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Foxconn deal signed

RACINE, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Foxconn Technology Group Chairman Terry Gou have signed off on a $3 billion contract for the Taiwanese company to build a massive display-screen factory in southeast Wisconsin. Walker and Gou signed a contract Friday that locks the state ...

The Iron Mountain Farmer’s & Artisan’s Winter Market will be held from 9 a.m. to noon today at the Izzo-Mariucci Center.

Winter market opens today in IM

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Iron Mountain Farmer’s & Artisan’s Winter Market will be held every second Saturday of the month beginning today, through April, from 9 a.m. to noon. The market is held at the Iron Mountain School’s Izzo-Mariucci Center on the corner of Carpenter and West ...

Norway-Vulcan School District has announced its PTO Citizenship Award recipients. Students in the front row from left, are first graders, Landri Rossler and Jack DeDecker; kindergartens, Rayonne Ehmer and Noah Miller; early kindergarteners, Morgan Kelly; back row, Cole Davy gym class EK-8 winner; fourth graders, Aurora Buel and Paytan Carlson; third graders, Tessa Castelaz and Jordyn Moln; second graders, Lilly Tomlanovich and Emily Temrowski.

Citizenship Award recipients

Norway-Vulcan School District has announced its PTO Citizenship Award recipients. Students in the front row from left, are first graders, Landri Rossler and Jack DeDecker; kindergartens, Rayonne Ehmer and Noah Miller; early kindergarteners, Morgan Kelly; back row, Cole Davy gym class EK-8 ...

100-Plus Women Who Care to meet Tuesday

IRON MOUNTAIN — The organization 100-Plus Women Who Care in Dickinson County will have its final quarterly meeting of 2017 on Tuesday to decide which fortunate area non-profit program or agency gets to benefit from the group’s collective generosity. This meeting will mark the 20th time ...

Air Force veteran Ann Kaya talks with Carrie Champion, LPN, during a recent appointment in the Women’s Wellness Clinic at the Iron Mountain VA Medical Center.

Population shift: VA enhances services for women veterans

IRON MOUNTAIN — The fastest growing population group in the military today is women who currently comprise 14.5 percent of active duty personnel and 18 percent of National Guard and Reserves. The face of VA healthcare is changing. Younger female veterans are using VA services more ...

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Let it snow

Sam Bracket and Tyler Swanson made sure the snow-making process was running smoothly at Pine Mountain Ski Resort this morning. Weather has been consistently cold enough to begin getting the hills covered for a possible opening soon.

A GRAY WOLF. A new Wisconsin bill would prohibit law enforcement from prosecuting anyone for killing a wolf, unless the federal government removes the animal from the federal Endangered Species list. 
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Bill would end Wisconsin wolf protection

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Some northern Wisconsin legislators are proposing a bill that would end the state’s efforts to manage wolves and force police to ignore wolf killings, unless the federal government removes the animals from the endangered species list. The Republican lawmakers — Reps. ...

Two hurt in Marinette County crash involving propane truck

MARINETTE, Wis. — Two people were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries Thursday after a three-vehicle accident involving a liquid propane delivery truck on U.S. 141 in the town of Beaver, Wis. An auto parts delivery truck was southbound on the highway near County Road P ...

Wisconsin Legislature OKs water skiing without spotters

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Water skiing without a spotter would be legal in Wisconsin under a bill sent to Gov. Scott Walker. The bill passed Thursday would allow for a pilot to operate a boat pulling someone on water skis without a second person, or spotter, on board. The boat would have to be ...

Lawmakers OK ballast water bill opposed by Snyder

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Republican-controlled Legislature finished voting Thursday to weaken a law that keeps oceangoing cargo ships from releasing untreated ballast water in Michigan waters, despite a possible veto from Gov. Rick Snyder. The bill, which won approval on a mostly party-line ...

Wisconsin Assembly approves limits on police body cam access

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Republican-backed proposal limiting the public’s access to footage from police body cameras cleared the Wisconsin Assembly on Thursday, despite objections from open records advocates and Democrats who say it will quash the public’s ability to view certain ...

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October students of the month

North Elementary School in Iron Mountain recently recognized 11 students of the month for October. In front, from left, are Troy Copiskey Jr. and Logan Arms, kindergarten; Alexander Johnson, early kindergarten; and Kadence Carlson-Mylchreest, first grade. In back, from left, are Signe Trindal, ...

University of Wisconsin regents approve merging campuses

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents approved a plan Thursday to merge the system’s two-year schools with its four-year campuses, brushing aside opponents’ complaints that faculty and students weren’t consulted and the proposal is too vague. The ...

Crashes reported in Florence County

FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence County deputies were called to a number of minor traffic accidents Wednesday and Thursday. Donald DeMuth, 76, of Talkeetna, Ark., apparently fell asleep while driving on State Highway 101 near Town Hall Road in the town of Fern about 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, causing ...

‘Buck Tales’ breakfast Saturday in Beechwood

BEECHWOOD — The Amvets Post 436 of Beechwood will host their semi-annual “Buck Tales” breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Beechwood hall. Menu will include pancakes, blueberries optional, with Superior Maple Syrup, fresh eggs made to order, and Meyer’s sausage. Cost is $6 ...

Michigan man who died because of VA error was Vietnam vet

HOLLY, Mich. (AP) — A man who died because of a stunning error at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Michigan was a 66-year-old Vietnam War veteran who liked to throw darts and shoot pool. Roy Griffith confirmed to The Associated Press that his son, William Griffith, was the man who died last ...

Forest Park Music Boosters fruit sale begins Monday

CRYSTAL FALLS — The Forest Park Music Boosters annual fruit sales will begin Monday through Monday, Nov. 27. The delivery date will be Wednesday, Dec. 13. Items available are oranges, grapefruit, apples, pears, and assorted gift boxes. These items make wonderful gifts for the holiday ...

Danny Weber and Lily Wilcox, Kingsford Middle School students of the month for September.

Students honored

Kingsford Middle School eighth grade teaching team has selected Danny Weber and Lily Wilcox as students of the month for September. They are pictured in the top photo. In the bottom photo are Samantha Doran and Sawyer Pugh, students of the month for October.

WALTER JENSEN RINGS the bell for the Salvation Army at Shopko in Kingsford in 2016. (Theresa Proudfit/Daily News photo)

Ring the bell

KINGSFORD — Simply ringing a bell for a couple hours can help feed a family of four for a week. That’s according to officials from the Salvation Army Bread of Life Assistance Center, which kicks off its annual Red Kettle Campaign on Monday and won’t stop making those bells clang until ...

Clay target shooting club proposed at Norway High School

NORWAY — Norway High School may have a clay target shooting club team in time for the spring season. The proposed team would be self-funded, not use any school facilities, have minimal conflict with other spring sports and be covered under general liability insurance, parent Al Schultz told ...