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DNR meetings seek public input

MUNISING — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has scheduled October public meetings to solicit public input on various natural resources management and outdoor recreation opportunities. The next local meeting is the Eastern Upper Peninsula Citizens’ Advisory Council, to be held ...

Homecoming royalty named in Gwinn

Mallory Delmont and Seth Aho were named Gwinn High School’s homecoming queen and king Friday afternoon. (Photo courtesy of the Aho family)

DCHS unions want Schon out as CEO

By Iron Mountain Daily News Staff IRON MOUNTAIN — Two Dickinson County Healthcare System employee unions today called for hospital administrator and CEO John Schon to resign or be fired. The call comes as the hospital heads toward a Chapter 11 bankruptcy after two potential buyers pulled ...

DCHS to seek bankruptcy counsel

IRON MOUNTAIN — The goal is to maintain full services at Dickinson County Healthcare System and eventually satisfy all financial obligations, including pensions, even as the hospital flirts with insolvency. Whether all of that can be achieved and closure bypassed is anyone’s guess, but ...

Man arraigned on drug charges

CRYSTAL FALLS — An Iron River man was arraigned Tuesday in Iron County Trial Court on methamphetamine and heroin charges after an Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team bust last week. Sheldon Shawn-Douglas Cava, 36, faces two counts of delivery of methamphetamine, a 20-year-felony; ...

Man dies following traffic accident

MARQUETTE — One person has died as a result of injuries sustained in a traffic crash that occured Monday in Chippewa County. The crash occured around 3 p.m. Monday at the intersection of Riverside Drive and 7 mile Road in Bruce Township, according to the Chippewa County Sheriff’s ...

1 dead after Bois Blanc Island fire

MARQUETTE — One person has died as a result of injuries sustained in a fire at a cabin on Bois Blanc Island, according to the Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office. Kevin McCormack, 59 and Caroline Klautky-McCormack, 51, were injured in a fire that occurred around 11 a.m. Sunday on the island. ...

Chapter 11 bankruptcy could be in the works for DCHS

IRON MOUNTAIN — A proposal for Chapter 11 bankruptcy for Dickinson County Healthcare System will likely be reviewed at a meeting today of the hospital board, offering the possibility that the hospital can remain open during a restructuring, county officials said Monday. “None of us like ...

2 injured after structure fire

MARQUETTE — A structure fire that occurred on Bois Blanc Island in Mackinac County is currently under investigation by the Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office, Two subjects were injured at the scene and both were transported to a hospital in the Lower Peninsula for treatment. The incident ...

DNR to make improvements to historic Copper Country falls

“I watched by the water, reached for the sun, why did I bother, what's done is done,” — Robert Earl Keen There’s a rugged and wild place, cradled in a mighty left hand of craggy stone, surrounded by mixed stands of cedars, spruce and pines, where the spindly fingers of white birches ...

DNR advisory meeting Wednesday

ONTONAGON — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources Western Upper Peninsula Citizens’ Advisory Council is scheduled to meet from 2 to 4 p.m. CDT Wednesday at the ski chalet at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. Among the agenda items, the council is scheduled to hear updates ...

Fatal crash in Marinette County

MARQUETTE — A fatal off-road vehicle crash occurred at 3:46 p.m. Monday in Marinette County, according to a press release from the Marinette County Sheriff’s Office. Logan Widucki, 22, of Crandon, Wisconsin, was operating the vehicle and headed eastbound when he flipped over after going ...

Lake Superior tragedy that left 4 dead spurs safety plea

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A kayak ride on Lake Superior that ended in the deaths of four Wisconsin family members would have been difficult even for experienced paddlers, officials say. Bob Krumenaker, superintendent of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, told the Star Tribune of Minneapolis ...

Officials study recovery of trout in river after dam spill

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Utah state wildlife officials are studying the brown trout population in the American Fork River to assess how the fish are recovering following a large sediment release from a nearby dam that nearly wiped out the fish population. The Utah Department of Wildlife Resources ...

UPSET arrests 2 men for meth delivery

MARQUETTE — Two individuals were arrested on felony warrants for delivery of methamphetamine by the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team, or UPSET on Saturday, according to a press release from UPSET. The 39-year-old man of Ontonagon and a 29-year-old man from Houghton , who were ...

Personal injury crash investigated

IRON MOUNTAIN — Troopers from the Michigan State Police Iron Mountain Post responded to a three vehicle personal injury crash Saturday at approximately 6:40 p.m. at U.S. 141 and Breitung Avenue in Dickinson County. According to a release issued by the MSP, the investigation determined that ...

Houghton street projects sent to state

HOUGHTON — Permanent repairs to some of Houghton’s busiest streets are coming closer to construction. City Manager Eric Waara met with representatives from the Economic Development Administration, which has mitigation funds available for projects related to the June 17 flood. Repair ...

Police discuss fatal drowning

HANCOCK — Police Chief Wayne Butler gave his quarterly report to the Hancock City Council Wednesday, including an update on autopsy findings for Duane Kangas. Kangas’ body was found April 29 by kayakers after being reported missing on Nov. 7. His vehicle, which he was last seen in, was ...

Car vs. motorcycle crash injures 2

GLADSTONE — Injuries were reported in an accident involving a motorcycle and vehicle early Sunday evening, according to troopers from the Michigan State Police Gladstone Post. Police said that at about 6:18 p.m. Sunday, troopers were dispatched to the accident scene at U.S. 2 and U.S. 41 ...