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Ballot drives opposing abortions to start soon in Michigan

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Groups backing two anti-abortion ballot drives in Michigan said Wednesday they will begin collecting signatures within days after clearing procedural steps at the state elections board following a debate over what abortion-rights advocates complained are misleading and ...

Two killed when semitrailers explode on I-94 in Wisconsin

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MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. (AP) — Two semitrailers exploded into flames Wednesday on an interstate in southeastern Wisconsin, killing both drivers and setting other vehicles on fire, authorities said. Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling said one trailer was southbound on Interstate 94 ...

Jobless rate rises in Michigan to 4.2% for May

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s unemployment rate rose slightly to 4.2% in May while the number of jobless workers increased for a third straight month. Figures released Wednesday by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget show the state’s seasonally adjusted ...

Iron County history shared during annual cemetery tour

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IRON RIVER — On June 12, a group of 44 people took part in the 12th annual walking tour of a cemetery in west Iron County, which was held this year at Iron River Cemetery. Participants came from Chassell, Escanaba, Trout Creek, and Crystal Falls, as well as from the local area. Dale ...

Marinette human services hearing to be held Wednesday

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MARINETTE, Wis. — Marinette County Health and Human Services Planning Committee will hold a public hearing at 5 p.m. Wednesday in Conference Room G located in the basement at the Marinette County Health and Human Services Department in Marinette. The purpose of the hearing is to receive ...

Reeling it in

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Ian Berglund of Iron Mountain catches a smallmouth bass while fishing Tuesday afternoon at Lake Antoine.

Kingsford ending fiscal year with more revenue

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KINGSFORD — Kingsford is finishing the 2018-19 fiscal year on a positive note. The council Monday adopted three 2018-19 budget amendments from City Manager Anthony Edlebeck that increased revenue in three funds. The general fund ended the year with total anticipated revenues of ...

Teachers, governor rally at Capitol for school funds

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer rallied with teachers on Tuesday to push for a sizable boost in school spending, saying a “failure” in the Capitol has contributed to worsening educational outcomes for Michigan kids. The Democrat, who is at odds with Republican legislative ...

Rollover crash in Channing early today

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A 48-year-old Iron Mountain man escaped serious injury in a rollover accident early today that shut down M-95 in Channing for about an hour. The crash occurred about 12:25 a.m. when the Iron Mountain man apparently fell asleep at the wheel and hit a legally parked vehicle on ...

Man charged in 1976 double homicide back in court

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MARINETTE, Wis. — An 82-year-old Lakewood, Wis., man accused of killing a Green Bay couple at a Marinette County campground 43 years ago was bound over for trial Wednesday. Raymand Vannieuwenhoven faces two counts of first-degree murder, a felony punishable by up to life in prison, in the ...

Mackinac Island drone bill sent to Whitmer’s desk

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Mackinac Island could enact rules to restrict the use of drones under legislation heading to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for her expected signature. The Senate gave unanimous, final approval to the bill Tuesday. The measure stems from a task force that recommended protection ...

Legion’s 100th anniversary

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The American Legion was recognized for 100 years of community service Monday at the Iron Mountain City Council meeting. In a resolution, Mayor Dale Alessandrini proclaimed June 22, 2019, American Legion Centennial Day. Uren-Cooper-Johnson American Legion Post 50 in Iron Mountain has fulfilled ...

Elder abuse awareness

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World Elder Abuse Day was recognized Saturday. Each year, Elder Abuse Day is held across the globe in an effort to promote a better understanding of abuse and neglect of older people. Florence County Human Services partners with the Florence County Sheriff’s Office, Aging and Disability ...

Stephenson National Bank & Trust awards scholarships

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STEPHENSON — The Stephenson National Bank & Trust recently awarded scholarships totaling over $15,500 to local high school, college, and university students. These scholarships recognize the achievements of outstanding area students. The Louis W. Staudenmaier Scholarship is named in ...

UP Energy Summit examines renewables, electric infrastructure

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MARQUETTE — Community leaders joined representatives from the energy industry to talk about everything from utility rates to gas and electric infrastructure during the day-long Upper Peninsula Energy Summit at Northern Michigan University’s Northern Center. Roughly 250 participants at ...

New shops at Marquette hospital benefit Beacon House

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MARQUETTE — The Lake Superior Community Partnership recently assisted the Beacon House and UP Health System with a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the opening of two new shops, “Gift Well” and “Coffee for a Cause” in the new UP Health System-Marquette hospital. Both entities are ...

Guide for medical marijuana licenses

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A scoring system soon will be adopted to evaluate applications for a limited number of medical marijuana licenses being made available in Iron Mountain. A rubric reviewed Monday by the city council places the greatest emphasis on the applicant’s qualifications and ability ...