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Woman dies after crash in IM

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A 68-year-old Iron Mountain woman died this morning after a single-vehicle accident on U.S. 2 near Sixth Street in Iron Mountain. It is believed the crash and fatality were the result of a pre-existing medical condition and not the collision, according to a news release ...

Fatal fire in Menominee County

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INGALLSTON TOWNSHIP — One man is dead after a house fire Tuesday afternoon in eastern Menominee County. Rescue crews were called about 3:12 p.m. to Ingallston Township on a report of a structure fire with the homeowner believed still inside, according to a news release from the Menominee ...

IM man pleads guilty to beating woman

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IRON MOUNTAIN — An Iron Mountain man accused of beating a woman with a wrench in June pleaded guilty Tuesday, one day before his jury trial was set to begin. Bobby Winebarger Jr. 36, was convicted in Dickinson County Circuit Court of assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than ...

Wisconsin boy tells of escape

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SHAWANO, Wis. (AP) — An 8-year-old boy told authorities that a man who lives with him and his mother strapped him to a chair in the basement of their northeastern Wisconsin home, but that he escaped and sought help from strangers. The boy told police he finally escaped on Saturday, Oct. 5, ...

Breitung Township keeps tax rate at 4.2 mills for 2019

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QUINNESEC — The Breitung Township Board has requested a tax rate of 4.2 mills, or $4.20 per $1,000 of taxable property value, for 2019. Though the township could have levied as many as 4.9 mills without an holding an election, the rate approved Monday remained unchanged from 2018. “Our ...

Museum earns grant to restore 150-year-old locomotive

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NEGAUNEE — The Michigan Iron Industry Museum in Negaunee has received $120,000 in funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to restore the Yankee, one of the oldest surviving steam locomotives in the United States. The grant will cover the costs of conserving and restoring ...

Michigan Legislature OKs raising age for adult prosecution

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — State lawmakers gave final approval Wednesday to bills that would end Michigan’s status as one of just a handful of states where 17-year-old offenders are prosecuted as adults. Starting in October 2021, 17-year-olds would be handled in the juvenile system. ...

House OKs taxes on out-of-state online retailers

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Many out-of-state websites that facilitate online sales in Michigan would have to collect and remit the 6 percent sales tax under legislation approved unanimously Wednesday by the state House. The bills, which were referred to the Senate for consideration next, would ...

Niagara parent-teacher conferences Oct. 24

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NIAGARA, Wis. — School District of Niagara parent-teacher conferences for 4-year-old kindergarten through 12th grade will be from 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24. There will be no school for all grades Friday, Oct. 25. Junior high and high school conferences — sixth through 12th grades ...

‘Chronic State’ film to be shown

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FLORENCE, Wis. — “Chronic State: How Marijuana Normalization Impacts Communities,” a film by Drug Free Idaho about the effect of marijuana in states where it has been legalized, will be shown from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the Northeast Wisconsin Technical College center in Aurora, ...

Stomp out bullying

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Students in grades 6-8 at Norway-Vulcan Middle School participated in the National Stomp Out Bullying Day by wearing a blue shirt and joining together in a chant/cheer to stomp out bullying. STOMP Out Bullying is the leading national anti-bullying organization for kids and teens in the U.S. It ...

Haunt on the Hill

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NORWAY — Haunted houses are as much a Halloween staple as pumpkin carving and trick-or-treating. The creators behind Haunt on the Hill, 503 Oak St. in Norway, contend this year’s decorations won’t disappoint. The display is set to open Friday and will continue nightly from 5 to 8 ...

Groveland Mine access restored with temporary road

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MARQUETTE — A temporary re-route has been constructed to again allow public access to the East and West pond boating access sites in the Groveland Mine area in northern Dickinson County, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources said Wednesday. A permanent fix is anticipated to take ...

Marinette County does alcohol sale compliance checks

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MARINETTE, Wis. — Alcohol compliance checks recently done in Marinette County showed five of 44 businesses violated state law by selling alcohol to minors, the Marinette County sheriff reports. The number is down 7% from 2018 and is the lowest non-compliance rate since the checks began, ...

Judge blocks Michigan’s ban on flavored e-cigarettes

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan judge temporarily blocked the state’s weeks-old ban on flavored e-cigarettes Tuesday, saying it may force adults to return to smoking more harmful tobacco products and has irreparably hurt vaping businesses. Court of Claims Judge Cynthia Stephens put the ...

Complaint could make up to 234K Wisconsin voters ineligible

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — More than a quarter-million voters in Wisconsin identified as having moved could be made ineligible to vote before next year's presidential primary election if a complaint filed Wednesday by a conservative law firm is successful. The Wisconsin Institute for Law and ...

Miss Norway selected

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Three candidates ran for the honor of being crowned Miss Norway at the Leif Erickson Festival Oct. 12. Candidates, from left, are Callie Paul, Paige Chartier and Mary Slagle. The candidates had to demonstrate a willingness to represent the Norway community with good communication, service, ...

New CEO named at UP Health System-Marquette

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MARQUETTE — UP Health System announced today that Gar Atchison has been named chief executive officer of UP Health System-Marquette and market CEO of UP Health System, according to a company press release. Atchison replaces Jerry Dooley, who has been serving as interim CEO for UPHS-Marquette ...

Survey: Quarter of women at UW-Madison sexually assaulted

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — More than a quarter of University of Wisconsin-Madison undergraduate women who responded to a survey said they have been sexually assaulted since they entered college, the school said Tuesday. UW-Madison participated in the Association of American Universities survey ...

Wisconsin jury awards $450,000 in Sandy Hook defamation case

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A jury in Wisconsin has awarded $450,000 to the father of a boy killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting after he filed a defamation lawsuit against conspiracy theorist writers who claimed the massacre never happened. A Dane County jury on Tuesday decided the ...