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Worse to come?

Local News

IRON MOUNTAIN — Eight to 12 inches of snow is possible this weekend as northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula is in the track of a storm expected bring significant snow to the Southwest before swinging north. The Dickinson County area has a 50 percent chance of snow during the daylight ...

Chamber prepares for Casino Royale at the Ritz on March 9

Business

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Casino Royale at the Ritz will be Saturday, March 9, at Pine Grove Country Club in Iron Mountain. This public fundraising event features gaming tables with blackjack, craps and roulette; jewelry raffles; gun raffles; ...

Ralph woman seriously injured in house fire

Local News

IRON MOUNTAIN — A Ralph woman injured in a house fire Wednesday night in north Dickinson County has been flown to a Milwaukee medical center for further treatment, authorities said. The fire was reported about 10:20 p.m. on County Road 426 in Ralph, according to a release from the Michigan ...

Girl shot at IM home, another teen in custody

Local News

IRON MOUNTAIN — A 15-year-old male is in custody after a shooting that wounded a teen girl just before noon Thursday at a house in the 400 block of West Brown Street. The 16-year-old girl was taken to Dickinson County Memorial Hospital after being shot in the abdomen about 11:58 a.m., ...

Gordon earns top spot in area real estate sales

Business

IRON MOUNTAIN — Ryan Gordon of Iron Mountain was the area’s top-producing real estate agent for 2018 with $8.5 million in production volume earned, according to the Upper Peninsula Association of Realtors’ rankings of 83 local agents. Across the Upper Peninsula, Gordon ranked in the top ...

Fence woman inducted into Packers Fan HOF

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GREEN BAY — Amy Nelson will forever take pride in her name being displayed prominently in the Packers Hall of Fame, but so will her entire family. “We always thought Jordy Nelson would be the first Nelson in the Packer Hall of Fame,” said Andy Nelson, Amy’s older brother who nominated ...

Republicans seek state high court ruling on lame-duck session laws

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Seeking to avoid a lengthy legal fight, Republican lawmakers Wednesday asked the Michigan Supreme Court to rule on the constitutionality of their unprecedented strategy to preemptively approve citizen-initiated minimum wage increases and paid sick leave requirements and ...

Wisconsin governor vetoes GOP tax cut bill

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers vetoed a GOP income tax cut bill Wednesday in an early showdown with legislative Republicans who had moved to weaken the Democrat’s powers just weeks before he took office. Republicans rushed to pass the bill, the first they introduced this ...

Florence to get second laser engraver

Local News

FLORENCE, Wis. — The Florence County School District will acquire a new Epilog laser engraver from First Technologies Inc. of Brookfield, Wis. The school board earlier this week approved the $28,545 purchase after delaying the decision in January when board members had questions about ...

Mini-grant awarded

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The Crystal Falls Area Community Foundation, along with Dickinson Area Community Foundation, awarded a $250 mini-grant to the Forest Park Elementary School to be used to purchase Chromebooks for technology integration and small group learning projects. Faith Peterson, left, vice president of ...

Widespread tributes noted for ‘word jazz’ creator Ken Nordine

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IRON MOUNTAIN — National Public Radio aired a tribute this week to “word jazz” recording artist Ken Nordine, a summer resident of Spread Eagle, Wis., who died Saturday at age 98. Nordine, of Edgewater, Ill., was famous for a velvet baritone voice that was featured in many commercial ...

MARSP accepting scholarship applications

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel Foundation has awarded scholarships of up to $1,000 since 1996 to working members of the Michigan Public School Employees Retirement System (MPSERS) who want to improve their position in the workforce through continuing ...

High school ends ‘funny’ awards for cheerleaders

Wisconsin News

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin high school is ending cheerleading awards given annually to girls with the largest breasts or buttocks — dubbed "Big Booty" and "Big Boobie" — after the American Civil Liberties Union demanded action following repeated complaints from parents and a former ...

Snow and more snow

Local News

IRON MOUNTAIN — A winter storm warning will be in effect for much of the region until 9 p.m. today, with total snow accumulations of 5 to 7 inches possible in the Dickinson County area. A second storm, expected to include freezing rain Saturday night, could bring another round of ...

Florence man gets prison for embezzling more than $40K

Local News

FLORENCE, WIS. — A 60-year-old Florence man was sentenced Tuesday to up to nine years in prison for stealing more than $40,000 from a former employer. William Ray Joslin pleaded guilty in Florence County Circuit Court to one count of theft and two counts of forgery. In exchange for his ...

Lawsuits in state could affect sales of properties for unpaid taxes

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CRYSTAL FALLS — A class action suit and a lawsuit pending before the Michigan Supreme Court could affect how counties handle the sale of property seized for unpaid taxes, Iron County officials heard Tuesday. Both cases challenge the counties keeping any profit from such sales, or the ...

GOP leaders seek ruling on lame-duck laws

Local News

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Seeking to avoid a lengthy legal fight, Republican lawmakers on Wednesday asked the Michigan Supreme Court to rule on the constitutionality of their unprecedented strategy to preemptively approve citizen-initiated minimum wage increases and paid sick leave requirements ...

DNR to purchase 14K acres in Wisconsin’s Iron County

Local News

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — State Department of Natural Resources officials plan to ask their board next week for permission to spend nearly $5 million to purchase an easement on 14,350 acres in Iron County. The deal calls for the DNR to spend $4.8 million on the easement from Keweenaw Land ...

GOP leaders seek ruling

Local News

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Republican-led Michigan Senate is asking the state Supreme Court to rule on the legality of an unprecedented maneuver by which citizen-initiated minimum wage and paid sick leave laws were watered down. The Senate on Wednesday sought an advisory opinion from the ...

NOTICE OF HEARING; KAREN DARLENE GARBRECHT

Legal Notices

STATE OF MICHIGAN PROBATE COURT COUNTY OF DICKINSON PUBLICATION OF NOTICE OF HEARING FILE NO. 18-190-NC In the matter of Karen Darlene Garbrecht (DOB: 09/29/1960) TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS including: whose address(es) is/are unknown and whose interest in the matter may be ...