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Snowy start to the day

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John Trester of Iron Mountain clears the driveway at his home on Park Avenue in Iron Mountain. The area received about 3 inches of snow overnight into this morning, according to the Iron Mountain-Kingsford Wastewater Treatment plant.

IM braces for costs to replace lead ‘goose neck’ water pipes

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A 2020 paving schedule is being prepared but work on some of the worst streets may be delayed because of the need to replace water main “goose necks” containing lead, City Manager Jordan Stanchina said Monday. Some streets are “going to have to wait a few years ...

Norway continues upgrades on hydroelectric facility

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NORWAY — The Norway City Council on Monday approved replacing the second turbine shaft in the Sturgeon Falls Hydroelectric Facility’s Unit 1 generator at an estimated cost of more than $300,000. An inspection during the city’s ongoing Sturgeon Falls Hydro Runner Replacement Project last ...

IM board presents school Pride awards

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The Iron Mountain School Board has tapped two in the district for Pride awards. The awards, given monthly to students or staff members who represent Mountaineer spirit and district pride, were presented to Rhonda Carey, a science teacher who has been with the district 25 ...

Proposed GOP tax cuts advance in Wisconsin

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican lawmakers began a last-minute drive to pass their $250 million income tax cut plan Monday, pushing the bill through the Legislature’s finance committee and setting up floor votes in the Senate and Assembly this week. The measure is moving with breathtaking ...

Wisconsin primary voters to narrow 7th District field

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Voters will winnow the field of candidates for state Supreme Court and an open congressional seat representing northern Wisconsin in primaries today. The Supreme Court primary pits incumbent conservative Justice Dan Kelly against liberal challengers Jill Karofsky and Ed ...

Wisconsin Assembly eyes constitutional convention

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Assembly is scheduled to vote today on a proposal to call a convention of the states to consider making changes to the U.S. Constitution, including imposing term limits on federal offices. Wisconsin would become the 16th state to pass such a resolution ...

Taking in the tourney

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The crowds that turned out for the 2020 Bellin Health Pine Mountain Continental Cup got to witness a new hill record Sunday as Clemens Aigner of Austria flew 144 meters, or 472 feet, to best the previous mark of 471 feet that had stood since 2009. For a full recap of the tournament results ...

Niagara grocery store changes name, ownership

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NIAGARA, Wis. — Late last year, Tim Potterville closed the Pembine Food Depot, the small grocery store he had owned in that Marinette County community for 26 years. “Too much competition,” 55-year-old Potterville said, noting discount retailer Dollar General had opened in Pembine. “I ...

Crystal Theatre to dismantle historic Moller pipe organ

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CRYSTAL FALLS — The Crystal Theatre has decided to bid farewell to its “Mighty Moller” theatre pipe organ, a favorite among patrons since first installed nearly 30 years ago. In a news release, the theatre’s board of directors said it no longer can justify the considerable expense for ...

Michigan official: Election Day should be a worker holiday

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson is urging businesses to give their workers the day off on Election Day by making it a company holiday. Benson said she's encouraging Michigan companies to give employees the day off work on Nov. 3, so they can vote and work as ...

Local boards list meetings

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain City Council will meet at 6 p.m. today at City Hall, 501 S. Stephenson Ave., Iron Mountain. The agenda includes quotes for tree removal and a bid opening for lift station repairs. Norway City Council will meet at 7 p.m. today in the council chambers at City ...

Walker appointee, judge, prof face off in high court primary

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin voters will choose between a Republican appointee, a Madison judge and a law professor as they winnow down the candidates for a state Supreme Court seat in a primary Tuesday. Conservative Justice Dan Kelly will face off against liberal-leaning Jill Karofsky ...

New hill record at Giant Pine

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A new hill record was set today during the Continental Cup competition at Pine Mountain. Clemens Aigner of Austria flew 144 meters, or 472 feet, to set the mark during the first round of official jumps at the Bellin Health Pine Mountain Continental Cup. The previous mark ...

Clemens Aigner of Austria wins Saturday’s meet at Pine Mountain

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Day one of Continental Cup ski jumping at Pine Mountain belonged to Clemens Aigner of Austria, who took first place with jumps of 436 and 425 feet. Pawel Wasek of Poland placed second Saturday on the strength of a longest ride of 443 feet. Third place went to Markus ...

KHS student designs backdrop for voters

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A banner designed by a Kingsford High School senior will be the backdrop for voter “selfie stations” to be set outside Breitung Township polling sites during the March 10 presidential primary. Katie Bubloni’s artwork was chosen by Breitung Township Clerk Samantha ...

Bear hibernation research could offer clues to aid human health

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One Upper Peninsula predator conspicuously not out searching for food or a mate this time of year is the black bear. Most people are well aware the bears still slumber in hibernation, tucked in a den or even just curled up in a hollow in the earth or base of a tree. By now, pregnant sows ...

Court deals blow to Medicaid work rules

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration’s effort to remake Medicaid by requiring low-income people to work for health care suffered a serious setback Friday when a federal appeals court ruled it goes beyond what’s allowed by law. The unanimous decision by a three-judge panel of ...

VA to host veterans health care presentation

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IRON MOUNTAIN - The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center will host a veterans health care presentation at 5 p.m. Thursday at the American Legion Post 50, 916 River Ave, Iron Mountain. There will be presentations focused on these specific items: — Veteran Healthcare Information Exchange - ...