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Students honored

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Niagara School District 4k through 5th grade students of the month for December have been announced. From left, in the front row are Alexandra Kreh, 4K; Liam Miller, first grade; Brenden Fitzpatrick kindergarten; back row: Scott Trevillian, principal; Brooke Newingham, fourth grade; Ingrid ...

Almost Home Animal Shelter plans fundraiser

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NORWAY — Almost Home Animal Shelter will host ValenTails, a fundraising event, from 5 to 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 16 at Oak Crest Golf Course in Norway. There will be a raffle, door prizes, plated meal, cash bar, a 50/50 raffle and both live and silent auction. Raffle tickets are $5 and cash ...

School of Choice applications due

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KINGSFORD — In an effort to provide a quality education for all students, the Dickinson-Iron Intermediate School District, in cooperation with its constituent districts, will again offer a Schools of Choice program for the second semester of this school year. This educational option is ...

Woodland achievers

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Woodland Elementary School is recognizing its December Academic Achievers. From left, back, are Mikey Steinke, Aubry Dixson, Kyra Clement and Parker Lafave; front, Lily Patterson, Fletcher Hulkonnen and Jameson Miller. These students are being honored for always doing their best work. The ...

NOTICE TO CREDITORS; CHARLES GUSTAV CROSS

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STATE OF MICHIGAN PROBATE COURT COUNTY OF DICKINSON NOTICE TO CREDITORS Decedent's Estate FILE NO. 17-011-DE ESTATE OF Charles Gustav Cross, deceased Date of Birth: 6-27-1949 TO ALL CREDITORS* NOTICE TO CREDITORS The decedent, Charles Gustav Cross, died ...

Frontier legend: IM native Rahoi shares 100 years of experiences

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FAIRBANKS — It’s a rare achievement to live to the age of 100, but long-time Fairbanks resident and living legend Urban Rahoi makes it look easy. Sharp as a tack and loquacious as ever, Rahoi emanates a vitality only slightly dimmed by the stroke he suffered two years ago. Born Jan. 7, ...

Man arrested in teen’s abduction

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BARRON, Wis. (AP) — A 21-year-old man killed a Wisconsin couple in a scheme to kidnap their teenage daughter, then held the girl captive for nearly three months before she managed to escape and reach safety as he drove around looking for her, authorities said. Jayme Closs, 13, was skinny, ...

Government shutdown stalls decision on Cooks Run hatchery

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CRYSTAL FALLS — The federal shutdown also has halted further planning for what Iron County might do with its historic Cooks Run fish hatchery. While U.S. Forest Service officials confirmed they do have a response ready on whether they are interested in the property, they can’t send it ...

Michigan economy projected to stay stable

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's economy will keep growing but at a slower rate, resulting in stable tax revenue growth at a time new Gov. Gretchen Whitmer begins working to put her imprint on state spending. That was among the takeaways from Friday's semiannual meeting where the state ...

Songbird blends with the woods

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While this is not an uncommon bird, it can be a challenge to find. This is not a good photo, but it does show how unobtrusive the brown creeper can be — it also stuck to interior trees, on a cloudy day, so lighting was less than ideal. This little songbird blends in so well with the ...

Prusi to staff Whitmer’s UP office

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MARQUETTE — It was about 15 years ago — when Mike Prusi was a state senator — that he first met Gretchen Whitmer, who then was a state representative from the Lansing area. “I know she has deep affection for the Upper Peninsula,” Prusi said. “She’s been coming up here well ...

Drunk driving case to be heard

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a challenge to a Wisconsin drunk driving law that has parallels in other states. Wisconsin law says law enforcement officials can draw blood from an unconscious driver without a warrant if they suspect the person was driving ...

A proper start to the school day

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Fourth-graders Sofia Lara, Veronika Manier and Ava Marttila hoist the American flag before the start of classes this morning at North Elementary School in Iron Mountain.

DCHS holds off on line of credit request

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson County Healthcare System is suspending its request for a county-backed line of credit, citing an improved cash position, although staff reductions will likely be needed to balance the 2019 budget. “We’re about $2 million short of a true break-even budget for ...

Missing Wisconsin girl found alive; man arrested

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BARRON, Wis. (AP) — A 21-year-old man is jailed in the deaths of a Wisconsin couple he killed because he wanted to kidnap their teenage daughter, investigators said Friday, a day after the girl approached a stranger along a rural road saying she'd been abducted in October and held against ...

Trump closer to declaring emergency; 800K won’t get paycheck

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is edging closer to declaring a national emergency to fund his long-promised border wall, as pressure mounts to find an escape hatch from the three-week impasse that has closed parts of the government, leaving hundreds of thousands of workers without ...

Whitmer names ex-Obama official to lead DHHS

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former Obama administration official who is an executive with the nonprofit that administers the SAT will lead the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, which is the state’s largest agency. Robert Gordon was named director of the 14,400-employee ...

Shopko to close six more stores in Wisconsin

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Shopko has announced the closure of six more stores in Wisconsin. The Wisconsin-based retailer announced late last year that it was closing 39 stores in 19 states by the end of February. The Green Bay Press Gazette reports that it has added to the list stores in ...

Minerick named hospital board chairman

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Margaret Minerick is the new chairman of the Dickinson County Healthcare System Board of Trustees, returning to a role she filled some 25 years ago. “I am committed to stabilizing this health system and to ensure that DCHS provides care for the people of this community for ...

AP Students of the Month

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Kingsford High School Advanced Placement Students of the Month for December have been announced. Selected honored students include, front row from left, Valerie Caylor, daughter of Carl and Theresa Caylor of Breitung Township, AP calculus and Noah Villringer, son of Joshua and Lisa Villringer ...