Rare treat for sky watchers

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The dancing glow of the aurora borealis was visible Thursday night and early Friday across much of the northern U.S., including Michigan and Wisconsin. However, the solar storm that enhanced the Northern Lights show has weakened, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric ...

Whitmer signs ‘right-to-work’ repeal

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan, long known as a mainstay of organized labor, Friday became the first state in decades to repeal a union-restricting law known as “right-to-work” that was passed more than a decade ago by a Republican-controlled Legislature. The state’s ...

Wisconsin voters say absentee law not followed

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Disabled voters say local election leaders across Wisconsin are not following federal law during early voting in the high-stakes race for state Supreme Court, incorrectly telling them they can’t have another person return their absentee ballot for them. Absentee ...

‘Icy grip’ begins to loosen

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Every year, certain signs point to the region really turning the corner from winter to spring. At Six Mile Lake, one such indicator is the sound of trickling water that inevitably finds its way to the lake, especially from Solberg Creek on the northwestern corner. As snowmelt feeds into ...

GOP rejects Evers’ plan

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ $3.8 billion proposed spending on state building projects got the thumbs down from Republicans as expected Thursday, sending the final decision on funding to the GOP-controlled Legislature’s budget committee. Republicans on the state ...

Footprints lead DNR officers to missing teen in Marquette County

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MARQUETTE — A 14-year-old boy reported missing Tuesday afternoon was treated and released from an area hospital after Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers located him cold and wet near Foster Creek, south of Marquette. At 4:25 p.m. Marquette County Central Dispatch ...