Walker to sign bill lifting mining moratorium

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker planned to sign a bill today lifting Wisconsin’s moratorium on gold and silver mining, reversing his vote from nearly 20 years ago imposing the ban. The governor was scheduled to sign the GOP-authored bill during a mid-day stop at the Oneida County ...

Clock ticking on funding children’s health insurance

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow and others are sounding the alarm over the expiration of federal funding that provides health insurance to 116,000 lower-income children in Michigan, saying cancellation notices may be sent to families as early as next month despite bipartisan ...

Ballot drive to make Legislature part-time pushes for signatures

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Organizers of a ballot drive to make the Michigan Legislature a part-time body and slash lawmakers’ pay said they have mailed hundreds of thousands of petitions to voters in the hopes they will gather signatures from their friends and family. The Clean Michigan ...

Christmas Caroling by Horseback moves down a street in Fox Crossing, Wis., located near Appleton. Dressed for the occasion, the riders hoped to raise awareness of horses that were rescued from slaughter by A Second Chance Equine Rescue in Larsen, Wis. 
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Rescued horses spread holiday cheer in Wisconsin

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FOX CROSSING, Wis. (AP) — It’s not every day you see a horse dressed as the Grinch or one trying to impersonate Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Yet that’s what came walking down the streets of Fox Crossing on Dec. 2. The horses — 12 in all — paraded through the neighborhood west of ...

Santa coming to Goodman on Dec. 23

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GOODMAN, Wis. — Santa will be arriving in a fire engine on Saturday, Dec. 23, at 2 p.m. at the Goodman Municipal Building. Children are encouraged to bring their list and parents are welcome to bring their cameras. Hot cocoa and sweet treats will be provided. The event is sponsored by ...

Pictured from left, front row: Tom’s Pantry representatives Mary Dixon, president and William Dixon; back row: Trident Maritime Systems employees: Dan Formolo, Lisa Wender, Melanie Roath, Jane Qualley, Michelle Hanson, Mary Pat Madigan, Chris Beauchamp and Chuck Dittbenner.

Tom’s Pantry receives donation

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Trident Maritime Systems Iron Mountain office employees recently hosted a “Harvest Hunt” to collect non-perishable food items, cleaning products and paper products to donate to a local food pantry this holiday season. Some of the employees that donated items were ...

Family tries to stop killer’s release

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FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) — The family of a young girl killed on Halloween night in Fond du Lac more than four decades ago is trying to block the release of her killer. Lisa Ann French was just 9 years old when she kissed her parents goodbye and ran out of the house to trick-or-treat in the ...

County, school meetings scheduled for tonight

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The Dickinson County Board of Commissioners will meet at 6 p.m. today in the circuit courtroom of the courthouse. The agenda includes appointments to the library board, planning commission, and veterans affairs board. The Iron Mountain Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m. today in the ...

Walker to sign bill lifting Wisconsin’s mining moratorium

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker plans to sign a bill lifting Wisconsin's moratorium on gold and silver mining. The Republican governor is scheduled to sign the "Mining for America" bill Monday in Rhinelander. Walker voted to impose the moratorium when he was in the state Assembly ...

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Man shot by officers was from Virginia

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MARINETTE, Wis. — Authorities say the man fatally shot by officers early Thursday near Peshtigo was a convicted felon from Virginia wanted for grand larceny in that state. Jesse Cole Shuping, 35, of Portsmouth, Virginia, was killed after he got out of his vehicle on a road in the town of ...

Heidi Van Slooten, left, and Jodie Barrette are pictured at the Friend of the Court office in Iron County. (Theresa Proudfit/Daily News Photo)

Friend of the Court amnesty event next week

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Friend of the Court offices in Dickinson, Iron, and Menominee counties will hold their second amnesty event in which individuals can come in to discuss their child support cases without fear of being arrested.  The event will run from Monday, Dec. 11, through Friday, Dec. ...

Lake Antoine playground recommended for state grant

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A $30,000 state grant for new playground equipment at Lake Antoine Park has been recommended by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Trust Fund board. The board this week recommended $40.3 million in grants for outdoor recreation development and land acquisition ...

Back Forty mine permit goes forward

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STEPHENSON — Aquila Resources announced Friday that the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has deemed Aquila’s wetland/steam/floodplain permit application for the Back Forty Mine administratively complete. This is the fourth and final permit required to build and operate the ...

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16 days until Christmas

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Santa has his team ready at the home of Jack and Kathy Kallenbach, N22780 Timothy Road, Niagara, Wis. There are 16 days until Christmas.

15 UN peacekeepers killed in attack

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KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — In the deadliest single attack on a United Nations peacekeeping mission in nearly 25 years, rebels in eastern Congo killed 15 peacekeepers and wounded over 50 others in an assault on their base that was launched at nightfall and went on for hours. U.N. ...

Restrictions at UP hospitals

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MARQUETTE — Due to the high numbers of respiratory illness and influenza, UP Health System — Marquette and Bell have implemented visitor restrictions. Visitors who are ill with cough, fever, runny nose, sore throat, vomiting and or diarrhea are not permitted until further notice, ...

Dickinson, Iron named Primary Natural Disaster Areas

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 18 counties in Michigan, including Dickinson and Iron, as primary natural disaster areas due to losses and damages caused by excessive rain that occurred April 1 and in later months. Delta and Menominee were also ...