingell, who served in the U.S. House for 59 ...

Teen arrested after knife threat

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Officers from the Iron Mountain Police Department arrested a 17-year-old Thursday after he threatened residents of a home with a knife. According to a release from Iron Mountain Director of Police and Fire Services Ed Mattson, the teenager kicked in the door of a home on ...

AAA: Cold weather can cut electric car range

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DETROIT (AP) — Cold temperatures can sap electric car batteries, temporarily reducing their range by more than 40 percent when interior heaters are used, a new study found. The study of five electric vehicles by AAA also found that high temperatures can cut into battery range, but not ...

Health event held

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August Early of Kingsford prepares Mary Ryan for physical therapy during the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) future health professionals event held at Bay de Noc Community College-West Campus. This is the first time the program has been held in Dickinson County. Over 250 students ...

Phi Kappa Tau wins sculpture competition with snowy Rome

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HOUGHTON — Phi Kappa Tau is back on top. The Michigan Technological University fraternity won first place in the Winter Carnival month-long statue competition with its ode to ancient Rome: “Behold For Your Eyes to See the Glory of Roman Technology.” “A lot of the members put in just ...

Contractor approved for electrical work at public safety building

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KINGSFORD — The Kingsford City Council chose M.J. Electric of Iron Mountain to install a backup power supply at the public safety building. M.J. Electric had the lowest of five bids at $57,722 and was the contracter recommended by project engineer GEI Consultants of Iron Mountain, which ...

Dashboard online for schools

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LANSING — Visitors to the state’s Parent Dashboard for School Transparency now can look up everything from a school’s Advanced Placement and mentorship programs to services for English learners and students with disabilities under Phase II of the Michigan Department of Education’s ...