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Halloween Family Fun Fest Oct. 13

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Marinette, Wis —The annual Halloween Family Fun Fest will take place from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Harmony Arboretum. Attendees can visit the Children’s Learning Garden at the Harmony Arboretum for a “spooktacularly” good time. There will be crafts, games, pumpkin ...

Cosmetology students win key ruling in dispute over labor

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DETROIT (AP) — A judge has cleared the way for possibly thousands of people to be paid for work performed while they were students at a chain of cosmetology schools in Michigan and two other states. Students who cleaned floors, restocked products and washed towels were performing tasks that ...

Three new staff members join Florence schools

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FLORENCE, Wis. — The Florence County School District is introducing three new staff members for the 2018-19 school year. Sara Wagner is teaching physical science, biology, anatomy and physiology, and environmental science at Florence High School. Wagner graduated from Norway High School ...

Online voter registration eyed

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan residents could register to vote online under bills nearing Gov. Rick Snyder’s desk. The House approved the legislation unanimously Wednesday. The measures previously passed the Senate and are expected to receive final procedural votes later this ...

FARM Science Lab visits Forest Park School District

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Crystal Falls — Forest Park’s K-5 students got a head start on learning more about how their food is raised as the Food, Agriculture & Resources in Motion (FARM) Science Lab made a stop at Forest Park Elementary. Classes spent an hour apiece investigating renewable resources, studying ...

Overcast while fishing

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From left, Levi, Sage and Paul Melka of Niagara, Wis., fish off the boat dock on the Menominee River in Niagara. The string of overcast days will be broken Thursday with the forecast calling for clear skies and sun, according to the National Weather Service, but the same gray pattern otherwise ...

Michigan, company reach deal to replace oil pipeline

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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration and Canadian pipeline giant Enbridge have agreed to replace twin 65-year-old crude oil pipes in a channel linking two of the Great Lakes with another that would run through a tunnel far below the lake bed, officials told ...

Man pleads not guilty to secretly filming neighbors

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IRON MOUNTAIN — An Iron Mountain man accused of placing video cameras in several Kingsford homes and recording footage of unclothed people waived arraignment Tuesday in Dickinson County Circuit Court and asked that not guilty pleas be entered on his behalf. The waiver means 46-year-old Scott ...

Report: Fall colors reaching peak in region

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The Upper Peninsula’s annual fall color show is under way. According to the Upper Peninsula Travel and Recreation Association website at www.uptravel.com, as of Sept. 26, 10 to 20 percent of the foliage in Dickinson County had changed color, with the peak expected next week. Iron County ...

Not guilty plea in IC meth case

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CRYSTAL FALLS — A Crystal Falls man has pleaded not guilty to methamphetamine charges in Iron County Trial Court. Jesse Ray Hamilton, 37, will return to court Oct. 29 for a pre-trial conference on delivery or manufacture of meth, a 20-year felony; possession of meth, a 10-year felony; ...

October is domestic violence awareness month

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IRON MOUNTAIN — This month is set aside to give a voice to survivors of domestic violence. However, not all who experience abuse survive. Each year throughout the month of October, Caring House puts up a display of crosses representing the number of deaths each year from domestic violence ...

Guilty plea entered in pornography case

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IRON MOUNTAIN — An Iron Mountain man has reached a plea agreement with the Dickinson County Prosecutor’s Office on child pornography charges and will be sentenced Dec. 3. William Frank Dumke, 48, pleaded guilty in Dickinson County Circuit Court to child sexually abusive activity and ...

Harvest Festival set for Saturday

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AURORA, Wis. — Food, art and craft lovers are invited to Northeast Wisconsin Technical College’s ninth annual Woodland Kitchen’s Harvest Festival on Saturday. This autumn celebration features local food artisans from the Woodland Kitchen as well as local arts crafts vendors. This ...

Drill at West Iron schools

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Iron County police, firefighters, paramedics, hospital staff, health department officials and school personnel participated Monday in an active school shooter training session at West Iron County Schools and Aspirus Iron River Hospital in Iron River. No students were involved in the ...

Council: No one-way on Fourth Avenue in Norway

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NORWAY — The Norway City Council won’t pursue making Fourth Avenue by Norway-Vulcan Area Schools a one-way street for student safety, after residents Monday argued parking was the bigger problem in the area. The proposal originally came from a school safety committee made up of city and ...

Public hearings set on IM tax incentives

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Tax breaks are in the works for two rehabilitation projects, a coffee shop and a dental office, in Iron Mountain’s commercial district. The city council on Monday set public hearings for 6 p.m. Oct. 15 on applications from Contrast Coffee and Paul Fornetti DDS. Contrast ...

IR couple sent to prison for abusing daughter

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CRYSTAL FALLS — An Iron River couple was sent to prison Monday for a child abuse case that left their 44-day-old daughter with about 20 fractures to her arms and legs, a dozen rib fractures, a broken collar bone and bruises. “I have been doing this for 28 years and this is about as ...

Volunteer drivers needed to help veterans get to VA appointments

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center is seeking volunteer drivers to transport veterans who live in Dickinson and surrounding counties to and from their appointments at the Iron Mountain facility. Currently, there is a critical shortage of volunteer drivers. “We are ...

Memorial scholarship established at IMHS for Jacob Weslin

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A new scholarship has been established by the Iron Mountain High School graduating class of 2015, in memory of their classmate, Jacob Weslin, who passed away in a tragic accident this past spring. Weslin graduated from IMHS in 2015. He attended Northern Michigan University, ...

IMHS senior named commended student

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain senior Mia Rae Fairchild has been named a commended student in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program, Mark Herman, principal at Iron Mountain announced. A letter of commendation from the school and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which ...