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Halloween tribute

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Hundreds of people showed up Sunday at Iron Mountain City Park for a Halloween Bash to honor the “Godfather of Trick or Treat,” Homer Swan, who died Oct. 9. The tribute, organized by Kayla Myers and Caroline Sullivan, included a special performance of “Thriller” by the UP Dance ...

Wisconsin governor calls special session on gun control

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on Monday called the Legislature into a special session next month to take up a pair of gun control measures that its Republican leaders have been unwilling to debate, accusing them of telling those who support the measures to "go to ...

VP Pence to visit Marinette on Wednesday

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence will make two stops in Wisconsin during his rescheduled trip to the state. Pence will speak at shipbuilder Fincantieri Marine Group in Marinette on Wednesday. Later that day, the vice president will visit shipping and packaging materials ...

IM completes school calendar

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The Iron Mountain School Board and the Iron Mountain Education Association have finalized the calendar for the full 2019-20 year. The district had been going with a month-by-month calendar while they searched for a new administrator. Jerome Sardina, formerly principal at ...

Florence annual school meeting tonight; city councils to meet

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The Florence County School Board meet at 5:15 p.m. today in the auditorium of Florence High School/Middle School. The agenda includes the expulsion policy and approval of the 2019-20 budget and tax levy. The annual meeting will follow at 7 p.m., also in the auditorium. There will be a ...

Nature calendars available

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The Dickinson Conservation District is pleased to announce that the 2020 “Nature of Dickinson County” Calendars are now available for sale. Filled with beautiful images of the wildlife and scenery in Dickinson County, taken by local photographers, it will make any wall look great and can ...

Michigan to build a $40M visitor center at state Capitol

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A state commission has approved a slimmed down project to build a $40 million welcome center on the lawn of the Michigan statehouse that will boast adjustable space for meetings and catered events. The Michigan State Capitol Commission agreed Monday to move forward with ...

Wisconsin high court to hear lame-duck case

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democrats and their allies will make one last attempt to block their Republican rivals’ contentious lame-duck laws today during oral arguments before the state Supreme Court in a union lawsuit challenging the provisions. Things look bleak for the party after ...

Chamber donates to museum

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The Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce recently gave $1,000 to the Imagination Factory Children’s Museum’s Patronicity fund. “Thanks to our local community and all the supporters of the new Imagination Factory Children’s Museum, over $25,000 was raised and will be doubled by the ...

Mystery smell stumps officials in Escanaba

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ESCANABA — A mysterious and foul odor spreading across parts of Escanaba has left some feeling ill and city employees scratching their heads. “Today I got in my car and I could smell it in my car. We have the doors open and the heat on to try to get rid of it. People come in and they’re ...

Vendors sought for Christmas in Florence

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FLORENCE, Wis. — The Florence County Chamber of Commerce is taking arts, crafts and product vendor applications for the 10th annual Christmas in Florence event set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Florence High School. Last year, more than 900 shoppers attended this free ...

Family Fun Night returns to Bay West

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Bay College ‘s West Campus is hosting its fourth annual Family Fun Night on Thursday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Lower Commons. All are welcome to this free community event, but children ages 10 and under will find the evening most entertaining. “Finding quality ...

Community Connect event Nov. 8 in IM

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The Dickinson Area Community Foundation has awarded a $250 mini-grant to the Northern Lights YMCA to assist in funding the upcoming Community Connect event on Friday, Nov. 8. The free event will host many service agencies that provide assistance to those in need, a free ...

Michigan allows prison inmates to seek college financial aid

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DETROIT (AP) — Michigan's prison inmates are now allowed to apply for college financial aid through a state program that had long excluded them but was changed under the state's 2020 budget.Michigan's Tuition Incentive Program , or TIP, is a state-funded program that reimburses tuition ...

Former Gov. Milliken dies at age 97

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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — William G. Milliken, Michigan's longest-serving governor who established a record of environmental conservation and bipartisan cooperation that made him popular among Republicans and Democrats, died Friday at age 97, a family spokesman said. Milliken died at his ...

Election dates set for Duffy’s seat

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The special election to fill the northern Wisconsin congressional seat that was held until recently by Republican Rep. Sean Duffy will take place May 12 and the primary will happen Feb. 18, Gov. Tony Evers said Friday. The decision, which was to be made official on ...