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Fatal crash victims ID’d

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WAUCEDAH TOWNSHIP — The names of a Tipler, Wis., couple that died in a two-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon on U.S. 2 near Alfredson Road in Waucedah Township have been made available. Killed were George J. Marciulionis, 56, and Janet A. Yacovelli, 59. Both owned and operated Tipler Bar and ...

Bark River man will await trial on murder charge

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MENOMINEE — A Bark River man charged in the murder of his adoptive father was bound over to Menominee County Circuit Court on Friday morning. District Court Judge Robert Jamo made his decision after a preliminary hearing Thursday in Menominee County District Court. Gary Paul ...

Whitmer to address nation

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will deliver the Democratic response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address Feb. 4. Rep. Veronica Escobar of Texas will deliver the Spanish-language response. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck ...

Trump team ready to begin impeachment defense

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Closing out their case, House Democrats warned Friday in Donald Trump’s impeachment trial that the president will persist in abusing his power and endangering American democracy unless Congress intervenes to remove him before the 2020 election. They then implored ...

Two killed in two-vehicle accident

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WAUCEDAH TOWNSHIP — Two people from Tipler, Wis., are dead after a two-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon on U.S. 2 near Alfredson Road in Waucedah Township. The crash happened about 2:41 p.m. when a westbound 2013 Chevrolet Equinox crossed the center line on U.S. 2 and collided head-on with a ...

More snow

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Chase Ross of Iron Mountain cleans his mother’s car of snow on North Kimberly Avenue in Iron Mountain. A slow-moving storm that has blanketed the area since early in the week, dropped another three inches of snow yesterday. Snow, possibly mixed with freezing drizzle, is expected to continue ...

Niagara man pleads guilty to drug, weapon charges

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A Niagara, Wis., man accused of drug and weapon offenses pleaded guilty in Dickinson County Circuit Court. Alex Johnson, 20, was convicted of the possession of methamphetamine, a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison; and reckless use of a firearm, a 90-day ...

Group launches Michigan ballot drive to rein in lobbying

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A group launched a ballot drive Thursday to target lobbying in Michigan’s Capitol by banning free food and drink for state elected officials, requiring former lawmakers to wait two years to become lobbyists and overhauling a system that tracks lobbying. The Coalition ...

DCHS eyes alternative to federal loan

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson County Healthcare System is exploring other options to refinance its debt and purchase new equipment as its application for a $25.65 million federal loan remains in limbo. The hospital board Thursday authorized seeking counsel for issuing revenue bonds at a cost ...

Wisconsin tax collections up $818 million above projections

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin tax collections are expected to come in more than $818 million above projections made last summer, an increase reported Thursday that will fuel the push to make an election year tax cut. Republicans who control the Legislature are discussing a tax cut, while ...

Guth arrested by KIND team

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IRON MOUNTAIN — An Iron Mountain woman faces several charges after being arrested by the KIND Drug Enforcement Team. Amber Guth, 33, is charged with controlled substance-delivery of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, and habitual offender, fourth offense. She is in the ...

Kingsford City approved truck purchase

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KINGSFORD — The Kingsford City Council this week approved buying a utility truck from Town & Country Sales in Quinnesec. The cost is $39,334.47 after a $3,204 deduction because the steel truck bed will not be painted, City Manager Anthony Edlebeck told the council in making the ...

Evers calls lawmakers into special session on dairy crisis

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers on Thursday called the Republican-controlled Legislature into a special session beginning next week to consider an $8.5 million package of bills designed to help rural Wisconsin in the face of a crisis that’s caused a loss of one-third of the state’s ...

Forest Park donation

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Bud Karnack recently donated $500 to the Forest Park Achievement Hall of Fame. From left are Becky Waters, Forest Park School District superintendent, Bud Karnack, Kurt Anderson, HOF Committee member and Lyle Smithson, HOF Committee member. Both the Hall of Fame and the Forest Park School ...

Niagara Scholarship Fund Drive underway

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NIAGARA, Wis. — The Niagara Area Scholarship Foundation has announced that its 26th annual Alumni Fund Scholarship Drive has gotten underway. Special solicitation letters were recently distributed by school staff members assisted by high school students. This year donors are able to ...

Lap pads service project

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Kingsford Middle School eighth grade career class students completed their lap pad community service project for the quarter. Lap pads will be donated to area nursing homes at the end of the school year. In front from left, are Allette Shanks and Cedric Hendricksen; back: Caeden Wilcox, Callie ...

Wisconsin to weigh extending gun deer season

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin wildlife officials agreed Wednesday to ask gun deer hunters this spring whether they would support wholesale changes to the sport, including tacking another 10 days onto the state’s traditional nine-day season in November. Hunters killed dramatically fewer ...

Enbridge: Broken pipe in Mackinac Straits likely unretrievable

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MACKINAW CITY, Mich. (AP) — A 200-foot-long broken boring pipe remains embedded in the Straits of Mackinac and may not be recoverable by a company that operates a fuel pipeline, officials said. Enbridge Inc. retrieved a broken 45-foot rod in December and told state regulators that a pipe of ...