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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 ...

Enrollment up at Bay

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ESCANABA — Bay College’s student enrollment numbers for the winter 2019 semester have shown an increase from last winter, Vice President of Student Services Travis Blume said. Bay’s add-drop period for this semester ended on Friday, Jan. 25. “We’re up about 3 percent compared to ...

Road closed this weekend

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Pine Mountain Road will be closed to through traffic from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday for the annual Bellin Health Pine Mountain Continental Cup tournament. Drive “slow” signs will be in place for today’s events.

Needs to be cleared for takeoff

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IRON MOUNTAIN — While the weekend weather looks great for ski jumping, final preparations for the Bellin Health Pine Mountain Continental Cup competition will have to wait until the snow stops, Kiwanis Ski Club officials said Wednesday. Lennie Walters, the chief of scaffold, said his crew ...

Ski Club donation challenge

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Scott Sanders Agency Farm Bureau Insurance recently made a $500 contribution to the Soaring Into the Future capital campaign to raise funds for needed improvements at the Pine Mountain Ski Jump venue. From left are Scott Sanders, owner of the agency; Nick Blagec, president of the Kiwanis Ski ...

Shopko to close more stores; IR, Kingsford survive cuts

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Struggling retailer Shopko will close numerous locations in the Upper Peninsula — but not its Kingsford and Iron River stores — under an updated list released Wednesday. The Green Bay-based company said it will close almost 70 percent of its stores between now and ...

Coffee break

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Organic Grounds Coffeehouse in Iron Mountain has donated coffee to support the Special Brew Coffee Cart, a micro-enterprise for the adult Special Education program with the Dickinson-Iron Intermediate School District. From left are Brianna Schilling of Organic Grounds Coffeehouse in Iron ...

Teams from 15 nations to compete

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A field of 61 skiers from 15 nations, including most of the current Continental Cup points leaders and two members of the 2018 U.S. Olympic Team, will challenge Pine Mountain this weekend. Competitions are slated for Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Bellin Health Pine ...

School closings and delays for Friday, Feb. 8

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The following schools are operating under a two-hour delay Friday: — Bates Head Start — Breitung Township — Dickinson-Iron Tech Center — Holy Spirit — North Dickinson — Norway — Norway Head Start — West Iron County The following schools are closed Friday: — Bates ...

Six risks to be prepared for in retirement years

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As baby boomers approach retirement, many may find themselves in different economic circumstances than what they planned for. Recent economic events have taught us the downside of risk, yet careful planning can help soften the impact. Northwestern Mutual says your retirement plan can stay on ...