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Wisconsin election officials eye purged voter options

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin election officials are scheduled to meet today to consider what to do about more than 200,000 voters that a judge has ruled should be purged from voter rolls in the key swing state. The judge’s ruling this month in favor of a conservative law firm said the ...

Legal marijuana may spark Midwest interstate tension

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CHICAGO (AP) — Retailers legally selling marijuana for the past month in Michigan say they have drawn customers from surrounding Midwestern states where the drug remains illegal and, as Illinois prepares to joins the recreational market on Wednesday, officials are renewing warnings to ...

KHS honors

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Kingsford High School Industrial Arts students of the month for November are Cole Bracket, left, woods, and Michael Mulligan, engineering/design.

Quinnesec skate

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Taylor Trulock of Kingsford and Ariana Howen of Niagara, Wis., skate at the Quinnesec ice rink Friday afternoon. Temperatures should remain mild through the weekend, but rain and snow is also likely. (Theresa Proudfit/Daily News photo)

Colder mines could benefit bats

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LANSING, Mich. — Before white-nose syndrome swept through Mead Mine, it was home to 18,000 bats. Five years later, it houses just 200. “We’ve seen populations decline by nearly 100% in some locations,” said Bill Scullon, a wildlife field operations manager for the Michigan ...

Iron County to tap its budget reserves

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CRYSTAL FALLS — The Iron County Board has approved a $5.8 million budget for 2020 that will require dipping into its reserve funds. The need to shift an estimated $204,128 from the fund balance primarily is due to accelerated payments for Michigan’s Municipal Employees’ Retirement ...

Tobacco age 21 nationwide

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Anyone under 21 can no longer legally buy cigarettes, cigars or any other tobacco products in the U.S. The new law enacted last week by Congress also applies to electronic cigarettes and vaping products that heat a liquid containing nicotine. The provision raising the legal limit from ...

Court won’t accelerate appeal on e-cigarettes

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court said Friday it won’t take an expedited appeal from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in a dispute over flavored e-cigarettes. The court said any appeal should follow a traditional path to the Court of Appeals. A Court of Claims judge in October blocked ...

Holiday hours for Daily News

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IRON MOUNTAIN - Offices of The Daily News & Advertiser will close at 4 p.m. Tuesday for New Year’s Eve. The Daily News will publish a morning edition on Tuesday. There will be no paper on Wednesday, New Years Day. Regular office hours will resume Thursday.

Fire levels apartment building in Marquette County

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LITTLE LAKE — An apartment building on M-35 in Forsyth Township has been razed after a fire tore through the structure Friday morning. The fire was called in to Marquette County Central Dispatch just after 6 a.m. Friday at 1687 E-M35 near Brown’s Store in Little Lake. While five ...

Michigan elections audit cites inadequate training

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — An audit of Michigan’s Bureau of Elections released Friday found discrepancies that allowed an unauthorized user to access the state’s voter file and inadequate training of elections officials in over 500 local governments. The audit by the Office of Auditor ...

Ready to hit the slopes

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Natalie Ghere and Brielle Bacon, both of Kingsford, ride the chairlift to the top of Pine Mountain on Thursday afternoon. With the break for the holidays and ample snow, the ski hills are seeing solid use.

Vandals take snowmobile, damage ski trail in City Park

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain police reportedly looking for one or more individuals who stole and then wedged the Menominee Range Nordic Ski Club’s snowmobile against a tree after a "joy ride" through City Park in Iron Mountain earlier this week. The snowmobile, a 2005 Skidoo Skandic, was ...

Kingsford woman pleads to meth charge

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A Kingsford woman accused of selling methamphetamine pleaded guilty Monday in Dickinson County Circuit Court. Alissa Cmejla, 38, was rearraigned in two separate files for the delivery or manufacture of a controlled substance, a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison; ...

Wisconsin governor says he’s a work in progress

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Former school teacher and state education secretary Tony Evers isn’t ready to give himself a grade on his first year as Wisconsin’s governor. “Incomplete,” Evers said during a wide-ranging interview that looked back at his first year in office and ahead to 2020. ...

Daily News to have morning edition Tuesday

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Offices of The Daily News and Advertiser will close at 4 p.m. Tuesday for New Year’s Eve and remain closed through New Year's Day. The Daily News will publish a morning edition Tuesday. There will be no paper Wednesday, New Years Day. Regular office hours will resume Thursday.

DC Courthouse closed for holiday

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The Dickinson County Courthouse will close at noon Tuesday, Dec. 31, and will be closed all day Wednesday, Jan. 1, for the New Year’s holiday.

Wisconsin logger who survived in woods still cutting

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KENNAN, Wis. (AP) — Gary Edinger is not the type of guy you would expect to see featured in a video posted on Outside magazine’s website. Yet there he is, walking through the woods, wearing a blaze orange hard hat and carrying a chainsaw over his right shoulder. Edinger is a 68-year-old ...

Toys for Tots program

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North Dickinson County School fourth- and fifth-grade students decided to donate their gifts to the Toys for Tots program instead of participating in a present exchange for Christmas in their classrooms. Trooper Geno Basanese, who is involved in the Toys for Tots program as well as the school, ...

Volunteer ringers

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Members of the Norway Leo Club recently rang bells for the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign. From left are Hailey Howorth, Trevor Dapoz, Mary Slagle, Kelly Burcar and Kasse Kay. The Leo Club — which stands for Learning, Experience, Opportunity — is the Norway-Vulcan-Loretto Lions ...