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Retirements at DCHS

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Dickinson County Healthcare System recently had a Retirement Tea to recognize those who dedicated huge portions of their lives to DCHS. “It is mindboggling to me when I hear the tenure and longevity of some of our staff members. Several of our retirees have worked for DCHS for more than 40 ...

Business is growing: Larson’s Greenhouse opens for season

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IRON MOUNTAIN — After a long and harsh winter, Rick Larson is enjoying spring. Rick and his wife, Judy, own and operate Larson’s Pine Creek Greenhouse at W6552 Upper Pine Creek Drive in Iron Mountain, which opened for the season April 27. The bright, flowering botanicals the Larsons ...

River Valley Bank names new CFO

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WAUSAU, Wis. — River Valley Bank and IncredibleBank has named Glendon Peterson as executive vice president and chief financial officer. In 15 years at the bank, Peterson has had various finance positions, most recently senior vice president-controller. In his new role, Peterson will be ...

Water and sewer rates up slightly in IM budget

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain’s proposed 2019-20 budget would hold the tax levy steady but does include small increases in water and sewer rates. The city council will have a public hearing on the 2019-20 fiscal year budget at 6 p.m. today at City Hall. The proposed water consumption ...

New agent at Leeds Real Estate

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Kelly Challancin has joined the staff at Leeds Real Estate in Iron Mountain. Challancin has 25 years of sale experience across the Upper Peninsula and Wisconsin marketing candles and home décor with the direct sales company PartyLite Gifts. She is the eldest of eight ...

Two teens killed in Gogebic County crash

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BESSEMER — Two teens have died in Gogebic County after the vehicle they were in crashed into a tree early Saturday. The accident was reported about 2:32 a.m. on Lake Road near Powers Road in Ironwood Township, after the vehicle went off the roadway and struck the tree, according to the ...

Trump’s ‘great patriot’ farmers weather trade war

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MADRID, Iowa (AP) — Iowa farmer Tim Bardole survived years of low crop prices and rising costs by cutting back on fertilizer and herbicides and fixing broken-down equipment rather than buying new. When President Donald Trump’s trade war with China made a miserable situation worse, Bardole ...

Sparks fly downtown

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Iron Mountain Fire Department responded to an electrical fire Sunday evening at the Downtown Plaza in Iron Mountain. Firefighters were called around 8:43 p.m. to 427 S Stephenson Ave., outside Spiro’s Downtown Restaurant. The fire was extinguished after We Energies cut the power to the ...

City, school meetings scheduled

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The Florence County Board of Education will meet at 5:15 p.m. today in Room 259 of Florence High School. There will be an election of officers. New business includes substitute teacher wages, meal prices for 2019-20 and teacher resignations. Iron Mountain City Council will meet at 6 p.m. ...

Planning group invites input

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IRON MOUNTAIN —The Dickinson County Planning Commission invites county residents to participate in a public forum to provide input for the proposed Dickinson County Master Plan, which will be published in late 2019. The focus group will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Dickinson ...

Final day for IM seniors

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The seniors at Iron Mountain High School had their final day of classes Friday. Dakota Galeazzi sprays Silly String as he leads the Class of 2019 on a run around the high school Friday morning. Christian Tregillis and the rest of the senior class walked the halls at North Elementary School as ...

Fatal crash in Marinette County

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MARINETTE, Wis. — A Wausaukee man died and four people were injured in a three-vehicle crash Friday afternoon on U.S. 141 in the Town of Beaver in Marinette County. A vehicle was northbound on U.S. 141 near East 26th Road about 2:24 p.m. when it crossed the center line and struck two ...

Florence taps top seniors for Class of 2019

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FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence County High School has chosen it top five seniors in the Class of 2019. They are: Sierra Thomas, 18, is the daughter of Julie and Raymond Thomas of Commonwealth, Wis. She is valedictorian of her class with a 3.992 grade-point average; her favorite subject was ...

UP Honor Flight benefit June 15

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The U.P. Honor Flight organization group recently met at the Roadside Pub in Niagara, Wis. to finalize plans for their upcoming fundraiser. The event is slated for Saturday, June 15, at Bob’s Country Bar in Niagara. Live entertainment will kick off at noon, with the band Sonic Circus ...

Trump lifts import taxes on Mexico, Canada, delays tariffs on autos

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Bogged down in a sprawling trade dispute with U.S. rival China, President Donald Trump took steps Friday to ease tensions with America’s allies — lifting import taxes on Canadian and Mexican steel and aluminum and delaying auto tariffs that would have hurt Japan and ...

Food distribution

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Norway High School National Honor Society members recently helped with food distribution as part of the Grace United Lunch Packs, or GULP, program. Students participating in the program receive bags packed with two breakfasts, two lunches, two snacks and a can of fruit or vegetables at the ...

Family swim

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A Canada goose couple already had goslings on the Norway Myr on Thursday evening. More waterfowl should turn up with new hatchlings in the next couple weeks as nesting season gets into gear.

Whitmer open to drivers not carrying unlimited benefits

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EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Thursday that she was open to letting drivers forgo mandatory, unlimited medical benefits covered by their auto insurance premiums, but only if they were still required to buy some level of coverage. The Democrat’s position, ...

Wisconsin panel approves technical college increase

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans on the Legislature’s budget-writing committee approved more money for Wisconsin’s technical colleges on Thursday, but fell $11 million short of what Gov. Tony Evers and Democrats wanted to spend. The Joint Finance Committee is working on making changes ...