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Police swabbing drivers for drugs to expand across Michigan

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A program that had some police officers in five Michigan counties asking drivers to allow a swab of their mouth to determine if they’ve been using drugs is being expanded statewide. Michigan State Police say it’s part of an effort to cut down on so-called drugged ...

Results from area tournament basketball games

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Results from tonight's second-round boys' basketball tournament games in the area: Iron Mountain 55, West Iron 45 Escanaba 79, Kingsford 57 Forest Park 70, North Dickinson 42 For more information, check back at www.ironmountaindailynews.com

IM half-marathon donation

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The Iron Mountain Road and Trail Half-Marathon & Steve Mariucci’s Mooch-athon made its 7th annual donation to the Dickinson County Cancer Loan Closet. The 2018 event raised $15,000 for the Cancer Loan Closet, bringing the seven-year total to $86,500. Half of the amount raised went to the ...

Bay College conducts survey

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ESCANABA — Bay College is conducting a community satisfaction survey asking community members, as well as students, what they most value about Bay College and how the college can best meet the educational, community, and cultural needs of the future. The survey may be found at ...

Escanaba board reviews two options to close school building

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba School Board is considering closing a school building and consolidating schools. At a special Escanaba School Board meeting this week, Escanaba Superintendent Coby Fletcher said he has taken data from the Escanaba Upper Elementary, Lemmer and Soo Hill schools to ...

Drawing a crowd

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A nearly full house turned out despite the cold Monday for the Division 3 District 65 tournament game between Iron Mountain, ranked third in the state, and Ironwood. Here, Mountaineer forward Charlie Gerhard scores as teammate Tony Feira, left, and the crowd look on. Iron Mountain cruised to an ...

IM shopping center tax appeal settled

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A settlement reached in a property tax appeal filed by the owners of the Kmart Plaza complex in Iron Mountain will reduce the taxable value of the property by 40 percent, the Dickinson County Board was told Monday. Sid Bray, equalization director, said the annual tax loss ...

Groups to advise Michigan on marijuana regulations

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A state agency is creating four groups to come up with suggestions on regulating marijuana in Michigan. The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs said one of the panels will represent those already licensed under the Medical Marijuana Facilities Licensing Act ...

Breitung finalizes ban on retail marijuana operations

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QUINNESEC — The Breitung Township Board has adopted an ordinance prohibiting the retail sale and production of recreational marijuana within its borders. The board Monday took the necessary steps to prevent dispensaries, grow operations and other related businesses within the township ...

Dickinson OKs Pine Mountain 500 for Aug. 4

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A running event will debut Aug. 4 at Pine Mountain that ends with a climb up the 500 steps of the ski jump’s landing hill under an application approved Monday by the Dickinson County Board. The Pine Mountain 500 is sponsored by Iron Mountain-Kingsford Rotary Club, which ...

Upper Midwest suffers dangerous cold after weekend blizzard

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Dangerous cold once again gripped the Upper Midwest on Monday, following a deadly blizzard that caused multiple pileups, paralyzed highways, and stranded motorists and anglers. A wind child advisory remained in effect for eastern North Dakota and most of the northern half ...

Iron Mountain School District emerges from debt

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IRON MOUNTAIN — After several years of whittling away at its debt, the Iron Mountain School District finally is operating in the black. An audit showed the district with a $194,180 fund balance at the end of 2018. This comes after the district had to file a Deficit Elimination Plan with ...

Chamber ready to roll with Casino Royale at the Ritz

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Only a few days remain to get tickets for the Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2019 Casino Royale at the Ritz event set to start at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at Pine Grove Country Club in Iron Mountain. Tickets are limited and must be purchased by 3 p.m. Central time ...

North Elementary registration March 11

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Kindergarten and early kindergarten registration for North Elementary School of the Arts will be 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, March 11, at the school, 900 Fifth St. For more information, call 906-779-2626.

Bay College to offer new degrees, classes in 2019-20

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ESCANABA — The Bay College Board of Trustees has approved changes to Bay’s curriculum for the 2019-20 school year. Vice President of Academic Affairs Matthew Barron said one of the changes is the introduction of an agriculture associate in applied science degree in partnership with ...

Nine high schools expected for annual VA Career Day

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain will host 400 juniors from nine area high schools Wednesday for its eighth annual VA Career Day. The VA Career Day event provides local students the opportunity to get a first-hand look — and in many cases hands-on ...

Medicine academy coming to St. Norbert

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De PERE, Wis. — The Medical College of Wisconsin-Green Bay and St. Norbert College are partnering to offer high school students two Summer Academy of Medicine experiences on June 18-21 and June 24-27. During each three-and-a-half-day program, students will explore careers in medicine and the ...

Bishop Baraga open house

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Cecelia Pipp, left, and Grace Covitz enjoy a snack at Bishop Baraga Catholic School in Iron Mountain. Bishop Baraga will host a “come and see” open house for preschool, prekindergarten and kindergarten classes from 9 to 10 a.m. or 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the school, 406 W. B St. in Iron ...

KHS honors

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Kingsford High School Advanced Placement students of the month for January: in front, from left, are Kayla Lindstrom, chemistry, and Bailey Johnson, U.S. history; in back are Mario Occhietti, computer science principles, Alex Ketola, literature and composition, and Luke Terrian, calculus. ...

Tooth Fairy visits

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Maria Basanese-Hill photo Karen Larson from the John Fornetti Dental Center portrays The Tooth Fairy during a visit with Iron Mountain early kindergarten and kindergarten students at North Elementary School in Iron Mountain. Larson brought each of the students a toothbrush and dental health ...