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Sun smiles on Florence Fair

August 29, 2015 FLORENCE, Wis. — Nice weather is predicted for the Florence County Fair, which continues today and Sunday at the fairgrounds in Florence. There is no admission fee. more »»

Dickinson shows lower unemployment than U.S.

August 29, 2015 MARQUETTE — Little change was seen in Upper Peninsula unemployment rate in July as it edged up .1 percentage points to 6. more »»

Michigan rejects marijuana for autism

August 29, 2015 DETROIT (AP) — Michigan won’t allow the use of medical marijuana to control the effects of severe autism, an official said, rejecting the recommendation of an advisory pane. more »»

Rate hike in doubt after market frenzy

August 29, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — What once seemed a sure bet — that the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates in September — suddenly appears less certain following a wild week of stock market turbulence. more »»

New sign at museum

August 29, 2015 The Jake Menghini Museum in Norway recently had a new sign installed. It replaces the old sign that had been used since the museum was located on Chestnut Street. more »»

Cannon launches Congressional bid

August 29, 2015 TRAVERSE CITY— Retired Sheriff and Army Major General Jerry Cannon said that he has served his community and country in many capacities, and is ready to serve again. more »»

U.P. Health System to host prostate cancer discussion at Bay College in Escanaba

August 29, 2015 ESCANABA — About one man in seven will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. You can gain crucial – possibly lifesaving – insight into this all too common cancer during a U.P. more »»

State police: Trooper on motorcycle dies

August 29, 2015 DETROIT (AP) — A state trooper on motorcycle patrol died from injuries suffered when he was dragged several miles by a car hauling a trailer which struck him along a Michigan highway. more »»

Wisconsin AG argues against EPA water rules

August 29, 2015 MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Attorney General Brad Schimel is arguing that a federal court ruling blocking new Environmental Protection Agency water pollution regulations should apply nationwide. more »»

MTU president appointed to MET board

August 29, 2015 LANSING — Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has appointed Michigan Tech University President Glenn Mroz to the board of the Michigan Education Trust (MET). more »»

Books for kids

August 29, 2015 Michigan State University Extension and 4-H recently received a large donation of children’s books from the Molina Foundation. more »»

Dianda urges U.P. energy solution

August 29, 2015 MARQUETTE — Representatives from energy corporations, lawmakers, activists and concerned citizens gathered at the Ishpeming Township Hall earlier this week to discuss issues surrounding energy... more »»

Holy Spirit Catholic School unveils updated playground

August 29, 2015 NORWAY — With the start of the school year, Holy Spirit Catholic School students will find some improvements to their playground. more »»

DICSA moving to new location

August 28, 2015 By NIKKI YOUNK Staff Writer IRON MOUNTAIN — The Dickinson-Iron Community Services Agency (DICSA), which includes the Family Ties adult day care program, will be moving to a new location this fall. more »»

Florence County Fair kicks off today

August 28, 2015 By EVAN REID Staff Writer FLORENCE, Wis. — The 2015 Florence County Fair will be held today through Sunday at the fairgrounds in Florence. more »»

Tomah VAMC halting psychiatric services

August 28, 2015 TOMAH, Wis. (AP) — The troubled Tomah Veterans Administration Medical Center is making several changes related to its psychiatric and emergency services to address staffing shortages. more »»

Airlifeline fund-raiser Saturday

August 28, 2015 KINGSFORD — Airlifelinefest 2015 will be held in the County Hangar at Ford Airport on Saturday. Gates open 4 p.m. and entertainment begins at 5 p.m. more »»

Fumee contest winners

August 28, 2015 Dickinson County’s Fumee Lake Commission has announced the latest winners in the photo/essay contest as they capture the beauty of the Fumee Lake Natural Area. more »»

Police seek witnesses

August 28, 2015 IRON MOUNTAIN — The Iron Mountain Police Department is seeking witnesses to a two-vehicle crash that occurred on U.S. 2 at East A Street on Thursday. more »»

Victim group seeks independent review of clergy abuse claims

August 28, 2015 MILWAUKEE (AP) — A group of clergy sexual abuse victims called this week for an independent commission to investigate molestation accusations that are sealed as part of a bankruptcy case involving... more »»



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August 28, 2015 I saw Brian Kilmeade of “Fox & Friends” on Megyn Kelly’s show last night and he said watching the Little League World Series is pretty boring unless you’ve got a kid in it. Hmm. more »

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