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Blood drive slated May 23

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The Upper Peninsula Health System-Marquette Regional Blood Center, will hold a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 23 at MJ Electric in Iron Mountain. For an appointment call Sandy Moore at 906-776-4486.

Norway band practice begins

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NORWAY — Norway City Band will have its first practice of the 2019 season at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Norway City Hall. They band will be marching in the Memorial?Day parade. Ed McBroom will serve as band director, with Russ Veale as alternate/guest director. For more information, call Donna ...

A final ‘Northbound’ push

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IRON MOUNTAIN - The “Northbound” series family is entering the final days of the “Light It Up” Kickstarter fundraiser — and they’re appealing to the region to help them finish what they started. “It’s crunch time for us right now,” said Seth Anderson, co-creator of the ...

YMCA opens Little Sparks Child Care Center

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IRON MOUNTAIN - The Northern Lights YMCA Dickinson Center has officially opened the Systems Control Little Sparks Child Care Center at its location at 800 Crystal Lake Blvd. No. 110. "Adding full-time child care to the YMCA just made sense for us and for the community," said Jonathan Ringel, ...

Family, investigators mark 20 years since Mack murder

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Twenty years ago today, a bartender was discovered stabbed to death inside Mayme’s Bar in Iron Mountain. No arrest ever has been made in the murder of 34-year-old Lisa Mack. But that doesn’t mean the investigation ended — or that those involved with the case don’t ...

Dickinson Homes becomes Brew Fest signature sponsor

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson Homes has agreed to be the signature sponsor for the third annual Brew Fest, set for June 8 in Iron Mountain, the Downtown Development Authority has announced. “Sponsors are vital to the success of our events, and we're extremely grateful to Dickinson Homes for ...

Whitmer: Legislature must ‘get off the dime’ on fixing roads

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — With her proposed 45-cents-a-gallon fuel tax hike stalled, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Tuesday that fixing the roads is still the “No. 1 issue” despite the Republican-led Legislature prioritizing an overhaul of Michigan’s car insurance law. “People want our ...

Michigan lawmakers OK ban on abortion procedure

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s Republican-led Legislature voted Tuesday to ban a common second-trimester abortion procedure, pushing ahead with legislation Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said she would veto. The bills would prohibit physicians from performing abortion by dilation and ...

High water in Great Lakes spells trouble for endangered bird

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EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — High water in the Great Lakes may spell trouble for the piping plover, an endangered bird that builds its nests on shorelines. Water levels have surged in recent years as the lakes bounced back from record-setting lows. Vincent Cavalieri of the U.S. Fish and ...

Fire that killed father, two children ruled accidental

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WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A fire that killed a father and two children in Waukesha has been ruled accidental. Investigators have concluded the fire on Feb. 19 was the result of “unattended cooking.” Thirty-eight-year-old Kevin Duffy grabbed his 9-year-old son and brought him to a ...

Anderson named Great Start Spotlight winner

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The Dickinson Iron Great Start Collaborative has recognized special mentor Brit Anderson as winner of the Spring Spotlight Award. Anderson is a licensed clinical social worker who provides care to children and families, including parents. Anderson also is trauma certified ...

Food, Fun & Fitness program planned in Florence County

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FLORENCE, Wis. — The Florence County UW-Extension office and its partners will offer a number of summer activities to area youth. Brochures are now available for the Food, Fun & Fitness program. FFF is a four-week day camp at both Florence Elementary School and the Northeast Wisconsin ...

AP Students of the Month at KHS

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Kingsford High School has named its Advanced Placement Students of the Month for April. From left, in front are Monique Hernandez, AP Chemistry; and Kelsey Wagner, AP Literature and Composition. In back are August Early, AP Computer Science Principles; Luke Terrian, AP Calculus; and Madelyn ...

Richards issues report for April

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson County Prosecutor Lisa M. Richards has released her department’s activity report for April. The office received 84 police reports from the five area law enforcement agencies and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. From those reports, the office ...

Tourism Communities Conference on June 25

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain’s Downtown Development Authority, Bay College, the Tourism Association of Dickinson County Area, and Michigan State University Extension today announced the upcoming Connecting Tourism Communities Conference set for Tuesday, June 25, at Bay College in Iron ...

Reward offered after burglars strike Michigan gun shop

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COOPERSVILLE, Mich. (AP) — A $5,000 reward is being offered for information after authorities say burglars took about 10 firearms from a gun shop in western Michigan. The Ottawa County sheriff’s office says the break-in happened early Monday at Palladium Gun Shop in Coopersville. The ...

Native Wildflower Sale orders accepted

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KINGSFORD —Dickinson Conservation District is currently taking pre-orders for its 2019 Native Wildflower Sale. They are offering over 30 species, including perennial wildflowers, grasses and ferns that were selected to provide a variety of environmental benefits. The plants are in ...

$10M lawsuit filed over police beating of Michigan teen

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ALBION, Mich. (AP) — The family of a Michigan teenager who was struck by a police officer while handcuffed in a patrol car has filed a lawsuit seeking $10 million. The lawsuit, filed Monday in Calhoun County, says the 13-year-old’s civil rights were violated during the November incident, ...

Semi driver causes fatal crash

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COLUMBUS, Wis. (AP) — Sheriff’s officials say speed and inattentive driving are factors in a six-vehicle fatal crash in Columbia County. Authorities say the driver of a semi failed to slow down in a construction zone on Highway 151 near Columbus Tuesday and struck five other vehicles; ...