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Art for All

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Marcy Frayseth of Silver Cliff Designs of Green Bay discusses a piece of her custom-designed jewelry with Gina Ferris of Florence, Wis., and Mary Schroeder of Merriman during the 51st annual Art for All event Saturday at City Park.

Florence High mourns teens killed

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FLORENCE, Wis. — Two Florence High School students killed in a crash Friday morning were being remembered as quickly getting involved despite being with the district only a year. Driver Isabella Burrows, of the town of Homestead, and passenger Paige Raspor of Spread Eagle died when their ...

Early damage estimate in Houghton County set at $50M

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HOUGHTON — Damage to Houghton County’s infrastructure from flash floods June 17 is estimated at $50 million, which doesn’t include damage to state roads and trails and individual homes and businesses. A preliminary estimate was submitted to the state on the cost of damage to county and ...

Plans for copper mine moving forward

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BESSEMER, Mich. (AP) — The recent results of a feasibility study have provided a comprehensive overview of a mining project in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Highland Copper Company Inc. has announced the results of their eight-month feasibility study for its copper mine project in Gogebic ...

County board, school board meetings slated

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The Dickinson County Board of Commissioners will meet at 6 tonight in the circuit courtroom of the courthouse in Iron Mountain. The agenda includes the purchase of an access control system for the courthouse and the presentation of a Citizens Lifesaving Award. The Breitung Township Board ...

Full-scale emergency preparedness exercise held at Sawyer Airport

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MARQUETTE — Fire crews, law enforcement, first responders, airport personnel and officials, volunteers who played crash victims, and many others gathered at Sawyer International Airport Saturday for a full-scale emergency preparedness exercise, which is held at the airport every three ...

State gas prices fall 13 cents

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DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — AAA Michigan says average gas prices statewide have fallen about 13 cents in the past week to about $2.90 per gallon. The auto club said the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline is about 53 cents more than at the same point last year. Michigan’s ...

College scandals put sports doctors under new scrutiny

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Allegations of sexual abuse carried out over decades by team physicians at Michigan State and Ohio State are sending ripples through university athletics departments, with some schools exploring whether more oversight is needed for figures in such powerful positions. The scandals involving ...

Free Citizen’s Academy offered at Norway center

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The Michigan State Police’s Iron Mountain Post will offer a free, six-week Citizens’ Academy at the Norway Senior Center at 608 Main St. from July 11 through Aug. 15. The academy will meet at 10:30 a.m. every Wednesday during this time period. Individuals age 18 and ...

Names released of teens killed in Florence County crash

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FLORENCE, Wis. — Authorities have released the names of two Florence High School students killed Friday morning in a crash on County Highway N in the town of Commonwealth. Driver Isabella Burrows, of the town of Homestead, and passenger Paige Raspor of Spread Eagle died when their ...

Despite flash flood, Copper Country is open for business

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HOUGHTON — Days after the water subsided from Sunday’s flash flood, the Copper Country is open for business. The concern is if tourists know that. A wave of cancellations rolled in in the wake of the flooding for hotels and tourism-related businesses, but things are beginning to bounce ...

Teens killed in Florence County crash

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FLORENCE, Wis. — Two students from Florence High School were killed in a motor vehicle crash Friday morning on County Highway N in the town of Commonwealth, said David Gribble, Florence County chief deputy. The northbound vehicle failed to negotiate a corner about a mile north of Power Dam ...

Snyder signs work requirement for Medicaid

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Work or education is now required for many Michigan residents receiving Medicaid health coverage. Gov. Rick Snyder signed the law Friday that affects able-bodied adults, ages 18 to 62. Starting in 2020, they'll have to show workforce engagement averaging 80 hours a ...

Upper Peninsula jobless rate drops

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Seasonal employment gains in construction and tourism-related services pushed the Upper Peninsula jobless rate down to 5.6 percent in May, with Dickinson County showing the lowest rate in the region at 3.8 percent. The U.P. jobless rate fell by 1.1 percentage points from ...

Health department to offer free HIV testing on Wednesday

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KINGSFORD — Thirty-seven years ago, on June 5, 1981, the Centers for Disease Control published the first mention of what later became known as HIV. Nearly 30 million people worldwide have lost their lives to the epidemic.Another 34 million currently live with HIV. Each year, on June ...

A rabbit rebound in UP

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This season seems to be producing a bonanza of bunnies. Driving home or to work each day, I’ve regularly had cottontail rabbits scramble across the road or seen pairs chase each other in neighbors’ yards and lawns. Most are of a size that says they’re from this spring. In fact, it ...

Hunter safety offered in Kingsford

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KINGSFORD — A hunter safety class will be held July 30 through Aug. 2 from 8 a.m. to noon in the Kingsford Middle School cafeteria, with a field day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4 at the United Sportsmen facilities in Merriman. Students must attend all classroom instruction and ...

Pre-school programs offered

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KINGSFORD — The Dickinson-Iron Intermediate School District Department of Early Childhood Education is accepting Early Head Start, Head Start and Great Start Readiness applications for the 2018-19 school year. Pregnant mothers and children ages birth to three may be eligible for the ...

Warning issued on synthetic marijuana

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has issued a warning about synthetic marijuana products that have recently sent multiple people to the hospital with severe bleeding. The state has had seven confirmed hospitalizations in Dane, Milwaukee and Outagamie counties ...

Community Foundation grants

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The Dickinson Area Community Foundation awarded its community grants for 2018. A total of $18,342 was awarded to numerous non-profit organizations in the community.