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Trying to keep up

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Ella and Lincoln Peterson rake leaves outside their home on Hamilton Avenue in Kingsford. Most of the region’s fall foliage is past peak, with many trees already bare and a thick cover of leaves now littering the ground.

Bauman Engraving adds to business

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KINGSFORD — Bauman Engraving & Signs has expanded its printing and engraving business at 808 John McNeil Drive in Kingsford and also launched its redesigned website at www.baumanengraving.com. Orville Bauman began the family business in 1960 with a single rotary engraver in Crystal ...

IM man accepts plea deal in 2017 crash

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IRON MOUNTAIN — An Iron Mountain man accused of leading police on a vehicle chase before causing a serious traffic crash in 2017 has accepted a plea deal that convicts him on three felony charges. Anthony Robinson Jr., 29, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Dickinson County Circuit Court to ...

Deer tests positive for CWD in Dickinson County

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A 4-year-old doe killed on a deer damage shooting permit in Dickinson County's Waucedah Township has tested positive for chronic wasting disease, marking the first confirmation of the incurable deer disease within Upper Peninsula. The finding was verified by Michigan State ...

New IM industrial park location for Prime Supply

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Prime Supply Company recently moved to 637 Circle Drive in Iron Mountain’s industrial park. Prime Supply has provided wholesale plumbing, industrial, mechanical and cabinet supplies in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and northern Wisconsin for more than 26 years. It is a ...

Caspian man arrested on assault charges

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CASPIAN — A Caspian man has been accused of domestic assault in an incident that authorities said included the man coming back to the home with a knife. The Iron County Sheriff’s Office said the suspect had fled the residence when deputies arrived after 6:50 p.m. Tuesday, but returned ...

Fleury, Singler CPA gets strong peer review report

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Fleury, Singler & Company, PC CPA of Iron Mountain, was notified by the American Institute of CPAs’ Peer Review Program and the Michigan Peer Review Committee of the Michigan Association of CPAs of their acceptance of the report on the most recent system peer ...

Michigan jobless rate down to 4.0 percent in September

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s unemployment rate fell by a tenth of a percentage point to 4.0 percent in September. Figures released Wednesday by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget show Michigan’s jobless rate was three-tenths of a percentage point higher ...

Sharing financial wisdom with your kids

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Parents often try to impart their values about money to help their children establish a strong financial foundation. If you are a parent, talking to your kids about money can help them learn how to be financially responsible, self-supporting adults. To get the discussion flowing, consider using ...

So, you’ve won the big jackpot — now what?

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Despite the terrible odds — one in 302.5 million for those keeping score at home — someone will eventually match all six numbers and win the Mega Millions jackpot, now at $900 million. It could happen as soon as Friday night, when the next drawing is held, leaving ...

Sheriff: Missing Wisconsin girl’s parents were shot to death

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A missing Wisconsin girl’s parents were shot to death in their house while the girl was home, authorities said Wednesday as they urged the public to keep phoning in tips about her whereabouts. Investigators have been searching for 13-year-old Jayme Closs since ...

‘Career offender’ sentenced to 20 years for drug convictions

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MARQUETTE — Derrick “Bam” Samuels has been sentenced to 20 years in prison by Chief Judge Robert J. Jonker of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan. The sentencing follows multiple federal drug convictions, according to a recent press release from the United States ...

A Servants Heart Pantry provides backpacks, seeks donations

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PEMBINE, Wis. — A Servants Heart Pantry in Pembine has put together backpacks for local students. During the summer, the pantry purchased and collected school supplies and backpacks to give to students in need at Beecher-Pembine-Dunbar School. “We are planning to choose a different ...

Labor agreement announced for Michigan road projects

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LANSING — The Michigan Laborers’ District Council (LiUNA), and its seven affiliated local unions, announced the signing of a new contract with the Michigan Infrastructure Transportation Association . The six-year agreement covers laborers that work on road projects for union contractors ...

Group airs radio ad against redistricting ballot measure

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A group opposing a November ballot initiative to change Michigan’s redistricting process has launched a radio ad that calls Proposal 2 a “blank check” for a commission of 13 people that would draw congressional and legislative lines once a decade. The ad ...

A great pumpkin patch

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Rich McLain hauls pumpkins at his friend Rob Steber’s pumpkin field on U.S. 2 just east of Florence, Wis. The frost definitely will be on the pumpkins overnight as the forecast calls for temperatures to dip to 23, but Thursday should be a glorious fall day, with sunny skies and a high near 53.

Iron County sets $5.78M budget for 2019, keeps same tax rate

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CRYSTAL FALLS — The Iron County Board has approved a $5.78 million general budget for 2019 that keeps the property tax rate unchanged for another year. That rate will be 6.43 mills, or $6.43 per $1,000 of taxable property value, the third straight year at that amount. General fund ...

Court opens door to public aid for private schools

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DETROIT (AP) — Michigan lawmakers can send tax dollars to private schools in certain circumstances, the state appeals court said Tuesday in a major test of a 1970 amendment to the Michigan Constitution that says no public money can flow. In a 2-1 opinion, the court said private schools can ...

Snyder nixes plane parts tax break, bans pot-laced beer

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday vetoed bills that would have exempted additional aircraft parts from state taxes, citing concerns about the $4 million impact on Michigan’s budget. The state already does not apply the 6 percent sales or use tax to parts used in commercial ...

Sheriff: Missing Wisconsin teenager in danger, not a runaway

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BARRON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin teenager who has been missing since her parents were found dead in their home isn’t a runaway and investigators believe she’s in danger, a sheriff said Tuesday. Authorities have been searching for 13-year-old Jayme Closs since deputies responding to a 911 ...