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Breitung Township water rates to rise slightly

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QUINNESEC — The Breitung Township Board on Monday approved a small rise in water rates that would begin Jan. 1 to help meet state lead and copper requirements. The adjustment, recommended by the Breitung Township Water and Sewer Board, included a 2.4 percent cost-of-living increase as well ...

15 days until Christmas

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The home of Jeff and Angela McLean at N3320 Quinnesec. To suggest a lights display for the Countdown to Christmas, call 906-774-2772, ext. 245, or email to tproudfit@ironmountaindailynews.com.

Study: Enbridge line poses no major threat to Lake Superior

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An updated environmental review released by a state agency Monday found no serious threat to Lake Superior if crude oil ever leaked from a new pipeline to replace Enbridge Energy’s aging Line 3 across northern Minnesota. State regulators ordered the update after the ...

Niagara man First Responder of the Year finalist

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NIAGARA, Wis. — Dave Dunlap of Niagara recently was honored as a 2019 First Responder of the Year finalist. Wisconsin state Rep. Jeff Mursau presented Dunlap with a “Citation by the State of Wisconsin," as well as a state flag. “City of Niagara Mayor George Bousley and I are honored ...

Michigan sales top $1.6M in first week of recreational pot

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Recreational marijuana sales totaled about $1.6 million in the inaugural week of business at the first retail shops in Michigan. Sales during the Dec. 1-8 period brought the state roughly $270,400 in revenue from the excise and sales taxes levied on pot, the Detroit ...

ND holds Healthy Body, Healthy Mind day

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FELCH — On Dec. 3, North Dickinson sixth through 12th grade students participated in a Healthy Body, Healthy Mind day. The students were broken into groups by grade and attended sessions throughout the day that focused on promoting their physical, emotional, and social health. Sessions ...

KMS at UP Junior High Quiz Tournament

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The Kingsford Middle School Quiz Bowl team participated in the Upper Peninsula Junior High Quiz Tournament on Saturday in Bark River. The team had a 4-1 record. The loss prevented the team from competing in the semifinals, but they were among the highest-scoring teams out of 24 in the ...

Almost Home Animal Shelter plans booth in Bake and Craft Show

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The Almost Home Animal Shelter will have a booth at the Bake and Craft Show at the Midtown Mall on Friday and Saturday. “We will be selling a wide variety of baked goods prepared by our volunteers,” fundraising chairwoman Nancy Schaub said. “We will also be selling ...

Forest Park second-graders to host family event Sunday

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CRYSTAL FALLS — Second-grade classes at Forest Park School District will host a family-friendly event Sunday in the multi-purpose room school to raise money for the North Woods Animal Shelter and the Crystella Ski Hill. The classes will show the 2019 movie “Aladdin.” Those attending ...

Florence County inmates offered Hepatitis A vaccine

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Florence, Wis. — In order to prevent Hepatitis A outbreaks in jails, the Florence County Health Department, in coordination with Wisconsin Department of Health Services, is offering the Hepatitis A vaccine for free to eligible inmates. The Health Department partnered with the Florence ...

Feds defend creation of fake school to fight visa fraud

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FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Federal agencies have pushed back against criticism that they entrapped hundreds of foreigners who enrolled in a fake school the agencies opened in an effort to fight visa fraud, saying those who enrolled knew they weren’t signing up for a real school and that ...

16 days until Christmas

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The home of Sean and Brenda Franklin at 1045 Division St. in Quinnesec. To suggest a lights display for the Countdown to Christmas, call 906-774-2772, ext. 245, or email to tproudfit@ironmountaindailynews.com.

Meeting set on millage for Felch road repairs

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FELCH TOWNSHIP — The Felch Township Board will have a special meeting Wednesday to work out final wording for two millages that could go on the March 10 presidential primary election ballot. Along with renewal of the .5 mill — or 50 cents per $1,000 of taxable property value — levy for ...

Erickson Jewelers: Putting some local sparkle into Christmas

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IRON MOUNTAIN — For Erickson Jewelers, Christmas truly is “the most wonderful time of the year.” Sales in the three weeks before the holiday can equal a normal three months for the business, said Sherri Erickson, who owns the store at 511 S. Stephenson Ave. with her husband, ...

Police: Stabbing reported in CF

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CRYSTAL FALLS — Officers with the Crystal Falls Police Department are reportedly investigating a stabbing that occurred in Crystal Falls over the weekend. There are no further details at this time, as a news release was unavailable. This story will be updated as more information becomes ...

Local meetings listed

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The Board of Education of Iron Mountain Public Schools will meet at 5:30 p.m. today in the Iron Mountain High School Auditorium, 300 W. B St. in Iron Mountain. Norway Township Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. today at the township hall in Vulcan. The Dickinson County Board of Commissioners will ...

BOSS/Toro gives away mowers in region

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IRON MOUNTAIN — BOSS Snowplow, a division of The Toro Company in partnership with The Toro Foundation, has given Toro Zero Turn mowers from the 2019 annual Product Donation Program to the Beecher-Dunbar-Pembine and Goodman-Armstrong Creek school districts in Wisconsin, the Menominee Range ...

School closings and delays for Monday, December 9

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The following schools are closed Monday: — Forest Park — Beecher-Dunbar-Pembine — Breitung Township Schools — Bishop Baraga Catholic School — Dickinson Iron-Tech — Goodman-Armstrong Creek — Holy Spirit — Iron Mountain — Niagara — North Central — North ...

Michigan deal to legalize sports, online gambling close

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Legislature and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer are closing in on an agreement to legalize sports betting and internet gambling in Michigan, with final votes possible this week. The development would be a landmark in a state with many gambling options already. Those include ...

Outdoor Addiction ushers in new era of deer processing

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BLUE MOUNDS, Wis. (AP) — The number of people hunting deer is on a decades-long slide, this year’s harvest is off from last season and chronic wasting disease is still a major concern. Alex Lease, however, had no qualms about buying a deer-processing business this summer along Highway ID ...