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Governor declares Houghton, Menominee counties disaster areas

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LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder today declared a state of disaster for Houghton and Menominee counties after severe weather and heavy rainfall struck both counties, resulting in widespread flooding damage. The declaration of disaster will allow for National Guard deployment in these counties to ...

Cattlemen’s Summer Round-Up coming to Escanaba

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ESCANABA — Cattle producers will gather in Escanaba on Friday and Saturday for the annual Michigan Cattlemen’s Association Summer Round-Up. The event is hosted by local cattle producers as an opportunity to learn and network. A pre-event reception will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at ...

Planning for retirement when you don’t have kids

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Couples who don’t have children tend to have more financial flexibility to pursue their own goals throughout life and in retirement. But this flexibility doesn’t mean they don’t need to manage their future financial, health and legacy needs. If you are child-free and preparing for ...

Fourth of July parade entries invited

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Plans are being finalized and entries taken for the annual Independence Day parade Wednesday, July 4, organized by Americans for Constitutional Enforcement. This year’s theme is “We Pledge Allegiance to Our American Flag.” The parade will start at 9 a.m. on Balsam ...

Heavy rains in Dickinson

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IRON MOUNTAIN — More than three inches of rain fell over a three-day period in the Iron Mountain-Kingsford area, including 1.2 inches on Friday, 1..15 inches on Saturday and 0.95 inches on Sunday, weather observers said. Road damage was reported in eastern Dickinson County, but all ...

Supreme Court rules against Democrats in Wisconsin redistricting

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is resolving partisan redistricting cases from Wisconsin and Maryland without ruling on the broader issue of whether electoral maps can give an unfair advantage to a political party. The justices unanimously ruled against Wisconsin Democrats who ...

Public meeting set for Northeast Sands master plan

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FLORENCE, Wis. — The public has an opportunity through an upcoming open house, office hours, and online information to learn more about the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ regional master planning process for properties located in the Northeast Sands Ecological Landscape. This ...

City council meetings tonight

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Kingsford City Council will meet at 6:30 tonight in the upstairs council room at City Hall, 305 S. Carpenter Ave., Kingsford. The agenda includes a resolution on non-union wages. Iron Mountain City Council will meet at 6 p.m. today at City Hall, 501 S. Stephenson Ave., Iron Mountain. The ...

Driver caught after 3-block rampage in Escanaba

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ESCANABA — The driver of a pickup was arrested Saturday night after going on a three-block rampage on North Lincoln Road — causing auto accidents and ramming vehicles before being subdued by a police officer and several bystanders. About 8:17 p.m., Escanaba Public Safety began to receive ...

Florence library grant

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Florence County Library Director Stephanie Weber, left, accepts a $500 grant to the Friends of the Florence County Library from Francie Martin, Shopko store manager in Kingsford. “Thank you to Shopko to your continued support throughout the years,” Weber said.

MDOT removes, closes stairways at M-28 rest areas

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MARQUETTE — Some stairways have been closed and removed at scenic lakeside rest areas along M-28 East between Harvey and the Marquette County line, due to rising lake levels and significant erosion that has made the structures difficult to maintain, officials said. “It’s just not ...

Copper Country hit by flash flooding

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HOUGHTON – Heavy rains have caused substantial flash flooding throughout the Copper Country that closed roadways, damaged homes and shuttered businesses, police and other emergency personnel reported Sunday. As much as 7 inches of rain fell in some areas, causing more than 60 sinkholes, ...

Midwestern states endure flash flooding, heat wave

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SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) — Lines of thunderstorms crawled across northern Minnesota and northern Wisconsin on Sunday after overnight flash flooding washed out roads and highways, as a heat wave sent temperatures into the high 90s elsewhere in the Midwest. The National Weather Service issued ...

Casperson battling lung cancer

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ESCANABA — State Sen. Tom Casperson, R-Escanaba, has publicly announced he’s been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. Casperson told Radio Results Network that the cancer has spread into his spine, and he probably will begin amino therapy treatment soon. He said the diagnosis was ...

Plea agreement reached in deputy stabbing

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A Breitung Township man accused of stabbing a Dickinson County deputy during a struggle last year accepted a plea deal Friday that reduces his primary charge from a life felony to a 10-year felony and puts his minimum prison sentence somewhere in the 2.5- to five-year range. ...

Smart911 comes to Dickinson center

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IRON MOUNTAIN — It’s a situation emergency dispatchers experience too often — a person calls 911 but is too panicked or incapacitated to relay necessary information that will get them help quickly, when time may make the difference between life and death. That’s why the Dickinson ...

Killdeer adapt to life away from water

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This is the week when daylight reaches its peak for the year. The summer solstice will come at 5:07 a.m. Thursday in the Iron Mountain area; June 21 in most years offers the most amount of daylight, though the difference usually is only a matter of seconds from the day before or after. ...

Marshfield clinic seeks Lyme disease research participants

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MARSHFIELD, Wis. —As the only Midwest health care system in the national Lyme Disease Biobank, Marshfield Clinic Research Institute is looking for patients suspected to be in the early stages of Lyme disease to aid in the research of this disease that frequently infects Wisconsin ...