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IM’s notorious ‘Midway’ raided in 1926

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IRON MOUNTAIN —The 31st installment of Menominee Range Memories, a series of articles by William J. Cummings, Menominee Range Historical Foundation historian, now available on the Dickinson County Library’s website, is titled “The Roaring Twenties — Biggest Local Prohibition Era ...

Sauve seeks re-election as Marinette sheriff

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MARINETTE, Wis. — Marinette County Sheriff Jerry Sauve will seek re-election, citing more than 33 years of experience in the sheriff’s office and “a continued sense of duty and dedication.” Sauve, 59, served as a deputy, sergeant, lieutenant and chief deputy prior to be elected ...

UPCAP’s Mediation Program serves UP communities

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ESCANABA — For over 20 years, UPCAP’s Mediation Program has served the 10 counties of the central and western Upper Peninsula. UPCAP’s Mediation Services Program, under the direction of its new coordinator, Cindy Aird Carter, is excited about what mediation can mean for individuals and ...

Dickinson County prosecutor releases report for March

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson County Prosecutor Lisa M. Richards has released her office’s activity report for the month of March. The office received 83 police reports from the five area law enforcement agencies and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. From the reports received, ...

KHS in High School Bowl

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Kingsford played Ironwood in the quarterfinals of High School Bowl and was defeated by a score of 220-110. Representing Kingsford, seated from left, are players Jonah Lerman, team captain Joe Sturm, Ren Thorne and Bennett Klossner. Standing are alternates Mackenzie Rundell and Justin Lanthier ...

IMFD responds to smoke report

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain firefighters were called at 12:21 p.m. Wednesday to the Wendy’s parking lot on U.S. 2 for a vehicle fire. Firefighters found there was light smoke in the engine compartment, so they extinguished the fire. The cause of the fire appeared to be electrical, they ...

Family-owned Door County resort for sale

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EGG HARBOR, Wis. (AP) — A Door County resort that's been in one family for 95 years is for sale. The Alpine Resort and Golf Course in Egg Harbor is on the market for $15 million. WLUK-TV says brothers Paul and John Bertschinger built the resort in the 1920s. Over the years the resort grew ...

Iron County Alliance to host Live, Work Play event April 14

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IRON RIVER — The Iron County Live, Work, Play Show is set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the West Iron County High School Gym, 701 Garfield Ave. in Iron River. A spin-off of the former Business Expo, the Live, Work, Play Show is a sport show, business expo and job fair all ...

Candidate withdraws in Wisconsin treasurer’s race

Wisconsin News

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Republican candidate for state treasurer abruptly dropped out of the race Wednesday, a day after Wisconsin voters overwhelmingly rejected a proposed constitutional amendment that would have eliminated the diminished office. Madison investment manager Tom Hiller ...

Not spring just yet

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Josh Schaefer of Loretto runs down West Hughitt Street in Iron Mountain as snow continued to fall into the evening Tuesday. Despite reaching April, winter seems stubborn to give way, with snow and below-normal temperatures in the forecast through Friday.

Moon honored for 20 years at Northern RV

Business

QUINNESEC — Paul Moon has been recognized at Northern RV Center for 20 years with the dealership. Moon began working at the business at W7081 U.S. 2 in 1998, rising to be lead salesperson for new and used products, said Eli Ward, general manager. “Over the years, he has proven himself ...

UP jobless rate climbs in February

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The Upper Peninsula jobless rate jumped to 8.3 percent in February, well above the state rate of 5.2 percent and the national rate of 4.4 percent. The U.P.’s jobless rate climbed 0.6 percentage points from January’s figure of 7.7 percent, said analyst Bruce Weaver of the ...

Olson to join IM Counseling Center

Business

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Iron Mountain Counseling Center will add a new psychologist to the staff in May. Dr. Karen Olson is an Upper Peninsula native who returned nine years ago to be closer to family. She has worked since then as a clinical psychologist at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical ...

Elections sort out seats in Florence, Marinette counties

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FLORENCE, Wis. — The Florence County Board will have several new supervisors after Tuesday’s spring election. No contested races were on the ballot, but three incumbent supervisors — Mark Wenzel, Ronald Erickson and Ed Wenger — chose to not file for re-election. Chad Hedmark will ...

Loadmaster secures patent for automated cart arm technology

Business

NORWAY — Loadmaster Corp. of Norway has been given a patent for developing technology to empty garbage carts mechanically from the driver’s seat of the vehicle, smoothly and quietly without spillage or rocking the truck, the company reports. The U.S. Patent Office recently notified Forest ...

Stabenow says veterans worried about attempts to privatize VA

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Many veterans in Michigan would resist a potential attempt by the Trump administration to privatize their health care, U.S. Sen.Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., said today. Stabenow, who held a roundtable discussion Tuesday with veterans leaders and service providers in Iron ...

How women can overcome four financial management challenges

Business

For women today, life can be a balancing act between family, career and personal obligations. At the same time, women often face unique challenges when it comes to managing their finances. If you are a woman working to build your financial confidence today and tomorrow, understanding key ...

Marinette County reports first traffic fatality for 2018

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MARINETTE, Wis. — Marinette County has recorded its first traffic fatality for 2018, Marinette County Sheriff Jerry Sauve reports. Deputies responded March 16 to a three-vehicle crash on U.S. Hwy. 141 in the town of Amberg, Wis. Multiple people were transported to Dickinson County Memorial ...

Liberal Dallet easily takes Wisconsin Supreme Court race

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Rebecca Dallet, a liberal Milwaukee judge, easily defeated conservative Michael Screnock on Tuesday in the race for Wisconsin Supreme Court, fueling optimism among Democrats for more victories in the fall midterms. The win in the first statewide general election in the ...

Trial set for IR man in Ski Brule threat

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CRYSTAL FALLS — An Iron River man who reportedly threatened to “shoot up” the Ski Brule resort southwest of Iron River was in Iron County Trial Court on Tuesday to schedule a jury trial. Michael Steven Gordon, 23, has a June 18 supplemental pre-trial conference and a trial July 24 and ...