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TILLIE THE TURKEY gets a hug from his friend, Janet Anderson, outside his pen in Norway. She has had the bronze tom as a pet for about 2 1/2 years. (Theresa Proudfit/Daily News photo)

No gobbling this turkey

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NORWAY — At least one local turkey doesn’t have to worry about winding up on a platter this Thanksgiving. Janet Anderson of Norway considers her bird a pet, not the centerpiece of the annual feast, adding that at 40 pounds Tillie wouldn’t fit in the oven, anyway. Anderson had raised ...

TIMOTHY LAPINE

Loretto man accused in weekend stabbing

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A 45-year-old Loretto man was charged Monday for reportedly stabbing another man in the chest Saturday. The 44-year-old victim was evaluated by ambulance personnel and sought his own medical attention for the injury, according to a Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office news ...

AMY ERMI OF Niagara, Wis., shot this eight-point buck in Niagara at about 2:30 p.m. Saturday on the opening day of Wisconsin gun deer season. Ermi used a crossbow.

Florence County hunters shoot more bucks than a year ago

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FLORENCE, Wis. — Hunters in Florence County shot 106 more bucks than a year ago on the opening weekend of Wisconsin’s nine-day gun deer season. That’s according to preliminary data the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources released Tuesday. Florence County hunters registered 627 ...

SHELDON BURKART

Two years in prison given for opioid sales

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A Florence, Wis., man will spend a minimum of two years in prison for selling opioids twice in Iron Mountain. Sheldon Lee Burkart, 31, previously pleaded guilty to two felony counts of delivery of buprenorphine as a habitual offender-third, making the maximum possible ...

Missing Wisconsin woman found dead in Ironwood Township

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BESSEMER — A 65-year-old Woodruff, Wis., woman reported missing Wednesday was found dead after a search in the area of Rainbow Falls in Ironwood Township, said Gogebic County Undersheriff Ross Solberg. No name or cause of death is being released pending the ongoing investigation, Solberg ...

Teen shoots foot while hunting

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IRON MOUNTAIN — An 18-year-old male had non-life-threatening injuries after accidentally shooting himself in the foot while hunting in Iron County on Tuesday morning, Michigan State Police troopers from the Iron Mountain post said. The teen had been hunting with his father when he saw a ...

LUCAS BASSO

IM man to be sentenced after accepting plea deal

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IRON MOUNTAIN — An Iron Mountain man will be sentenced in January after taking a plea deal on charges he helped a co-defendant steal from vehicles in Quinnesec. Lucas John Basso, 25, pleaded guilty in Dickinson County Circuit Court to receiving and concealing stolen property-between $1,000 ...

JOSEPH PAO PAO

Man goes to trial on assault charges

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IRON MOUNTAIN — An Iron Mountain man will go to trial April 24 through 26 on charges he assaulted another man in June. Joseph Michael Lebencki Pao Pao, 25, faces home invasion-first degree, a 20-year felony, and assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, a 10-year felony. ...

Police ID body as missing Iron River man

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MARQUETTE — Authorities Tuesday confirmed the body found Friday morning along the Marquette shoreline is an Iron River man who was swept off Black Rocks in Marquette’s Presque Isle Park along with a companion during an Oct. 24 storm. Witnesses said Robert Anderson, 53, and 37-year-old ...

JASON GRAILER

Local man faces two child sex charges

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A Kingsford man faces a pair of felonies accusing him of sexual contact with a 4-year-old child between June and August. Jason Joseph Grailer, 37, is charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct-first degree, which carries a maximum penalty of life or any term or years ...

DR. RALPH CARLSON

Dr. Ralph Carlson to be honored at Love Lights Ceremony

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Dr. Ralph Carlson will be honored at the 31st annual Love Lights Tree Lighting Ceremony at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 4 at Dickinson Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain. Family and friends of Dr. Carlson will welcome guests, offer a short memorial address and serve as ...

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Drive 4 UR School program

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Town & Country Sales in Quinnesec brought Ford Motor Company’s Drive 4 UR School program to Norway recently in an effort to raise funds for the Norway Athletic Booster Club. For every person that takes the wheel and test drives a new Ford vehicle, Ford donates $20. More than 140 people ...

Contractor hurt in house explosion

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LODI, Wis. (AP) — A contractor was injured when a new home under construction exploded in southern Wisconsin. A 911 caller reported to the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office that the home had exploded just before 10 a.m. Tuesday. The odor of LP gas was detected about two hours earlier. The ...

CANDY BREW

Brew named new mayor in Norway

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NORWAY — The Norway City Council elected its first female mayor Monday on a unanimous vote. “It’s quite an honor,” Mayor Candy Brew said. “I’m excited to represent the citizens and hopefully I will serve them well.” Brew was elected to the city council two years ago. A ...

Special edition for Thanksgiving

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The Daily News will publish a special Thanksgiving edition Wednesday. Wednesday’s paper will be available that morning at area dealers and newsstands. There will be no paper Thursday, Thanksgiving Day. All Daily News offices will close at 4 p.m. Wednesday and remain ...

KENNETH PARENT

Trial date set in Kingsford sex assault case

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A five-day jury trial is set for a Kingsford man accused with a co-defendant of beating and sexually assaulting a woman in June. Kenneth Robert Parent, 44, will go to trial Feb. 26 through March 2 in Dickinson County Circuit Court on criminal sexual conduct-first degree, a ...

Alessandrini to again serve as IM mayor

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Dale Alessandrini again has been tapped to serve as mayor of Iron Mountain. Alessandrini was the Iron Mountain City Council’s only nominee and unanimous choice Monday for the post, which he’s had for four years after four years as mayor pro-tem. Earlier this month, he ...

DIANNE LUND-JOHNSON

Hardwood woman’s jury trial delayed in animal cruelty case

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The jury trial for a Hardwood woman accused of dumping animal carcasses near her unlicensed animal shelter has been postponed for two months. Dianne Marie Lund-Johnson, 54, had been set for trial Nov. 27 and 28. But Dickinson County District Court Judge Christopher Ninomiya ...

Kingsford to limit parking of RVs

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KINGSFORD — An ordinance introduced last month to regulate the parking of recreational vehicles, campers, boats and trailers was adopted Monday by Kingsford City Council. Street parking of such vehicles or equipment will be limited to 48 hours without special permission. City Manager ...

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Milwaukee man sentenced to prison for heroin, cocaine sales in IM

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A Milwaukee man was ordered Monday to serve at least seven years in prison for selling heroin and cocaine to a confidential informant in Iron Mountain earlier this year. Dickinson County Circuit Court Judge Mary Barglind, while handing down the sentence to 34-year-old ...