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July 4 fireworks: Organizers say fundraising has been strong

IRON MOUNTAIN — A spectacular fireworks show is planned for this year’s Fourth of July holiday, thanks to the fundraising efforts of the Sons of the American Legion Squadron 50 in Iron Mountain. The annual fireworks display from Iron Mountain’s east side will kick off at dusk Thursday, ...

Florence Board OKs changes to ATV/UTV route usage

FLORENCE Wis. — Florence County has revised its ATV/UTV ordinance, removing one route and adding several others. Removed this week by the county board was a 3 1/2-mile segment from Meadowood Hills Drive to State Highway 101. Added were all of County Road D, County Road N to State Highway ...

Kingsford hosts its first mobile food pantry event

KINGSFORD — The Kingsford City Council heard a report on the first Feeding America West Michigan Mobile Food Pantry to take place at Lodal Park earlier this month. Anda Tavonatti said while the June 12 distribution went really well, they served fewer people than usually take part. She ...

Old-growth forest plan doesn’t ban logging, still angers industry

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Biden administration is advancing its plan to restrict logging within old-growth forests that are increasingly threatened by climate change, with exceptions that include cutting trees to make forests less susceptible to wildfires, according to a U.S. government ...

Police arrest Republican lawmaker amid gunshot reports in Lansing

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Police arrested a Republican lawmaker early Thursday while responding to reports of possible gunshots in Michigan’s capital city, authorities said. State Rep. Neil Friske was arrested “for a felony-level offense” around 2:45 a.m., Lansing police spokesperson ...

Free meals for students at Florence sites

FLORENCE, Wis. — Stressing the importance of offering nutritious meals to children during the summer months, the School District of Florence County announces the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program. These locations will serve free meals this summer through Thursday, July 18. They ...