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Lawmakers from UP fault DNR for ending Groveland Mine lease

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LANSING — Two Upper Peninsula lawmakers criticized the Michigan Department of Natural Resources today for terminating a lease to Saucon Minerals for the Groveland Mine property in Dickinson County. The company was exploring production of an iron ore concentrate and an organic fertilizer ...

Kingsford council sets higher water, sewer rates

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KINGSFORD — The Kingsford City Council on Monday approved raising water and sewer rates in the city starting July 1. The monthly flat fee for water will rise by $3.50 per month, and sewer flat fees by $1.75 per month. The total monthly increase of $5.25 will allow the city to cover costs ...

Chippewa County man charged with killing wolves, eagles and more

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SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) — An Upper Peninsula man is accused of illegally killing wolves, eagles and other animals after a monthslong investigation. Kurt Duncan of Pickford is facing 125 wildlife misdemeanor charges in Chippewa County, the Department of Natural Resources said. He pleaded ...

Pool day

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Janis Hogberg Photo John Hogberg of Iron Mountain enjoys a warm day in the pool with his grandchildren Joslyn and Dayton Warren.

LaFave to hold online session

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IRON MOUNTAIN — State Rep. Beau LaFave, R-Iron Mountain, announced his upcoming virtual office hours for residents of Dickinson, Menominee, and Delta counties. The office hours will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Eastern time today. LaFave will be joined by special guest Stephanie Glidden, ...

Trump to tour Ford plant

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A day after threatening to withhold funds over Michigan’s mail-in ballot effort, President Donald Trump was set to visit the electoral battleground Thursday to learn how the medical breathing machines governors begged for during the height of the coronavirus pandemic are ...

Kayak party

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Lindsey Steinbrecher and friends celebrated her 40th birthday by social-distancing kayaking on Stromberg Lake in Hardwood. From left are Kim Koski, Melinda Teske, Danyel Pipp, Shari Pietrantonio, Deanna Kopp, Lanny Brown, Kate Jungle, Bonnie Pietrantonio and Steinbrecher.

Only new COVID-19 case in UP in Delta County

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The state listed only one new COVID-19 positive in the Upper Peninsula on Tuesday, in Delta County, while a manufacturer in Marinette, Wis., continues to see its number of cases climb. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ COVID-19 data site Tuesday showed Baraga County with ...

Trump threatens Michigan virus funds

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump threatened Wednesday to hold up coronavirus relief money for Michigan after he said — erroneously — the state had sent absentee ballots to millions of voters. It’s not clear he has the power to hold up the money. Michigan mailed applications ...

Niagara man accused of selling methamphetamine

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A Niagara, Wis., man accused of the sale and possession of methamphetamine pleaded not guilty Monday in Dickinson County Circuit Court. Jacob Nelund, 25, is charged in three separate files with a total of two counts of the delivery or manufacture of a controlled substance, a ...

Quinnesec man pleads not guilty to drug, weapons charges

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A Quinnesec man accused of drug and weapon charges pleaded not guilty Monday in Dickinson County Circuit Court. Shane Siegler, 26, is charged with possession of methamphetamine, a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison; possession of a loaded firearm in a vehicle, a ...

NMU revises fall calendar as a precaution

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MARQUETTE — A proposal to adjust Northern Michigan University’s fall semester calendar year was approved during Monday evening’s NMU Board of Trustees meeting, bumping classes up a week earlier and ending shortly before Thanksgiving. The board met virtually and approved an amended ...

Evers unveils plan for spending to fight COVID-19

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers on Tuesday unveiled his plan for spending $1 billion in federal funds to combat COVID-19 in Wisconsin. The money will be used to fund ongoing virus testing efforts, conduct contact tracing, purchase supplies, provide resources and prepare for a surge. ...

Thousands evacuated as dams break in central Michigan

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MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) — Rapidly rising water overtook dams and forced the evacuation of about 10,000 people in central Michigan, where flooding struck communities along rain-swollen waterways and the governor said one downtown could be “under approximately 9 feet of water” by today. For ...

All about spring

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Camden Mortl, first-grader at Woodland Elementary School in Kingsford, shows off his writing about spring.

Car parade planned at Crystal Falls facility on Thursday

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CRYSTAL FALLS — Friends and family members of those residing at Victorian Heights Assisted Living, Skyway Rehab, and the Iron County Medical Care Facility are invited to a car parade at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. They will have the tenants and residents outside so participants can wave, honk, and ...

Weight limits to be lifted

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IRON MOUNTAIN — All remaining weight restrictions will be lifted in Dickinson County effective 6 a.m. Friday, the Dickinson County Road Commission said.

COVID-19 cases hold steady in the UP Monday

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The number of COVID-19 cases was unchanged Monday in the Upper Peninsula, while the only new positive for the Wisconsin side of the region came in Marinette County. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ COVID-19 data site Monday showed Baraga County with one virus case; ...

Evers gives up on virus restrictions agreement

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers said Monday that he’s given up trying to push through any more statewide restrictions to slow the spread of the coronavirus because he thinks rival Republicans emboldened by a state Supreme Court decision erasing his stay-at-home order would ...