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Lawsuit questions Congressman Bergman’s tax exemption

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NEGAUNEE — Two Marquette residents have filed suit against Michigan Treasurer Nick Khouri in relation to a property tax investigation into a Republican U.S. congressman. A writ of mandamus was filed in Gogebic County Circuit Court on Oct. 5 to compel Khouri to conduct a “complete and ...

Researchers battle bat disease

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Maybe you’ve noticed fewer bats active during those warm, buggy summer evenings and wondered why? This situation is not unique to Michigan. In fact, many places throughout North America have seen declines in bat numbers. The reason for the reduction in numbers for many species of bats is ...

Iron River man missing

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CRYSTAL FALLS — The Iron County Sheriff’s Office is seeking assistance in locating Jay Luckey, 47, of Iron River, who has been reported missing. Luckey, who is about 6 feet tall and 180 pounds, was last seen Oct. 24 in the Iron River area. Anyone who may have information is asked to ...

Uren was IM’s first WWI casualty

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The 40th installment of Menominee Range Memories, a series of articles by William J. Cummings, Menominee Range Historical Foundation historian, now available on the Dickinson County Library’s website, is titled “Thomas George Shea-Uren, First Iron Mountain World War I ...

Our Town Florence: Ribbon cutting held at Florence High School

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Theresa Proudfit/Daily News photo The School District of Florence County and the greater Florence County community recently held a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony for the new middle/high school addition and renovation. From left, in the high school gymnasium are Ben Niehaus, district ...

Our Town Florence: Chainey House Bakery has new owner

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FLORENCE, Wis. — It started, she said, making birthday cakes for her children — the oldest now 20 — and playing around in he kitchen with frosting and a piping bag. Soon, people began requesting cakes for special events, cupcakes for the office or parties, cookies trays for the ...

Our Town Florence: New stairs at Keyes Peak

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The Florence County Forestry and Parks Department applied for a Wisconsin Outdoor Recreation Aids Grant and was awarded $49,000. “Basically it’s a cost share, so they pay for the materials and it was our labor that put them in,” said Mary Podnar, business manager for the Keyes Peak ...

Our Town Florence: Gangsters in Wisconsin program at library

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FLORENCE, Wis. — The Florence County Library hosts a presentation titled Gangsters of Wisconsin by Chad Lewis at 10 a.m. Saturday. Lewis is a researcher, author and lecturer of the strange and unusual. His background is psychology and he earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees ...

Our Town Florence: Christmas in Florence set

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Florence, Wis. — The ninth annual Christmas in Florence will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, in the high school gym and cafeteria. The event, hosted by the chamber of commerce, features more than 70 vendors in the gym offering a large variety of unique hand-made arts and ...

Schuette cancels TV ads in all markets except Detroit

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Schuette on Tuesday canceled TV ads across Michigan in the final week of the race, except in the Detroit market — another sign that his campaign was facing an uphill climb to defeat Democrat Gretchen Whitmer. The state attorney ...

Iron River parking ban to take effect

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IRON RIVER — Seasonal parking restrictions are in effect starting Thursday in Iron River. Parking on streets in prohibited between the hours of 2:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. The restrictions are in effect for snow removal from the streets and will be enforced after the first measurable ...

Chopper pilot killed in crash

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ODANAH, Wis. (AP) — Enbridge says the pilot killed in a helicopter crash in northern Wisconsin was an employee. The company says the pilot was on a routine pipeline inspection flight when the helicopter went down Monday. The cause of the accident is under investigation. Authorities say ...

Witches Night

Business

Taylor Zanoni, left, and Margaret Hart of Norway get filled up with Witches Brew by salon owner Liz Douglas during Witches Night at The Savage Mane in downtown Iron Mountain. The special brew, pampering, and door prizes were part of an open house held Tuesday to unveil new renovations.

Ryan says Trump can’t end birthright citizenship

Wisconsin News

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan said Tuesday that "obviously" President Donald Trump couldn't end the constitutional right of birthright citizenship with an executive order, while saying he agrees with the president that "unchecked illegal immigration" needs to be ...

Light At The Inn: Homeless shelter prepares for winter season

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IRON MOUNTAIN — As temperatures drop, members of the Light At The Inn administrative committee are busy making final preparations to open for the season Sunday. Dickinson County’s rotating homeless shelter offers safe and warm overnight accommodations —  including a hot dinner, ...

Hagen retires after 30 years of service at Iron Mountain VA

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IRON MOUNTAIN – After more than 30 years of federal service, Todd Hagen of Iron Mountain has retired from the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain. Hagen was born in Milwaukee and moved to the Iron Mountain area with his parents in eighth grade, graduating from Florence ...

Trick-or-treat times listed

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Communities will observe Halloween with designated trick-or-treat hours on Wednesday. Residents who wish to participate are encouraged to turn on an outside light. Trick-or-treat times include: — 4 to 7 p.m. in Iron Mountain, Kingsford, Breitung Township, Quinnesec, ...

Fittante new CEO of InvestUP

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MARQUETTE — The InvestUP Board of Directors has named Marty Fittante as the organization’s new CEO, effective Jan. 1, 2019. Fittante has represented the Upper Peninsula region in Lansing in multiple roles for more than a decade. Currently the chief of staff for Michigan State Senator Tom ...