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County boards to reorganize

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The Iron County Board of Commissioners will have its reorganizational meeting at 9 a.m. Wednesday in the commissioner’s room of the courthouse in Crystal Falls. The Dickinson County Board of Commissioners will have its reorganizational meeting at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the conference room of ...

Anglers rescued

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Crews have rescued two fishermen stranded on an ice chunk in northeastern Wisconsin. The Brown County Sheriff’s Office was called early Sunday to Volk’s Landing. The fishermen were on a chunk of ice about 300 yards from the landing in the Bay of Green Bay. The ...

UP man killed in plow collision

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ONTONAGON — A White Pine man is dead after his vehicle reportedly ran into the back of a snow plow Saturday night in Ontonagon County. According to authorities, an Ontonagon Road Commission plow truck driven by Alan Laingren of Ontonagon was westbound on M-64 near Stroud Road about 8 p.m. ...

Fatal house fire in Langlade County

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TOWN OF ELCHO, Wis. (AP) — Human remains were found inside a Langlade County house where a fire was reported Sunday morning, authorities said. The cause of the fire in the town of Elcho is under investigation, according to the Langlade County Sheriff’s Department. Foul play is not ...

Snyder plans waterfalls tour

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Rick Snyder says he and wife Sue plan to take an Upper Peninsula “whirlwind waterfall” tour at some point in 2019. The Michigan governor leaves office Tuesday.

Snow fort

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Sisters Ashley and Savannah Branam build a snow fort outside their home on West C Street in Iron Mountain. There’s a 50 percent chance of snow or freezing rain on Monday night, which is New Year’s Eve, and a chance of snow New Year’s morning, according to the National Weather Service.

Ski club gains support for Giant Pine

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The Henry Foundation has contributed $50,000 to the Kiwanis Ski Club for its Capital Campaign. The goal of the Capital Campaign is to raise funds for improvements to the Pine Mountain Ski Jump and facilities as required by the International Ski Federation to continue ...

Snyder OKs spending bill, vetoes online gambling

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder on Friday signed $1.3 billion budget legislation that is tied to a contentious plan to shift tax revenue for schools to other priorities such as roads, environmental cleanup and recycling. The new laws were the term-limited Republican's final chance to ...

Michigan ballot drives to become more difficult

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republican Gov. Rick Snyder on Friday signed a law making it harder for groups to put proposals on the Michigan ballot, imposing a geographical-based requirement that may prevent them from gathering signatures for petitions mainly from the most populated areas. The ...

Breitung keeps tax rate flat, but dips into cash reserves

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QUINNESEC — The Breitung Township Board this week approved a $1.9 million budget for fiscal year 2019 that holds the tax rate at what it’s been for the past decade. The rate of 4.2 mills, or $4.20 per $1,000 of taxable property value, has remained the same since 2010. Property and ...

CWD response pushes forward

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MARQUETTE — When a 4-year-old doe was confirmed positive for chronic wasting disease in Dickinson County in October, it was the first time this deadly disease affecting portions of Michigan's white-tailed deer herd had been found in the Upper Peninsula. For many, including hunting groups ...

Snowmobiler dies in crash

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ONTONAGON — A Nebraska woman was killed early Thursday in a snowmobile accident on Lake Gogebic in Ontonagon County, according to the sheriff’s department. Jill Swarts, 46, of Gretna, Neb., was following a group of other snowmobilers south on the lake’s west side near Ontonagon County ...

A soggy, slippery mess

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Mark Turner shovels wet, heavy slush outside his home on West B Street in Iron Mountain. Thursday brought snow, rain and freezing rain, making for a slippery mix on roads and walkways. More of the same was expected today before the weather turns colder, according to the National Weather ...

Prison term given for having child pornography

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IRON MOUNTAIN — An Iron Mountain man will spend at least six years in prison for having what the prosecutor called the largest volume of child pornography found to date in the Upper Peninsula. William Frank Dumke, 49, was sentenced Thursday in Dickinson County Circuit Court to 75 months to ...

IM man accused of firing shotgun pleads not guilty

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IRON MOUNTAIN — An Iron Mountain man pleaded not guilty Thursday to felony charges that include assault with intent to murder for reportedly firing a shotgun several times at Park Ridge Mobile Home Park in November. A pre-trial conference was set for Feb. 5 in Dickinson County Circuit Court ...

Snyder signs cyberbullying, other bills

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder on Thursday signed a bill making it a crime to cyberbully and vetoed ones that would have amended Michigan law to let parents voluntarily surrender a newborn inside a device rather than hand the infant to a police, fire or hospital employee. The ...

A look at lame-duck bills that Snyder has signed, vetoed

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Thursday took action on more measures passed during the Legislature’s frenetic lame-duck session. All told, the term-limited Republican has signed more than 150 bills and vetoed 15 that were approved after the November election. A roundup ...

Whitmer names much of Cabinet

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democratic Gov.-elect Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday named much of her Cabinet, including officials who will be involved in two of her top priorities — cleaning up drinking water and improving roads. Liesl Eichler Clark, who worked in former Gov. Jennifer Granholm’s ...

Bingo winners for November

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The Daily News Bingo Mania winners for November are: Myra Dage of Florence, Wis., blackout winner of $150; Gigi Thoune of Iron Mountain, $100 for letter N bingo; Jean LaChapelle of Crystal Falls, $75 for two or more bingo; and Merry Hall of Iron Mountain, $25 for a single bingo.

Mini-grant awarded

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The Dickinson Area Community Foundation recently awarded a $250 mini-grant to U.P. Wildlife Rehabilitation. The funds will be used to purchase food for “Journey” the educational owl. Journey provides dozens of educational programs throughout Dickinson County and the surrounding areas each ...