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Rutter releases monthly report

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson County Sheriff Scott Rutter has issued his monthly report for February. The road patrol served 101 civil process papers, investigated 72 complaints, handled 22 accidents, issued 18 citations and 68 verbal warnings, made 18 arrests — nine of which were for ...

Wisconsin tourism officials launch new advertising campaign

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin tourism officials are launching a new television ad campaign spotlighting a wheelchair basketball star and the state’s German heritage. One ad features Matt Scott, a Paralympian wheelchair basketball player, explaining he vacations in Wisconsin because ...

Book fair set in Norway

NORWAY — Norway Elementary and Norway-Vulcan Middle Schools will host a book fair from 2:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at the NVAS Library. Families, faculty, and the community are invited to attend this reading event that helps inspire children to become lifelong readers. All ...

Exhibit opens in Marquette

MARQUETTE — An art exhibit featuring Upper Peninsula-focused artwork with a message of countering hate and building love opened Friday night in Marquette and will be displayed throughout the month of March. The exhibition at The Creative House, 102 Harlow Block at Washington and Front ...

Bake sale donation

The Woodland Elementary Student Council recently had a bake sale for the first and second grades. The student council members baked and sold many delicious treats. The money raised was donated to the local Foster Care Closet, a new organization in Dickinson County. The students raised $230. A ...

UWSP could cut 13 programs

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point could eliminate more than a dozen majors and lay off staff to cope with a projected budget deficit of $4.5 million over two years. University officials say the 13 programs that could be eliminated, include American ...

Minutes posted for Breitung Township Board

QUINNESEC — Minutes from the Breitung Township Board’s Feb. 12 regular meeting have been posted. They are available to view at the Breitung Township Hall, Quinnesec fire hall, East Kingsford fire hall, North Breitung fire hall and www.breitungtwp.org.

Yerkes Observatory to shut down

CHICAGO (AP) — The University of Chicago has announced the October closing of the 121-year-old Yerkes Observatory in Williams Bay, Wis. University Executive Vice President David Fithian said operating Yerkes no longer makes sense for the university from a program or cost standpoint. He says ...

Easter Egg Hunt donation

Dr. John Nowicki of Nowicki Chiropractic and Becky Kleikamp show off two new bikes Nowicki donated as prizes for the 24th annual Norway Community Easter Egg Hunt, set for 1 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at Marion Park across from the Dickinson County Fairgrounds in Norway. The event is open to ages ...

County, township school meetings set

The Breitung Township Board of Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. today at the Breitung Township Hall in Quinnesec. New business on the agenda includes seminar attendance, CUPPAD membership dues, a Kingsford High School program advertisement, the Quinnesec water holding tank roof, and a ...

Marquette County Board supports Republic Dam project

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Board of Commissioners has approved a letter of support for the Republic Dam project that will be sent to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and Michigan Economic Development Corp. The Republic Dam project proposes to repair or replace, then ...

Michigan may require Medicaid recipients to work at least 30-hour weeks

LANSING — Michigan lawmakers are considering legislation that would institute work requirements for Michiganders who receive Medicaid, a federal health care program for low-income people. Sen. Mike Shirkey, R-Clark Lake, introduced Senate Bill 897 on Thursday. It would require able-bodied ...

KHS college tour

Forty-eight Kingsford High School juniors will leave Tuesday on a three-day trip to visit and tour five colleges and universities. The students and four adult school chaperones will visit Central Michigan University, Michigan State University, Grand Valley State University, Ferris State ...

Power of Words: Two more murals coming to downtown IM

IRON MOUNTAIN — Downtown Iron Mountain can expect a little more color this summer when Mia Tavonatti returns to the area to create two more wall murals as part of a regional expansion of her Power of Words Project. The Iron Mountain Downtown Development Authority and the Svelata Foundation ...

Forest Service deals with harassment scandal

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — After a career spent battling wildland fires across the West, U.S. Forest Service interim Chief Vicki Christiansen must now confront another sort of crisis: the harassment and bullying of women that's persisted in the agency's male-dominated culture despite numerous ...

Change clocks this weekend

WASHINGTON (AP) — Time to set your clocks and watches one hour ahead. And maybe save some time to grouse about losing an hour’s sleep Saturday night. The shift from standard to daylight saving time officially comes at 2 a.m. Sunday across much of the country. Daylight will last longer ...

Snowmobiler killed in crash

ALLOUEZ TOWNSHIP — A snowmobiler was killed Thursday in a crash on a Keweenaw County trail. The Keweenaw County Sheriff’s Office was called Thursday to a single snowmobile personal injury accident 12:34 p.m. on Trail No.3. Dale A. Wiza, 58, of Franklin, Wis., was driving a 2015 Skidoo ...

Wisconsin man dies after fall through ice

WATERSMEET — A 55-year-old Wisconsin man died Wednesday after falling through the ice on Thousand Island Lake in Watersmeet Township, according to Lac Vieux Desert Tribal Police. Tommy Handrick, 55, of Minocqua, apparently broke through the ice while driving a skid-steer loader ...

Pep band at Bucks game

Members of the Kingsford High School Pep Band prepare to board buses on Friday to attend the Milwaukee Bucks basketball game. The pep band was invited to play at the Bucks game Friday evening against the New York Knicks.

Sen. Johnson says he would support lower drinking age

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — After initially thinking the drinking age was still 18, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, of Wisconsin, said he would support lowering it from age 21. The 62-year-old Republican made the comments Thursday on “The Devil’s Advocates” radio show. He was initially explaining his ...