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Hintz elected leader of Assembly Democrats

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — State Rep. Gordon Hintz was elected Tuesday as Democratic leader in the state Assembly, running unopposed to take over midway through the session. Hintz, of Oshkosh, urged Democrats to avoid in-fighting and unite in order to counter Gov. Scott Walker and Republicans who ...

Athletics program boosts Bay College enrollment

ESCANABA — Bay College’s add-drop period for the fall semester ended Friday. As of Sept. 14, 1,850 students were enrolled at Bay College for this semester — an increase in both head count and contact hours compared to the fall 2016 semester. Laura Coleman, the president of Bay ...

Legislature OKs super PAC bills

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan political candidates could solicit unlimited contributions for independent committees, or super PACs, supporting their candidacies under legislation approved along party lines Tuesday by the Republican-led Legislature. The GOP said the bills would lock federal ...

Above, from left, friends Bradlee Bottesi, Caleb Laurila, Lucas Menza and Jack Spreen took advantage of a sunny Monday afternoon to play a neighborhood game of baseball off Oakcrest Drive in Kingsford. (Theresa Proudfit/Daily News photo)

Still baseball weather

Above, from left, friends Bradlee Bottesi, Caleb Laurila, Lucas Menza and Jack Spreen took advantage of a sunny Monday afternoon to play a neighborhood game of baseball off Oakcrest Drive in Kingsford. The week promises more such days for the Iron Mountain-Kingsford area, with mostly sunny ...

IM council adds restrictions on fencing

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Iron Mountain City Council amended the city’s zoning ordinance Monday on fences, walls and screens, all aimed at preserving neighborhood aesthetics. Fences in front and side yards to the front of the house now will be required to be no more than 60 percent solid or ...

Kingsford to harvest oak trees

KINGSFORD — The Kingsford City Council on Monday authorized hiring forester Brock VanOss of Crystal Falls to remove trees from several city properties that are threatened by oak wilt. “I believe we can remove these trees with no expense to the city and should see some stumpage revenues,” ...

Norway adds late paving projects

NORWAY — The Norway City Council has approved two late-season road paving projects totaling $100,000 to take advantage of the “extremely attractive” asphalt price offered by Bacco Construction, which already is in the area working on the city’s ongoing water and sewer upgrade ...

Hardwood man injured in crash

IRON MOUNTAIN — A Hardwood man was flown to a Marquette hospital with serious injuries after a motorbike accident Sunday afternoon just north of Ralph in West Branch Township, Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office officials said. The 48-year-old man, who officials declined to identify, was ...

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Woman gets jail for rolling car with kids inside

IRON MOUNTAIN — A Florence, Wis., woman was sentenced Monday to five months in jail — and given credit for three months already served — for driving under the influence of drugs with her two young sons in the vehicle. Sharra Jo Hancock, 31, also must serve 1.5 years of probation, ...

AED-donated

Lifesaving donation

U.P. Whitetails of Dickinson County recently donated an AED device to the United Sportsman’s Club. This club has really grown into an active club for shooting sports for young and old alike with membership increasing each year. U.P. Whitetails continues their support of this club by making ...

CHRISTOPHER HOLMBERG

Plea deal reached in July chase into Aurora

IRON MOUNTAIN — An Iron Mountain man will be sentenced Nov. 3 after coming to a plea agreement with prosecutors on charges stemming from a July 13 police chase from Kingsford to Aurora, Wis. Christopher Vincent Holmberg, 26, pleaded no contest Monday in Dickinson County Circuit Court to ...

Presenting a check for $7,000 for technology is Tasha DeBernardi of the Norway PTO to Norway Principal Rico Meneghini.

Norway PTO group donates to school’s technology fund

NORWAY — Norway School Parent-Teacher Organization has created a technology fund and donated $7,000 to the school. With the lack of state funding and recent cut backs the PTO found it essential to provide a source for students to continue in the area of technology. With assistance from the ...

Board holds off for now on LGBT discrimination declaration

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Civil Rights Commission is holding off for now on deciding whether to declare that discrimination against LGBT people in employment, housing and public accommodations is already unlawful under state law. The commission met Monday to consider the request ...

Carrying concealed weapons without permit up for vote in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The carrying of concealed handguns without a permit would be legal under a bill up for approval in a Wisconsin state Senate committee. The Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Committee planned to vote Tuesday on sending the Republican-backed proposal to the full Senate ...

Kohl’s to start accepting Amazon returns at some stores

Menomonee FALLS, Wis. (AP) — Kohl’s, which is opening some in-store Amazon shops, will start accepting returns for the online retailer at some of its stores in Los Angeles and Chicago starting next month. Kohl’s Corp. said Tuesday it will pack and ship eligible Amazon return items for ...

Slender Man juror: Doctors’ testimony key to finding

MILWAUKEE (AP) — One of 10 jurors who decided a Wisconsin girl was mentally ill when she helped stab a classmate to please the fictional horror character Slender Man said Monday the most powerful evidence was testimony by medical experts. Anissa Weier, now 15, will go to a mental hospital ...

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IM woman takes plea deal in meth case

IRON MOUNTAIN — An Iron Mountain woman accused of selling methamphetamine to a police informant twice in May likely will go to prison for at least four years after accepting a plea deal Monday in Dickinson County Circuit Court. Paige Lynd Foreman, 25, pleaded guilty to two counts of ...

The Ford Airport Day drew crowds Saturday to see both aircraft and classic cars. Jaxson Pawlak of Iron Mountain rides a mini airplane bike around the airport grounds.

Ford Airport Day

The 15th annual Ford Airport Day drew crowds Saturday to see both aircraft and classic cars. Guy Forstrom of Quinnesec sets up his antique Ford truck for a photo in front of the Ford Tri-Motor airliner that came in for the event. Jaxson Pawlak of Iron Mountain rides a mini airplane bike ...

Negaunee man killed in weekend ATV crash

MARQUETTE — The victim of the fatal rollover ATV crash that occurred north of the Noquemanon Trail head near Forrestville Road in Marquette Township has been identified. Gregory James LaBonte, 56, of Negaunee, was the driver of the ATV, the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office said. The ...

City councils meeting tonight

By The Daily News staff The Kingsford City Council will meet today at 6:30 p.m. in the council meeting room, located upstairs of the City Hall building, 305 S. Carpenter Ave. in Kingsford. Old business includes requests for proposals for water system hydraulic analysis and digital ...