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People march past the Governor's Mansion as part of the Women's March on Jackson, Miss., as people across the nation rallied in support of women's rights, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. (Elijah Baylis/The Clarion-Ledger via AP)

Trump offers scattershot response to global protests

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday offered a scattershot response to the sweeping post-inauguration protests against his new administration, sarcastically undermining the public opposition and then defending demonstrators' rights a short time later. "Watched protests ...

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Man arrested in Iron River on assault, drug charges

RON RIVER — A 38-year-old man was arrested Friday in Iron River after allegedly brandishing a handgun to another person in a parking lot, leading to the seizure of a large amount of drugs at a residence, the Iron River Police Department said. Officers were called at about 2 p.m. to the ...

President Donald Trump waves as he walks with first lady Melania Trump during the inauguration parade on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Pool)

Trump: ‘It’s going to be America first’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pledging emphatically to empower America's "forgotten men and women," Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday, taking command of a riven nation facing an unpredictable era under his assertive but untested leadership. Under cloudy, ...

West Iron school offers counseling in teen’s death

IRON RIVER — The 14-year-old boy who was killed Wednesday when a sports utility vehicle collided with an Iron County Road Commission grader truck on U.S. 2 in Iron River Township was a student at West Iron County High School, school officials confirmed Friday. Justin Henschel was pronounced ...

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Defendant enters plea in hit man case

MARINETTE, Wis. — A Crivitz, Wis., man accused of attempting to hire a hit man to kill his son and his son’s wife over a property dispute withdrew his previous plea of not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect Friday and accepted a plea deal with the prosecution. Robert R. ...

Caution urged at power dams

MILWAUKEE, Wis. —We Energies is reminding people to avoid winter recreation activities on the ice surrounding its hydroelectric dams. Changing weather conditions, including rain, sleet, and fluctuating temperatures have prevented a thick ice surface from forming near hydroelectric dams.  ...

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Crystal Falls man pleads not guilty in chase

MARINETTE, Wis. — A Crystal Falls man pleaded not guilty Friday to Marinette County charges stemming from a 2015 high-speed chase through two states. Michael John Santi, 52, will return to Marinette County Court on March 3 for a status conference on two counts of recklessly endangering ...

Robotics success

The Dickinson-Iron Robotics team had a very successful weekend at the N.E.W. VEX Robotics Challenge. The robotics team came out of the N.E.W. VEX Robotics Challenge with three judges awards and two robots qualifiying for the Wisconsin State Robotics Championship. This competition was held in ...

Michigan’s underperforming schools named

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan announced Friday that it plans to close up to 38 underperforming schools in Detroit and other urban communities, potentially affecting 18,000 students and marking the first time that the state could close traditional public schools explicitly for academic ...

Gabbert, Roell awarded Klungness scholarships

KINGSFORD — Two seniors at Kingsford High School have been awarded the James A. and Verle A. Klungness Scholarships, according to an announcement by school officials. Chloe Gabbert and Mikhal Roell received the awards, which cover complete academic tuition for each recipient during ...

Great Eight Winter Games scheduled

IRON MOUNTAIN — Great Eight committee members from Florence, Forest Park, Iron Mountain, Kingsford, Niagara, North Dickinson, Norway-Vulcan and West Iron County have joined to coordinate the 23rd Great Eight Winter Games. The Games are scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 11, with the opening ...

Children’s channel launched

MARQUETTE — Public TV 13 has launched new 24/7 children’s services, including a new WNMU PBS KIDS channel and a live stream on digital platforms. The effort is the station’s latest initiative to support early learning in the region. WNMU-TV now broadcasts PBS KIDS shows 24 hours a day ...

Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th president of the United States by Chief Justice John Roberts as Melania Trump looks on during the 58th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

President Trump takes office

  UPDATE: WASHINGTON (AP) — Pledging to empower America's "forgotten men and women," Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday, taking command of a deeply divided nation and ushering in an unpredictable era in Washington. His victory gives ...

Former President Barack Obama waves as he boards a Marine helicopter during a departure ceremony on the East Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington after President Donald Trump was inaugurated. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Former President Obama departs Washington

WASHINGTON — Former President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, departed Washington DC after seeing his successor, President Donald Trump, take the oath of office. The Obamas held hands as they walked to a military helicopter parked outside the East Front of the Capitol. Trump and ...

Demonstrators sit at the entrance of a security checkpoint, to block people to enter during the inauguration of President Donald Trump in Washington. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Smashed windows, chaotic confrontation near inauguration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police deployed pepper spray and made numerous arrests in a chaotic confrontation blocks from Donald Trump's inauguration Friday as protesters registered their rage against the new president. Spirited demonstrations unfolded peacefully at various security checkpoints near ...

Demonstrators sit at one of the entrance as police officer let people pass let to the inauguration in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, ahead of the President-elect Donald Trump inauguration. ( AP Photo)

Smashed windows, chaotic confrontation near inauguration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police deployed pepper spray and made numerous arrests in a chaotic confrontation blocks from Donald Trump's inauguration Friday as protesters registered their rage against the new president. Spirited demonstrations unfolded peacefully at various security checkpoints ...

Police try to remove demonstrators from attempting to block people entering a security checkpoint, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, ahead of President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration in Washington. (AP Photo)

Protesters make their mark on Trump’s inauguration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Calling out Donald Trump on climate change, race, his treatment of women and more, protesters pitching diverse causes but united against the incoming president demonstrated in the early hours of Inauguration Day, intent on making their mark as Trump prepared to take ...

Assembly GOP seeks $300M for Wisconsin roads

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin state Assembly Republicans released the framework of a plan Thursday to plug a transportation budget shortfall that would raise taxes and fees by $300 million and cut other taxes by at least that much. The net effect would be no tax increase and hopefully more ...

A visitor arrives for a party to mark the upcoming inauguration of Trump at a nightclub in Moscow, Russia, on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017.  Twenty-four hours before Donald Trump is to be sworn in as president of the United States, people gathered at a Moscow nightclub to celebrate his inauguration. (AP Photo)

Russian political elites revel in Trump’s inauguration

MOSCOW (AP) — Champagne corks popped in Moscow as Russians celebrated the start of Donald Trump's presidency, confident of better relations ahead between the two countries. "It's weird, but it's great, and for the first time ever Russians are applauding the victory of a U.S. presidential ...

Brew again tapped to lead Norway-Vulcan School Board

By NIKKI YOUNK Staff Writer NORWAY — The Norway-Vulcan School Board made some leadership changes and welcomed two new members Wednesday during its first meeting of the year. Candy Brew will continue as president; Wendy Mattia will take on the role of vice president formerly held by ...