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IM raises water and sewer rates, adopts fiscal 2021 budget

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The city council Monday approved a 10% increase in Iron Mountain’s water and sewer charges, representing just a portion of the revenue needed to replace lead service lines over the next 20 years. The new rate — a monthly increase of about $6 for moderate usage — ...

Trees catch fire after falling on power lines in Kingsford

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KINGSFORD — There were no injuries Monday after two fires at separate locations in Kingsford. Officers were called to the first fire at 3:54 p.m., when a tree fell on an overhead power line in the 300 block of North Boulevard, according to a release from Kingsford Public Safety. The ...

Norway sets COVID-19 plan for reopening

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NORWAY — The Norway City Council approved a COVID-19 preparedness and response plan Monday to comply with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s executive order, issued earlier in the day, toward a partial reopening of some businesses in the region. The order requires employers that intend to resume ...

Reading in the sun

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Aksel Hutchinson, a kindergarten student in Shannon Rosenthal’s classroom at North Elementary in Iron Mountain, took advantage of sunshine and warmer weather and did his homework outside.

Family of missing Wisconsin brothers settles lawsuit

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KINGSTON, Mo. (AP) — The family of two Wisconsin brothers who were killed in Missouri last year has reached a $2 million settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit filed against the man charged with killing them and his mother. The family of Nicholas and Justin Diemel of Shawano County, ...

Whitmer to reopen some businesses in the north

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Restaurants, bars and other retail businesses can reopen in much of northern Michigan starting Friday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Monday — a key step for the tourism-dependent region before the Memorial Day weekend and summer season. Social gatherings of up ...

Ball Road closed through Friday

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Ball Road in Norway Township will be closed through Friday for railroad reconstruction, said the Dickinson County Road Commission. The initial schedule had called for the road to reopen Thursday.

Old-style playground

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Brooklynn and Liam Sullivan play on a homemade teeter totter outside their home on West Hughitt Street in Iron Mountain.

Florence honors top students for Class of 2020

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FLORENCE, Wis. — The Florence County School District has announced its top students for the Florence High School Class of 2020. They are: — Haley Behrmann, 18, lives in Long Lake, Wis., with her mother, Jenny Behrmann. She has three brothers, Billy, Logan and Corbin. Behrmann earned ...

Norway schools brace for state funding cuts

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NORWAY — Norway-Vulcan Superintendent Louis Steigerwald had few answers for the school board about the effect COVID-19 would have on the district, even after a two-hour meeting with a liaison in Lansing. “There are a lot more questions out there than there are answers,” Steigerwald ...

Gas leak leads to evacuations Saturday in IM

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A number of homes had to be evacuated for several hours Saturday after a gas leak at a residence in the 100 block of West D Street in Iron Mountain. Firefighters were called to the residence at 1:16 p.m. after the homeowner unintentionally severed the gas line to the house, ...

New cases of COVID-19 reported for region in UP, Wisconsin

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State health officials this weekend listed new COVID-19 cases in Gogebic and Marquette counties in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, while among Wisconsin counties in the region the counts rose in Forest and Marinette counties. In Marquette County, the Eastwood Nursing Center in Negaunee reported ...

Fatal shooting Sunday in Suring

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SURING, Wis. (AP) — State agents are investigating a fatal shooting by sheriff’s deputies in Oconto County. The Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation says the shooting happened about 7 p.m. Sunday in the Suring area. The Oconto County Sheriff’s Office ...

New coronavirus deaths down in Michigan over weekend

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DETROIT (AP) — The Michigan health department said Sunday that 11 new COVID-19 deaths were recorded in Michigan overall, though no new deaths were registered in Detroit for the day. The number of recorded deaths from COVID-19 in the state since the coronavirus pandemic began stands at ...

School, city council meetings scheduled

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The Niagara Board of Education will meet at 4 p.m. today in the Niagara High School LMC. The agenda includes budget information, summer breakfast and lunches, and discussions on grading and extracurricular pay. Iron Mountain City Council will meet at 6 p.m. today via Zoom at https: ...

Norway to distribute cords to grads

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NORWAY — Norway High School will collect materials from its seniors and distribute graduation cords, medals and National Honor Society stoles from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday. The district had its last day of classes for seniors Friday. Such items as iPads, chargers, textbooks and library ...

Egg drop experiment

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Addison Zychowski works on her egg drop experiment for her science class. She is a student at Woodland Elementary School in Kingsford.

KPS responds to grass fire

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KINGSFORD — There were no injuries Saturday after a grass fire on the 400 block of Riverhills Road in Kingsford. Officers responded to the fire at 3:26 a.m., when a caller warned the blaze was spreading up a hill and nearing a residence, according to a release from Kingsford Public ...