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Carpenter Avenue ‘road diet’

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The city of Iron Mountain will seek public comment at 6 p.m. Monday at City Hall regarding a potential traffic lane reduction on a portion of Carpenter Avenue. More information on the “road diet” plan is available at cityofironmountain.com. Because the Michigan Department of ...

Wisconsin man contracts rare blood infection from dog

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin man was preparing for additional surgeries after having part of his legs and forearms amputated because of a dog lick that led to a rare blood infection, his wife said Thursday. Greg Manteufel, 48, has been hospitalized since late June, when he went to a ...

Agency: Refinery fire caused by blast debris hitting tank

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SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) — A raging refinery fire that forced the temporary evacuation of homes in the coastal Wisconsin city of Superior in April was caused by an explosion that sent debris hurtling into an asphalt storage tank, a federal agency said Thursday. The U.S. Chemical Safety Board ...

Commission picks new administrator

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Ethics Commission has selected a Florida attorney as its new leader. The commission announced Thursday it has appointed Daniel Carlton Jr. as interim administrator. He’ll serve out the remainder of a four-year term that expires in mid-2019. He’ll make ...

Video shows cop beating naked woman in hospital

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DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit police corporal has been suspended after cellphone video emerged showing him beating a naked, unarmed and possibly mentally ill woman inside an emergency room triage unit as another officer and hospital security restrained her. The video posted on WJBK-TV’s ...

Iron Mountain VA hosting mental health summit Aug. 21

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IRON MOUNTAIN – The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center will be hosting its sixth annual Mental Health Summit on Tuesday, Aug. 21, from 9 a.m. to noon at Bay College West Campus located at 2801 North U.S. Highway 2 in Iron Mountain. Local government human services, community mental health ...

Corn available at the farmer’s market

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The 2018 Iron Mountain Farmers and Artisans Summer Market will be 8 a.m. to noon Saturday in the parking area across from the Dickinson County Library in downtown Iron Mountain. “Corn has come early this year. Market goers are encouraged to come early for the best produce ...

Harmony Arboretum Prairie Walk set

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Marinette, Wis. — Late summer is the time when prairie flowers bloom and grasses turn golden, a wonderful time to spend an evening in the prairie. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the Harmony Arboretum Prairie on Wednesday, Aug. 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. to learn more about this unique habitat ...

Michigan Democratic candidates spar over corporate donations

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Corporate donations have become a central issue in the Michigan Democratic contest for governor as the three candidates try to woo progressive voters ahead of the Aug. 7 primary. The state bans corporations from giving money directly to candidates but Democratic ...

Michigan woman pleads no contest in young daughter’s death

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FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan woman faces up to life in prison after reaching a plea agreement in the death of her 3-year-old daughter whose body hasn’t been found. Twenty-nine-year-old Erika Finley of Flint pleaded no contest Wednesday to second-degree murder, first-degree child abuse ...

Wisconsin DNR to reinstate park rangers

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is changing course on a state parks law enforcement policy that’s less than a year old. The agency has decided it will once again use credentialed park rangers to perform law enforcement functions at parks and other state ...

Four Seasons resort to reopen; Pine Mountain to be renovated

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IRON MOUNTAIN - Pine Mountain Ski and Golf Resort in Breitung Township has been purchased by an Ohio-based group that plans to give the property a multi-million-dollar facelift, representatives of the resort said in a news release Wednesday. The same group, Lakeshore Management LLC of ...

One new millage on Dickinson ballot

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Although voters in Dickinson County will see plenty of tax proposals on Tuesday’s primary ballot, all but one are renewals of existing millages. And in Iron County, only the village of Alpha has a tax matter to decide. The lone new proposal in Dickinson County comes from ...

Dickinson commissioners challenged in GOP primary

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Tuesday’s primary election will be fairly quiet as far as county, city and township races go, with the only contests in the Republican nominations for two seats on the Dickinson County Board and a five-way race for a Gaastra City Commission position. Incumbent District ...

Federal judge: Michigan can’t eliminate straight-party voting

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DETROIT (AP) — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Michigan can’t eliminate straight-party voting, saying that preventing voters from checking a single box to vote for all of a party’s candidates would lead to long lines at the polls and discriminate against blacks, who tend to use the ...

Summer showers

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Betsy Sawicky of Iron Mountain walks up West F street near a flower bed where water puddled up after an afternoon storm Wednesday. About a half-inch of rain fell in the Iron Mountain-Kingsford area. The U.S. Drought Monitor today shows no areas of concern in the central Upper Peninsula but ...

Fake weed blamed in death

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wisconsin health officials report the first death in the state linked to a recent surge in people using synthetic marijuana. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services on Wednesday confirmed a death in Milwaukee County related to the use of synthetic marijuana, often ...

Trump team wants to roll back mileage standards

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is proposing to roll back Obama-era mileage standards that were designed to make cars more fuel efficient and reduce pollution. The administration also filed notice Thursday that it wants to revoke the authority of California and other states to ...

IMFD called on two runs Wednesday

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain firefighters were called at 9:48 a.m. Wednesday to South Jackson Street near the railroad tracks after a dump truck caught a low-hanging wire and snapped two utility poles. Firefighters determined the lines were a combination of power lines and old telephone ...