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Millages renewed in Iron County

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CRYSTAL FALLS —Iron County voters approved millage renewals and decided contested municipal races on Tuesday. Results in those races included (100 percent of precincts reporting): — Iron County Board District 2: Mike Stafford, 376; Roger Zanon, 228; Darla Bonno, 204; Mark Polley ...

Dickinson conservation millage defeated

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A proposed levy for the Dickinson Conservation District was narrowly defeated in Tuesday’s election. Preliminary totals showed 5,596 no votes and 5,370 yes votes. The proposed levy was 0.1 mills, or 10 cents per $1,000 of taxable property value, for a period of five ...

Michigan voters approve legal recreational pot

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DETROIT (AP) — Michigan voters on Tuesday made their state the first in the Midwest to legalize recreational marijuana, passing a ballot measure that will allow people 21 or older to buy and use the drug and putting conservative neighboring states on notice. Three other states had ...

Bergman wins re-election to US House

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Republican U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman defeated Democrat Matt Morgan to win a second term representing Michigan's 1st District that comprises northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. Both former Marine officers, Bergman of Watersmeet received 56.3 percent of the vote to 43.7 percent for ...

Wisconsin Republicans maintain control of Legislature

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans silenced any talk Tuesday of a blue wave sweeping them out of control of the Wisconsin Legislature, with GOP incumbents turning back more than enough Democratic challengers to maintain majorities in both the state Assembly and Senate. The GOP has controlled ...

Wisconsin Sen. Baldwin cruises to second term

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Wisconsin Sen. Tammy Baldwin cruised to a re-election win over Republican Leah Vukmir after successfully making the race about health care and her support for guaranteeing insurance coverage for people with pre-existing conditions. Baldwin, one of the ...

Michigan voters worried about nation’s direction

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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Health care and President Donald Trump’s performance were important factors for Michigan residents who cast midterm election ballots Tuesday, according to a wide-ranging survey of the American electorate that found widespread unease with the nation’s ...

October cold, very soggy

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IRON MOUNTAIN — October was wet and cold and November is starting much the same, but the National Weather Service continues to predict a mild winter for the Upper Peninsula. Water-equivalent precipitation in October measured 6.73 inches at Iron Mountain-Kingsford, the most-ever for the ...

IM addresses underfunded retirement

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Annual contributions will be made to a retiree health insurance trust fund as the city of Iron Mountain tries to comply with a 2017 state law requiring corrective action plans for underfunded retirement benefits. Under a resolution approved by the city council Monday, the ...

Michigan passes ballot measures on redistricting, absentee ballots

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Michigan voters have approved two of three ballot measures, on creating an independent panel for redistricting and on a wide-ranging constitutional amendment that will allow people to register and vote on the day on an election, request absentee ballots without having to give a reason and cast ...

Body found in dumpster on IM’s south side

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Authorities are investigating a body discovered this morning in a dumpster behind the Goodwill Industries store but say foul play is not suspected in the death. The body was found about 8:55 a.m. behind the building at 1858 S. Stephenson Ave., in the retail strip mall off ...

Bergman secures second US House term

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(AP) Republican U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman of Watersmeet has been declared the winner in U.S. House District 1. The first-term incumbent defeated Democratic political newcomer Matt Morgan of Traverse City, an Iraq war veteran and, like Bergman, retired Marine.

New bus company hired for Breitung schools, DIISD

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KINGSFORD — Schilleman Bus Service will take over providing transportation both for Breitung Township Schools and the Dickinson/Iron Intermediate School District, with a target date to start of Nov. 26, the Monday after the Thanksgiving break. The two districts were forced to look for a ...

Now, it’s up to the voters

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Tweetstorms and a trade war. Kanye in the Oval Office. Kavanaugh in the hearing room. President Donald Trump's presidency has been a wild, turbulent, two-year ride. Now it's time for voters to weigh in how much they're enjoying it. Republicans' across-the-board ...

Stabenow defeats GOP’s James to win Michigan’s Senate race

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan won a fourth term on Tuesday, fending off political newcomer John James and preventing a surprise breakthrough in a state where Republican senators have been a rarity. Stabenow highlighted her bipartisan achievements and ...

Blood drive Wednesday

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Norway High School is sponsoring a Red Cross Blood Drive from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday in the gym. Breakfast and lunch will be provided for donors. There will be a $50 gas card drawing for adults and students. Every 30 donations will raise $250 for scholarships for Norway students. To ...

Community Connect event Friday

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The Dickinson Area Community Foundation has awarded a $250 mini-grant to the Community Connect planing committee. This event is a free resource fair to the community, connecting families and individuals in need of assistance to resources such as housing, education and heating. It will be held ...

Wisconsin DNR: Bear kill down in 2018

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin wildlife officials say hunters killed fewer black bears this year. The Department of Natural Resources says preliminary registration numbers show hunters killed 3,685 bears during the 2018 season, down 11 percent from 4,136 in 2017. DNR officials say the ...

Re-energized Bay theater program meets Wednesday

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ESCANABA — The arts at Bay College continue to thrive, and theater is no exception. The student drama club was rejuvenated this past winter semester with a focus on theatrical workshops, theater trips and a small production. The efforts were coordinated by Erica Mead in conjunction with ...