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U.P. island fire smolders

July 21, 2016 POVERTY ISLAND, Mich. (AP) — The federal government says a historic lighthouse is being protected from a wildfire on an uninhabited island in northern Lake Michiga. more »»

Enbridge reaches agreement in Michigan spill

July 21, 2016 Enbridge Energy Partners has reached a $176 million settlement for the costliest inland oil spill in U.S. more »»

Second chance: Orphaned mallards released at Norway Myr

July 20, 2016 NORWAY — When a crew from Marquette County came across 10 tiny orphaned mallards, they contacted licensed wildlife rehabilitator Phyllis Carlson and drove the ducklings to her home in Quinnesec. more »»

Motorcyclist dies in U.P. crash

July 20, 2016 CALUMET — A motorcyclist was killed Wednesday afternoon in a traffic accident in Houghton County’s Chassell Township, said state police at the Calumet post. A vehicle was stopped on U.S. more »»

Five vie to replace Benishek

July 20, 2016 IRON MOUNTAIN — The field of candidates will be narrowed for federal and state offices in Michigan’s Aug. 2 primary election. more »»

Three millages on Aug. 2 ballot

July 20, 2016 IRON MOUNTAIN — After two previous defeats, Dickinson County voters will be asked a third time to approve a property tax increase for county government. more »»

Handful of races contested in Dickinson County

July 20, 2016 IRON MOUNTAIN — Few contested races are slated for Dickinson County’s Aug. 2 primary election, which will narrow the field of Republican and Democratic candidates for the November general election. more »»

Florence County renews sales tax for five more years

July 20, 2016 FLORENCE, Wis. — The Florence County Board on Tuesday renewed a half-cent sales and use tax for another five years. Revenue from the 0. more »»

Townsend challenges Wender for county seat

July 20, 2016 IRON MOUNTAIN — In the Tuesday, Aug. 2, primary election, two candidates will vie for the Republican Party nomination to represent District 4 on the Dickinson County Board of Commissioners. more »»

Bluegrass band back for Out To Lunch Thursday

July 20, 2016 By LINDA LOBECK Staff Writer IRON MOUNTAIN — A popular bluegrass band based in Madison will be back in Iron Mountain on Thursday on the downtown stage during the Out To Lunch program. more »»

Conservancy to protect 13 acres of land near Chocolay Bayou

July 20, 2016 HARVEY (AP) — The Upper Peninsula Land Conservancy has purchased 13 acres of diverse riverfront habitat on the Chocolay Bayou that will become a nature preserv. more »»

DNR panel meets Thursday

July 20, 2016 MARQUETTE — The Western Upper Peninsula Citizens’ Advisory Council will meet Thursday in Calumet. The meeting will be from 6 to 8 p.m. (Eastern time) at the Keweenaw Heritage Center at St. more »»

Dickinson County Area Band concert tonight

July 20, 2016 IRON MOUNTAIN — The Dickinson County Area Band will perform a concert tonight at 7 at Lake Antoine County Park in the band shell. more »»

Flood ruins Escanaba costumes

July 20, 2016 ESCANABA (AP) — The show must go on next year at an Upper Peninsula high school, but not with costumes and props destroyed by water in a flooded basement. more »»

Guard heads to flood sites

July 20, 2016 MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin National Guard members have been activated to help assess flood damage in northern Wisconsin. more »»

IM man pleads guilty in chase

July 19, 2016 IRON MOUNTAIN — An Iron Mountain man accused of leading police on a high-speed chase from Iron Mountain to Niagara, Wis., last month has accepted a plea deal and will face sentencing in August. more »»

Judge: Wisconsin residents who lack ID can vote in November

July 19, 2016 MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge has issued an order allowing Wisconsin residents who lack photo identification to vote in November. U.S. more »»

 
 

 

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