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Prison term given for beating with broom handle

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A 71-year-old Iron Mountain man accused of beating a woman with a broom handle while intoxicated in August will spend almost two years in prison after a judge did not allow him to withdraw his no contest plea. Philip Hurley was sentenced Wednesday in Dickinson County Circuit ...

Wolf taken to Isle Royale last fall escapes to mainland

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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A gray wolf that was moved from Minnesota to Isle Royale National Park last fall has wandered back to the mainland, trekking more than 15 miles across the frozen surface of Lake Superior to reach her home turf, officials said Wednesday. The female was among four ...

Michigan lowers catch limit for yellow perch

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan is cutting in half its catch limit for yellow perch this year. Starting April 1, the daily possession limit for the popular sport fish will be 25 on most waters. That’s down from the previous maximum of 50. There are two exceptions to the new rule. The ...

Board meeting date changed

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KINGSFORD — The Dickinson Conservation District monthly board meeting will be changed from Tuesday, Feb. 19, to Thursday, Feb. 21, at 4:30 p.m. in the USDA Service Center which is located at 420 N Hooper St. in Kingsford. If there are any questions please call the office at 906-774-1550 ...

Spelling winners

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Iron Mountain-Kingsford Community Schools held its district spelling bees at Iron Mountain. These winners will compete in the regional spelling bees scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Norway-Vulcan Area Schools. The regional spelling bees will include district winners from Iron Mountain, ...

Stevens chairs health board; meeting schedule announced

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KINGSFORD — At the annual reorganizational meeting of the Dickinson-Iron District Board of Health, Joseph Stevens, Dickinson County commissioner, was elected chairman and Tim Aho, Iron County commissioner, was elected vice chairman. The other members of the board are Dickinson County ...

Medical assistant program at Bay

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ESCANABA — Registration is open for Bay College Training and Development’s clinical medical assistant program that starts Tuesday. This non-credit program runs through May 23 and is designed to prepare students for the National Healthcareer Association’s clinical medical assistant ...

Suspect in teen’s abduction ordered to stand trial

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BARRON, Wis. (AP) — A man accused of kidnapping a 13-year-old Wisconsin girl and killing her parents waived his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday, telling his family, “I love you,” moments after he was ordered to stand trial. Jake Patterson, 21, is accused of killing James and ...

More on the way

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IRON MOUNTAIN — More snow is coming Thursday, with the National Weather Service saying 7 to 10 inches is possible in Dickinson and Iron counties. The day’s heaviest snow is expected late morning into late evening. Power outages and tree damage may occur in areas that still have ...

DOT head: At least $1.5B more needed for highways in Michigan

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan interstates and highways need at least a $1.5 billion annual influx of additional spending to be brought into better condition, nearly double the current funding, the state’s new transportation director told lawmakers on Tuesday. Paul Ajegba, whom Democratic ...

Winter storm warning for Dickinson, Iron counties

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The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Dickinson and Iron counties starting at 9 a.m. Central time Thursday and extending through midnight Friday. Heavy snow is expected to begin late Thursday morning into Thursday evening, with snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per ...

School closings and delays for Thursday, Feb. 7

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The following schools are closed Thursday: — Beecher-Dunbar-Pembine — Bishop Baraga Catholic School — Breitung Township — Dickinson and Iron County early childhood and special education programs — Dickinson-Iron Tech Center — Florence — Forest Park — Goodman-Armstrong ...

Raises approved for officials in Felch Township

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FELCH — Several Felch Township officials will receive pay increases in April if no serious objections are raised in the next 30 days. The Felch Township Board approved the raises Tuesday for supervisor Robert Mattson, from $6,600 to $7,800 a year; clerk Darrell Oman, from $6,600 to $9,600 a ...

UP to get $19.2M in funding to fix road damage from June storms

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HOUGHTON, Mich. (AP) — The Federal Highway Administration has announced the western Upper Peninsula will receive $19.2 million in emergency relief funds to repair damage from flooding brought on by heavy rains last June. The FHA announced the funding Tuesday as part of more than $705.7 ...

DNR director to attend meeting Saturday in Escanaba

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LANSING — Michigan Department of Natural Resources Director Dan Eichinger is headed to the Upper Peninsula this weekend to attend sporting group gatherings Saturday in Escanaba and Marquette. Eichinger said the visit will help him gain additional perspective from a couple of the outdoor ...

Evers, Republicans offer competing tax cut plans

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers signaled Tuesday that he will kill a Republican tax cut plan for the middle class and unveiled his own proposal, setting the stage for stalemate and raising questions about whether any cuts will ultimately materialize. The GOP proposal calls for tapping ...

Cleanup goes on after ice storm, freeze

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Travel in the region remained difficult this morning as Monday’s rain and thawing flipped to ice when temperatures plunged to single digits overnight. The Dickinson County Road Commission had crews out through yesterday and the night treating area roadways, said Jim ...

IM council eyes streets slated for paving

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Nearly 2.75 miles of local streets and alleys will be paved in 2019 under a plan reviewed Monday by Iron Mountain City Council. Bids for the work will be opened March 18, and the amount of paving could be increased or decreased once the quotes are received, City Manager ...

Dickinson, Iron counties under winter storm warning

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The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning until 2 a.m. Central time Wednesday for Dickinson and Iron counties. Light snow will begin by today's evening commute, then increase through the evening before tapering off after midnight, according to the NWS office in Marquette. ...