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Why young adults should consider life insurance

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If you’re starting your first job, getting ready to buy that starter home or just beginning to make strides on your career path, life insurance may be the furthest thing from your mind. But it could be just what you need to secure your financial future. Many folks in the Millennial ...

Woman in protective custody after incident

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A woman is in protective custody after brandishing a knife while attempting to climb the fire escape at Iron Mountain High School this morning. Officers from the Iron Mountain Police Department were dispatched to Iron Mountain High School at 7:45 a.m. in reference to a ...

Norway High School to host musical performances

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NORWAY — Students from area schools will participate in two Wisconsin School Music Association concert music festivals hosted by Norway High School. Instrumental ensembles will perform Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Concerts for choral ensembles will be held Wednesday, March 20, from 9 ...

DCHS Women of Wellness Conference marks 32 years

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson County Healthcare System hosted its annual Women of Wellness Conference on Saturday at Pine Grove Country Club, marking the 32nd year of this event. Professional keynote speaker Meg Bucaro taught how the “Superwoman Ideal” can cost women their health and ...

House passes legislation to save Menominee County judgeship

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LANSING — State Rep. Beau LaFave on Thursday praised his colleagues in the House for unanimously approving a plan to save the 95-A District Court judgeship in Menominee County from elimination. LaFave, R-Iron Mountain, said the legislation would reverse a 2012 action to eliminate the ...

Kingsford approves zoning change

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KINGSFORD — The owner of the former Birchwood Mall will be allowed to use as storage space the building that once housed JCPenney and a Sears store. The Kingsford City Council earlier this week authorized rezoning the site at 610 S. Carpenter Ave. from B-1 Community Business to B-2 General ...

Zuckerberg pledges a privacy-friendly Facebook

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After building a social network that turned into a surveillance system, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he’s shifting his company’s focus to messaging services designed to serve as fortresses of privacy. Instead of just being the network that connects everyone, ...

Evers’ capital budget calls for $2 billion in new borrowing

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers released a capital budget proposal Thursday that calls for borrowing another $2 billion for multiple construction projects across the state, including the conversion of the state’s troubled youth prison into an adult facility, new housing for juvenile ...

Daily News wins MPA awards

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The Daily News recently was recognized by the Michigan Press Association’s 2018 Better Newspaper Contest. Managing editor Betsy Bloom won first place in the Columnist category for “Northwoods Notebook.” Theresa Proudfit placed third in the Photo Story category for ...

Jobless rate unchanged

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s unemployment rate was unchanged at 4.0 percent in January. Figures released Thursday by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget show the January rate matched the U.S. rate, which rose by one-tenth of a percentage point during the ...

Senate GOP grills Wisconsin DNR chief at hearing

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The leader of the Wisconsin Senate’s sporting heritage committee spent more than three hours interrogating Gov. Tony Evers’ pick for Department of Natural Resources secretary during a confirmation hearing Thursday, peppering him with questions about his management ...

Indoor market on Saturday

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The Iron Mountain Farmer’s and Artisan’s Indoor Market will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Izzo-Mariucci Center on the corner of Carpenter Avenue and West A Street. The market is managed and operated by its executive committee under the auspices of ...

Rove, Axelrod at UWGB

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GREEN BAY, Wis. — National political strategists and former presidential advisers David Axelrod and Karl Rove will be on the UW-Green Bay campus for a point/counterpoint conversation on Wednesday, April 3, at 6 p.m. at the Weidner Center. The event, sponsored by the Tommy G. Thompson Center ...

Cardiac Rehab Week celebrated

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Each year the Cardiac Rehab Department at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital conducts a paper heart fundraiser on behalf of the American Heart Association. The sale takes place during the month of February, which coincides with Cardiac Rehab Month. All monies raised go directly to the American ...

Station: Suspect in Closs abduction says he’ll plead guilty

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A Minnesota television station reported Thursday that the Wisconsin man charged with kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs says in a letter from jail that he plans to plead guilty. KARE-TV reported that suspect Jake Patterson’s Feb. 28 letter was in response to a letter from a station ...

Ohio cheese wins US Championship Cheese Contest

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A cheese from Ohio has captured the top spot at the U.S. Championship Cheese Contest in Wisconsin. The baby Swiss made by Guggisberg Cheese in Millersburg, Ohio, barely edged out a Gouda made by Marieke Penterman in Thorp, who won the contest in 2013. Penterman was ...

Children’s Corner: Niagara museum gets grant for new area

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NIAGARA — The Niagara Area Historical Museum is building a Children’s Corner and buying a dinosaur, thanks to a $2,400 grant from the M&M Area Community Foundation Marinette and Menominee counties. The approximately 5-foot-long metal pterodactyl being made by Fabricating Machining ...

Hearing set for teen accused in stabbing

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A 15-year-old male accused of stabbing an Iron Mountain convenience store clerk Feb. 22 declined Wednesday in Dickinson County Probate Court to waive his preliminary examination on a charge of assault with intent to commit murder. The teen, who is not being named because he ...

IM juvenile appears in court on shooting

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A 15-year-old male accused of shooting a teenage girl Feb. 21 at an Iron Mountain home waived his right to a preliminary examination Wednesday in Dickinson County Probate Court. The teen, who is not being named because he is a juvenile, is charged with one count each of ...