People march past the Governor's Mansion as part of the Women's March on Jackson, Miss., as people across the nation rallied in support of women's rights, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. (Elijah Baylis/The Clarion-Ledger via AP)

Trump offers scattershot response to global protests

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday offered a scattershot response to the sweeping post-inauguration protests against his new administration, sarcastically undermining the public opposition and then defending demonstrators' rights a short time later. "Watched protests ...


Man arrested in Iron River on assault, drug charges

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RON RIVER — A 38-year-old man was arrested Friday in Iron River after allegedly brandishing a handgun to another person in a parking lot, leading to the seizure of a large amount of drugs at a residence, the Iron River Police Department said. Officers were called at about 2 p.m. to the ...

President Donald Trump waves as he walks with first lady Melania Trump during the inauguration parade on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Pool)

Trump: ‘It’s going to be America first’

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Pledging emphatically to empower America's "forgotten men and women," Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday, taking command of a riven nation facing an unpredictable era under his assertive but untested leadership. Under cloudy, ...


Sally Blom top-producing agent for UPAR for two years


RON MOUNTAIN — Sally Blom of Stephens Real Estate in Iron Mountain was named the area's top-producing Realtor for 2016, with more than $8.2 million in sales, according to the Upper Peninsula Association of Realtors' rankings of 72 area real estate agents. A broker and co-owner of Stephens, ...

West Iron school offers counseling in teen’s death

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IRON RIVER — The 14-year-old boy who was killed Wednesday when a sports utility vehicle collided with an Iron County Road Commission grader truck on U.S. 2 in Iron River Township was a student at West Iron County High School, school officials confirmed Friday. Justin Henschel was pronounced ...


Mande earns CIC designation


IRON MOUNTAIN — Staci L. Mande, of Mande Insurance & Investment Solutions, has attained the designation of Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC). “By earning and maintaining the CIC designation, she has demonstrated professional competence through a series of rigorous written ...


Defendant enters plea in hit man case

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MARINETTE, Wis. — A Crivitz, Wis., man accused of attempting to hire a hit man to kill his son and his son’s wife over a property dispute withdrew his previous plea of not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect Friday and accepted a plea deal with the prosecution. Robert R. ...

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IC Cancer Unit donation


Pictured from left are Kevin Isaacson and Jolene Spoke from the Iron County Cancer Unit accepting a check from the Giving Tuesday Campaign from Rogene Hemeleski and Julie LaMay from CoVantage Credit Union. Checks totaling $76,000 were presented to local non-profit groups that serve communities ...

NAR says forecast shows now is a good time to buy a home


MARQUETTE —Existing-home sales are forecast to muster only a small gain in 2017 because of increasing mortgage rates and shrinking consumer confidence that now is a good time to buy a home, according to new consumer survey findings and a 2017 housing forecast from the National Association of ...

Caution urged at power dams

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MILWAUKEE, Wis. —We Energies is reminding people to avoid winter recreation activities on the ice surrounding its hydroelectric dams. Changing weather conditions, including rain, sleet, and fluctuating temperatures have prevented a thick ice surface from forming near hydroelectric dams.  ...


Crystal Falls man pleads not guilty in chase

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MARINETTE, Wis. — A Crystal Falls man pleaded not guilty Friday to Marinette County charges stemming from a 2015 high-speed chase through two states. Michael John Santi, 52, will return to Marinette County Court on March 3 for a status conference on two counts of recklessly endangering ...

Grain workshop Friday in Lena


LENA, Wis. — Oconto and Marinette County UW-Extension are sponsoring a grain marketing workshop Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The registration fee of $10 includes materials, lunch, and snacks.  Pre-registration is requested. It will be held at the Lena Town Hall, which is located at 6087 ...

Robotics success

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The Dickinson-Iron Robotics team had a very successful weekend at the N.E.W. VEX Robotics Challenge. The robotics team came out of the N.E.W. VEX Robotics Challenge with three judges awards and two robots qualifiying for the Wisconsin State Robotics Championship. This competition was held in ...

Michigan’s underperforming schools named

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan announced Friday that it plans to close up to 38 underperforming schools in Detroit and other urban communities, potentially affecting 18,000 students and marking the first time that the state could close traditional public schools explicitly for academic ...

Gabbert, Roell awarded Klungness scholarships

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KINGSFORD — Two seniors at Kingsford High School have been awarded the James A. and Verle A. Klungness Scholarships, according to an announcement by school officials. Chloe Gabbert and Mikhal Roell received the awards, which cover complete academic tuition for each recipient during ...

Great Eight Winter Games scheduled

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Great Eight committee members from Florence, Forest Park, Iron Mountain, Kingsford, Niagara, North Dickinson, Norway-Vulcan and West Iron County have joined to coordinate the 23rd Great Eight Winter Games. The Games are scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 11, with the opening ...

Children’s channel launched

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MARQUETTE — Public TV 13 has launched new 24/7 children’s services, including a new WNMU PBS KIDS channel and a live stream on digital platforms. The effort is the station’s latest initiative to support early learning in the region. WNMU-TV now broadcasts PBS KIDS shows 24 hours a day ...

Trump’s ag nominee is farmer’s son

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LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin congressman says the late nomination of Georgia's former governor as U.S. agriculture secretary could impact local farmers. Democratic Rep. Ron Kind told Wisconsin Public Radio ( ) that the late pick could delay work on the next farm ...

Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th president of the United States by Chief Justice John Roberts as Melania Trump looks on during the 58th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

President Trump takes office

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  UPDATE: WASHINGTON (AP) — Pledging to empower America's "forgotten men and women," Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday, taking command of a deeply divided nation and ushering in an unpredictable era in Washington. His victory gives ...