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Wisconsin’s Supreme Court refuses to take up mask challenge

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court has declined to take up a conservative legal group’s challenge to Dane County’s mask mandate. In a 4-3 ruling issued Friday afternoon, the court refused to exercise its own jurisdiction over the recent public health order, instead leaving ...

Florence, Antoine meetings set

Florence County School Board will meet at 5:15 p.m. today in Room 250 of Florence High School. The agenda includes administrative reports and approval of the 2021-22 proposed budget. Lake Antoine Park Partners will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Lake Antoine Park.

Reporter punched in face while covering an anti-mask event

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A newspaper reporter said he was punched in the face while covering an anti-mask event near Traverse City. The Grand Traverse County sheriff’s office is investigating. “I know the concern you have,” Sheriff Tom Bensley told the Traverse City Record-Eagle. ...

Troopers arrest 69 at Minnesota pipeline protest

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Troopers arrested 69 people outside Gov. Tim Walz's residence in St. Paul on Saturday in a protest against an oil pipeline replacement project, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The demonstrators are calling for Walz and President Joe Biden to shut down the ...

AARP Tax-Aide program seeks volunteers across Michigan

LANSING, Mich. — AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest free tax preparation assistance program, is looking to expand its team of volunteers in Michigan for the upcoming tax season. Tax-Aide offers free in-person preparation and assistance to anyone, especially those 50 and older ...

SepTimber Ride in Eagle River Sept. 11

EAGLE RIVER, Wis. — Now in its seventh year, the SepTimber Ride in Eagle River has a route for all who take part — a 28-mile trail ride, and a 60K or 100K scenic road ride. This great fall event will take place Saturday, Sept. 11. And as with the previous six years, participants can sample ...