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Planning group invites input

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IRON MOUNTAIN —The Dickinson County Planning Commission invites county residents to participate in a public forum to provide input for the proposed Dickinson County Master Plan, which will be published in late 2019. The focus group will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Dickinson ...

Final day for IM seniors

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The seniors at Iron Mountain High School had their final day of classes Friday. Dakota Galeazzi sprays Silly String as he leads the Class of 2019 on a run around the high school Friday morning. Christian Tregillis and the rest of the senior class walked the halls at North Elementary School as ...

Fatal crash in Marinette County

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MARINETTE, Wis. — A Wausaukee man died and four people were injured in a three-vehicle crash Friday afternoon on U.S. 141 in the Town of Beaver in Marinette County. A vehicle was northbound on U.S. 141 near East 26th Road about 2:24 p.m. when it crossed the center line and struck two ...

Florence taps top seniors for Class of 2019

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FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence County High School has chosen it top five seniors in the Class of 2019. They are: Sierra Thomas, 18, is the daughter of Julie and Raymond Thomas of Commonwealth, Wis. She is valedictorian of her class with a 3.992 grade-point average; her favorite subject was ...

UP Honor Flight benefit June 15

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The U.P. Honor Flight organization group recently met at the Roadside Pub in Niagara, Wis. to finalize plans for their upcoming fundraiser. The event is slated for Saturday, June 15, at Bob’s Country Bar in Niagara. Live entertainment will kick off at noon, with the band Sonic Circus ...

Trump lifts import taxes on Mexico, Canada, delays tariffs on autos

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Bogged down in a sprawling trade dispute with U.S. rival China, President Donald Trump took steps Friday to ease tensions with America’s allies — lifting import taxes on Canadian and Mexican steel and aluminum and delaying auto tariffs that would have hurt Japan and ...

Food distribution

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Norway High School National Honor Society members recently helped with food distribution as part of the Grace United Lunch Packs, or GULP, program. Students participating in the program receive bags packed with two breakfasts, two lunches, two snacks and a can of fruit or vegetables at the ...

Family swim

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A Canada goose couple already had goslings on the Norway Myr on Thursday evening. More waterfowl should turn up with new hatchlings in the next couple weeks as nesting season gets into gear.

Whitmer open to drivers not carrying unlimited benefits

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EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Thursday that she was open to letting drivers forgo mandatory, unlimited medical benefits covered by their auto insurance premiums, but only if they were still required to buy some level of coverage. The Democrat’s position, ...

Wisconsin panel approves technical college increase

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans on the Legislature’s budget-writing committee approved more money for Wisconsin’s technical colleges on Thursday, but fell $11 million short of what Gov. Tony Evers and Democrats wanted to spend. The Joint Finance Committee is working on making changes ...

Five states announce new suits over prescription opioids

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Five more state attorneys general announced legal filings Thursday seeking to hold the company that makes OxyContin responsible for an opioid addiction crisis that has become the biggest cause of accidental deaths across the country and in many states. The company, ...

Returning birds make for a rainbow at the feeders

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Surprise — the Notebook is making a slightly early appearance this week. Advertising for Saturday’s paper left no space for an Outdoor page — trust me, being squeezed out by ads is a good thing in this business these days — so rather than skip a week, it’s running today. As ...

Dorothy Occhietti vocational scholarship winners announced

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Michael Mulligan, President of the Dorothy Occhietti Dickinson County Vocational Scholarship Association recently announced the scholarship winners for this year. This year’s recipients are Justin Hood, a senior at Iron Mountain High School, who is attending Ridgewater ...

GenCyber returns to UW-Green Bay, Aug. 5-9

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Green Bay, Wis. — For the third year in a row, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement was awarded a grant from the National Security Agency (NSA) for its GenCyber program, the only of its kind in Wisconsin. The Division was ...

Connect Michigan seeks input on healthcare services

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Iron Mountain — Connect Michigan, in partnership with the Michigan Health Endowment Fund and AARP Michigan, is seeking input from area residents regarding how they use or would like to use technology in relation to their healthcare services. Connect Michigan is conducting telephone surveys ...

U.P. Whitetail Scholarship

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U.P. Whitetails of Dickinson County has presented a $2,000 scholarship to each high school in Dickinson County since 1994. Kingsford High School recipient for 2019 is Madelyn Doucette. Maddy will be attending the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point this fall to pursue a degree in forestry. ...

New Michigan measles case confirmed

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PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — Health officials are confirming a new measles case in Michigan that’s not related to an earlier outbreak in the southeastern portion of the state. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced Friday that it confirmed the case in St. Clair County, ...

Tax revenue projections unchanged since January

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan lawmakers and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration are meeting to get revised tax revenue projections that will be used as they work to enact the next state budget. Legislative fiscal agencies say revenue estimates for this fiscal year and the next budget ...

Pence plugs trade deal in stop at factory in Wisconsin

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence continued his promotional tour for the new North American trade agreement by telling workers at a western Wisconsin factory that U.S. manufacturing will blossom with a new deal. The Wausau Daily Herald reports that Pence spoke Thursday at a ...