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Summer youth camps planned

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MARINETTE, Wis. — Two unique conservation summer camp opportunities are available for middle and high school students this summer in northern Wisconsin. Upper Peninsula youth are also welcome. Middle school youth entering 6th-8th grade in fall are invited to attend Sand Lake Conservation ...

Events at the Dickinson County Library in IM

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Some of the events planned at the Dickinson County Library in Iron Mountain include: Saturday — Dr. Seuss Celebration, 1 p.m.: Celebrate Dr. Seuss, one of the world’s most popular children’s book authors, on his birthday with a storytime, activities, crafts, and games. Featured books ...

A Street lighting among DDA beautification efforts

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The Downtown Development Authority wants Iron Mountain to look a little more inviting, even while in the grip of winter cold and snow. Having received a $2,888 grant in October through former Gov. Rick Snyder’s Regional Prosperity Initiative, the DDA spent about $1,500 on ...

Cold after weekend whiteout

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Still more snow is in this week’s forecast as dangerous cold blanketed the Upper Midwest today after some parts of the region endured a weekend blizzard. Locally, 9 inches of snow fell from Friday night through Sunday at the Iron Mountain-Kingsford Wastewater Treatment ...

Juvenile arrested after IM store clerk stabbed

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A 15-year-old male suspect was taken into custody Friday night after a 22-year-old female clerk was stabbed at the Krist Oil convenience store at 1017 S. Stephenson Ave. in Iron Mountain, said Edwin C. Mattson, Iron Mountain director of police and fire services. In a news ...

Slivensky Hardware stays in the family

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CRYSTAL FALLS — Slivensky Hardware and Lumber has marked a half-century in family hands as a fixture in Crystal Falls. Brothers Fred, Sam and Louis Slivensky originally purchased the Cloverland Supply Company, strictly a lumberyard at the time, in the late 1960s. Back then, the railroad ...

One dead in I-41 pileup in Wisconsin

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — In east-central Wisconsin, whiteout conditions led to a chain-reaction pileup Sunday involving 131 vehicles on Interstate 41 in the Neenah area that killed one motorist and injured 71 others. "I've been in the law enforcement business, this is my 27th year," Winnebago ...

Mackinac Bridge reopens to traffic

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Mackinac Bridge reopens to traffic ST. IGNACE -- The Mackinac Bridge reopened to all traffic Monday morning after being closed Sunday evening because of weather conditions, the bridge authority announced. Certain high-profile vehicles will be escorted due to high winds, the authority ...

Michigan among few states treating 17-year-olds as adults

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Lawmakers who want Michigan to no longer automatically try 17-year-olds as adults are pointing to its outlier status as among the reasons to pass bipartisan bills to “raise the age.” Michigan is among just four states whose default is to treat 17-year-olds as adults ...

School, county meetings today

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The Florence County School Board will hold a personnel meeting at 5:15 p.m. today in Room 211 of Florence High School. There will be a closed session for discussion of staffing and contracts. The board’s building and grounds committee will meet at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday to discuss bus garage ...

School closings and delays for Monday, Feb. 25

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The following schools are operating under a two-hour delay Monday: — Beecher-Dunbar-Pembine — Goodman-Armstrong Creek — Niagara The following schools are closed Monday: — Bishop Baraga Catholic School — Breitung Township — Dickinson Iron ISD special education programs — ...

Snowy, wet weekend predicted

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IRON MOUNTAIN — It won’t be a good weekend for travel. A winter weather advisory is in effect until 6 p.m. today, followed by a winter storm watch until 6 p.m. Sunday. The forecast calls for 6 to 10 inches of snow through Sunday, along with sleet or freezing rain late Saturday night ...

IM students counseled after off-campus shooting

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The superintendent of Iron Mountain Schools said the district had to react quickly after one of its students was shot off campus late Thursday morning, especially when rumors began spreading that the incident had happened at the high school. The 16-year-old girl is still ...

Juvenile arrested after IM store clerk stabbed

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A 15-year-old male suspect was taken into custody Friday night in connection with the stabbing of a 22-year-old female clerk at the Krist Oil convenience store at 1017 S. Stephenson Ave., said Edwin C. Mattson, Iron Mountain director of police and fire services. In a news ...

Legislation aims to strengthen mining

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MARQUETTE — A state legislator from Marquette is taking a page out of Minnesota’s playbook in order to strengthen and develop sustainable mining practices in Michigan. State Rep. Sara Cambensy, D-Marquette, introduced a bill Thursday that would create a 15-member Committee of Michigan’s ...

Dickinson deer fitted with GPS collars

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The Michigan Department of Natural Resources recently completed work in Dickinson County to trap and collar deer as part of its ongoing study of seasonal deer movement in the western Upper Peninsula. Crews were able to capture 38 deer in wooden box traps at 13 different sites on private land ...

Five charged in timber theft

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Federal authorities say five people have been indicted for allegedly cutting down trees on the Menominee Indian Reservation in order to sell timber to saw mills outside the reservation without consent from the Wisconsin tribe. Conspiracy charges have been filed against ...

Corrections workers accused

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say two women who were former employees of Green Bay Correctional Institution face possible felony charges on allegations they helped smuggle drugs, hand sanitizer and food to inmates in exchange for sex. The Brown County Sheriff’s Office began ...