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Storms hit region

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Strong storms brought winds and heavy rain to the area Tuesday afternoon, causing a number of downed wires such as this one on South Lake Antoine Road in Breitung Township. Breitung Township firefighters had to block the road for a time while workers repaired the damage. Iron Mountain ...

Miller, Sauve prevail in sheriff races

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FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence and Marinette county voters effectively chose their sheriffs for the next four years in Tuesday’s primary election, picking Dan Miller to replace retiring Florence County Sheriff Jeff Rickaby and retaining incumbent Marinette County Sheriff Jerry Sauve. Miller ...

Contests for governor, Senate set in Wisconsin

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Gov. Scott Walker will have to defeat Wisconsin’s top education official to win a third term, while U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin faces a longtime state legislator as she tries to keep the seat under Democratic control. Both Republicans are closely tied to ...

IR man takes plea deal in Ski Brule threat case

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CRYSTAL FALLS — An Iron River man accused of threatening to “shoot up” the Ski Brule resort in February has accepted a plea deal on a reduced charge and will be sentenced Sept. 17 in Iron County Trial Court. Michael Steven Gordon, 23, pleaded no contest to lying to a police officer in a ...

Suspect being sought in robbery at Norway Quick Stop

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NORWAY — A suspect remains at large after a reported armed robbery about 9:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Norway Quick Stop gas station on U.S. 2, Norway Police Department officials said. The suspect brandished a black long gun and took an undetermined amount of money before fleeing the store on ...

Prison closure will add to county jail costs — Casperson

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MARENISCO TOWNSHIP — Upper Peninsula legislators are disappointed in a decision by the Michigan Department of Corrections to close the Ojibway Correctional Facility in Gogebic County. The agency announced the closure Tuesday to meet a cut of more than $19 million in the prison budget. State ...

Schuette picks Lyons as running mate

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DETROIT (AP) — Michigan Republican governor candidate Bill Schuette on Wednesday announced former state Rep. Lisa Posthumus Lyons as his running mate, a key step for the current state attorney general on the road to the November election. Lyons joined Schuette at a morning campaign event in ...

Snyder appeals FEMA decision

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is asking the federal government to reconsider a decision by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to deny individual assistance to three counties in the Upper Peninsula. Houghton, Gogebic and Menominee counties suffered severe flood damage ...

Award for OB/GYN at DCHS

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The Dickinson County Healthcare System OB/GYN staff, along with Michigan-Wisconsin Family Practice Associates, has earned the 2018 Maternity Care Excellence Award from the Economic Alliance for Michigan, a nonprofit group comprised of Michigan’s largest employers and unions. The new award, ...

Michigan to appeal straight-party ban

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan officials say they will appeal a federal judge's ruling against eliminating straight-party voting. The Detroit News reports Secretary of State Ruth Johnson on Monday filed a notice to appeal. That came two weeks after U.S. District Judge Gershwin Drain said ...

Aspirus Iron River to offer hospital telehealth service

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IRON RIVER — Aspirus Iron River Hospital is joining with iNDIGO Health Partners, a leading private hospital medicine group based in Traverse City, to provide telehealth hospitalist services for night coverage starting Aug. 8. Working with onsite staff, iNDIGO telehealth providers will see ...

A little relief from the heat

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Brian Hall of Iron Mountain waters the flower garden in the parking lot on Hughitt Street in downtown Iron Mountain. That task might not be needed today, as rain and possible thunderstorms are in the forecast. It also should usher in a break from the hot weather, with temperatures in the 70s ...

Miller wins sheriff primary in Florence

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FLORENCE, Wis. — Dan Miller, an Aurora resident and detective with the Marinette County Sheriff’s Office, won Tuesday’s Republican primary for Florence County sheriff over current Florence Chief Deputy David Gribble. Since no Democrats filed for the seat, Miller will be unopposed in the ...

County standing pat on DCHS

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The survival of Dickinson County’s hospital is the most important consideration as talks continue on a possible sale to LifePoint Health, a county commissioner said Monday. “We need that facility where it’s at, running as it’s supposed to,” said Joe Stevens, a ...

Iron County to consider future of Cooks Run

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CRYSTAL FALLS — The fate of a historic fish hatchery in western Iron County is up in the air, with the Iron County Board considering turning over the property to the U.S. Forest Service or Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Cooks Run in Stambaugh Township was built in the mid-1930s ...

Pair facing meth charges back in IC court

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CRYSTAL FALLS — Cases against two Caspian residents accused in a July methamphetamine bust continue to move through the Iron County Trial Court system. Stephen Scott Horton, 52, decided Monday to postpone his preliminary examination to Sept. 4, while his co-defendant, 44-year-old Dana ...

State to close prison in Gogebic County

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MARENISCO — The Ojibway Correctional Facility in Gogebic County’s Marenisco Township will close Dec. 1 as the prisoner population continues to decline statewide, Michigan Department of Corrections officials announced this morning. The facility has 203 employees, and MDOC officials said ...

Niagara grad to appear on MTV reality show

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NIAGARA, Wis. — A 2011 Niagara High School graduate will be feature on MTV’s reality show “Are You The One?” Cali Trepp, 24, now of Chicago, will be on the new season that airs at 9 p.m. Central time Wednesday. A cast of 11 men and 11 women, who claim to have “dysfunctional ...