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Niagara man could face prison for business break-in

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A Niagara, Wis., man could serve as many as 20 years in prison for breaking into a local business and stealing a cash box. Ryan Grismer, 37, pleaded guilty Monday in Dickinson County Circuit Court to breaking and entering a building with intent, a felony punishable by up to ...

L’Anse official to serve on Municipal League board

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ANN ARBOR — L’Anse Village Manager Robert A. La Fave has been selected to serve on the Board of Trustees for the Michigan Municipal League, a statewide organization representing the state’s cities and villages. La Fave was appointed by the 18-member board in June to fill former Sault ...

Alpha Museum prizes awarded

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ALPHA — The Alpha Historic Museum has announced the winners of this year’s Independence Day drawing. First prize of $300 went to Lois Walldren Skibicki of Chicago. Other winners were Sarah Novak of Stevens Point, Wis., $150; and Mel “Sonny” Miller of Kansas City, Mo., $50.

Norway graduate in St. Norbert production

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DE PERE, Wis. — Allison Sheski of Norway is a member of the ensemble for "Singin' in the Rain," a summer stage production by the St. Norbert College Music Theatre. This theatrical rendition is faithfully adapted by Broadway legends Betty Comden and Adolph Green from their original ...

US Army scholarships

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Sgt. 1st Class Joshua Smith, left, awarded U.S. Army Scholarships to Kingsford High School students, from left, Kelsey Koehler, Post-9/11 G.I. Bill Tuition Assistance Scholarship up to $144,157; Jacob Viau, U.S. Army R.O.T.C. Scholarship up to $180,000; Evan Philips, Post-9/11 G.I. Bill Tuition ...

Community Foundation scholarships at KHS

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The Dickinson Area Community Foundation has awarded scholarships to 12 Kingsford High School graduates. In the back row, from left, are Connor Edwards, Robert Forgette Scholarship for $4,000; Noah Jacko, Bill Baciak Memorial Scholarship for $500; Jonathan Schmutzler, Thornberry Family ...

Search continues for armed man who robbed Pembine bank

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MARINETTE, Wis. — Seeking the public’s help, Marinette County authorities have released surveillance video and a still photo from the armed robbery Monday at the Stephenson National Bank & Trust in Pembine, Wis. The video can be viewed on the Marinette County Sheriff’s Office’s ...

IM man faces prison term on drug charges

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IRON MOUNTAIN — An Iron Mountain man accused of selling methamphetamine from his home pleaded no contest Tuesday in Dickinson County Circuit Court two weeks before a scheduled jury trial. Jonathan Dupuis, 21, was convicted of the delivery or manufacture of a controlled substance, a felony ...

Mining committee bill becomes law

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LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed House Bill 4227 into law Monday, officially creating the Committee on Michigan’s Mining Future. Introduced in February by state Rep. Sara Cambensy, D-Marquette, the committee will be responsible for making advisory legislative and policy ...

Farm Aid 2019 to be in Wisconsin; tickets on sale Friday

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EAST TROY, Wis. (AP) — Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews will headline Farm Aid 2019 when the music and food festival visits Wisconsin's struggling dairy country in September. Tickets go on sale Friday for the Sept. 21 event at the Alpine Valley Music Theatre in ...

Taking off: Falcons nest successfully on UP bridges

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HOUGHTON — It’s been a productive summer for Upper Peninsula bridges and their resident raptors, with peregrine falcons at the Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge successfully raising three chicks and the Portage Lake Lift Bridge between Houghton and Hancock seeing four hatchlings this ...

Power of Words donors recognized

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Power of Words Project artist and creator Mia Tavonatti returned to Iron Mountain recently to dedicate a donor plaque for the “Community” mural on the side of The Daily News building. In 2017, the Iron Mountain Downtown Development Authority and the Svelata Foundation ...

‘Music on the Farm’ Tuesday in Norway

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NORWAY — The Norway City Band will again present, “Music on the Farm” at the historic Odill homestead, 105 Odill Dr. in Norway on Tuesday evening. Activities begin at 6 p.m. with an old-fashioned ice cream social, with a choice of toppings including fresh Pellegrini Farm Strawberries. ...

Imagination Factory to host ‘Blast Off’ event on Sunday

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The Imagination Factory Children’s Museum Capital Campaign “Blast Off” Event will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at 217 West Hughitt St., Iron Mountain. Featured activities include a complimentary picnic, book drive, surprise program, special gifts and fun ...

GOP tries to persuade panel to pass lottery privacy bill

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican legislators worked Wednesday to persuade their colleagues to support a bill that would keep lottery winners’ names secret, saying the measure would protect winners from harassment. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos introduced the bill in April on the same day that ...

Michigan energy assessment released

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MARQUETTE — Michigan residents, businesses and other organizations concerned with the adequacy of electric, natural gas and propane delivery systems across the state have until Aug. 9 to submit comments to the Michigan Public Service Commission. The MPSC has submitted preliminary results of ...

Drug company to build new plant in Wisconsin

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers says an Illinois pharmaceutical company plans to build a drug manufacturing plant in southeastern Wisconsin. Evers announced Wednesday that Lincolnshire-based Nexus Pharmaceuticals, Inc., plans to build the $250 million, 100,000-square-foot facility in ...

Goodman-Armstrong Rescue 5K

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Goodman-Armstrong Rescue Squad’s 11th annual EMS 5K run/walk Saturday morning drew 62 participants who did not let the sprinkles coming down hamper their spirits.

Michigan agency hosts town hall on drinking water

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LANSING — The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy is hosting a Michigan Safe Drinking Water Virtual Town Hall that will be live streamed for the Upper Peninsula at 6 p.m. Eastern time today. The event will provide information on sampling conducted in communities to ...