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New Door County observation tower boasts views

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wooden observation towers dot Wisconsin, provide unobstructed, picturesque views and have been the settings for more than a few family photos. Climb the tower at Lapham Peak near Delafield and you’ll take in parts of the southern Kettle Moraine State Forest, Nagawicka ...

City council, school meetings scheduled

Niagara School Board will have a budget and finance committee meeting at 4:30 p.m. today in the Niagara High School art room, and a building and grounds committee meeting, also at 4:30 p.m. today, in the Niagara High School LMC in Niagara, Wis. Florence County Board of Education will meet at ...

Dickinson board corrects mental health authority vacancy

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Dickinson County Board on July 12 rescinded a previous motion that appointed two people to the Northpointe Behavioral Healthcare Systems Authority. The board on June 28 had appointed Korby Howell and Wendy Mattia to partial terms with the mental health authority, but ...

Pure and peaceful

ISLE ROYALE — Our campsite was less than two miles away when I heard my dad loudly whisper, “Ta’Leah.” It was the second day of our adventure at Isle Royale National Park, and this wasn’t the first time he’d gotten my attention.  Most times as we backpacked, I was at the front ...

State shows two more virus cases in Iron, one in Dickinson

State data Friday added two new confirmed COVID-19 positives in Iron County and one in Dickinson County in the past three days. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ coronavirus website listed 25 new confirmed positives in the Upper Peninsula since its last update Tuesday: ...

Banner year for pesky wild parsnip

One has to wonder what prompted European settlers to decide wild parsnip was worth bringing here to cultivate. Sure, as the name implies, it does have an edible root with a flavor described as both sweet and spicy if harvested at the right time. Apparently that’s after the first year; it ...