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Ash Wednesday

February 10, 2016 From left, Holy Spirit Catholic School students Lily Wilson, Anna Debidart, Anna Falk, Emma Dube and Josh Schlitz kneel in prayer after receiving ashes this morning from Fr. Timothy M. Ekaitis at S. more »»

Dead cougar had been in a snare, DNR reports

February 10, 2016 IRON MOUNTAIN — A cougar found dead just north of Iron Mountain last week had been caught in a snare before it was dumped, state wildlife officials said Wednesday. more »»

Iron County board eyes recreation improvements

February 10, 2016 CRYSTAL FALLS — Iron County will seek grant funding to install a handicap-accessible dock at Pentoga Park as it moves forward with various parks and recreation projects. more »»

Ash borer found in Norway

February 10, 2016 The invasive emerald ash borer has been confirmed for the first time in Dickinson and Marquette counties, prompting the state today to extend its quarantine area to include almost all of Michigan’s... more »»

Teen suffers injuries in U.S. 8 rollover

February 10, 2016 MARINETTE, Wis. — More information has been released about a one-vehicle rollover accident Monday morning in the town of Goodman, Wis. The driver, 17-year-old Fiona Jane Peed of Armstrong Creek, Wis. more »»

20-year sentence for U.P. break-ins

February 10, 2016 ESCANABA — A man convicted last year of breaking into two homes in Wells Township and a camp in Rock in 2012 was sentenced this week to serve a minimum of 20 years in priso. more »»

Managed forest overhaul OK’d in Wisconsin

February 10, 2016 MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Senate has approved a bill that would re-shape Wisconsin’s managed forest program. more »»

Middle school students honored

February 10, 2016 The following students have been chosen by their prime time teachers as Breitung Township Schools Student of the Week for the 2015-16 school year. more »»

Universities may get more funding

February 10, 2016 LANSING (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder is proposing that Michigan’s 15 public universities get 4.3 percent more in state operations funding in the next fiscal year. more »»

Fishing derby on Saturday in Hermansville

February 10, 2016 HERMANSVILLE — A fishing derby will be held Saturday at Hermansville Lake. This is a free fishing weekend with no license required. Registration is from 9 a.m. to noon. more »»

Gas cheapest in 12 years

February 10, 2016 DEARBORN (AP) — AAA Michigan says the statewide average price for gas has fallen below $1.50 for the first time since 2004. more »»

Woman dies in ski accident

February 10, 2016 PORTAGE, Wis. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a 24-year-old woman who died in a skiing accident in south-central Wisconsin. more »»

Nine days until ski tourney

February 10, 2016 Kiwanis Ski Club lifetime member Bob Morell holds a flag on top of the landing hill during the 1971 ski jumping tournament at Pine Mountain. more »»

Snyder proposes $195 million for Flint crisis

February 10, 2016 LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. more »»

Lawmaker’s bill funds Florence resource center

February 10, 2016 MADISON, Wis. — A bill authored by Wisconsin Rep. Rob Swearingen, R-Rhinelander, at the request of Florence County residents was approved by the state Assembly on Tuesday. more »»

Fatal forklift accident reported

February 10, 2016 GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Federal workplace safety officials are investigating a fatal accident at a Green Bay trucking company. A man died at Venture Logistics Monday afternoo. more »»

Bacteria worries influenced decisions on Flint water

February 10, 2016 Worries over bacteria led to the fateful decision not to apply anti-corrosive chemicals when Flint, Michigan, began drawing water from the Flint River, an email written by the city’s former public... more »»

Immunizations scheduled

February 10, 2016 FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence County Health Department immunization clinics will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 17. Clinics will be held from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Hillcrest School in Aurora and from 1 p. more »»

Breitung plans water project

February 9, 2016 QUINNESEC — Breitung Township officials hope to see construction start later this year on more than $450,000 in upgrades to water mains in the East Kingsford are. more »»

Veterans office scales back to save rent

February 9, 2016 IRON MOUNTAIN — The Veterans Affairs Office serving Dickinson County will reduce its leased space at the Crystal Lake Community Center to save on rent. more »»

Police: No tickets issued after vehicles break through ice

February 9, 2016 LAKE GENEVA, Wis. (AP) — Lake Geneva police say no one was cited after 15 cars and trucks broke through the ice during the city’s Winterfest over the weekend. more »»



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