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KHS student nominated for leadership seminar

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KINGSFORD — Mya LaFreniere, a sophomore at Kingsford High School, has been nominated by her teachers to attend the Wisconsin Leader Seminar this summer at Carroll University in Waukesha, Wis. The mission of this seminar is to identify outstanding high school sophomores for being ...

DATCP extends deadline for hemp renewals, applications

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — State regulators are giving prospective hemp farmers another two months to apply for licenses for the 2019 growing season. The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection announced Tuesday that it would extend the deadline for new license applications and ...

Menominee Democrats meet Saturday

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STEPHENSON — The Menominee County Democratic Party will hold its next monthly meeting on Saturday at the County Annex Building S904 Hwy 41 in Stephenson. This meeting will officially be called a convention since there will be an election of officers for the coming year. Both national ...

Funds OKed for removing mine sands from Buffalo Reef

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DETROIT (AP) — The federal government has come up with money for removing additional waste mining sands from a section of Lake Superior off Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula. The Environmental Protection Agency is providing $946,000 to dredge stamp sands from an ancient riverbed north of ...

State Senate approves ban on taxpayer-paid union time

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — School districts and other public employers would have to stop providing taxpayer-funded leave time for employees to conduct union business under legislation that was narrowly approved Tuesday by the Republican-led Michigan Senate. The bill, which passed 20-18 ...

A light in the window

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Brad Mitchell creates an almost Christmas glow early today as he welds at Sikora Sheet Metal Inc., 216 E. Hughitt St. in downtown Iron Mountain. The Daily News again will run its Countdown to Christmas highlighting holiday decorations at homes and businesses throughout the region, starting ...

Board stands by senior center allocations

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The Dickinson County Board is holding firm on its planned millage distributions for county senior centers, despite a protest from Commissioner John Degenaer Jr. of Norway. Degenaer, who is unhappy the Norway center will see a nearly $10,000 cut for next year, believes ...

Breitung looks to opt out of allowing marijuana businesses

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QUINNESEC — The Breitung Township Board will have a public hearing in January on a potential ordinance that, now that marijuana recreational use is legal in Michigan, would prevent retail sales and other commercial operations within its borders. The hearing, set for Jan. 14, is required for ...

IM man charged for firing shotgun in home

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IRON MOUNTAIN — An Iron Mountain man faces several felony charges, including assault with intent to murder, after he admitted to firing a shotgun Wednesday night at Park Ridge Mobile Home Park, authorities said. Bond was set at $750,000 for 40-year-old Christopher Anderson, who remains in ...

Seats still available at tonight’s Christmas concert

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Organizers say 20 tickets remain for tonight's final “Sounds of Christmas 2018” concert by the Dickinson County Community Chorus. Those tickets will be available at the box office at the Kingsford High School auditorium, starting an hour before the 7 p.m. performance.

Wildlife officials, Klobuchar press for CWD funding

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota wildlife officials and U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar are pressing Congress for more funding to monitor chronic wasting disease in the deer herd. Minnesota Public Radio News reports they’re also urging the federal Department of Agriculture to develop a national ...

Wisconsin Republicans discussing lame duck session

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans and Gov. Scott Walker are discussing what measures they want to take up in a lame duck legislative session before Democratic Gov.-elect Tony Evers takes office. Senate Republicans were also expected to reach a decision on whether they will vote on ...

New owners revive Paris in Pembine Supper Club

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In September 2012, Michele and Casey Wanek had just finished dining at Paris in Pembine when they noticed the “for sale” sign outside. They said they had the same thought. “We had had enough of the corporate world,” Casey Wanek said at the time, adding this seemed like “an exciting ...

State lawmakers OK permanent rules for medical marijuana

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan lawmakers have approved permanent medical marijuana licensing rules, including a provision to allow dispensaries to deliver the drug to cardholders’ homes. The regulations were passed Tuesday by the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules, a panel of ...

Sister act

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A quarter-century ago, the Larson girls from the east side of Iron Mountain — now Linnea Marchetti, Kristine Cohodes and Karen Cerasoli — started a business out of their homes. The original concept was providing flowers biweekly for local business lobby and reception ...

Snyder seeks to secure Mackinac pipeline in final weeks

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder hopes to use the final weeks of his tenure to lock in a deal allowing construction of a hotly debated oil pipeline tunnel beneath a channel linking two of the Great Lakes — a plan his successor opposes but may be powerless to stop. The ...

IM suspect identified; charged with assault with intent to murder

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IRON MOUNTAIN — An Iron Mountain man faces several felony charges, including assault with intent to murder, in connection with a disturbance Wednesday night at Park Ridge Mobile Home Park. Bond has been set at $750,000 for 40-year-old Christopher Anderson, who remains lodged at the Dickinson ...

Faucett Forest Products becomes Joy Wood Products

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PESHTIGO, Wis. — Faucett Forest Products, a sawmill and pallet business in Peshtigo, has been acquired by Daryl and Maureen Joy and re-named Joy Wood Products. The producer of wood pallets, crates and skids was in foreclosure and purchased at a sheriff’s sale by the Joys, who came across ...

Disease on deer farms spreads as Wisconsin weakens controls

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Rapidly growing numbers of cases of chronic wasting disease are appearing on deer and elk farms and hunting ranches in Wisconsin at the same time the state has pulled back on rules and procedures designed to limit the spread of the fatal brain disease among its captive ...