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Walker signs bill to close prison

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker has signed legislation to close a troubled youth prison in Wisconsin and authorize funding for new facilities across the state. Walker signed the bill in Milwaukee on Friday. The legislation allow the state to borrow $80 million for building facilities to ...

Drawing closer to Easter

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Clockwise from back, the Rev. Jim Danielson leads the Maunday Thursday service at the Evangelical Covenant Church in Norway, with Beth Henrion, Kristen and Matt Reath, Pam and Jon Schwamlien, Tim and Denise Nault and Donna and Todd Sundstrom in attendance. Today is Good Friday and also the ...

New site for GL Recovery Center

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The Dickinson Area Chamber Alliance Ambassadors recently hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Great Lakes Recovery Center at its new location the upper suite of 301 Kent St. in Iron Mountain. From left are ambassadors Teresa Schettler and Mary Dixon; GLRC business coordinator Sandie Teske with ...

Michigan auto fee to rise to $192 per vehicle in July

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan drivers with auto insurance will pay more money than ever — $192 annually per vehicle — to cover unlimited medical benefits for severely injured motorists. The fee was announced Thursday by the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association, a state-created ...

IMKCFCU taps five for board of directors

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KINGSFORD —Five people recently were unanimously elected to the Iron Mountain Kingsford Community Federal Credit Union board of directors at the annual meeting. — Steve Mulka has been an IMKCFCU member since 1979. His experience includes 25 years working at the City of Kingsford ...

Five students on ballot for Miss Niagara title

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NIAGARA, Wis. — Niagara residents again will use the ballot box to crown the next Miss Niagara from among five candidates in Tuesday’s elections. Both city and town of Niagara voters will be able to help decide among the students, recently selected by the high school as the 2018 ...

Winter storm warnings, watches issued for entire region

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A late-season storm is expected to bring several inches of snow to the area between 1 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, according to the National Weather Service. Iron County and the rest of the western Upper Peninsula are under a winter storm warning for 6 to 9 inches, Florence ...

Ingalls man takes plea deal on meth charge

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IRON MOUNTAIN — An Ingalls man who reportedly had methamphetamine in his jacket when stopped by police in Breen Township last year has accepted a plea deal similar to the one his co-defendant agreed to earlier this week. Mark Anthony Corey, 40, was in Dickinson County Circuit Court on ...

Two dogs lost in Florence fire

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FLORENCE, Wis. — Two dogs died in a fire Thursday morning that destroyed a town of Florence home, Florence Fire Chief Joe Witynski said. But no humans were injured, he said, as the residents of 3505 Montgomery Lake Road weren’t home when the blaze broke out about 10:21 a.m. Neighbors ...

Survey: Underage drinking down in Wisconsin

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Fewer Wisconsin high school students participate in underage drinking compared to two decades ago, according to a new study. The Wisconsin Youth Risk Behavior Survey studies high school students every two years for topics including sexual activity, school safety, drug ...

IM firefighters called to accident

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain firefighters were called at 9:37 a.m. Thursday to a two-vehicle accident on Lake Antoine Road at Boss Way. No injuries were reported, so firefighters cleaned up debris and fluid and provided traffic control before returning to the station at 10:22 a.m.

Six things that need to be shared with your doctor

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IRON MOUNTAIN — It is important to be honest with a doctor about certain health habits, but sometimes it isn’t so easy to be forthcoming. Fear of being judged or discussing embarrassing situations may prevent some patients from telling medical professionals the whole story. However, the ...

How to find hidden cancers? Doctors try glowing dyes

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — It was an ordinary surgery to remove a tumor — until doctors turned off the lights and the patient’s chest started to glow. A spot over his heart shined purplish pink. Another shimmered in a lung. They were hidden cancers revealed by fluorescent dye, an advance that ...

Reasons for doctor visit may be only skin deep

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Individuals visit the doctor for many different reasons. Although serious illnesses or acute medical care may be seen as the primary reasons behind doctor visits, a study from The Mayo Clinic suggests otherwise. In 2013, data published in the journal Mayo Clinic ...

An egg-cellent event

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NORWAY — Tens of thousands of Easter eggs filled with candy and prize tickets will be up for grabs Saturday at the 24th annual Norway Community Easter Egg Hunt at Marion Park on U.S. 8. Countdown to the hunt starts at 1 p.m., but organizer Becky Kleikamp advises participants arrive no ...

Systems Control in IM sold to Comvest

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Systems Control of Iron Mountain, one of Dickinson County’s major employers, announced Wednesday that Comvest Partners has acquired the company. “Systems Control has an outstanding reputation in the electric utility industry” said Lee Bryan, a partner at Comvest, a ...

No contested area races in Wisconsin elections

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FLORENCE, Wis. — Voters in Wisconsin’s Florence and northern Marinette counties will have a quiet spring election day Tuesday, with no contested local races on the ballot. But on the state level, they will choose between Rebecca Dallet and Michael Screnock for Wisconsin Supreme Court ...

White House physician nominated to lead VA

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump fired Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin and nominated White House doctor Ronny Jackson to replace him after a bruising ethics scandal and a mounting rebellion within the agency. A Navy rear admiral, Jackson is a surprise choice to succeed ...

Walker calls special elections after court order

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker issued an executive order scheduling special elections to fill two vacant legislative seats today, as Senate Republicans abandoned their efforts to pass a bill blocking the contests amid intense criticism that the GOP was trying to avoid adding ...