Economist has new view on US tax law

Local News

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — An economist urged the Michigan Department of Treasury on Friday to quickly adopt his interpretation that the new U.S. tax law will not lead to an increase in state income taxes. Patrick Anderson, a former deputy budget director under Republican Gov. John Engler, said ...

Shootout at Cairo church kills nine

International News

CAIRO (AP) — A gunman on a motorcycle opened fire Friday outside a church in a Cairo suburb and at a nearby store, sparking a shootout that killed at least nine people, including eight Coptic Christians, authorities said. It was the latest attack targeting Egypt’s embattled Christian ...

Power crews to aid effort in Puerto Rico

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Workers from We Energies, Wisconsin Public Service and DTE Energy Co. are heading to Puerto Rico to help restore power after Hurricane Maria. In all, 18 U.S. energy companies are assisting Puerto Rico as part of a mutual aid agreement. The work in Puerto Rico is ...

Blaze levels UP sawmill

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TWIN LAKES — The J&A Penegor Sawmill in Houghton County’s Elm River Township was destroyed by fire Thursday night, according to Twin Lakes fire officials. The fire broke out at about 6:30 p.m. Thursday, said Chief John Reynolds of the Twin Lakes Volunteer Fire Department. While one ...

No newspaper on Monday

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The Daily News will not publish a paper Monday, New Year’s Day. The Circulation Department will take calls from 8 to 10 a.m. today. Offices will otherwise be closed for the holiday until 8 a.m. Tuesday.

Work continues on $18 million Delta County jail project

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ESCANABA — The ongoing Delta County Correctional Facility project is still on track to be completed late in 2018, Delta County Administrator Ryan Bergman said. During its last regular meeting of the year, the Delta County Board approved an updated budget. “We finalized the budget at ...

Menards founder prevails in court

Wisconsin News

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The founder of the Menards building supply stores doesn't owe his former fiancÈe compensation for professional work she said she performed for his multibillion-dollar company and other business ventures during their nine-year relationship, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ...

Not fit for man nor beast

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IRON MOUNTAIN — This prolonged stretch of subzero temperatures, now set to extend into a second week, definitely has its share of risks for people. But the stakes could be higher for the four-footed members of the household or farm, especially if their human caretakers get careless. Most ...

Record number of rare warbler nests found in Wisconsin

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Conservationists in Wisconsin say they’ve spotted a record number of nests from the federally endangered Kirtland’s warbler this year, a decade after the songbird was first spotted in the state. Fifteen nests have been found so far in Wisconsin, The Wisconsin State ...

Wisconsin camping, parks could cost more

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Campers and hikers might have to dig a little deeper to get into their favorite state parks in 2018. And if they’re packing their tents and boots into a hybrid vehicle they’ll have to pay even more. Provisions in the Republican state budget that go into effect Monday ...

Two vessels freed from ice

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SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says ice-breaking ships have freed two vessels that were stuck in the St. Marys River. Coast Guard officials said Thursday the cutter Biscayne Bay freed one vessel from the up-bound Middle Neebish Channel, where it became stuck in the ice ...

No Daily News on Monday

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The Daily News will not publish a paper Monday, New Year’s Day. All Daily News offices will close at 5:30 p.m. Friday and remain closed for the holiday until 8 a.m. Tuesday. The Circulation Department will take calls from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday.

New scholarship created for students

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KINGSFORD — The Touchett family has created a scholarship in memory of Staff Sergeant Timothy Touchett. The Tim Touchett Legacy Scholarships will be awarded to two Class of 2018 graduating seniors. This scholarship, valued at $1,500, is being offered in memory of Staff Sergeant Timothy ...

Two Republican state lawmakers resign to work for Walker

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Two Republican state lawmakers are resigning to take jobs with Gov. Scott Walker’s administration. Sen. Frank Lasee, of De Pere, and Rep. Keith Ripp, of Lodi, are resigning Friday and will begin working for Walker on Monday. Walker spokesman Tom Evenson says no special ...

Democrats seek younger voters with mostly gray candidates

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Paul Soglin had already completed three terms as mayor of Madison before Kelda Roys was born in 1979. Now they’re both running for governor, illustrating a generational divide among Democratic candidates. Soglin, at 72, and Roys, 38, are the oldest and youngest of ...

Propane bill signed

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker has signed an executive order designed to increase access to propane for people who rely on it to heat their homes. Walker signed an executive order declaring a state of emergency as of Friday in response to propane shortages and wait times. Walker says ...

Marinette bridge closing for repairs

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MARINETTE, Wis. — The Ogden Street Bridge connecting the cities of Marinette, Wis., and Menominee will close to vehicle, marine and pedestrian traffic beginning Tuesday for painting and machinery upgrades. The bridge is expected to reopen by March 31. A signed detour will be in place ...

Calumet man injured in snowmobile accident

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CALUMET — A Calumet man lost control of his snowmobile and struck a tree early Friday morning in Calumet Township. The 24 year-old was traveling southbound on DNR Trail 3, south of Copper City Road. Deputies from the Houghton County Sheriff’s Office responded to the accident. The driver ...