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New conservation officers in Dickinson, Iron counties

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CRYSTAL FALLS — Communities throughout Michigan, including Dickinson and Iron counties, are gaining new conservation officers from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Since graduating in December from the DNR’s 23-week Conservation Officer Recruit School No. 9 in Lansing, the ...

More Great Lakes ports are tracking greenhouse gas emissions

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A recent report finds around one-third of participating ports in the United States and Canada, including those in Duluth and Milwaukee, are keeping a detailed inventory of greenhouse gas emissions. The tracking is part of the Green Marine environmental certification ...

Armed robbery reported at Pembine bank

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PEMBINE, Wis. — Marinette County authorities are looking for a male who robbed the Stephenson National Bank & Trust in Pembine early this afternoon. The male reportedly entered the bank about 1:20 p.m., showed a handgun and left in an unknown direction in a dark-colored SUV with no ...

Iron Mountain Animal Hospital adds vet

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Veterinarian Dr. Jeneen Anderson opened practice today with the Iron Mountain Animal Hospital. Anderson did her externship at the hospital last fall during her final year of veterinary school, developing a bond with clinic staff. “We were very excited when she accepted ...

School, county township meetings set

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The Board of Education for Iron Mountain Public Schools will meet at 5:30 p.m. today in the superintendent’s board room at 217 Izzo-Mariucci Way, Iron Mountain. Norway Township Board will hold its regular monthly meeting at 5:30 tonight at the Norway Township Hall in Vulcan. The North ...

History awards presented at annual UP conference

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ESCANABA — Frederick Stonehouse, the Finnish American Heritage Center and James Paquette won top honors at the Historical Society of Michigan’s 70th annual Upper Peninsula History Conference for their outstanding efforts to preserve and promote the history of the Upper ...

Niagara picnic prize winners listed

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NIAGARA, Wis. — Niagara Lions Club has announced the winners of prizes awarded at the annual community picnic at Heights Park. In the Lions fundraiser drawing, Hunter French of Niagara claimed a combination gas and charcoal grill; Dave Boesen of Niagara won $200 donated by Deanne ...

National Night Out on Aug. 6

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AURORA, Wis. — The Florence County Sheriff’s Office will host a National Night Out event from 4 to 8 p.m. on Aug. 6 at the Northeast Wisconsin Technical College’s Woodland Regional Learning Center in Aurora. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign promoting ...

Music in the Park begins

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The local duo MOJO, featuring Bill Morrison, left, and Scott Johnson will perform for the first night of Music in the Park from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Heights Park in Niagara, Wis. They perform a variety of acoustic music. Attendees are reminded to bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating.

Man fleeing police strikes, kills motorcyclist in Wisconsin

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NEW RICHMOND, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say a suspected car thief in an SUV that was being pursued by sheriff’s deputies struck and killed a motorcyclist in western Wisconsin. The St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office says the pursuit started after 4 p.m. Saturday, after a caller reported a ...

Madison man arrested for 10th OWI

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man is facing his 10th drunken driving charge following a motorcycle crash. The Dane County Sheriff’s Office says 58-year-old Mark Gilman, of Madison, was arrested Friday night after he drove his motorcycle onto a lawn in Blooming Grove Township and spun ...

Pembine man awaits murder trial

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MARINETTE, Wis. — A Pembine, Wis., man accused of fatally shooting his wife Jan. 13 has rejected a plea offer, setting the stage for his trial to go forward later this month in Marinette County. A final pre-trial conference took place Friday for 56-year-old Gary Rogge, charged with ...

‘Normal’ weather outlook for summer

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Forecasters continue to expect an average summer season in the Upper Peninsula after a welcomed drop in precipitation in June. Rainfall last month at the Iron Mountain-Kingsford Wastewater Treatment Plant observer site measured 1.62 inches —nearly 2 inches below normal. ...

Saw-whet owl recovers quickly from assault

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An employee at Pine Grove golf course can take pride in likely saving a fledgling of our smallest native owl species from being a “murder” victim. Mario — and I apologize, as I was unable to get his full name to give him full credit — came across a northern saw-whet owl on the ...

Houghton man dies in crash

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CALUMET — A Houghton man was killed in a one-vehicle crash in Calumet Township on Tuesday. The crash occurred about 4:30 p.m. on U.S. 41 near No. 4 Road in Centennial Location, the Houghton County Sheriff’s Office said. The sole passenger, James Christner, 81, was ejected from the ...

Wisconsin DNR investigating snake fungal disease

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources scientists are searching for sick snakes. Agency biologists are looking for snakes infected with snake fungal disease, or SFD. The disease has the potential to devastate snake populations because it prevents snakes from ...

Celebrating the Fourth

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Participants and spectators had a sunny and warm Thursday for the annual Fourth of July parade on Woodward Avenue in Iron Mountain and Kingsford.

Michigan’s pot agency issues sales, growing guidelines

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The agency that regulates the selling and growing of marijuana in Michigan released emergency rules Wednesday to clarify the requirements for businesses that plan to sell pot to adults 21 and older. Michigan’s Marijuana Regulatory Agency plans to start taking business ...

Wisconsin to consider lowering workers’ comp insurance rates

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin insurance officials will soon consider a proposal to lower insurance rates for workers’ compensation in the state. The Wisconsin Compensation Rating Bureau has proposed decreasing workers’ compensation insurance rates by more than 8.8%, continuing a ...