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High school tech students in Skills Challenge today

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MARQUETTE — High school students from across the Upper Peninsula gathered at Northern Michigan University’s Jacobetti Complex today in a celebration of career and technical education during the 2018 Upper Peninsula CTE Skills Challenge. NMU hosts four student competitions beginning with ...

Art project

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After studying Alberto Giacometti in art class, fourth graders at North Elementary created foil sculptures with a shadow of their figure from their favorite drawing/pose. From left are Mary Martinelli, Anna Manier and Ted Pennala. Giacometti was a Swiss sculptor, painter, draftsman and printmaker.

83-year-old man dies in brush fire

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LAKEVIEW, Mich. (AP) — An 83-year-old man has died in western Michigan while trying to extinguish a brush fire. Duane Scott was found dead Thursday in Montcalm County’s Pine Township, 50 miles northeast of Grand Rapids. State police say a brush fire began when flames spread from a burning ...

Cookies donated

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Lily Villringer wanted to donate a number of anonymously purchased boxes of Girl Scout cookies that she sold, to a worthy group. A suggestion was made to donate them to the Family Ties Adult Center. They were thrilled to receive the treat. Villringer personally delivered them to the center and ...

Community tree-planting grants made available

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LANSING — The DTE Energy Foundation along with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and ReLeaf Michigan announce the availability of the annual community tree-planting grant program. A total of $70,000 is available again this year in matching grants of up to $3,000 each to support ...

Humane Society seeks criminal charges in dog amputation case

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HAMTRAMCK, Mich. (AP) — Animal cruelty investigators in southeastern Michigan are seeking criminal charges against those involved in cutting off part of a dog’s leg. The Michigan Humane Society said Thursday its investigators seized an adult black Labrador Retriever from the Detroit ...

Jurors find Kingsford man guilty of felony assault

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A jury of nine women and three men deliberated for only 20 minutes Wednesday afternoon before returning a guilty verdict in the trial of a Kingsford man accused of punching his girlfriend last year, causing her rib to break and spleen to rupture. Joseph Charles Fox, 35, ...

Hearings waived in IM meth bust

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Three people facing methamphetamine charges after an April 5 bust at an Iron Mountain hotel decided Wednesday to waive their preliminary examinations at the district court level and be bound over to circuit court. Robert Donald Kotula, 29, of Minnesota; Kristen Nicole ...

Explosion rocks Wisconsin refinery, forcing evacuations

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SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) — An explosion rocked a refinery in northwestern Wisconsin on Thursday, injuring at least 11 people, forcing the evacuation of homes, schools and a hospital, and sending a plume of noxious smoke into the air. Authorities said a tank containing crude oil or asphalt ...

Marijuana legalization ballot drive is certified

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s elections board says organizers of a ballot drive to legalize marijuana for recreation use collected enough signatures to qualify for the November ballot. The Board of State Canvassers’ ruling Thursday means the measure will first go to the Republican-led ...

Trump’s VA nominee withdraws

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's pick to lead Veterans Affairs, Ronny Jackson, withdrew Thursday in the wake of late-surfacing allegations about overprescribing drugs and poor leadership while serving as a top White House doctor, saying the "false allegations" against him have ...

Escaped inmate caught

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A woman is back in custody after escaping from the Ellsworth Correctional Facility last week. Green Bay police say 36-year-old Christine Abel was arrested in an apartment Wednesday. Abel, who is from Green Bay, escaped from the minimum-security facility in Racine ...

Vehicle gas leak cleaned up

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain firefighters were called at 3:50 p.m. Wednesday to a report of a vehicle leaking gas at the Holiday gas station at 1523 S. Stephenson Ave. They cleaned up the spill before returning to the station at 4:35 p.m.

Moving Wall coming to Manistique in August

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MANISTIQUE — The City of Manistique Recreation Department and the Schoolcraft County Veterans Affairs Board announced the Vietnam Moving Memorial Wall will visit Manistique Aug. 2-6. The Moving Wall is the half-size replica of the Washington, DC Vietnam Veterans Memorial and has been ...

Dennis Skog Memorial Scholarship established

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KINGSFORD — Friends and family of Dennis Skog have established an endowment fund and created a scholarship to honor his memory. Skog was a 1962 Kingsford High School graduate, who then went on to complete his post-secondary education at Michigan State University. He passed away on Nov. 15, ...

KHS STARR scholars

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A graduate from Kingsford High School has been awarded the Michigan State University STARR Scholarship in each of the last six years. The STARR Charitable Foundation presents a unique opportunity for students residing in the state of Wyoming and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. This scholarship ...

Norway community grants

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The Norway Area Community Foundation and the Norway High School Youth Advisory Committee recently hosted a grant presentation. Pictured are the grant recipients, Norway High School YAC members and NACF board members. The total awarded was $6,293.73 for local projects and programs. From left, ...

Child advocacy center to be located in Escanaba

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ESCANABA — Efforts to establish a child advocacy center at the former Michigan Works! building behind the Delta County Service Center have continued over the past few months. People involved with the effort said they expect the center, which will provide and coordinate services for child ...

Crystal Theatre funds

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The Dickinson Area Community Foundation along with affiliate Crystal Falls Area Community Foundation awarded a $250 mini-grant to the Crystal Theatre. The purpose is to fund the purchase of a backpack vacuum that will be used in cleaning the facility, particularly the balcony and the stairs. ...

DCHS concussion program expands

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson Orthopedic Sports Medicine staff strives to continue its commitment to the health and safety of area youth through continued support for the area’s head injury program. The staff extends its gratitude to the Dickinson County Hospital Foundation for its ...