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The Ford Airport Day drew crowds Saturday to see both aircraft and classic cars. Jaxson Pawlak of Iron Mountain rides a mini airplane bike around the airport grounds.

Ford Airport Day

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The 15th annual Ford Airport Day drew crowds Saturday to see both aircraft and classic cars. Guy Forstrom of Quinnesec sets up his antique Ford truck for a photo in front of the Ford Tri-Motor airliner that came in for the event. Jaxson Pawlak of Iron Mountain rides a mini airplane bike ...

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Bruner named project manager at J. Carey Inc.

Business

CHANNING — James “Bruno” Bruner has joined the staff at J. Carey Inc. of Channing as their new project manager. Bruner has more than 20 years of experience as an arborist and has performed safety and assistant superintendent roles on numerous projects across the country. These ...

Negaunee man killed in weekend ATV crash

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MARQUETTE — The victim of the fatal rollover ATV crash that occurred north of the Noquemanon Trail head near Forrestville Road in Marquette Township has been identified. Gregory James LaBonte, 56, of Negaunee, was the driver of the ATV, the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office said. The ...

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VAMC retirement

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After 10 years of federal service, Bessie King-Brightman of Iron Mountain retired from the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain. King-Brightman, right, received her retirement certificate from Andrea Collins, left, associate director for nursing and patient care. ...

Northern Initiatives makes 1,000th business loan

Business

MARQUETTE — Northern Initiatives has closed its 1,000th loan. This mission-based small business lender was founded by Northern Michigan University in 1992 and began small business lending in 1994, with the aim of building more diverse and resilient rural communities. Reaching this level ...

Walker to sign $3B in Foxconn incentives

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker plans to sign into law a $3 billion incentive package for electronics giant Foxconn Technology Group. Walker announced Sunday he will sign the bill on this afternoon at Gateway Technical College near Racine. That southeast part of Wisconsin ...

City councils meeting tonight

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By The Daily News staff The Kingsford City Council will meet today at 6:30 p.m. in the council meeting room, located upstairs of the City Hall building, 305 S. Carpenter Ave. in Kingsford. Old business includes requests for proposals for water system hydraulic analysis and digital ...

MUTE SWANS SWIM in the Lullwater, covered by duckweed, in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park in New York. The non-native species is targeted for destruction by wildlife managers in New York and other states because of the threat it poses to aquatic habitat and native waterfowl. But animal welfare groups are fighting plans to reduce the population. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Graceful menace: States take aim at non-native swans

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — With its snow-white plumage and elegant posture, mute swans are exalted in European ballets and fairy tales as symbols of love and beauty. But to many wildlife biologists, they are aggressive and destructive invaders in U.S. habitats and must be wiped out. Native to ...

Agricultural, food processing grant proposals due by Nov. 7

Business

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development is now accepting proposals for a competitive grant program aimed at helping promote and enhance Michigan's $101.2 billion food and agriculture industry. The Value-Added Grant Program is intended to help expand ...

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Harvest and Haunt Festival planned Sept. 30 in Iron River

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IRON RIVER — The third annual Harvest and Haunt Fall Festival features a wide variety of free fall-themed fun for all ages including live music, kids’ games and crafts, trick-or-treating, craft and vendor booths, and the huge bonfire. The event is being hosted by the Iron County Economic ...

Put financial affairs in order after loss of spouse

Business

BY MARC MOGAN The passing of a spouse can take a heavy emotional toll on anyone. Especially early on, newly bereaved widows or widowers may find it difficult to get through each day, much less focus on items that involve paperwork and investments. But, while everyone grieves differently ...

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New Niagara School sign

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A new sign for the Niagara School District has been unveiled and is located on the corner of U.S. 141 and Jefferson Avenue in Niagara. Shown here from left showing the new sign are Nate Burklund of the Niagara Business Association; Karen Holt from the parent-teacher organization; Linda Blagec ...

Gas prices fall 15 cents in state

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DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — AAA Michigan says gas prices statewide have fallen by about 15 cents per gallon in the past week as the effects of hurricanes on fuel supplies ease. The Dearborn-based auto club says early Monday the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline was about ...

Registration now open for financial literacy summit

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MADISON — Registration is now open for the seventh annual Wisconsin Summit on Financial Literacy to be held Oct. 13, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay. The conference is geared toward supporting K-12 teachers, community outreach educators, and workplace professionals who have an interest in ...

Artist picked to improve park in Marquette

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MARQUETTE (AP) — An architect and sculpture artist has been selected to create a seating area and entranceway for the Father Marquette Park in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Ryan Brayak of Escanaba was chosen from nine submissions to complete the $30,000 project in Marquette, The Mining ...

Wisconsin submits revised education accountability plan

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin has submitted a federally required school improvement plan to President Donald Trump's administration over objections from Gov. Scott Walker and conservative groups. Trump's Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has four months to review the plan and either approve ...

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Snowplow winner

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Mark Murray, second from right, with his wife Mary, were the winners of the Toro Snowblower donated by BOSS Snowplow for the United Way of Dickinson County kick-off event. Also pictured are BOSS representatives from left, Katie Schinderle and Justina Blazier.

Aging population challenges Wisconsin amid worker shortage

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s health care industry is facing challenges from a growing worker shortage. As baby boomers retire, there will be more health care consumers, the Wisconsin State Journal reported. However, the number of workers to provide those services is projected to remain ...

Bates township master plan proposed

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IRON RIVER — Bates Township has developed a proposed master plan to guide long-term growth and development of the community. The plan, which is in draft status, includes components related to land use and zoning, public facilities and services, economic development, and recreation. ...