Construction ahead

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Workers set up traffic cones Friday at the “North Junction” of U.S. 2/U.S. 141 and M-95 in Breitung Township ahead of road construction that sign boards at the intersection indicated will start Monday. The $1.9 million project will eliminate the grassy median to create a standard five-lane ...

Crandon man accused of crude abortion

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CRANDON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man is accused of impregnating an underage girl and performing a crude abortion in her. The criminal complaint alleges 33-year-old Matthew J. Christianson, of Crandon, sexually assaulted five different children in Forest County of northeastern Wisconsin ...

Trump to unveil tax plan

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Young immigrants brought to the U.S. as children and now here illegally can "rest easy," President Donald Trump said Friday, telling the "dreamers" they will not be targets for deportation under his immigration policies. Trump, in a wide-ranging interview with The ...

Lawyers for man charged in killing accuse victim’s boyfriend

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Attorneys for a man accused of killing a Ledgeview woman say there's evidence her boyfriend was the killer. Lawyers for 39-year-old George Burch contend in a motion Friday the boyfriend had motive and opportunity to kill 31-year-old Nicole VanderHeyden last May. The ...

Study forecasts spread of chronic wasting disease

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A study has shed light on how chronic wasting disease is spreading through Wisconsin. The student from the U.S. Geological Survey studied chronic wasting disease data from 2002 to 2014 and developed a more accurate system to predict how the fatal brain disease found in ...

Wisconsin pipeline closes

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker’s administration says the owner of a fuel pipeline that had served northeastern Wisconsin until it shut down in March 2016 will not be reopened. The Department of Administration said Friday that the West Shore Pipeline Company has notified the state ...

Woodchuck hunting eyed

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican lawmakers are bringing back a bill that would establish a Wisconsin woodchuck hunting season. State Rep. Andre Jacque and Sen. Tom Tiffany began circulating the bill for co-sponsors Thursday. The measure would remove woodchucks from the state’s protected ...

Pence reaffirms US-Australia alliance after Trump dispute

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SYDNEY (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence sought to reassure Australia today the U.S. remains committed to the countries’ longtime alliance, as he tried to patch up relations left frayed when President Donald Trump got into a spat with Australia’s leader over a refugee resettlement ...

Lake Superior State University President Thomas Pleger formally cuts the ribbon to LSSU’s R.W. Considine Hall, capping dedication ceremonies held Friday in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. The three-year, $13.5 million project renovated South Hall — which dates back to the University’s Army Fort Brady days more than 100 years ago — into a new home for LSSU’s Lukenda School of Business.  Looking on right of center, wearing glasses and a sweater, is retired LSSU president Tony McLain. LSSU Board of Trustees chair James Curran stands left of Dr. Pleger. Wielding oversized scissors are Dr. David Roland Finley and Prof. Mindy McCready, dean and chair, respectively, of the Lukenda School of Business.

LSSU renovates historic building for business school

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SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) — Lake Superior State University is celebrating its past and future with a building dedication. The school in Sault Ste. Marie had a ceremony Friday for R.W. Considine Hall. The university renovated and expanded South Hall, originally built in the early 1900s as ...

Paris gunman had long crime record

International News

PARIS (AP) — The gunman who shot and killed a police officer on the famed Champs-Elysees just days before the French presidential vote spent 14 years in prison, including for attacking other officers, Frances’s anti-terrorism prosecutor said Friday — a criminal history that gave a jolt to ...

Vehicle hits patrol car

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L’ANSE — A Michigan State trooper from the Calumet post received minor injuries in a car crash at 11:35 p.m. Thursday in the village of L’Anse, according to a release from the Calumet post. The trooper was parked on the shoulder of U.S. 41 and in the patrol vehicle during a stationary ...

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An aerial view of the Tahquamenon River and the surrounding fall forest, a popular tourist destination in the eastern end of the Upper Peninsula. Aside from the high-value cultural, recreational and economic opportunities they provide, public lands have enormous impact on the quality of the environment and natural resources.

Public lands contribute without fanfare

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Earth Day is a good time to appreciate state-managed public lands. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources manages 4.6 million acres of land for the public’s use and enjoyment, including state forests, game areas, recreation areas and parks. Aside from the ...

Bacco awarded road bid for Norway Township work

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VULCAN — Norway Township Board has selected Bacco Construction of Iron Mountain to perform road work in the township. Bids were received from Payne and Dolan in the amount of $208,617 and Bacco Construction in the amount of $184,827. These were the only bids received. The work will be ...

Shrine Circus May 10 in Iron Mountain

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The Shrine Circus is coming to Iron Mountain on Wednesday, May 10, with performances at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. at Mountain View Ice Arena. Doors open one hour before show time for the preshow festivities, including performer meet and greets. The Shrine Circus will perform ...

Wisconsin prepares education performance plan

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin education department is about to release a far-reaching school performance plan under increasing scrutiny from the Republican-controlled Legislature and threat of a lawsuit over how the plan is being created. The first draft of the plan, which is required ...

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Windsor Center grant

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The Dickinson Area Community Foundation along with affiliate Crystal Falls Area Community Foundation awarded a $250 mini-grant to the Windsor Center (Joint Public Building Restoration Authority). The purpose of the grant is to assist in purchasing hands-free towel dispensers in the first floor ...

Sen. Peters promotes short line railroads

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich, a member of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, is co-sponsoring legislation to encourage greater investments in short-line railroads. The Building Rail Access for the Customers and the Economy, or BRACE, Act, introduced by ...

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Nicole Vanderlin, left, appears in Dickinson County District Court with defense attorney Vincent Petrucelli to enter pleas to misdemeanor charges stemming from a June 6 fatal traffic accident in Breitung Township.

No contest plea in fatal Breitung crash

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A Vulcan woman pleaded no contest Friday in Dickinson County District Court to a pair of misdemeanors stemming from a June 6 fatal traffic accident in Breitung Township that claimed the lives of two Quinnesec men. Nicole Ann-Marie Vanderlin, 23, will be sentenced May 23 on ...

President Donald Trump, right, shakes hands with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, left, following their news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Trump says Paris attack will influence France’s election

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is taking the unusual step of weighing in publicly ahead of a foreign presidential election, predicting that the latest attack in Paris will have a “big effect” on voters there. His tweet Friday comes as he tries to bolster U.S. support for ...