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Girl, 14, drowns in pool in northern Michigan resort

BOYNE FALLS, Mich. — Officials at a northern Michigan resort say a 14-year-old girl has drowned in a pool inside the property. Boyne Mountain Resort officials said in a release Friday the teen was found unresponsive Thursday evening in three feet of water in the resort's Clock Tower Lodge pool. Atte


West Michigan men caught with 80 walleyes

LANSING, Mich. — Three West Michigan men were caught with 80 walleyes from the Detroit River on Thursday. Michigan Department of Natural Resources received an anonymous tip that three men had caught too many fish on the Detroit River and were heading towards Grand Rapids on I-96.


Missing man found in Bates Township lake

CRYSTAL FALLS—The body of a 47-year-old Iron River man missing since last October was recovered in a Bates Township lake on April 8, according to a press release from the Iron County Sheriff’s Office.


Registered sex offender leaves MH, moves to Michigan

Less than a week after being reported to live in Baxter County, a registered sex offender has moved out of the Twin Lakes Area. Sheriff John Montgomery says 66-year-old Steven Michael McNabb has relocated to Michigan.


Three Wykons aim to advance careers

Pictured, from left, in front, are Todd, Colbi and Amber Laturi. In back is WIC girls basketball coach Eric Shamion.\IRON RIVER—With their respective high school careers in the rearview mirror, three West Iron County athletes took the next step to advancing their careers on April 11.


Michigan father allegedly shot 2-year-old during fight with boy's mom

JACKSON, Mich. - Prosecutors say a man intentionally shot and wounded his 2-year-old son in the face during a fight with the boy’s mother in southern Michigan. The Jackson Citizen Patriot reports 32-year-old Michael Glance of Jackson County’s Blackman Township was arraigned by video Thursday on char


We Love These Retro Signs Along US 2 in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

When our Art Director, Gail Snable, travels through Michigan’s Upper Peninsula she heeds the impulse to pull over for old signs with handcrafted flair. Here’s a sampling of her photographs of these beloved signs, with a little backstory:


Work starting on bridge project

IRON RIVER—Work is expected to start this week on a $274,000 Michigan Department of Transportation bridge project on U.S. 2 west of Iron River. The bridge crosses the south branch of the Iron River, between Smoky Lake Road/Amvets Highway and Christiansen Trail.


Everything You Need to Know About Legal Weed in Michigan

While medical marijuana has been under federal threat since Jeff Sessions became attorney general, a deal reached just last week with lawmakers seems to have safeguarded states’ legal marijuana programs, leading many in Michigan to take a deep (or, um, very deep) breath of relief. Since we’ve all do


TU to host fly-tying fundraiser April 25

IRON RIVER—The Fred Waara Chapter of Trout Unlimited, which is the local chapter of TU, is currently involved with many cold-water fish habitat projects on Cooks Run, the Paint River and the Iron River and also provides outdoor related opportunities to young people, schools, and veterans.


DNR investigates deaths of poisoned dogs in Northern Wisconsin

NORTHERN WISCONSIN (WBAY) - State and federal wildlife officials are investigating several cases in which pet dogs were poisoned in Northern Wisconsin. Dogs have died in Bayfield, Marinette and Florence County. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says it is unknown if there were poisonings


Court affirms Michigan man must pay $50k in Islamic marriage agreement

DETROIT - A court says a Detroit-area man must pay his former wife $50,000 under the terms of their Islamic marriage certificate. The man argued that a Wayne County judge exceeded her authority by trying to resolve a religious issue in a divorce. But the Michigan appeals court says Judge Melissa Cox


Michigan is cracking down on payroll fraud

LANSING, Mich (WLNS) - A new unit within the Michigan Attorney General’s Office will crack down on companies committing payroll fraud. Businesses stole about $429 million in wages and overtime pay from Michigan workers between 2013 and 2015. Payroll fraud effects more than 2.8 million workers accord


Where to find 420 marijuana events in Michigan

Saturday will be a celebration of all things marijuana at dispensaries and other venues across the state as cannabis connoisseurs commemorate 420. That’s right, 420 became the shorthand for marijuana use, depending on who you believe, back in the 1970s. Some thought 420 was some sort of police code


Michigan launches pilot program for farmers to grow hemp

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan is launching a pilot program to aid farmers and processors interested in growing industrial hemp during the 2019 planting season. The U.S. government is implementing a national program to start in 2020. But the state already has the authority to grow industrial hemp for res


Lake Odessa welcomes new manager, bids farewell to former one

LAKE ODESSA — Residents had an opportunity to say farewell to outgoing Village Manager Julie Salman and introduce themselves to her successor Patrick Reagan on Thursday at The Main Floor.


NEPCO promotes Hunter Safety through license fund donation

Dean Dallavalle (left) of Iron County Hunter Safety received a $350 donation from Mark Stauber of Northeastern Products Corp. in Caspian. This donation was for the Hunter Safety special fundraiser to purchase sports cards and possibly their first hunting license for those that received their Hunter


Road Board drops oversight charge

IRON RIVER—Iron County’s townships will be getting a price break this summer on local road projects from the Iron County Road Commission dropping its oversight fee on a trial basis. The decision was made by the commission during its April 9 regular meeting.


Northwoods Animal Shelter to hold fundraiser

IRON RIVER—Northwoods Animal Shelter will hold its annual Little Caesars Pizza Kit fundraiser. Deadline for order is April 30. Pick-up is 1 p.m. on May 7 at the Iron Range Trail Club, located at 11 West Maple St. in Iron River.


Local students, teams compete in robotics

The Forest Park robotics team, called Yooper Robotics, works on its robot during a recent competition of the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology’s “Destination: Deep Space” game. Names of the students and mentors are on page 2.