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Articles from the July 25, 2014 edition


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  • 'Art Park' green space

    Ryan Jarvi|Jul 25, 2014

    IRONWOOD - Members of the Downtown Ironwood Development Authority heard a brief update about a proposed "Art Park" for an empty lot on Aurora Street Thursday morning. Ironwood Community Development Director Michael Brown updated DIDA members about the proposed Art Park for the city-owned green space between Mattson's TV and Appliance and Book World. "We're working with the Downtown Art Place and theater in conjunction on this project to come up with an idea where artists can display their art... Full story

  • US 2 construction

    Jul 25, 2014

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  • Obama wants limits on US company mergers abroad

    Jul 25, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Staking out a populist stand ahead of the midterm elections, President Barack Obama on Thursday demanded "economic patriotism" from U.S. corporations that use legal means to avoid U.S. taxes through overseas mergers. "I don't care if it's legal," Obama declared. "It's wrong." Obama and congressional Democrats are pushing to severely limit such deals, a move resisted by Republicans who argue the entire corporate tax code needs an overhaul. At issue are companies that enter... Full story

  • Range Art Show

    Jul 25, 2014

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  • LLW Class of 1964

    Jul 25, 2014

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  • Ruth Marie Hickerson

    Jul 25, 2014

    TRAVERSE CITY - Ruth Marie Hickerson, 84, of Traverse City, passed away on Friday, July 18, 2014, at Munson Medical Center. Ruth was born on Jan. 23, 1930, in Trout Creek the daughter of August and Arla (Ollila) Hautamaki. She was raised in the U.P. and graduated from Trout Creek High School in 1947. After graduation Ruth moved to Detroit, where she was very involved with the Lutheran church and met her husband-to-be, Harlan Hickerson Jr. They married on Dec. 27, 1953, in Duluth, Minn. Ruth was... Full story

  • James G. 'Jim' Kaffine

    Jul 25, 2014

    IRONWOOD, Mich.- James G. "Jim" Kaffine, 83, of Pence, Wis., died Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at Aspirus Grand View Hospital in Ironwood. He was born June 16, 1931, in Montreal, Wis., son of the late Carl and Rose (Mezzano) Kaffine, and graduated from J.E. Murphy High School in Hurley, Wis. in 1949. He then entered the U.S. Army on Aug. 3, 1949, serving in occupation forces in Germany, and was honorably discharged on April 19, 1951. Following discharge from the Army, Jim returned to Montreal and... Full story

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