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LogJam apologizes for flags display

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MOSINEE, Wis. (AP) — Organizers of a festival in central Wisconsin that includes a Civil War re-enactment say they’ll make changes in future events after it was criticized for flying Confederate flags at the gathering. A folk duo that performed at the LogJam Festival in Mosinee last ...

Remains from 1997 plane crash wreckage in UP identified

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ST. IGNACE, Mich. (AP) — Authorities have positively identified a couple whose remains were recovered from the wreckage of a small plane that crashed more than 20 years ago in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The Mackinac County Sheriff Scott Strait said Thursday the remains have been ...

Celebrating Italian-style

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain will celebrate its Italian heritage Saturday with the 12th annual Italian Fest. Sponsored by Systems Control, the event is set for 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. in the parking lot across from the Dickinson County Library. “Many of the favorite contests and events are ...

Tour de Dickinson support

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The 12th annual Tour de Dickinson family bike ride is scheduled for 8 a.m. Saturday, starting and ending at Pine Mountain. It is coordinated by the Dickinson County Bike Path Committee, which is dedicated to creating a county-wide bike path. The event will require many volunteers and ...

Engebretson challenges Duffy in Wisconsin’s 7th District

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WAUSAU, Wis. — A Balsam Lake attorney has won the Democratic nomination for a congressional seat in northern Wisconsin. Margaret Engebretson defeated Marshfield doctor Brian Ewert in Tuesday’s primary in the 7th Congressional District. Engebretson advances to face incumbent Rep. Sean ...

Researchers look into Superior algae bloom

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DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Scientists are investigating an unprecedented algae bloom in Lake Superior and have sent samples for lab testing to determine if it is toxic. Kayakers and other visitors to the popular lakeshores along eastern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin found green scummy algae ...

Two convicted of murder in Iron County, Wis., trial

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A jury in Iron County has convicted two men in a Lac du Flambeau tribal member’s death last year. The jury found Joseph Lussier and Richard Allen guilty of first-degree homicide and hiding a corpse on Monday. Prosecutors say Lussier, Allen and three other men drove ...

IM firefighters respond to calls

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain firefighters were called at 4:19 p.m. Tuesday to a vehicle fire in the Dickinson County Memorial Hospital parking lot. They found the fire in the engine compartment and extinguished it. No one was hurt, firefighters said, but the vehicle had an estimated $5,000 ...

New scholarship established

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Donna Schinderle recently presented a check to Kingsford High School to establish a new scholarship for KHS graduates in honor of her husband Ray Schinderle.The Ray Schinderle Memorial Scholarship will be available beginning with the KHS graduating class of 2019. Accepting the donation is Doug ...

Man accused of sex trafficking in nine states

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APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — A man accused of sex trafficking in nine states is jailed in eastern Wisconsin. Investigators say they have evidence 39-year-old Glenwood Brown was prostituting women across the country for years, including two in the Fox Valley. WLUK-TV reports Brown is scheduled to ...

Traverse City utility plans to be all renewable energy by 2040

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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A municipal utility in northern Michigan plans to generate all its electricity from renewable sources such as wind and the sun by 2040. Traverse City Light & Power’s board set the goal during a meeting Tuesday. Kate Madigan of the Michigan Environmental ...

Storms hit region

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Strong storms brought winds and heavy rain to the area Tuesday afternoon, causing a number of downed wires such as this one on South Lake Antoine Road in Breitung Township. Breitung Township firefighters had to block the road for a time while workers repaired the damage. Iron Mountain ...

Miller, Sauve prevail in sheriff races

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FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence and Marinette county voters effectively chose their sheriffs for the next four years in Tuesday’s primary election, picking Dan Miller to replace retiring Florence County Sheriff Jeff Rickaby and retaining incumbent Marinette County Sheriff Jerry Sauve. Miller ...

Contests for governor, Senate set in Wisconsin

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Gov. Scott Walker will have to defeat Wisconsin’s top education official to win a third term, while U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin faces a longtime state legislator as she tries to keep the seat under Democratic control. Both Republicans are closely tied to ...

IR man takes plea deal in Ski Brule threat case

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CRYSTAL FALLS — An Iron River man accused of threatening to “shoot up” the Ski Brule resort in February has accepted a plea deal on a reduced charge and will be sentenced Sept. 17 in Iron County Trial Court. Michael Steven Gordon, 23, pleaded no contest to lying to a police officer in a ...

Suspect being sought in robbery at Norway Quick Stop

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NORWAY — A suspect remains at large after a reported armed robbery about 9:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Norway Quick Stop gas station on U.S. 2, Norway Police Department officials said. The suspect brandished a black long gun and took an undetermined amount of money before fleeing the store on ...

Prison closure will add to county jail costs — Casperson

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MARENISCO TOWNSHIP — Upper Peninsula legislators are disappointed in a decision by the Michigan Department of Corrections to close the Ojibway Correctional Facility in Gogebic County. The agency announced the closure Tuesday to meet a cut of more than $19 million in the prison budget. State ...

Schuette picks Lyons as running mate

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DETROIT (AP) — Michigan Republican governor candidate Bill Schuette on Wednesday announced former state Rep. Lisa Posthumus Lyons as his running mate, a key step for the current state attorney general on the road to the November election. Lyons joined Schuette at a morning campaign event in ...

Snyder appeals FEMA decision

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is asking the federal government to reconsider a decision by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to deny individual assistance to three counties in the Upper Peninsula. Houghton, Gogebic and Menominee counties suffered severe flood damage ...