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Fire causes extensive damage to Norway home

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NORWAY — A Norway home is considered a total loss after an electrical fire Saturday, authorities said. Flames were erupting from both the first and second stories of the home at 313 Iron St. when the Norway Volunteer Fire Department arrived about 4:30 a.m., Fire Chief Dave Bal said. About ...

Man arrested after wife fatally shot in Pembine

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MARINETTE, Wis. — A 55-year-old Pembine area man is in jail after calling the Marinette County Sheriff’s Department to report he’d fatally shot his wife Sunday evening. Officers reached the home on Petite Lane in the town of Pembine about 11 p.m. Sunday to find a 63-year-old woman dead ...

Lawsuit seeks to protect Wisconsin wedding barns

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Two Wisconsin wedding barns owners planned to file a lawsuit Tuesday against Gov. Tony Evers’ administration, seeking to ensure that private parties held at such venues don’t need to obtain liquor licenses. The lawsuit being filed Tuesday in Dunn County Circuit ...

Frosty 5k and Merry Mile

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From left, Kathy Arnold, Dana Waara, Melissa Stabbe and Frosty of the Dickinson-Iron Community Services Agency, or DICSA, are getting ready for the 2019 Frosty 5k and Merry Mile set for Saturday, Feb. 2, at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Iron Mountain. The Frosty 5k and Merry Mile is a ...

Point-in-Time count planned Jan. 22 in Dickinson County

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The Salvation Army Bread of Life Assistance Center will conduct the annual Point-in-Time count for Dickinson and Iron counties on Tuesday, Jan. 22. The local count, which is part of a federally mandated national count, provides the homeless assistance community with data ...

Honors band weekend planned in Niagara

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NIAGARA, Wis. — When the 15th annual Menominee River Conference Honors Band weekend kicks off Friday, a major composer of wind band music will be welcomed to the area to guide local student musicians through a world premier performance. An all-conference-caliber band of about 90 musicians ...

Chain replaces name of its ‘Crack Fries’

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan-based bar and restaurant chain says it’s changing the name of its “Crack Fries” to “Cosmik Fries” to distance itself from a word associated with the drug epidemic. HopCat’s founder Mark Sellers said the new name is a nod to the song ...

Food drive at Florence

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The Florence Elementary Parent Teacher Organization held a Kids for a Cause Food Drive recently. Students brought in a total of 366 items that were donated to the local St. Vincent De Paul food pantry. The first grade students brought the most items brought in, a total of 2.48 items per ...

7 horses dead following fire

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PUTNAM TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say seven horses died in a weekend barn fire at a farm in southeastern Michigan. The fire Sunday in Livingston County’s Putnam Township also destroyed a truck and equipment for horses. No people were injured. The cause of the fire about 45 miles ...

Retirement sweet — and savory

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NIAGARA, Wis. — Debbie Kallenbach of Niagara has always had a passion for baking. “I did baking all my adult life,” she said, “but I did it mostly for family and friends.” Kallenbach, who previously worked at Bellin Health in Iron Mountain, was looking to switch things up last ...

Koski retires from VA center

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Family nurse practitioner Bonnie Lou Koski of Crystal Falls retired Dec. 31 from the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain. Koski was a U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman from 1975 to 1977, followed by a career in nursing. After serving as a staff nurse at the Crystal ...

Kidnapping suspect targeted girl after seeing her get on bus

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BARRON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man accused of abducting 13-year-old Jayme Closs and holding her captive for three months made up his mind to take her when he spotted the teenager getting on a school bus, authorities said Monday. Jake Thomas Patterson, 21, told detectives that "he knew ...

Fornetti Dental Center free care event set for Feb. 16

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IRON MOUNTAIN —The John Fornetti Dental Center again will participate in Dentistry From The Heart to provide free dental care for those in need Saturday, Feb. 16, at 100 S. Stephenson Ave. in Iron Mountain. Drs. John and Dan Fornetti, along with their team of employees, volunteers and ...

Snowmobile crash injures Ohio man in Chippewa County

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SAULT STE. MARIE — An Ohio man suffered life-threatening injuries in a snowmobile accident in Chippewa County, authorities said. The Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office received a report about 3:30 p.m. Friday that a man had lost control of his snowmobile and gone off Trail No. 8, just east ...

Cottage Food Law classes set

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Michigan State University Extension offers several opportunities to learn about what is allowed under the Cottage Food Law, what food safety considerations are, how to prepare your home work space when producing under the law and how to label and market your own ...

Wisconsin struggles to get tough on first DUIs

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — With a new Democratic ally in the governor’s office, a handful of Republican lawmakers are pushing for Wisconsin to join the rest of the country and criminalize first-offense drunken driving. On paper it might look like a can’t-miss bipartisan initiative, but it’s ...

Ways to manage finances if single, divorced or widowed

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Forty-one percent, or approximately 19.5 million Americans, age 65 and older are single, according to the most recent data available from the U.S. Census Bureau.(1) This means a significant number of people are entering or preparing for retirement with a relationship status of single, ...

Snowmobiler dies in crash with trees in northern Wisconsin

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TOWN OF SCHOEPKE, Wis. (AP) — Authorities in northern Wisconsin say a snowmobiler was killed in a weekend crash. The Oneida County Sheriff's Office got a 911 call about the crash in the Town of Schoepke just after 1 a.m. Sunday. Authorities say the snowmobile left a trail and struck trees ...

Township, county, school meetings to be held today

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Norway Township will hold a special meeting for a public hearing on the township’s proposed recreation plan at 4:45 p.m. today followed by the regular board meeting at the Norway Township Hall in Vulcan. Items on the regular agenda include adoption of the proposed recreation plan, ...

Michigan seeks public input on transportation plan

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Department of Transportation is seeking public input as it develops a 25-year plan for the state. The “Michigan Mobility 2045 “ plan aims to establish priorities for transportation. The development phase of the plan runs through April. As part of ...