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Incident at Aurora home

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FLORENCE, Wis. — Police officers were in the town of Aurora, Wis., this morning trying to arrest a suspect wanted in connection to a crime committed elsewhere in Wisconsin, the Florence County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement on its Facebook page. The suspect was contained to a home ...

Marquette County crash kills Norway teen

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NEGAUNEE — A Norway teen was killed Tuesday morning in a two-vehicle crash in Marquette County’s Sands Township, troopers from the Negaunee Michigan State Police post said. Benjamin Johnson was a front-seat passenger in a 2005 Mercury Montego that was headed south on M-553 near Olsen Road ...

Niagara plans school screening for 3-5 year olds

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NIAGARA, Wis. — The School District of Niagara will be sponsoring a Developmental Screening Day on Thursday. This event serves many purposes. First, it presents the opportunity for preschool-aged children in the district to participate in a developmental screening to assess developmental ...

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Skating weather

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Tressa Martin and Lily Villringer, both of Iron Mountain, practice their skating skills at the Crystal Lake ice rink in Iron Mountain on Monday afternoon. Freezing rain Monday night and early today led officials to cancel classes at area schools today.The National Weather Service kept a winter ...

Snowmobiler rescued after Pine River crash

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FLORENCE, Wis. — A 55-year-old Iron Mountain man was taken to the hospital with head and arm injuries after a snowmobile accident Monday on the Pine River in Florence County, Florence County Sheriff Jeff Rickaby said. The man and another person had been riding their snowmobiles on the ...

Norway teen killed in Marquette County collision

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NEGAUNEE — A Norway teen was killed Tuesday morning in a two-vehicle crash in Marquette County’s Sands Township, troopers from the Negaunee Michigan State Police post said. Benjamin Johnson, 18, was pronounced dead at the site of the accident, which remains under investigation, troopers ...

IMFD acquiring ladder truck

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IRON MOUNTAIN -- The Iron Mountain Fire Department may soon add a ladder truck at what appears to be a bargain price. The city council Monday approved buying a 1992 E-One Quint with a 110-foot aerial ladder from the South Shore Fire Department in southern Wisconsin for $5,000. "For the ...

Break-ins at ice shacks

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Troopers from the Iron Mountain Michigan State Police post are investigating several complaints of ice shack break-ins on Lake Antoine. The incidents happened sometime between Friday and Sunday at ice shacks near the west boat launch just off the shoreline, troopers said. ...

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William Bonifas Fine Arts Center Gallery/Regional Projects Director Pasqua Warstler, right, and Upper Peninsula Travel and Recreation Association Executive Director Tom Nemacheck speak during a press conference Friday about the U.P.’s continued presence at the ArtPrize competition in Grand Rapids.

ArtPrize to again showcase Upper Peninsula artists

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ESCANABA — Artists from the Upper Peninsula will once again be featured in a special pavilion at this year’s ArtPrize competition in Grand Rapids. Representatives of the William Bonifas Fine Arts Center and the Upper Peninsula Travel and Recreation Association (UPTRA) discussed the ...

Keith Aili of Ray, Minn. crosses the finish line of the U.P. 200 in first place Sunday morning. (Journal photo by Rachel Oakley)

Minnesota musher wins U.P. 200

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MARQUETTE — Keith Aili found a great way to end his dog sledding career: winning this year’s U.P. 200. Aili of Ray, Minnesota, and his dog team won the 29th annual race, which began Friday night in downtown Marquette and finished Sunday at Mattson Lower Harbor Park. The 240-mile event ...

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Memorial scholarship created at Kingsford High School

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KINGSFORD — The Jeff and Mary Treml family has established a scholarship to honor the memory of their daughter, Jolene Kim Treml. “Jolene was a wonderful person who shined in everything she was involved in throughout her life,” said Rita Edberg, scholarship coordinator at Kingsford ...

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Bay math professor helped transition

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The Daily News will run a monthly series on successful professionals in the area regarding their job, education, and why they chose to live in Dickinson County. The professionals selected have some form of educational background with Bay College. IRON MOUNTAIN — Sure, Florida offers warm ...

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Closings and Delays – Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The following schools are closed Tuesday: - Beecher-Dunbar-Pembine School District - Bishop Baraga Catholic School - Breitung Township Schools (Woodland Child Care will remain open) - Dickinson-Iron Tech - Florence - Goodman-Armstrong Creek - Holy Spirit Catholic ...

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Governor candidate takes harder road

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HOUGHTON — An independent candidate for governor visited Houghton recently, vowing to be more responsive to the public. Todd Schleiger, from the Detroit suburb of Lake Orion, has spent 35 years in the transportation industry. While he was reluctant to get into politics, he said, he ...

Shining a light on agricultural solar energy development

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Since the first part of the year, solar companies have been actively contacting farm owners in an effort to secure land for solar energy projects. This is in response to the Michigan Public Service Commission raising the avoided cost of electricity to 9.5 cents per kWh. At this rate, ...

Ice, rain troubles Wisconsin, Michigan

Wisconsin News

Rain, sleet and snow has closed schools across Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula. Today is also the spring primary for the state Supreme Court race and a host of local elections in Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Elections Commission said Monday it has received numerous questions and concerns ...

Kingsford student Hunter Skoglund lights the torch during opening ceremonies for the 2018 Great Eight Winter Games, which took place Saturday at Kingsford Middle School. Students from Iron Mountain, Kingsford, Norway, Niagara, Forest Park, West Iron County, Florence and North Dickinson schools competed. (Theresa Proudfit/Daily News photo)

Great Eight Winter Games

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Kingsford student Hunter Skoglund lights the torch during opening ceremonies for the 2018 Great Eight Winter Games, which took place Saturday at Kingsford Middle School. Students from Iron Mountain, Kingsford, Norway, Niagara, Forest Park, West Iron County, Florence and North Dickinson ...

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New printer at Builders Exchange

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The Iron Mountain Kingsford Builders Exchange, 600 S. Stephenson Ave. in Iron Mountain, recently upgraded its printing equipment. The new Canon TX-3000 wide-format printing machine is able to print blueprints, posters, banners or advertisements, all in full color. The printing machine is ...

K-12 boost contingent on cutting cyber schools, shared time

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder’s bid to boost base K-12 funding by the largest amount in years is contingent on Republican lawmakers agreeing to cut state aid in two areas they favor: cyber charter schools and the use of public funds to teach private or homeschool ...