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Court hearing in embezzlement case postponed

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CRYSTAL FALLS — A court hearing Tuesday for a Crystal Falls woman accused of embezzlement was postponed to give prosecution and defense more time to possibly work out a plea agreement. Laura Lee Sartori, 53, faces embezzlement-between $50,000 and $100,000, a 15-year felony, for ...

Cables leak coolant fluid into Straits

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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Submerged cables that carried electricity between Michigan's two peninsulas were shut down after leaking about 550 gallons of coolant fluid into the waterway that connects Lake Huron and Lake Michigan, officials said Tuesday. The fluid is a mineral-based ...

Class creates pens

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The NWTC welding class at Niagara High School made a pair of pens for market steers to be used at the Marinette County Fair in August. Sophomore Sydney Dunkes is raising her first market steer for the fair and brought the animal by the school Thursday to see the pen in use. From left are Ben ...

Wisconsin keeps state treasurer

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin voters have decided they want to keep the state treasurer position, even though its duties have been all but eliminated. Voters on Tuesday resoundingly rejected a constitutional amendment to eliminate the position that has been around since before Wisconsin ...

MSUE Citizen Planner Program to be offered in Norway, Newberry

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NORWAY — A premiere training program for local officials working in the areas of planning, zoning, community and economic development will be held in the City of Norway and the Village of Newberry this spring. Early registration is required. Michigan State University Extension is offering ...

Beekeeping workshop on Saturday in Ewen

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EWEN — There will be a beekeeping workshop on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern time at the Ewen-Trout Creek High School in Ewen. This workshop is designed for both the novice, people just getting started, and the experienced beekeeper. Some of this year’s topics will be: — ...

Wisconsin Sea Grant to award $2.8M for Great Lakes projects

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute is awarding $2.8 million to research and education projects on the Great Lakes. The institute will fund 19 research projects and 29 outreach proposals in Wisconsin for the next two years, Wisconsin Public Radio ...

Driver who fumbled with phone gets 90 days in fatal crash

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a western Wisconsin woman to the maximum 90 days in jail for a crash that killed a Minnesota woman nearly two years ago. Thirty-six-year-old Destiny Xiong of Hudson, Wisconsin, was sentenced Tuesday on a misdemeanor count of careless driving. A ...

Green Bay’s Zima voted out

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A local politician elected to represent residents of Green Bay for 40 years has been voted out of office. Guy Zima lost both his seats on the Green Bay City Council and the Brown County Board in Tuesday’s election. Brian Johnson will be taking Zima’s seat on the ...

Ski season winding down

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Ayden Geronimi of Kingsford and Charlie Christesen of Breitung Township ride the middle chairlift over the Boneyard run at Pine Mountain on Monday afternoon. In the second photo, the pair ski the Panorama run. Pine Mountain Resort and Ski is open this week while area schools are on spring ...

IM takes steps on unfunded liabilities

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Information will be submitted to the state in what may be an ongoing series of filings to bring Iron Mountain into compliance with a new state law dealing with unfunded municipal pension and retiree health care obligations. Under the Protecting Local Government Retirement ...

Norway to make plans for waste tire disposal with municipalities

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NORWAY — Norway will join several other municipalities in Dickinson County in receiving a Michigan Department of Environmental Quality scrap tire collection grant this year. Details, including when the collection will start, have not yet been finalized, City Manager Ray Anderson told the ...

Trial set in reported choking, assault of woman

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A Channing man has a five-day jury trial starting June 18 on charges he assaulted and choked a woman in January. Daniel Cingano Niggeling, 41, was in Dickinson County Circuit Court on Monday to decline a plea offer from the Dickinson County Prosecutor’s Office and confirm ...

Retired priest placed on leave amid sexual claims

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MARQUETTE — The Rev. Frank M. Lenz, a senior, or retired, Diocese of Marquette priest, has been placed on administrative leave effective immediately, the diocese announced Monday. The action was taken as the result of what it called a recently made credible allegation of sexual misconduct ...

Trial postponed for Kingsford man accused of sexual conduct

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The jury trial for a Kingsford man accused of having sexual contact with a 9-year-old girl has been postponed. David James Streckert, 43, now will go to trial in Dickinson County Circuit Court on Sept. 24 through 27, rather than May 7 through 10 on three counts of criminal ...

Upper Midwest buffeted by heavy spring snowstorm

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A storm that’s expected to dump 10 inches of snow in central Wisconsin and southern Minnesota is making April feel more like January. Snow-covered roads slowed Tuesday morning’s commute in Minnesota’s Twin Cities, where more than 180 plows worked to clear the ...

Wisconsin court race closely watched

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin voters braved cold rain and an early spring snowstorm Tuesday to decide an expensive and openly partisan race for Wisconsin's Supreme Court that pits a conservative appointed by Republican Gov. Scott Walker against a liberal who drew support from former Obama ...

Big Shooters take top spots in American Legion

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NORWAY — The Dickinson County Big Shooters Club continued to have a strong showing in the annual American Legion postal shoot in December and January. Participants in the event used air rifles indoors at targets 10 meters away. Those targets are 1 3/4 inches overall, with scoring rings ...

DIISD welding winners

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LOADMASTER OF NORWAY sponsored a welding competition Wednesday at the Dickinson-Iron Intermediate School District Tech Center in Kingsford. Airgas and Lincoln Electric supported the event with prize donations as well. They judged students on employability skills, attendance and their welding ...

Sea Grant to award $2.8M for Great Lakes projects

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute is awarding $2.8 million to research and education projects on the Great Lakes. The institute will fund 19 research projects and 29 outreach proposals in Wisconsin for the next two years, Wisconsin Public Radio reported ...