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Ferris State University facing faculty strike

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BIG RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Administrators at Ferris State University say fall semester classes will be starting as scheduled even though many faculty members are going on strike. The strike by tenured teachers at the university in Big Rapids was beginning Monday after a Sunday negotiating ...

Wisconsin dairy farmers could benefit from new federal program

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A new federal crop insurance program may help Wisconsin dairy farmers protect against low milk prices. The American Farm Bureau Federation and its insurance company recently announced the Dairy Revenue Protection program, Wisconsin Public Radio reported. The program, ...

Dianda seeks audit on prison closure

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MARENISCO — In response to the state’s announcement the Ojibway Correctional Facility in Marenisco will close Dec. 1, state Rep. Scott Dianda, D-Calumet, has presented a letter to state Auditor General Doug Ringler. Dianda is requesting a performance audit on whether the Michigan ...

McBroom files request for information on Ojibway prison closure

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VULCAN — Former state representative and current Michigan State Senate candidate Ed McBroom has released information about his demand of answers from the Michigan Department of Corrections in regard to the closure of the Ojibway Correctional Facility in Marenisco. Earlier this month, the ...

County, township meetings tonight

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The Dickinson County Board of Commissioners will meet at 6 p.m. today in the circuit courtroom of the courthouse in Iron Mountain. The agenda includes the hiring of a veterans service officer and a resolution opposing Michigan Senate Bill 1031, which seeks to exempt certain utility personal ...

Eagle River man faces child pornography charges

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EAGLE RIVER, Wis. — The Wisconsin Department of Justice Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force arrested convicted felon Ryan A. Frederick of Eagle River for allegedly possessing child pornography and possession of a firearm, state Attorney General Brad Schimel said. Frederick was ...

Unknown soldiers: Headstones honor Civil War veterans in Dunbar

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DUNBAR, Wis. — Three long-forgotten Civil War veterans buried in the Dunbar Cemetery finally have headstones, thanks to dedicated cemetery committee members who found proof of their existence hidden away in a 30-year-old Dunbar centennial book. Roger Cudnohufsky, a committee member and ...

Morgan wins ballot spot

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A retired Marine Corps officer who is seeking a seat in Congress will get a November ballot spot after a successful write-in campaign. Matt Morgan, a Democrat from Traverse City, is running against Republican U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman. The Board of State Canvassers said ...

Upper Peninsula gains jobs in July

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The Upper Peninsula jobless rate dipped to 5.3 percent in July, down 1.2 percentage points from the July 2017 rate of 6.5 percent, Michigan’s Bureau of Labor Market Information said. Dickinson County had the second-lowest unemployment rate in the region last month at 4 ...

More Wisconsin flooding could force hundreds to flee

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Authorities in Wisconsin’s water-logged capital city warned residents Friday that they may need to head for higher ground to escape another round of flooding as more storms headed toward the area. Madison and the rest of surrounding Dane County are struggling to ...

West Nile death confirmed

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — At least one person has died from West Nile virus in Michigan. The state health department says there have been eight human cases so far this year, including five in Wayne County. Michigan's chief medical executive, Dr. Eden Wells, says West Nile is a threat until ...

Feds link illnesses to salads

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CHICAGO (AP) — Federal health officials say they’ve confirmed more than 500 cases of people who became sick with an intestinal illness after eating McDonald’s salads. The illnesses reported earlier this year are linked to the cyclospora parasite, which can cause diarrhea, intestinal ...

Alpha’s got the blues

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ALPHA — Sounds of the blues will echo from the top of Alpha Hill on Saturday as the seventh annual End-Of-Summer Blues Fest takes place from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the pavilion area next to the ball field, behind the old Alpha school. Bob Black, Blues Fest organizer said this year’s ...

Breitung man sentenced for attack on deputy

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A Breitung Township man will spend the next several years in prison for stabbing a Dickinson County deputy in the midsection during a struggle at his home last year. Matthew David Johnson, 25, was sentenced Thursday to a minimum of four years and nine months in prison, but ...

LaPine gets prison in Loretto stabbing

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A Loretto man who stabbed and injured another man last year was sentenced Thursday in Dickinson County Circuit Court to four to 15 years in prison. Judge Mary Barglind cited 46-year-old Timothy John LaPine’s extensive criminal history as a major factor in imposing the ...

Delayed sentence in Burger King embezzlement

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A Detroit man who embezzled thousands of dollars from the Kingsford Burger King by creating fictitious employees and collecting their paychecks was granted a delayed sentence Thursday in Dickinson County Circuit Court. This means 46-year-old Anthony Shrone Person won’t ...

MSP warns of fake $20 bill

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Michigan State Police-Iron Mountain Post troopers are investigating a counterfeit money report after Forward Financial Credit Union received a fake $20 bill Thursday. The bill appeared real, but the upper right corner and backside read “Movie or Play Money,” troopers ...

Names released in ATV fatal

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MARINETTE, Wis. — Authorities have released the name of the 87-year-old man found dead under his all-terrain vehicle Tuesday evening in the town of Silver Cliff, Wis. Dennis I. Kitchenmaster was found on his property on Old J Road, according to a news release from the Marinette County ...

Education Department eyes plan for funding guns in schools

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department says it is weighing whether to allow states to use federal funds to purchase guns for schools, prompting a storm of criticism from Democratic lawmakers and educators. If approved, the plan would likely generate a lot of controversy at a time when a ...