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Forest Park champions

Forest Park’s Peter Ropiak, holding the Division 2 eight-player state championship trophy, celebrates with teammates Saturday after beating Portland St. Patrick 54-12 at the Superior Dome in Marquette, Mich. The Trojans of Crystal Falls only began competing in eight-player football last ...

Group defies odds with ballot drive on voting districts

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — An all-volunteer group of activists has defied the odds by collecting hundreds of thousands of voter signatures for a 2018 initiative to overhaul redistricting in Michigan — without having to pay a dime for a signature. It’s a rarity in state politics outside of ...

Wisconsin officials eye local mining regulations as state looks to lift ban

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Local governments are looking to enact their own mining regulations as Gov. Scott Walker prepares to lift Wisconsin’s nearly 20-year ban on gold and silver mining, saying they want to protect the environment and make sure taxpayers don’t have to clean up any potential ...

JOHN TROTTIER OF Iron County killed a deer this fall during the Independence Hunt. He’s 100 years old. (Michigan Department of Natural Resources photo)

Age doesn’t keep these Michiganders from deer hunt

Some pastimes like deer hunting become a lifelong pursuit. For example, John Trottier of Iron County already has bagged a deer this season — at 100 years old. According to Michigan Department of Natural Resources statistics, more than 7,500 people 80 years old or older bought a deer ...

Two hunters die in Wisconsin

MONTELLO, Wis. (AP) — Two hunters have been found dead in Marquette County during opening day of the gun-deer season. Authorities say a 57-year-old man was found with a gunshot wound in his blind Saturday in the Town of Newton. A 62-year-old Shawano County man was found dead from natural ...

Special edition for Thanksgiving

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Daily News will publish a special Thanksgiving edition Wednesday. Wednesday’s paper will be available that morning at area dealers and newsstands. There will be no paper Thursday, Thanksgiving Day. All Daily News offices will close at 3 p.m. Wednesday and remain ...

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Care package donation

Dr. Jason Hall paid his patients $1 per pound to bring in their Halloween candy and in turn he donated it to the LCpl. Eric A. Palmisano Care Package Project. Pictured with Hall is Bobbie Samme, founder of the care package project.

UW-Superior to suspend 25 programs

SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin-Superior leaders say they plan to suspend 25 programs to eliminate poor-performing majors and minors. The university’s interim Provost Jackie Weissenburge told Wisconsin Public Radio that the move wasn’t driven by budget cuts. The university ...

DCCC concert set

KINGSFORD — Tickets are now on sale for the 51st annual “Sounds of Christmas” concert presented by the Dickinson County Community Chorus. The concert will be held on Nov. 27 and Nov. 28. The program will be at 7 p.m. each evening at the Kingsford High School auditorium. Tickets for the ...

In the service — Spencer C. Maki

U.S. Air Force Airman Spencer C. Maki graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and ...

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Cancer Closet donation

After a month long fundraising campaign at Norway-Vulcan Area Schools, the Norway Youth Advisory Committee was able to donate $1,650 to the Dickinson Area Cancer Closet. The youth organization also acknowledges Kathy Bubloni and Laura Burklund from Cut Me Loose Salon in Norway for helping with ...

North Dickinson Schools report ‘healthy’ reserve in recent audit

FELCH — North Dickinson County School District has $217,000 in reserve, a “healthy” amount for a district of its enrollment size, according to a recent audit. That fund balance rose $82,000 in the past year, which puts North Dickinson in a better position than a number of districts its ...

DC Bike Path committee meets Tuesday

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Dickinson County Bike Path committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, at at Dickinson County Library in Iron Mountain. Highlights of the meeting include: planning of Tour de Dickinson August 18, 2018, membership, website and face book updates, and miscellaneous mountain ...

Local city councils meet tonight

Iron Mountain City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. today in the council room of City Hall, 501 South Stephenson Ave. in Iron Mountain. The agenda includes an ordinance amendment to prohibit sidewalk parking along the south side of Fifth Street near North Elementary; appointments to the Tree ...

Grace Michaud of Spread Eagle, Wis., founder of the Niles Hiltunen Benefit Fund, shops for gift cards after learning the charity had been awarded more than $20,000 from 100-Plus Women Who Care of Dickinson County on Tuesday evening.  
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Burdens made lighter: Benefit fund boosted by 100-Plus Women Who Care

IRON MOUNTAIN — Eight years ago, Grace Michaud was sitting on the side of her son’s bed at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin when she remembered the song, “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother.” Michaud’s son, Niles Hiltunen, was on life support after having a severe ...

Man arrested after hiding in IM drug store

IRON MOUNTAIN — A Columbus, Ohio man faces five felonies for reportedly hiding in The Drug Store at the Midtown Mall in Iron Mountain until it closed Thursday and then attempting to steal various medications. Lavon Dela Jehyms Christian, 30, was arraigned Friday in Dickinson County ...

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Iron River man receives concurrent jail sentence

CRYSTAL FALLS — An Iron River man serving jail time for a 2016 police chase received a concurrent six-month sentence Friday in an unrelated case. Tyler Roy Polich, 21, had been accused of entering a home on North Fifth Street in Iron River and assaulting a female victim March 30, then ...

Lake Superior body investigated

MARQUETTE — Marquette Police Department continues to investigate after the body of an unidentified male washed up on the shore of Lake Superior Friday morning, 200 yards south of the Hampton Inn. Marquette Police and Marquette Fire Department recovered the body, assisted by EMS from ...

Michigan awards additional heating credits

LANSING — Approximately 309,000 Michigan taxpayers who received Home Heating Credits in 2016 will get an additional one-time credit of $44 or $22 this month to help keep their homes warm. The payments are the result of a $12 million supplemental to spend remaining 2017 federal Low-Income ...

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In the service

U.S. Air Force Airman Kalvin B. Jeffords graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and ...