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UPSET reports two drug arrests

Local News

IRON MOUNTAIN — A 64-year-old Ishpeming man was arrested Thursday for possession of crystal methamphetamine, according to the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team. Detectives from UPSET, along with officers from the Ishpeming Police Department and the Michigan State Police Negaunee ...

Verso hires interim CEO

Business

MIAMISBURG, Ohio —Verso Corp. has announced that B. Christopher DiSantis will step down as president and chief executive officer and member of the Verso Corporation board of directors effective Monday. Leslie Lederer, former chairman, interim president and CEO of Catalyst Paper Co., has ...

Sanders promises to win back Midwest states Trump captured

Wisconsin News

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders returned to the friendly terrain of Wisconsin on Friday, promising to build a coalition that will defeat President Donald Trump as he kicked off a swing through pivotal states that are part of the Democratic "blue wall" strategy for ...

Enough already

Local News

IRON MOUNTAIN — A late-season winter storm brought snow, sleet and freezing rain to the region Thursday into this morning, forcing most area schools to cancel classes yet again. Almost 15 school districts — including Iron Mountain, Kingsford, Norway and Niagara, Wis. — were closed today ...

Wisconsin Guard tracks 52 sex assault complaints

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin National Guard received 52 reports of sexual assault between 2013 and 2017, with more than half related to military service, Guard officials said during a roundtable with reporters Thursday. The U.S. Air Force is investigating allegations of sexual assault ...

Michigan trims count of measles cases; vaccines still urged

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Health officials are reducing their count of Michigan’s measles cases after additional testing determined two of the reported cases weren’t the highly contagious disease. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced Friday that the number for ...

Deputy pursuit ends with deadly crash

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — A sheriff deputy’s pursuit has deadly consequences in Milwaukee. The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office says a driver being pursued by a deputy Thursday evening crashed into a third vehicle and killed a 25-year-old Milwaukee man. Authorities say the deputy began pursuing ...

Michigan faces lawsuit over scabies at prison for women

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YPSILANTI, Mich. — A federal lawsuit says inmates at Michigan's only prison for women suffered severe itching and permanent scarring because officials took more than a year to diagnose and properly treat a scabies outbreak . The Detroit Free Press reports the lawsuit on behalf of prisoner ...

Smelt Fry in Faithorn April 26

Local News

FAITHORN — The Faithorn Township Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department will have its 57th annual Smelt Fry from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 26, at the Faithorn Township Hall. In addition to the smelt dinner, they also will feature cod and pasta with meat sauce. All proceeds go to help fund ...

Globetrotters game in UP to benefit health fund

Local News

MARQUETTE – The world-renowned Harlem Globetrotters soon will be coming to Marquette. The Superior Health Foundation will benefit from a portion of online ticket sales from their appearance at 7 p.m. Eastern time Friday, April 19, at the Berry Events Center. Interested spectators can ...

Bobcats booster

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Perry Jacobs, left, owner and director of Jacobs-Lundholm Funeral Home in Florence, Wis., presents a $200 donation to Kris Johnson, athletic director at Florence High School, for new gymnasium chairs to be used by players and coaches during sporting events in the gym. The Florence Athletic ...

Hermansville Hustle 5k set for April 27

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HERMANSVILLE — The North Central High School Chapter of National Honor Society will host the annual Hermansville Hustle 5k in memory of Sheila Sanville on Saturday, April 27. The event is a fundraiser in honor of former National Honor Society adviser and teacher Sheila Sanville, who died ...

USDA invites applications for conservation initiatives

Local News

EAST LANSING — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is seeking applications from Michigan landowners who want to adopt new conservation practices that protect water quality, improve wildlife habitat and reduce soil erosion. Farmers and non-industrial forest land owners who submit ...

Florence Library Friends plan rummage sale

Local News

FLORENCE, Wis. — Friends of the Florence County Library will participate in a community-wide rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 1, in Florence. The Friends will use the Veterans of Foreign Wars hall on the south end of Quinnesec Street. Donations are being accepted. ...

UM opening multicultural center

Local News

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan is opening a $10 million building dedicated to many cultures on campus. The university says the Trotter Multicultural Center, which opens Thursday, will be a gathering space where students, staff and alumni can talk about race, gender and ...

Houghton County prosecutor retires

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HOUGHTON — A longtime fixture of the Houghton County legal community has handled his last case. Michael Makinen, who became Houghton County’s prosecuting attorney in 2009, retired from the position at the end of March. Brittany Bulleit, chief assistant prosecuting attorney, was appointed ...

In the clouds

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Abbey Berglund paints clouds on the wall of the Children’s Corner at the Niagara Area Historical Society Museum in Niagara, Wis. Berglund heard about the construction of the Children’s Corner from her grandmother, museum volunteer Judy Sanicki, and offered to paint murals both inside and ...

Late winter storm strikes Midwest

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A storm system known as a “bomb cyclone” slowly churned through the U.S. interior today for the second time in a month, unleashing a blizzard in parts of the Midwest while creating hazardous fire conditions farther south. As much as 18 inches of snow has fallen in parts of South Dakota, ...

School closings and delays for Friday, April 12

Local News

The following schools are closed Friday: — Beecher-Dunbar-Pembine — Bishop Baraga — Breitung Township — Dickinson Iron-Tech — Dickinson and Iron County special education and early childhood programs — Forest Park — Goodman-Armstrong Creek — Holy Spirit — Iron ...

State Senate OKs delay in changing teacher evaluations

Local News

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Senate on Wednesday voted to delay a key change in the state’s evaluation system for teachers and school administrators, in the latest sign of unease with what critics call an overemphasis on standardized testing in K-12 education. Senators unanimously ...