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Friend of Norway

The Kleikamp family was selected to receive the Friend of Norway award during the city’s Leif Erikson fall festival. From, left, with the key to the city, are Becky Kleikamp, Terry Kleikamp, Nick Kleikamp and Amanda Grunlund.

Energy assistance available for customers as heating season nears

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) reminds customers to check their eligibility for energy assistance as the winter heating season approaches. Applications for energy assistance are now being accepted by the Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP). To apply for energy ...

Forest Park to host drug use forum

CRYSTAL FALLS — Our Children Our Future, a forum on drug use and other addiction problems, will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Forest Park School in Crystal Falls. The event will open with a chili dinner at 6 p.m., followed by a number of speakers: opening and closing by ...

A rainbow run

IRON MOUNTAIN — The morning might have been cool but the outfits were warm and bright for the YMCA’s fourth annual Color Run on Saturday in Iron Mountain. About 200 people took part in the family event that offered a 5k or 1-mile run, starting and ending at the YMCA front parking lot, ...

Scott’s Subs takes pride in variety

IRON RIVER — When Scott’s Subs first opened in Iron River in 1985, the restaurant boasted a grand total of seven sandwiches. Three decades later, the shop has become an icon in the community and has 50 selections on the menu, including a new pasty sub. Scott Radloff was behind the ...

‘Break the Silence’ event on Tuesday in IM

IRON MOUNTAIN — Domestic violence thrives when it is hidden. Join the community in a “Break the Silence” procession Tuesday. “We hope the ‘Break the Silence — End the Violence’ event will assist the community to better understand the extent of this epidemic — and the ...

Fatal crash in Marinette County

MARINETTE, Wis. — A man from the Kaukauna, Wis., area was found dead Sunday morning in a crashed vehicle in the town of Stephenson in central Marinette County. Hunters reported discovering the body about 6:20 a.m. inside the upside-down vehicle off Parkway Road near Allie Way and Orr’s ...

Wisconsin voters to weigh closing ‘dark store’ loophole

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin voters will decide in November if lawmakers should close the state’s so-called “dark store” loophole. Voters this fall in 22 Wisconsin counties, cities and villages will consider an advisory referendum that would end the policy, Wisconsin Public Radio ...

City council meetings tonight

Iron Mountain City Council will meet at 6 p.m. today at City Hall, 501 S. Stephenson Ave., Iron Mountain. The agenda includes public hearings for Commercial Rehabilitation Exemption Certificates for Paul Fornetti, DDS, and Contrast Coffee; a truck weight limit at the intersection of Fleshiem ...

Bay College plans ‘free the textbooks’ rally at Bay West

IRON MOUNTAIN — Bay College will hold its third annual “Free the Textbooks OER Rally” on Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. in the lower level commons at Bay West. The event, featuring free food, soft drinks, and prizes, is being held to bring awareness and energy to ...

Breen Center pasty sales on Saturday

KINGSFORD — The Breen Senior Center in Kingsford will have a pasty sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Orders should be made by Thursday by calling the center at 906-774-5110. Rutabaga pasties are also available. Volunteers are needed at the Breen Center Thrift Store. Store hours are ...

Breitung considers 2019 road projects

QUINNESEC — Breitung Township expects to finalize its list of paving projects for 2019 at its upcoming meeting Oct. 22. A list of potential paving projects for consideration was distributed at a recent township board meeting and remains under review. In other action, the board: — ...

Bike Path committee meets

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Dickinson County Bike Path committee will hold their monthly meeting on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Dickinson County Library in Iron Mountain. Highlights of the meeting include: wrap-up discussion of Tour de Dickinson, membership, website & face book updates, planning ...

YMCA sessions start today

IRON MOUNTAIN – The second fall session begins today at the Northern Lights YMCA Dickinson Center. Youth classes open for registration include gymnastics, soccer and flag football and others. Several fitness classes are open including spin, Country Heat and PiYO. New swim instruction ...

Haunt on the Hill: Norway couple expands one-of-a-kind Halloween display

NORWAY — Halloween 2018 at Haunt on the Hill plans to be the biggest and scariest so far, organizers said. Cathy and Pat Lebeau of 503 Oak St. in Norway have expanded their Halloween display and will open for a sneak peek to the public from 5 to 8 p.m. today and Sunday. Haunt on the ...

Caspian psychologist arraigned on Dickinson charges

IRON MOUNTAIN — A 61-year-old Caspian psychologist accused of trading patients opioids, Valium and marijuana for sexual favors has been arraigned in Dickinson County District Court and appeared in Marquette County court this week as well for a preliminary exam. Michael Wallace Varney ...

Schuette, Whitmer trade shots in testy gubernatorial debate

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Republican Bill Schuette on Friday criticized his opponent for governor as an "extreme," tax-raising candidate who accomplished "nothing" as a lawmaker, while Democrat Gretchen Whitmer touted her bipartisan work to expand Medicaid and said the attorney general ...

Four Minnesota wolves moved to Isle Royale

HOUGHTON — The National Park Service announced Friday that the fall phase of the first year of its Isle Royale wolf translocation project has been brought to a successful close with four wolves translocated to the island from Minnesota. Though the original goal called for two additional ...

Slight increase in Medicare’s ‘Part B’ premium

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare says its “Part B” premium for outpatient care will rise by just $1.50 a month next year. That means retirees should be able to keep more of their recently announced Social Security cost-of-living increase. Medicare officials said Friday the standard premium ...