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Aurora 911 call a hoax

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FLORENCE, Wis. — A 911 call Sunday afternoon that a man in the town of Aurora had just stabbed his wife to death, followed by the sound of gunshots, appears to have been a hoax, according to the Florence County Sheriff’s Office. The caller contacted the Marinette County Sheriff’s Office ...

Niagara Academic Bowl

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The Niagara High School Academic Bowl team placed second at the M & O Conference competition last week. Team members include from left, back, Jeran Collins, Abigail Provencher, Douglas Maes and Maddie West; front, Madison Bjorkman, Sydney Hedmark, Jenn Olsen, and Annalise Colenso. Douglas ...

Mini-grant awarded

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The Dickinson Area Community Foundation recently awarded a $250 mini-grant to the Iron Mountain Public Schools to purchase a room divider for a student/classroom who has extreme sensitivity to sound and visual input. From left are Tamara Juul, executive director of DACF, presenting the check to ...

Free vaccinations for Florence students

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Florence, Wis. — Florence County Health Department will be at Florence Elementary School, Middle and High School on Thursday, April 12, to offer the free vaccinations to all students. No insurance information is needed for the following. — Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Acellular ...

Wisconsin researchers aim to help cranberry industry

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Cranberries are so entrenched in Wisconsin that there are significant research efforts under way in the state to support the industry. Last year, the Wisconsin Cranberry Research & Education Foundation, founded in 1999, purchased about 155 acres of land near Black ...

County, school meetings today

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The Dickinson County Board of Commissioners will meet at 5 p.m. today in the circuit courtroom of the courthouse. The agenda includes the proposed hiring of a part-time assistant for the district court; a Michigan Department of Natural Resources Trust Fund grant application to be submitted by ...

Signs of spring

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Like migrating birds and crocuses, The Daily News’ popular I’m A Winner lottery contest has returned for the spring. From April 2 through June 30, The Daily News will give away 25 Michigan Lottery instant tickets each day, with the exception of Sundays. “This is a ...

Kingsford meth suspects arraigned

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Three Kingsford residents were arraigned Friday afternoon in Dickinson County District Court on charges stemming from a methamphetamine bust Monday at their home. More arraignments and arrests may be to come, Kingsford Public Safety officials said. Those formally charged ...

Charges issued in counterfeit money case

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A Kingsford woman faces felony charges for reportedly ordering counterfeit money through the internet and using it at businesses in the Iron Mountain-Kingsford area over the past several months. Amanda Jo Rose, 23, has an April 2 probable cause conference and an April 9 ...

Trump signs budget bill

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump grudgingly signed a $1.3 trillion federal spending measure Friday and averted a midnight government shutdown — but only after undercutting his own negotiators and setting off a mini-panic with a last-minute veto threat. The episode further eroded the ...

Spring Craft Show today

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Leila Canavera and Barbara Oliver sell Perfectly Posh body products at last year’s Daily News Spring Craft Show. This year’s show will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at Kingsford Middle School, 445 Hamilton Ave., Kingsford. The show offers 65 booths with vendors, crafters and businesses.

Soo Locks to open Sunday

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SAULT STE. MARIE — The Soo Locks of Sault Ste. Marie will open on Sunday, marking the beginning of this year’s Great Lakes shipping season. “Although, we have yet to know which ship will be the first through the locks this year, several ships are scheduled to leave their lay-up ports ...

Escanaba school threat reported

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ESCANABA — A second threat of violence within a week by a second student at Escanaba junior/high school is being investigated by school and local law enforcement, according to Superintendent Coby Fletcher. A verbal threat of a school shooting was allegedly made to students at the ...

Flivvers in quarterfinals

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Kingsford played the Iron Mountain in the third round of High School Bowl and won by a score of 230-100. Kingsford will advance to the quarterfinals when they play Ironwood in Game 36, scheduled to air on March 31. Representing Kingsford, seated from left, are players Bennett Klossner, Ren ...

Bay College makes changes in curriculum

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ESCANABA — The Bay College Board approved multiple changes to Bay’s curriculum for the 2018-19 school year at a special meeting earlier this week. One of the most significant changes was the introduction of a Magnetic Resonance Imaging, or MRI, Technologist associate’s degree, along ...

‘Denim’ donation

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Staff at Iron Mountain Public Schools donated $120 from Denim Day to Reading Olympics. Above are Michele Haferkorn, left, Reading Olympics coordinator, and Pam Pirkola of IMPS. The competition had students in third through eighth grades from Iron Mountain, Kingsford, Norway, North Dickinson and ...

Trial scheduled in child’s death

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RHINELANDER, Wis. (AP) — An Oneida County judge has set a trial date for a Rhinelander woman charged in the death of her young stepson. A jury trial for Ellen Tran is expected to start Oct. 19. Tran is charged with causing the death of her 20-month-old stepson, Avery Edwards, at a ...

IR woman also accused of child abuse

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CRYSTAL FALLS — A second person has been charged in connection to a child abuse incident last year in Iron River that left a young girl with broken arms, legs and ribs. Jennifer Ann Marie Winkler, 26, of Iron River, has a preliminary examination set for Monday in Iron County Trial Court ...