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Post 340 announces Independence Day winners

HERMANSVILLE — Winners from the Hermansville Independence Day celebration have been announced. In the float contest, Barbara Doutree won first place, second place went to Jim Moraska, Joanne Relken won third place and fourth place went to Pinecrest. Antique car winners were Larry ...

Demolitions may have lead-tainted dust

DETROIT (AP) — The nation’s largest home-demolition program, which has torn down more than 14,000 vacant houses across Detroit, may have inadvertently created a new problem by spreading lead-contaminated dust through some of the city’s many hollowed-out neighborhoods. Health officials ...

No charges in fight that left one man dead in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Authorities say charges will not be issued as a result of a fight in downtown Milwaukee that left one man dead. Police say the man who died approached another man walking his dog early on Tuesday morning near Wells and Old World Third St. and started a fight. Police now say ...

Bay College West sets enrichment classes

ESCANABA — Bay College West will offer a number of new personal enrichment classes in August and September. These classes include: — “Foraging Course: Edible Plants” from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 16. Individuals who are interested in edible plants, either in their backyard or the woods, will ...

Lake Superior water levels high but no record

MARQUETTE — Lake levels are above average this summer but not as much as initially predicted, authorities said. Earlier this year, water level forecasts from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers indicated Lake Superior could reach record highs this summer. While the lake levels remain above ...

Construction on M-35 to begin Monday in Menominee County

ESCANABA — The Michigan Department of Transportation is investing about $2.6 million to mill and resurface 15.5 miles of M-35 from the Menominee County line to the Delta County Airport. Work will start Monday, with completion expected in October. This work was initially slated to be done ...

Volunteers needed for Pocket Park at UP State Fair

ESCANABA — Youth mentors are needed to help staff the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Pocket Park during the Upper Peninsula State Fair the week of Aug. 13-19 in Escanaba. Volunteers assist with such activities as helping kids catch and release bluegills in the U.P.-shaped ...

Trump ups tariff threat on imports from China

President Donald Trump has indicated that he’s willing to hit every product imported from China with tariffs and again criticized some of the nation’s biggest trading partners. The comments sent U.S. markets sliding early today. In a taped interview with the business channel CNBC, Trump ...

UP Health makes move for DCHS

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson County Healthcare System could potentially be acquired by Marquette-based UP Health System under an agreement announced today. The parties have signed a non-binding letter of intent that allows them to evaluate the transaction. In a press release, ...

Music, games part of Saturday in the Park

IRON MOUNTAIN - Some of the region’s talented musicians will make for two days of prime entertainment at the eighth annual Saturday in the Park this weekend. Activities for the two-day event run from 5 to 11 p.m. Friday and 1 to 11 p.m. Saturday. The Friends of City Park fundraiser will ...

Antique tractors, classic cars make annual visit to VA medical center

IRON MOUNTAIN - Veterans at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain got a chance Wednesday to experience the annual gathering of antique tractors and vintage automobiles at the facility and visit with the owners. “Most of us in the tractor club are veterans and a lot of ...

Vulcan man arraigned in domestic violence case

IRON MOUNTAIN — A Vulcan man was arraigned Wednesday in Dickinson County District Court on misdemeanor charges stemming from a July 6 incident in which he reportedly assaulted a woman and then got into an altercation with his 15-year-old son, which left him with stab wounds. Jason John ...

Redistricting measure challenged in Michigan high court

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court on Wednesday heard arguments about whether voters in November should be able to pass a constitutional amendment that would change how the state’s voting maps are drawn or whether such changes could only be adopted at a rarely held ...

Local educators attend coding conference

GRAND RAPIDS — The Michigan Math and Science Centers Network, in collaboration with West Shore ESD and the nonprofit computer science partner Code.org, hosted nearly 200 teachers from across Michigan for a five-day professional learning experience to support computer science and coding. ...

No injuries in interstate crash in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A fiery crash between a chemical truck and a car temporarily closed a downtown Milwaukee interchange, but did not cause any serious injuries. The crash happened on northbound Interstate 43/94 just after 3 a.m. Wednesday and forced the closure of the entire Marquette ...

Memorial horse show this weekend

NORWAY — On Saturday and Sunday, family and friends of Heather Janssen will host the second annual Heather Janssen Memorial Horse Show at the Dickinson County Fairgrounds. “Heather was an exceptional equestrian who trained and showed Arabian horses,” said Liz Minkler, one of the ...

Baldwin bill would let all Wisconsin watch Packers

MILWAUKEE (AP) — U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin has introduced a bill that would allow all of Wisconsin to watch the Green Bay Packers. Currently a dozen counties in northwestern Wisconsin are relegated to watching Minnesota Viking games whenever they play at the same time as the ...

Escaping the trap

Zoe Woodworth of Lake Linden hits out of a sand trap Tuesday at Oak Crest Golf Course in Norway while caddie JoAnn Poncino follows the shot. Escanaba High School senior Paxton Johnson defeated Woodworth to win the UP Ladies Golf Association tournament. For more on the championship match, go to ...

Florence County takes steps against CWD

FLORENCE, Wis. — The recent discovery of chronic wasting disease in a deer at a breeding farm near Goodman in Marinette County prompted the Florence County Board on Tuesday to impose moratoriums both on importing any cervids — deer, elk, moose or caribou — into the county and establishing ...

Michigan officials: Don’t wait to lock in propane prices

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan officials say propane users should lock in fuel prices now, even though heating season is months away. The Michigan Agency for Energy says U.S. propane stocks are slightly higher now than they were a year ago. But they’re 27 percent below levels seen in ...