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Governor signs bill for recreation project funding

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed legislation providing $26 million for land purchases and outdoor recreation projects. The payments come from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund, which consists of royalties for development of state-owned oil, natural gas ...

Walk for homeless veterans

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From left, Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center employees Alex Graham, Andrew Jodocy, Jackie Hintsala, Emily Willems and Rebecca VanDusen walk on their lunch hour Wednesday during the annual VA2K walk to promote healthy living and benefit homeless veterans. The VA medical center at 325 E. H St. ...

Norway’s top seniors for Class of 2019

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NORWAY — Norway High School administration has named the top senior scholars for the Class of 2019. They are: — Mitchell Garrett LeGrave, son of Kim and Stacey LeGrave of Vulcan. LeGrave was class treasurer, student council class representative and a member of Key Club, Youth ...

Senate OKs budget that splits with Whitmer on funding

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Republican-led Michigan Senate on Wednesday approved a $58.2 billion spending plan that splits from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s proposal on big-ticket priorities such as roads and school funding. The voting set the stage for further discussions as GOP leaders and the ...

Man accused in 1976 double murder back in court

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MARINETTE, Wis. — Attorneys for a man accused of killing two people in 1976 want to have a first-degree sexual assault charge against him dropped. Raymand Vannieuwenhoven, 82, appeared by video Wednesday in Marinette County Circuit Court for an adjourned initial appearance. The Lakewood, ...

Whitmer bans vessel anchor drops in straits

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is requiring large vessel operators to verify they’re not dragging their anchors on the bottomlands when passing through the Straits of Mackinac. Whitmer instructed the state Department of Natural Resources on Wednesday to file an ...

Authorities name two men in plane missing over Lake Michigan

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FRANKFORT, Mich. (AP) — Authorities have released the names of two men they believe were aboard a small plane that went missing over Lake Michigan in northern Michigan. The Traverse City Record-Eagle reported Wednesday that the Benzie County sheriff’s office lists the missing men as ...

Mini-grant awarded

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The Dickinson Area Community Foundation recently awarded a $250 mini-grant to Woodland Elementary to purchase sensory activities for the students to be used throughout the school day, an obstacle course made of vinyl stickers to be placed on the walls and floors

Litter pick-up

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The Dickinson County Democratic Party participated in the Adopt-A-Highway program clean up on May 11. They collected 39 bags of litter, plus assorted tires shards, boards and metal furniture. From left are Dennis Baldinelli, Doug Stock, Judy Stock, Gordy Reed, Alice Reed, Bill Rice, Dennis ...

Supreme Court conservatives attack lame-duck arguments

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Conservative justices who control the Wisconsin Supreme Court attacked liberal groups’ claims Wednesday that Republican legislators met illegally when they passed laws limiting Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ and Attorney General Josh Kaul’s powers during a lame-duck ...

Deal reached on $19K water bill in Ishpeming

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ISHPEMING, Mich. (AP) — The good news: The owners of a rental house in the Upper Peninsula are off the hook for a water bill of nearly $19,000. The tough news: They’ll still owe roughly $2,500. About 1 million gallons leaked from a broken pipe at a rental property in Ishpeming. A tenant ...

Northpointe to offer Mental Health First Aid Training

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Kingsford — Northpointe Healthcare Systems is joining the national initiative to increase mental health literacy by hosting Mental Health First Aid training program in Dickinson County. This one-day training course is being offered at no cost. Training is scheduled for Thursday, May 30 ...

OPIE Award winner

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Theresa Hruska, occupational therapist and president of the Dickinson Iron Intermediate School District Education Association Union, received the Outstanding Person in Education Award at the Region 18 B Coordinating Council OPIE Award Banquet held in April at the Young’s Golf, Recreation, ...

Pembine presents academic awards

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PEMBINE, Wis. — The annual Academic Awards Program was held at the Pembine High School on Wednesday, May 8. The following scholarships were awarded to the graduating seniors: American Red Cross/PDB Rescue Squad — Cassandra Haupt. Bay de Noc Community College Tuition Award — ...

Be Counted UP Census 2020 Campaign seeks grant applications

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MARQUETTE — The Community Foundation of Marquette County, Community Foundation of the Upper Peninsula and Grow & Lead are now accepting grant applications for the Be Counted UP Census 2020 Campaign. With support from Michigan Nonprofit Association’s Be Counted MI 2020, funding is ...

Firefighter killed, three injured in Appleton

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APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — A firefighter responding to a medical emergency was killed in a shooting at a Wisconsin bus station that left three others injured, officials said. The shooting happened after police and firefighters responded to a medical emergency around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Valley ...

Michigan House approves e-cigarette ban for minors

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Legislation nearing the desk of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer would ban minors from using electronic cigarettes, but it is uncertain if she will sign it. The Michigan House on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved bills that previously cleared the Senate. The state Department of ...

Food Summit on Friday

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Michigan State University Extension will host a U.P. Food Summit on how to start a food business from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Bay College West. This free event will feature experts on the regulatory, business, equipment and retail aspects of operating a commercial food ...

Breitung Board minutes posted

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QUINNESEC — Minutes from the Breitung Township Board’s regular and special meetings on April 15, April 22, April 24, April 30, and May 6 have been posted. They are available to view at the Breitung Township Hall and online at www.breitungtwp.org.

Blood drive slated May 23

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The Upper Peninsula Health System-Marquette Regional Blood Center, will hold a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 23 at MJ Electric in Iron Mountain. For an appointment call Sandy Moore at 906-776-4486.