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Walker says he doesn’t have ‘knowledge’ about prison report

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MIDDLETON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker says he doesn’t “have any knowledge” about whether his administration stopped former Corrections Secretary Ed Wall from seeking an outside review of Wisconsin’s troubled juvenile prisons in 2015. Walker was asked by reporters Friday about the ...

UP gets taste of wintry weather

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MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) — The Upper Peninsula is getting a taste of wintry weather a little earlier than usual this fall. The National Weather Service office in the Marquette area says in a post on Twitter that a light accumulation of snow turned up Friday morning on vehicles and grass. The ...

Music Boosters selling candy bars

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CRYSTAL FALLS — The Forest Park Music Boosters will be holding their annual World’s Finest Chocolate Bar Fund Raiser Oct. 15 through Oct. 23. Middle school and high school students will be selling multiple varieties, including milk chocolate, dark chocolate, caramel, crunch and almond, ...

Astronomy night set at Harmony Arboretum

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Marinette, Wis. — Have you ever wanted to know more about the night sky? Anne Bartels of the Marinette County Land and Water Conservation Division will share general astronomy information and give a stargazing tour of the night sky from 7 to 8:15 p.m. on Monday at the Harmony Arboretum, ...

Farmers & Artisans Market Saturday

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The 2018 Iron Mountain Farmers & Artisans Summer Market will be from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays through Oct. 20 across from the Dickinson County Library. “We have a new vendor coming in this week to sell her locally produced honey,” Nancy Schaub, event manager said. ...

Walker requests federal help for storm, damage

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker is requesting federal disaster help for 18 counties impacted by severe storms and flooding in August and September. Intense storms that began Aug. 17 and lasted several weeks produced flash flooding, led to seven dam failures and caused lakes and ...

Memo: Local levies drive up Wisconsin property taxes

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A new memo shows property taxes went up $24 on the median-valued home last year thanks largely to locally-driven increases. A Legislative Fiscal Bureau memo prepared for Senate Democratic Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling shows the net tax bill on the median-valued home ...

A different fall Leif festival

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NORWAY — Norway once again will celebrate its Scandinavian heritage this weekend with the annual Leif Erikson Festival. Local business owners came up with the event 26 years ago to honor their ancient Viking history. “It has expanded tremendously over the years — especially in the ...

Ford Airport subsidy renewed for five years

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WASHINGTON D.C. — Eight airports in the Upper Peninsula and northern Michigan, including Dickinson County’s Ford Airport in Kingsford, have received a five-year extension of the Essential Air Service subsidy that helps keep rural and remote areas connected to major airline hubs. The ...

IR man gets jail for threats to Ski Brule

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CRYSTAL FALLS — An Iron River man who threatened to “shoot up” the Ski Brule resort earlier this year was sentenced in Iron County Trial Court to 10 months in jail, with credit for 219 days already served, and five years of probation, during which he is not allowed on the resort’s ...

Little local damage reported from storms

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Several rounds of strong storms hit the region with rain and high winds Wednesday evening, but the National Weather Service in Negaunee Township reported no confirmed tornadoes. The central Upper Peninsula was under a tornado watch for much of the evening, while eastern ...

New trial date set for Crystal Falls man

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CRYSTAL FALLS — A new trial date has been set for a Crystal Falls man accused of having sexual contact with a boy more than a decade ago. Iron County Trial Court Judge C. Joseph Schwedler said an issue with the court’s schedule prevented 81-year-old Earl Ralph Otchingwanigan’s trial ...

Adopt-A-Highway Program

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The Norway High School Key Club has completed its fall cleanup for the Adopt-A-Highway Program, a Michigan Department of Transportation effort designed to help keep the state’s highway roadsides clean and attractive. The Norway High School Key Club has adopted a 1.14-mile portion of Piers ...

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 ...