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13 days until Christmas

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Legislature moves to limit regulations

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democratic Gov.-elect Gretchen Whitmer and other future governors would have a tougher time adopting stricter environmental and other state regulations under a Republican-backed bill sent to Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday. He vetoed similar legislation in 2011, but this ...

Suit over IR police chief’s firing goes to trial

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CRYSTAL FALLS — Trial began this week for the former Iron River police chief suing the Iron River City Manager David Thayer and the Iron River City Council over her firing in late 2016. Laura Frizzo filed the lawsuit in March 2017, seeking to be reinstated to her old job and at least ...

Marquette man accused of poaching in city

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MARQUETTE — A 37-year-old Marquette man was arrested Monday after admitting he illegally shot a white-tailed deer with a bow within Marquette city limits while trespassing on private property, according to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Conservation officers got a tip at ...

Mackinac Straits oil pipeline bill approved

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Legislature approved a bill Tuesday that would allow the replacement of a 65-year-old oil pipeline in a key Great Lakes waterway, voting to create a state authority that would oversee the construction of a tunnel to encase a new segment of pipe. Most ...

Snyder: Fee hikes important but won’t ‘horsetrade’ for votes

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder said he won’t sign bills he may not like in exchange for the Republican-controlled Legislature passing trash and water fee increases he’s proposing to help fund environmental cleanup and upgrade infrastructure. Snyder didn’t tip his hand Tuesday ...

Niagara woman wins $100K prize

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MADISON, Wis. — A Niagara, Wis., woman Friday claimed the $100,000 top prize in the Wisconsin Lottery Holly Jolly Raffle, lottery officials said. The winning ticket was sold at Pit Stop Gas in Niagara. Michelle Gunville is an occasional lottery player, but this was her first raffle ...

Middle School Quiz Bowl

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The Kingsford Middle School Quiz Bowl team took second place at the U.P. Junior High Quiz Tournament in Bark River on Dec. 8. Twenty-four teams from across the U.P. competed and Kingsford won six of seven matches, losing the championship match by only five points. From left are Mika Yuhasey, ...

Mower donated

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BREITUNG TOWNSHIP — BOSS Snowplow, a division of The Toro Company, in partnership with The Toro Foundation, announced in November that Breitung Township was to receive a Zero-Turn Mower from the 2018 annual Product Donation Program. This is the fourth year BOSS Snowplow and The Toro ...

Snyder seeks Illinois’ help with Asian carp plan

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is urging his Illinois counterpart to help pay for a project to keep invasive carp from establishing themselves in the Great Lakes. Snyder sent a letter Tuesday to fellow outgoing Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, seeking support in fortifying a ...

Amplifiers purchased

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Florence County was awarded a $1,200 grant by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services titled, “Enhancing local public health agency preparedness by promoting inclusive risk planning for the whole community.” With the grant, five hearing amplifiers were purchased and will be stationed at ...

Comet named after Wisconsin astronomer to pass by Earth

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — A comet named after a Wisconsin astronomer will soon streak past Earth and be the brightest comet of the year. Comet 46P/Wirtanen will fly by Earth in the next week, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported . It will be one of the closest comet flybys since the 1950s, but ...

Crystal Christmas event on Saturday

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CRYSTAL FALLS — Crystal Falls is hoping to add that “no place like home for the holidays” feeling at its annual Crystal Christmas event on Saturday. The event, which is sponsored by the Crystal Falls Business Association, will feature a Christmas Craft and Gift Fair, craft workshop, ...

Number of abortions rises slightly in Wisconsin

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A new report shows the number of abortions performed in Wisconsin rose slightly last year. The state Department of Health Services released its annual report on induced abortions Tuesday. The report shows 5,818 abortions were performed in the state in 2017, close to a ...

Prosecutor’s report issued

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson County Prosecutor Lisa M. Richards has released her department’s activity report for November. The office received 55 police reports from the five area law enforcement agencies and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. From those reports, the office ...

Man arrested after going on the lam again

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MUKWONAGO, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man who spent more than two weeks on the run earlier this year after a domestic disturbance has been arrested after going on the lam again. Forty-three-year-old Jonathan Pogreba was arrested without incident Tuesday by Mukwonago police on outstanding ...

5 people, 2 dogs rescued from burning home in Ashwaubenon

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ASHWAUBENON, Wis. (AP) — Firefighters rescued five people and a dog from a burning house in Ashwaubenon. Passers-by reported the blaze Tuesday morning. A public safety officer who responded kicked down the door to check for people inside but was turned back by heavy smoke. Better-equipped ...

Ready for some ice fishing

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Gary Raether of Iron Mountain got his ice shanty set up Monday afternoon on Lake Antoine. Raether said the lake has 7 inches of ice. The weekend ahead looks promising for ice fishing, with sun and temperatures in the mid-30s, according to the National Weather Service forecast.

County won’t rush DCHS credit request

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A request for a line of credit for Dickinson County Healthcare System may linger to the end of the year, as county officials try to determine the potential risk to taxpayers and possible effect on a planned DCHS restructuring. Venable LLP partner Bart Stupak asked the county ...

Breitung eyes taking over properties

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QUINNESEC — Breitung Township has been asked to take over two foreclosed parcels of land that might have future value if the dilapidated buildings on the sites are removed. If officials take no action by the end of the month, Dickinson County automatically will transfer the parcels at 441 ...