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Morikawa takes plea deal

April 16, 2014 By NIKKI YOUNK Staff Writer CRYSTAL FALLS — A former Michigan State Police trooper who won an appeal last year on his 2011 criminal sexual conduct conviction has decided to accept a plea deal instea... more »»

Benishek visits Bay West College

April 16, 2014 By EVAN REID Staff Writer IRON MOUNTAIN — U.S. Rep. Dr. Dan Benishek visited with Dr. more »»

12-plus hour standoff ends in arrest of Ishpeming man

April 16, 2014 By ZACH JAY For The Daily News ISHPEMING — An alleged incident of domestic violence and home invasion Monday turned into a more than 12-hour standoff after a 33-year-old Ishpeming man refused to com... more »»

One county-wide school district?

April 15, 2014 By LINDA LOBECK Staff Writer IRON MOUNTAIN — The Iron Mountain School District approved a request from a community committee at Monday’s meeting specifically to investigate a community-wide school... more »»

Record cold set today

April 15, 2014 By NIKKI YOUNK Staff Writer IRON MOUNTAIN — Spring weather is expected to return to Dickinson and Iron counties this weekend, but residents will first have to endure some cold temperatures and a... more »»

Bacco wins Breitung road bids

April 15, 2014 By NIKKI YOUNK Staff Writer QUINNESEC — Bids for Breitung Township’s 2014 road paving projects have been opened, and Bacco Construction of Iron Mountain came in with the low bid. more »»

Closings and delays: Monday, April 14, 2014

April 14, 2014 Closings and delays: Monday, April 14, 2014 The following schools are closed Monday, April 14, 2014: — Holy Spirit — North Dickinson — Norway-Vulcan The following schools are currently on a two hour... more »»

Spring snow blankets area

April 14, 2014 By NIKKI YOUNK Staff Writer IRON MOUNTAIN — After a week of warm, spring-like conditions, winter weather has returned to the area. more »»

Rosen leaves council

April 14, 2014 By LINDA LOBECK Staff Writer IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain Mayor Bruce Rosen submitted his letter of resignation from the Iron Mountain City Council on Saturday, indicating that it was effective... more »»

Easter meals offered in Iron Mountain, Norway

April 14, 2014 IRON MOUNTAIN — There will be two community Easter meals in the area on Easter Sunday, April 20. more »»

Special Weather Statement

April 13, 2014 MARQUETTE — A special weather statement has been issued for Dickinson and Iron counties for today. more »»

Cocaine charge in motel incident

April 12, 2014 By NIKKI YOUNK Staff Writer IRON MOUNTAIN — An Illinois man has been charged with drug and assault crimes stemming from an incident in which he allegedly tried to hide cocaine at an Iron Mountain... more »»

Ruling issued in Iron County FOIA case

April 12, 2014 By NIKKI YOUNK Staff Writer CRYSTAL FALLS — A resolution has been reached in the case of an Iron County Medical Care Facility (ICMCF) resident who filed a civil lawsuit against the facility, allegin... more »»

Illinois man faces contraband charge

April 12, 2014 By NIKKI YOUNK Staff Writer IRON MOUNTAIN — An Illinois man has been accused of attempting to smuggle marijuana into the Dickinson County Jail. Mack Harvey Heard, 20, of Richton Park, Il. more »»

Deadly bat disease in Dickinson

April 11, 2014 IRON MOUNTAIN — Department of Natural Resources officials in Michigan and Wisconsin have announced that the fungus known to cause significant rates of illness and death in North American bats has... more »»

Johnson in town on April 16

April 11, 2014 IRON MOUNTAIN — Area seniors are invited to meet Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson and learn about new senior citizen programs she has implemented during a town hall meeting with state Re. more »»

Easter Fun Day Saturday

April 11, 2014 IRON MOUNTAIN — The Iron Mountain-Kingsford Youth Advisory Committee (YAC), of the Dickinson Area Community Foundation, will host an Easter Fun Day for kids in the community at 1 p.m. more »»

Three hurt in crash

April 11, 2014 MENOMINEE — Three people were injured in a two vehicle head-on collision in Wallace on U.S. 41. At about 11:29 p.m. more »»

Montenegro exchange student didn’t expect cold Fence winter

April 10, 2014 By MARGUERITE LANTHIER Staff Writer NIAGARA, Wis. — Arsenija Zlaticanin of Montenegro is one of the nine exchange students attending Niagara High School through the International Exchange program. more »»

Police warn of IRS phone scam

April 10, 2014 MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office has reported recent incidents regarding an IRS phone scam requesting payment of “back taxes. more »»

Explosion in Crystal Falls

April 10, 2014 CRYSTAL FALLS — The Crystal Falls Fire Department responded to a propane explosion at a residence in Crystal Falls Township on Wednesday evening. more »»



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