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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

Business

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 ...

The leaf battle begins

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Derek Klarich cleans up leaves outside his home on East I Street in Iron Mountain on a cool but sunny fall afternoon Monday. The cold start to the week should give way to highs reaching the upper 50s and flirting with 60 by Friday and through the weekend, according to the National Weather ...

IM may add medical marijuana licenses

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Additional licenses will be awarded for growing and processing medical marijuana under an ordinance change proposed Monday by Iron Mountain City Council. The council is trying to accommodate potential local investors, but it remains to be seen whether those businesses will ...

Rogge gets 40 years in prison for shooting wife

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MARINETTE, Wis. — A Pembine, Wis., man will spend 40 years in prison for fatally shooting his wife in their home Jan. 13. Gary Rogge, 56, was sentenced Monday in Marinette County Circuit Court for first-degree reckless homicide, a class B felony punishable by up to 60 years of confinement, ...

Dickinson board appeals to state on budget vetoes

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The budget impasse between Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Republican legislative leaders has left Dickinson County with a $584,750 hole in its 2020 budget — a loss that would require layoffs equivalent to seven full-time employees, county officials said ...

Police shoot armed man in KI Sawyer area standoff

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GWINN — A 68-year-old man is in critical condition after being shot by police during an armed standoff Sunday night at the K.I. Sawyer area. The man, whose name has not been released, was shot after firing in the direction of police, according to a news release from the Michigan State ...

North Dickinson faces budget hit

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FELCH TOWNSHIP — North Dickinson County School District could take an almost $13,000 hit due to one of the state budget vetoes by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Whitmer used her line-item veto powers to cut $947 million from the $59 billion state budget. That included money for isolated school ...

Signs GM deal to end strike may be near

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DETROIT (AP) — General Motors CEO Mary Barra joined negotiators at the bargaining table, an indication that a deal may be near to end a monthlong strike by members of the United Auto Workers union that has paralyzed the company's factories. Barra and GM President Mark Reuss were in the ...

Dickinson-Iron ISD luncheon

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The Dickinson-Iron Intermediate School District Technology Education Center had its annual advisory luncheon on Thursday. Each of the 10 Career and Technical Education programs offered in Dickinson County meet with advisory committees to make sure the programs are preparing students for future ...

Brick + Mortar: Dream of ‘general store’ becomes reality

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IRON MOUNTAIN — About two years ago, Mike Pearson told his wife, Kate, he was envious she was able to do something she loved every day. He then worked in construction and carpentry, plus sales for a wholesale company. She owned The Good Earth Salon in Iron Mountain. So she asked him, ...

Char’s Beauty Bar comes to downtown IM

Business

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce recently had a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Char’s Beauty Bar, a new salon in downtown Iron Mountain. Owner Charmaine Goodlow has been in the Iron Mountain area for three years and a licensed cosmetologist for 10 years. She has ...