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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

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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

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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 ...

Pumpkin carvers

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From left, Xander, Jennifer and Rhiannon Johnson carve pumpkins at their home on Margaret Street in Iron Mountain. The forecast for trick-or-treaters Wednesday is mostly clear with temperatures in the 40s.

Yooper Fit, LLC to host grand opening event

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 ...