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Blood drive set

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BEECHER, Wis. — There will be a Red Cross Blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 28, at the Beecher Town Hall, W7971 County Rd Z. Make an appointment to donate blood or platelets by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling ...

McBroom takes oath in Senate

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LANSING — State Sen. Ed McBroom was formally sworn in as senator of the 38th District on Wednesday during a ceremony at the state Capitol. Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Stephen J. Markman administered the oath of office. McBroom was joined in the Senate chamber by his wife Sarah; ...

DNR advisory panel to meet Wednesday in Baraga

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MARQUETTE — From a deer hunting season recap to loud exhausts on snowmobiles, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Western Upper Peninsula Citizens’ Advisory Council is scheduled to discuss a variety of topics at its meeting Wednesday in Baraga. The session will be from 5:30 ...

LaFave sets legislative priorities

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LANSING — State Rep. Beau LaFave, R-Iron Mountain, on Wednesday introduced multiple plans addressing some of his top priorities for the next two years — including car insurance, “dark store” and concealed carry reforms. House Bill 4024 makes car insurance reform a 2020 ballot ...

Kingsford fire extinguished

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KINGSFORD — The Kingsford Public Safety Department was dispatched Wednesday, 3:49 p.m., to a garage fire at 891 Evergreen Court. When arriving on scene, officers saw the homeowner pulling a snowmobile out of the garage, which was on fire. They were able to extinguish the fire with no ...

Getting Pine Mountain ready: Third day of ski jumping added

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Spectators can look forward to a “fantastic turnout of jumpers and more countries represented” at the 2019 Pine Mountain Continental Cup ski jumping competition Feb. 8-10. Because of cancelled events in Europe, a third Continental Cup tournament will take place at Pine ...

Kacalo takes the wheel at local City Cab business

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KINGSFORD — Edward Kacalo looked forward to working in his garden, a passion project, after retiring with 43 years at Grede Foundries, now AAM Casting. Then a longtime friend had a suggestion. City Cab owner Henry Patrick offered Kacalo the chance to drive part-time. Wanting to stay ...

Search on for missing snowmobiler in Marquette County

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MARQUETTE — A search continued today for a missing snowmobiler who was last seen near his McFarland home in southern Marquette County, authorities said. Dennis Frederick Pellinen, 54, of Ishpeming, was reported missing Monday, as he had not been seen since he left his secondary residence in ...

Shopko supplier says retailer will soon file for bankruptcy

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ASHWAUBENON, Wis. (AP) — A pharmaceutical drug supplier to Shopko said the Wisconsin-based retail chain is expected to file for bankruptcy next week. McKesson Corp. said it supplied Shopko with $67 million in drugs since Nov. 11 but has not been paid since early December. McKesson this week ...

Aspirus Iron River adds 3-D mammography

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IRON RIVER — Aspirus Iron River Hospital has added 3-D mammography technology. Using advanced breast tomosynthesis technology, these exams are clinically proven to significantly increase the detection of breast cancers, hospital officials said in a news release. In conventional 2-D ...

Whitmer seeks to ensure equal pay for female state employees

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed a directive aimed at ensuring that female state employees are paid the same as men doing equivalent work. The order issued Tuesday prohibits state departments and agencies from inquiring about a job applicant’s current or previous ...

Trump makes TV case for border wall

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump urged congressional Democrats to fund his long-promised border wall in a somber televised address that was heavy with dark immigration rhetoric but offered little in the way of concessions or new ideas to break the standoff that has left large ...

Communications training offered

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Menominee — The M&M Area Community Foundation will host a public communications training on from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23 at Bellin Health in Marinette, Wis. This class is offered as part of the foundation’s continuing support for non-profit and charitable organizations ...

Donation made to IMHS General Scholarship Fund

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The Iron Mountain General Scholarship Fund is the recipient of a $5,000 contribution from an anonymous donor from the graduating Class of 1951. This is the second year this graduate has contributed to this unique scholarship. Donations of $100 or more are recognized on ...

Names released in fatal crash

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MARQUETTE — The Michigan State Police have released the names of the people involved in Friday morning’s fatal traffic accident in Marquette Township. The pedestrian killed in the crash was Jeremy Wills, 36, of Skandia and Thomas Kuopus, 51, of Ishpeming was the man driving the truck ...

Baldwin seeks investigation into Air National Guard

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Sen. Tammy Baldwin has asked Air Force investigators to look into allegations of sexual assault and harassment within a Wisconsin Air National Guard unit that were brushed aside by senior officers, according to a member of the unit. The Wisconsin Democrat sent a letter ...

Be careful out there

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MARQUETTE — With enough cold weather to draw winter sports enthusiasts out, officials are reminding the public to be careful and prepared if they choose to go out on the ice. “The first thing that we want to get across is that ice on the Great Lakes is unpredictable and dangerous,” said ...

State approves IM’s plan on benefits

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A state panel has approved Iron Mountain’s corrective action plan to deal with underfunded retirement benefits, putting the city in compliance with a law enacted in 2017. “Although the approval is good news, there is plenty of work to complete,” City Manager Jordan ...

Norway to dedicate field to late youth baseball coach, official

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NORWAY — The Norway City Council voted Monday to dedicate a senior league baseball field at Marion Park to the late Mike Maule. Maule, who died in April 2018, was a coach, mentor and league official in Norway area youth baseball for more than 50 years. City Manager Ray Anderson ...