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Pair look to avoid trials in Iron County arson case

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CRYSTAL FALLS — An Iron County arson case likely will resolve without a trial, as one co-defendant took a plea deal Monday and the other indicated she likely will accept a similar offer in the coming weeks. However, a related case involving a reported murder plot still is going through ...

Loretto man takes plea deal in knife assault

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A Loretto man accused of injuring another man with a knife will be sentenced Aug. 7 after accepting a plea deal Monday on reduced charges. Timothy John LaPine, 46, pleaded no contest to felonious assault, a four-year felony, and guilty to attempted unlawful driving away of a ...

Red Cross blood drives planned today, Wednesday

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IRON MOUNTAIN — There will be a Red Cross blood drive today until 5:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 395 Hamilton Ave. in Kingsford. There will also be a blood drive on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bay College West in Iron Mountain.

Local Brew plays at Out to Lunch

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IRON MOUNTAIN — If you’re disappointed that you missed seeing “Local Brew” at Brew Fest on June 9, you’re in luck. This will be their first time, but hopefully not their last, performing at Out to Lunch in Downtown Iron Mountain. Formed in 2012, Local Brew is an acoustic trio playing ...

Art in the Garden events planned at Harmony Arboretum

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MARINETTE, Wis. — Art in the Garden will again be held at Harmony Arboretum on Saturday, Aug. 4 from 9 a.m. to noon. This event sponsored by Northern Lights Master Gardeners Association (NLMGA) includes a variety of Make ‘n Take garden art projects, garden tours, snacks, and an edible ...

Michigan pledges $50M for shipping locks upgrade

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder and top Michigan lawmakers are promising President Donald Trump the state will help pay to upgrade the Soo Locks if the federal government takes the lead. Snyder and Lt. Gov. Brian Calley told Trump in a letter released Monday that Michigan is ...

Wausaukee library receives grant

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WAUSAUKEE, Wis. — The Friends of the Wausaukee Area Library received $2,008 from the Community Wide Fund held at the M&M Area Community Foundation. These funds will support updated computers at the Mid-County Library in Wausaukee. The Friends of the Wausaukee Area Library welcomes new ...

Evidence of pollution found in Marinette

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MARINETTE, Wis. (AP) — A manufacturer in northeastern Wisconsin has discovered new evidence of groundwater pollution near Lake Michigan involving a chemical that has raised national health concerns. Tyco Fire Products said this month that it discovered perfluorinated chemicals, or PFCs, in ...

Norway band concert tonight

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NORWAY — The second concert of the Norway City Band’s 137th season begins tonight at the Norway band shell at 7:30. The concert will feature numbers highlighting the music of Glenn Miller and the Beach Boys, with a finale medley of John Williams’ movie music. Famous marches by Sousa, ...

Flash flooding hits Copper Country

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HOUGHTON — Unprecedented heavy rains throughout the Copper Country triggered epic flash flooding in Houghton and other communities Sunday that tore up asphalt streets and damaged homes and businesses. As much as 7 inches of rain fell in parts of the region, according to the National ...

FireBrick now open at Young’s

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IRON RIVER — Young’s new pub-style restaurant, FireBrick Bar & Grill, had its grand opening earlier in June. This is the first time in almost 10 years Young’s has offered full-service dining, with a new menu created by Executive Chef Kevin Amelio. The opening marks a milestone in ...

New Blind Pig bar worth hunting for in IM

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The Blind Pig has an eyesight problem. As in, it can be difficult to see the new downtown Iron Mountain business. “You have to know somebody, who knows somebody, to get there,” laughed Brittany Linsmeyer, owner of The Blind Pig 906 that opened May 5. Or recognize ...

Governor declares Houghton, Menominee counties disaster areas

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LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder today declared a state of disaster for Houghton and Menominee counties after severe weather and heavy rainfall struck both counties, resulting in widespread flooding damage. The declaration of disaster will allow for National Guard deployment in these counties to ...

Cattlemen’s Summer Round-Up coming to Escanaba

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ESCANABA — Cattle producers will gather in Escanaba on Friday and Saturday for the annual Michigan Cattlemen’s Association Summer Round-Up. The event is hosted by local cattle producers as an opportunity to learn and network. A pre-event reception will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at ...

Planning for retirement when you don’t have kids

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Couples who don’t have children tend to have more financial flexibility to pursue their own goals throughout life and in retirement. But this flexibility doesn’t mean they don’t need to manage their future financial, health and legacy needs. If you are child-free and preparing for ...

Fourth of July parade entries invited

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Plans are being finalized and entries taken for the annual Independence Day parade Wednesday, July 4, organized by Americans for Constitutional Enforcement. This year’s theme is “We Pledge Allegiance to Our American Flag.” The parade will start at 9 a.m. on Balsam ...

Heavy rains in Dickinson

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IRON MOUNTAIN — More than three inches of rain fell over a three-day period in the Iron Mountain-Kingsford area, including 1.2 inches on Friday, 1..15 inches on Saturday and 0.95 inches on Sunday, weather observers said. Road damage was reported in eastern Dickinson County, but all ...

Supreme Court rules against Democrats in Wisconsin redistricting

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is resolving partisan redistricting cases from Wisconsin and Maryland without ruling on the broader issue of whether electoral maps can give an unfair advantage to a political party. The justices unanimously ruled against Wisconsin Democrats who ...

Public meeting set for Northeast Sands master plan

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FLORENCE, Wis. — The public has an opportunity through an upcoming open house, office hours, and online information to learn more about the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ regional master planning process for properties located in the Northeast Sands Ecological Landscape. This ...

City council meetings tonight

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Kingsford City Council will meet at 6:30 tonight in the upstairs council room at City Hall, 305 S. Carpenter Ave., Kingsford. The agenda includes a resolution on non-union wages. Iron Mountain City Council will meet at 6 p.m. today at City Hall, 501 S. Stephenson Ave., Iron Mountain. The ...