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Prosecutors drop Flint water charges, promise fresh probe

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DETROIT (AP) — Prosecutors dropped all criminal charges Thursday against eight people in the Flint water crisis and pledged to start from scratch the investigation into one of the worst man-made environmental disasters in U.S. history. The stunning decision came more than three years — ...

International bridge walk June 29

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SAULT STE. MARIE — The Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge will be closed to vehicle traffic during the 33rd Annual Bridge Walk and Bicycle Parade on Saturday, June 29. The bridge will close to vehicle traffic at 9 a.m. Eastern time and will reopen at approximately 11:30 a.m. after ...

Wisconsin Gov. Evers appoints pardon advisory board

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers re-created Wisconsin’s pardons board Thursday, fulfilling a campaign promise to again consider granting pardons after his Republican predecessor, Scott Walker, halted the process eight years ago. Evers, a Democrat, is putting his own mark on the ...

NOTICE TO CREDITORS; ROBERT DON CARLSON

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STATE OF MICHIGAN PROBATE COURT COUNTY OF DICKINSON NOTICE TO CREDITORS Decedent's Estate FILE NO. 19-088-DE Estate of ROBERT DON CARLSON, a/k/a Robert D. Carlson, Deceased Date of birth: 09/25/1952 TO ALL CREDITORS:* NOTICE TO CREDITORS: The decedent, ...

Helping the Honor Flight

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A major fundraiser to support future U.P. Honor Flight missions to Washington D.C. will take place Saturday at Bob’s Country Bar in Niagara, Wis. Doors will open at 11 a.m., with the music to start at noon and continue non-stop until midnight. Organizers have secured ...

Cochran appeal on 2014 murder in Iron County denied

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A former Caspian woman found guilty in the 2014 murder of Christopher Regan has lost her appeal. The Michigan Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld Kelly Cochran’s February 2017 conviction in Iron County Trial Court for the death of Regan, with whom she claimed she was having an ...

IM man accused of assaulting woman

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IRON MOUNTAIN — An Iron Mountain man has been accused of assaulting a woman Tuesday evening who authorities said required emergency surgery for her injuries. Officers from the Iron Mountain Police Department were called to the Dickinson County Memorial Hospital Emergency Department at 7:20 ...

KIND arrests IM woman on drug charges

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A 31-year-old Iron Mountain woman has been arrested on drug-related charges, a local drug enforcement team said today. Michelle Withers is charged with one count of the manufacture or distribution of methamphetamine, a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison; ...

Whitmer appoints Jamo as district court judge

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LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday appointed Robert J. Jamo to the 95A District Court in Menominee County. “Robert is a thoughtful attorney who has tremendous experience in a wide range of legal issues,” Whitmer said. “I know that he will treat each case with the fairness ...

Voting to begin Monday for Mr. Niagara and First Lady

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NIAGARA, Wis. — Six candidates are nominated for Mr. Niagara and First Lady of Niagara, with the winners to be crowned at the Niagara Lions Community Picnic on June 29. Voting can be done at Forward Financial Credit Union or Niagara Public Library. Votes also can be mailed to Niagara ...

Tourism Communities Conference on June 25

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain’s Downtown Development Authority, Bay College, the Tourism Association of Dickinson County Area, and Michigan State University Extension today announced the upcoming Connecting Tourism Communities Conference set for Tuesday, June 25, at Bay College in Iron ...

Florence museum to open Saturday

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FLORENCE, Wis. —The Florence County Historical Society will open its museum in Florence for the summer season at 10 a.m. Saturday. The annual Strawberry Social and Quilt and Craft Show will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at the Webb-Judge house and the museum at 201 Florence ...

Fishing lessons

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Focusing on all things fish, the Iron Mountain middle school recently teamed up with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Division on a project-based learning segment at Lake Antoine in Iron Mountain. The fourth year of Project Fish saw more than 50 ...

New biking trails to be set up in Iron County

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CRYSTAL FALLS — The Iron County Board gave an initial green light Tuesday to creating a small network of trails, primarily for mountain biking, on county-owned land near West Iron High School and the airport in Iron River. The Iron County Trail Club has proposed setting up a quarter-mile ...

One injured when motorcycle struck on Carpenter Avenue

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A 46-year-old Breitung Township man was taken to Dickinson County Memorial Hospital after his motorcycle was struck Tuesday morning by a vehicle on Carpenter Avenue. The crash occurred at 11:08 a.m. when a 19-year-old Florence, Wis., man attempting to turn south onto ...

Semi rolls on M-69 in Breen Township

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IRON MOUNTAIN — An Ironwood man had non-life-threatening injuries after the semitrailer he was driving rolled Tuesday afternoon on M-69 in Dickinson County. Troopers were called at 3:40 p.m. to the crash on M-69 near Swan Peterson Road in Breen Township, according to a news release from ...

Michigan bill boosts spending to combat lead, abusive clergy

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A $28.8 million mid-year spending bill that received final legislative approval Tuesday would allocate funding to help deal with tougher rules for lead in drinking water, investigate sexual abuse by clergy and replenish a compensation fund for wrongfully convicted ...

Summer program offers free meals for children

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KINGSFORD — The Breitung Township School District again will offer a summer food service program for children. Free meals will be made available to children 18 years of age and younger or persons up to age 26 who are enrolled in an educational program for the mentally or physically ...

Beecher-Dunbar-Pembine School District recognized

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MADISON, Wis. — State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor announced 114 Wisconsin Title I School of Recognition awards for 2019, an honor that recognizes success in educating students from families who are economically disadvantaged. “Students living in poverty often find themselves ...