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Yooper Fit, LLC to host grand opening event

Business

IRON RIVER — Brand new Iron County business, Yooper Fit, LLC, invites the community to join them for a grand opening celebration from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. The grand opening will include complimentary coffee and healthy snacks, a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 a.m., tours of the newly ...

US sending troops to southwest border

Local News

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is deploying 5,200 troops to the Southwest border in an extraordinary military operation a week before nationwide elections in which President Donald Trump wants voters to focus on what he calls an "invasion" — a slow-moving caravan of Central American ...

AARP Foundation tax-aide seeking volunteers

Business

IRON MOUNTAIN — AARP Foundation is looking to expand its team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season by recruiting individuals interested in tax preparation. Tax-Aide is an AARP Foundation program whose mission is to provide high quality, free income tax preparation to low and moderate ...

Winter parking ban announced

Local News

IRON MOUNTAIN — Residents of Iron Mountain and Kingsford are reminded that the overnight winter parking ban goes into effect Thursday and runs through March 31. The ban prohibits parking of vehicles on streets, alleys and city-owned parking lots between the hours of 2 a.m. and 7 ...

College credit pre-calculus course planned at Kingsford High School

Local News

KINGSFORD — A new dual enrollment opportunity is in the works in the Breitung Township School District to offer a pre-calculus class through Northern Michigan University. John Kriegl will be the instructor, both at the school and as the adjunct professor for NMU. Pre-calculus students ...

Minnesota regulators back power plant in Wisconsin

Local News

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota regulators have approved a proposal for a natural gas-fired power plant in Superior, Wisconsin, despite objections from customers and clean-energy groups. The Public Utilities Commission voted 3-2 Monday to approve Minnesota Power’s participation in the ...

Celebrate Community! event planned

Local News

Menominee — The M&M Area Community Foundation is hosting Celebrate Community! Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Menominee Marina. This is a day to highlight and celebrate organizations and programs important to the community. The Foundation is working with ...

Court limits insurer’s payout in wildfire

Local News

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Supreme Court is limiting an insurance company’s payout in a massive northwestern Wisconsin wildfire. Logging equipment owned by Ray Duerr Logging LLC sparked the Germann Road Fire in Douglas County in May 2013. The fire consumed about 7,442 acres, destroyed ...

Man charged with burglarizing home where two killed

Local News

BARRON, Wis. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a man with burglarizing a Wisconsin home where a couple was killed and their 13-year-old daughter went missing, but authorities say he’s not a suspect in the case. Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald says 32-year-old Kyle Jaenke-Annis was ...

Schuette, Whitmer vie to be Michigan governor

Local News

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democrat Gretchen Whitmer says Michigan "deserves better" from the next governor — improved schools, smoother roads, healthier drinking water — and her legislative vote to expand health coverage to low-income adults is proof that she can fix long-unaddressed ...

Modern medicine: Niagara Animal Hospital updated with new equipment

Local News

NIAGARA, Wis. — When she was 3 years old, Heather Bissen got a cat named Felix. “I use to carry him around in a paper bag everywhere I went, and he put up with me. He slept on my chest every night and he purred. He lived until one week after (high school) graduation, when I went off to ...

Girl, 12, dies in go-kart accident

Local News

MARINETTE, Wis. — A 12-year-old girl has died after a go-kart accident Saturday afternoon on private property in southern Marinette County. The Marinette County Sheriff’s Department received a report about 3 p.m. that a go-kart operated by the girl had struck a parked pickup truck on the ...

DCHS a five-star recipient for pneumonia, sepsis outcomes

Local News

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson County Healthcare System is five-star rated for pneumonia and sepsis outcomes, according to a study released by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. This achievement is part of new findings and ...

Wisconsin has addiction hotline

Local News

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin has launched a new addition help line as the state sees hundreds of people annually die of fatal drug overdoses. The Wisconsin Addiction Recovery Helpline began operating earlier this month, Wisconsin Public Radio reported . More than 820 people in the state ...

Car collides with Escanaba school bus

Local News

ESCANABA — A woman was injured this morning after her car collided with an Escanaba Area Public Schools bus, Escanaba Public Safety officers said. The accident occurred on M-35 near 18th Avenue South about 7:43 a.m. Officers said a Chevrolet Impala rear-ended an elementary school bus that ...

Car fire extinguished

Local News

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Iron Mountain Police and Fire Department responded to a two-vehicle accident at 10:26 a.m. Friday on the corner of Stephenson and Ludington Avenue in Iron Mountain. The fire department extinguished a small fire under the dash in one of the vehicles. Both air bags were ...

Rallies planned in Wisconsin ahead of election

Local News

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The final push for early voting is on across Wisconsin, and high-profile surrogates are expected to rally with candidates for governor, the U.S. Senate and other offices ahead of the election just eight days away. Democratic candidate for governor Tony Evers was ...

Roadside parks closing today

Local News

MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) — Roadside parks operated by the state Department of Transportation in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula are closing for the season today. The department maintains 32 roadside parks in the Upper Peninsula that usually are shut each October ahead of cold, wintry weather and ...

Wisconsin farmers concerned that mold could hurt profits

Wisconsin News

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wet weather this year has delayed Wisconsin's grain harvest and caused widespread mold problems in farm fields, according to agriculture experts. The U.S. Department of Agriculture expects Wisconsin farmers to harvest a record amount of soybeans this year, but farmers ...