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Poverty Island fire subsides

August 19, 2016 FAYETTE, Mich. — The Poverty Island Wildfire, burning since late June on the 200 square-acre island off Michigan’s Garden Peninsula in Lake Michigan, is 60 percent containe. more »»

Propane help until Aug. 31

August 19, 2016 IRON MOUNTAIN — The Dickinson-Iron Community Services Agency (DICSA) has grant funds to help residents of Dickinson and Iron counties pre-purchase propane. more »»

Italian Fest kicks off today with sauce battle

August 19, 2016 IRON MOUNTAIN — Italian Fest gets under way at 5:30 p.m. today in downtown Iron Mountain and will continued through Saturday. more »»

Woodland open house events

August 19, 2016 KINGSFORD — Open house dates have been set for students entering early kindergarten/kindergarten, the Woodland Childcare Center and grades 1-5 at Woodland Elementary School. On Aug. 25, from 11 a.m. more »»

Bank postpones Shred Fest event

August 19, 2016 IRON MOUNTAIN — The fifth annual Shred Fest set for Saturday has been postponed to Sept. 17 due to the expected rainy weather. more »»

Bridge work rescheduled

August 19, 2016 SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) — Some work to improve the Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge is being rescheduled as part of an effort to use new technology and cut costs. more »»

Jamerson at IXL Museum Sunday

August 19, 2016 HERMANSVILLE — Upper Peninsula based singer/storyteller Bill Jamerson will present an hour-long musical program about Michigan lumberjack-history on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the IXL Historical Museum. more »»

Schools of Choice program continues in Dickinson County

August 19, 2016 KINGSFORD — In an effort to provide a quality education for all students, the Dickinson-Iron Intermediate School District, in cooperation with its constituent districts, will again offer a Schools o... more »»

School-based dental services provided in Florence

August 19, 2016 Florence, Wis. — Northwoods Dental Project is a partnership that gives Florence, Forest, Oneida and Vilas counties access to oral healthcare. more »»

Italian fest IM: Downtown celebration marks its 10th year

August 18, 2016 IRON MOUNTAIN — It’s a contest with family reputations at stake, in which contenders will not just have to meet the judge’s high standards but perhaps Grandma’s as wel. more »»

Children injured in crash

August 18, 2016 IRON MOUNTAIN — A single-vehicle accident Tuesday on private property in Crystal Falls Township left a group of youths and children injured. The crash occurred about 6:35 p.m. more »»

Wienermobile makes stop in IM

August 18, 2016 The famous Oscar Mayer Wienermobile is parked outside Super One Foods at 1118 Stephenson Ave. in Iron Mountain until 6 p.m. today, giving out free hot dogs and whistle. more »»

Two injured in Sagola crash on M-95

August 18, 2016 IRON MOUNTAIN — Two people were hurt in a two-vehicle, head-on collision Wednesday on M-95 in Sagola. Connie Cherubini, 64, of Sagola was driving south about 4 p.m. more »»

Insanity defense planned

August 18, 2016 HOUGHTON — The attorney for the Grand Rapids man accused of killing his sister in Laurium last month said he plans to file an insanity defense. more »»

3 charged in two armed robberies

August 18, 2016 MARQUETTE — Three Escanaba men have been charged in two armed robberies Tuesday in Chocolay Township, and also are connected to a similar incident Monday in Escanaba. more »»

Straight-party voting allowed — for now

August 18, 2016 LANSING (AP) — Michigan residents still may be allowed to use the state's long-standing straight-party voting option in the November election after a federal appeals court on Wednesday rejected a... more »»

Joint hearing scheduled in meth case

August 18, 2016 FLORENCE, Wis. — A Florence woman made her initial appearance this week in Florence County Court on felony methamphetamine charges. The hearing for Kristi Lynn Thompson, 23, with Judge Leon D. more »»

Paving planned, new fire truck in the works for city of IM

August 18, 2016 IRON MOUNTAIN — Despite only getting one bid for paving local streets, it was well within the budgeted $170,000, allowing the city of Iron Mountain to go forward and fix up approximately 3,600 feet... more »»

Chicago man sentenced to jail for home break-in

August 18, 2016 IRON MOUNTAIN — A Chicago man who broke into a Breitung Township home in February was sentenced this week to one year in jail with credit for 179 days already served. more »»



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