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Mursau to chair committee on forestry, parks and recreation

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Madison — Representative Jeff Mursau, R–Crivitz, was sworn in for another term as the 104th Wisconsin Legislature. Mursau will serve on several committees this session including as Chair of the Assembly Committee on Forestry, Parks, and Outdoor Recreation. “I appreciate the continued ...

Wisconsin defendants sue over state public defender problems

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ASHLAND, Wis. (AP) — A group of defendants from northern Wisconsin is suing over funding and staffing problems in the state Public Defender’s Office, arguing the rights of indigent defendants in Wisconsin to competent attorneys and speedy trials have been violated. The five men and one ...

Conservation Fair on Saturday

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The Dickinson Conservation District invites the public to its 69th annual meeting and Conservation Fair, from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday in Fornetti Hall at Bay College West. Free and open to all, this is an excellent opportunity to learn about conservation at work in our ...

U.P. man wins $100,249 Club Keno The Jack

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LANSING, Mich. — A Marquette County man is looking forward to financial relief after winning a $100,249 jackpot playing the Michigan Lottery’s Club Keno The Jack game. The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, won the big prize when his easy pick The Jack numbers — ...

Breitung Township Board minutes available to view

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QUINNESEC — Minutes from the Breitung Township Board’s regular Dec. 26 meeting have been posted. They are available to view at the Breitung Township Hall, Quinnesec fire hall, Kingsford fire hall, North Breitung fire hall, and online at www.breitungtwp.org.

NOTICE OF HEARING; MESSIAH MERCEDES STARNES

Legal Notices

STATE OF MICHIGAN PROBATE COURT COUNTY OF DICKINSON PUBLICATION OF NOTICE OF HEARING FILE NO. 19-005-NC In the matter of Messiah Mercedes Starnes (DOB: 04/11/1997) TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS including: whose address(es) is/are unknown and whose interest in the matter may be ...

Real winter to arrive?

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IRON MOUNTAIN — With winter off to a fairly mild start — icy parking lots aside — a return to normal temperatures could be in store. The Climate Prediction Center calls for a 37 percent chance of above normal temperatures from now through the end of March, and a 29 percent chance of ...

Erickson Jewelers gives ring kits to IM, Kingsford Public Safety

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IRON MOUNTAIN —Erickson Jewelers in downtown Iron Mountain has joined with Jewelry Innovations to help first responders stay safe while wearing jewelry on the job. The company is providing free silicone rings for police, firefighters and paramedics, along with ring removal tools, ...

Shopko files for bankruptcy; one UP store slated to be closed

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GREEN BAY, Wis. — Shopko filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Wednesday morning, citing “excess debt and ongoing competitive pressures.” The Ashwaubenon, Wis.-based retailer later released a list of 38 new stores it plans to close. Kingsford was not included, nor were full-size ...

Former governor Engler out at MSU

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EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University’s Board of Trustees said Thursday that interim president John Engler’s resignation is effective immediately. The board acted a day after Engler said he’d step down next week amid fallout from remarks he made about some victims of ...

Perks and pitfalls: Four things to consider when changing jobs

Business

The days of staying at one job for your entire adult life are largely gone. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average worker stays at each of his or her jobs for about 4 1/2 years, with young employees staying in their jobs about half that amount of time. Not all job changes ...

Evers supports making recreational marijuana legal

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers, who campaigned in support of legalizing medical marijuana, went a step further this week and said he now supports full legalization, giving hope to Democrats and other advocates who have pushed the issue unsuccessfully for years. Attorney ...

Man, 75, found dead in IR; foul play not suspected

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IRON RIVER — Police say foul play is not suspected in the death of a 75-year-old man whose body was discovered Wednesday morning in an alley behind Carquest Auto Parts store on Genesee Street in Iron River. The man was found unresponsive about 7 a.m., according to a news release by Iron ...

Schwedler retires as probate judge in Iron County

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CRYSTAL FALLS — On a rainy morning a few days after Christmas, retiring Probate Judge C. Joseph Schwedler cleaned out the Iron County Courthouse office he occupied for nearly 30 years. He took the framed print of three attorneys gifted to him by his mother-in-law when he first moved to ...

Breitung school appointment pending

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KINGSFORD — The Breitung Township School Board has only one interview remaining this week before it can choose from five candidates to fill a vacant board seat. The board has until the end of January to make a decision on who will succeed William Rice, whose term ended in December. The ...

Swearingen lists assignments

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MADISON, Wis. — State Rep. Rob Swearingen, R-Rhinelander, is beginning his fourth term in the Wisconsin Assembly. “I want my constituents to know that my staff and I are here to help assist you with any questions or concerns that you may have regarding state government,” he said. ...

Farm offices to offer services

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WASHINGTON D.C. — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that many Farm Service Agency offices will reopen temporarily in the coming days to perform certain limited services for farmers and ranchers. About 2,500 FSA employees will open offices today, Friday and Tuesday, ...

Halftime show

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The Kingsford High School pep band performs during halftime of the boys basketball game between Kingsford and Iron Mountain on Tuesday in Kingsford. Iron Mountain won the game, 70-52, to remain unbeaten this season.

Names released in fatal shooting in Pembine

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MARINETTE, Wis. — Authorities have identified the man accused of fatally shooting his wife Sunday in their Pembine home. Gary Rogge, 55, is in the Marinette County Jail awaiting charges, according to the Marinette County Sheriff’s Office. Rogge reportedly contacted the sheriff’s office ...