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Saying goodbye for the school year

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North Elementary School in Iron Mountain had an end-of-the-school-year parade Tuesday evening, letting students and parents drive past the school to wave goodbye to their teachers, who had to conduct classes from afar after schools were closed amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The event gave them ...

No changes in region’s COVID-19 numbers

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Upper Peninsula and Wisconsin counties in the region held steady Tuesday on COVID-19 numbers, with no new cases reported. According to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services data site Tuesday afternoon, Iron and Baraga counties had one virus case; Chippewa County two cases; Luce ...

Niagara names top five seniors in Class of 2020

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NIAGARA, Wis. — The Niagara School District has named its top five seniors from the Class of 2020. As announced by Niagara Superintendent Nathaniel Burklund, the school board and the faculty, the class of 30 graduates is led by: — Jessica Oratch, 18, is first in her class with a ...

Men plead guilty to vandalizing IM cemetery

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Two Iron Mountain men accused of destroying cemetery headstones at Iron Mountain Cemetery Park pleaded guilty Monday in Dickinson County Circuit Court. Harley Sherk, 25, and Darian Unrein, 19, admitted to malicious destruction of tombs and memorials, a felony punishable ...

July 4 events canceled in Sagola, Breen

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Sagola and Breen township officials say they have reluctantly decided to cancel their July 4 plans for 2020. Breen Township will forego its Fourth of July Parade, normally done with neighboring Felch Township, which was set this year to take place in Foster City. Felch Township for now ...

VA moves forward with reintroduction of services

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IRON MOUNTAIN —Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center is working on a plan to reintroduce health care services as VA starts reopening after COVID-19 shutdowns. The facility began Tuesday expanding some services. “The safety of veterans and staff is the highest priority when we consider how ...

Habitat golf outing on July 30

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The annual Raise the Golf Outing will be returning to Timberstone Golf Course this year. The 18th annual event, which raises money for Habitat for Humanity Menominee River, will be on Thursday, July 30. As in past years, it is a four-person scramble event with a shotgun ...

Food permit reminder issued

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KINGSFORD — In accordance with Michigan’s Food Law of 2000, a temporary food permit is required for all food service events serving potentially hazardous food products. Food service event means an operation that prepares, serves or otherwise provides food for human consumption. A ...

Health care art

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Brinley Pickett, a third grader in Jodi Maycunich’s third grade class at North Elementary, displays her art project done to honor health care workers.

Whitmer lifts Michigan’s stay-at-home order

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer lifted Michigan’s nearly 10-week coronavirus stay-at-home order Monday, letting restaurants reopen to dine-in customers next week and immediately easing limits on outdoor gatherings while keeping social-distancing rules intact. The governor ...

IM approves July 4 fireworks show

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The Iron Mountain City Council approved an Independence Day fireworks display Monday after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s decision to rescind her Safer at Home order. With the governor now allowing groups of 100 or less to gather outdoors with social distancing, the council found ...

Kingsford approves 2020-2021 budget

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KINGSFORD — The Kingsford City Council on Monday approved a 2020-2021 fiscal year budget that includes a lower tax rate. The budget has a tax rate of 22.237 mills, or $22.24 per $1,000 taxable value, a drop of 3%. The decline is due to a reduction in the dedicated millage for public safety ...

Iron County has first case of COVID-19

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Iron County has its first presumptive positive COVID-19 case, local health officials announced Monday. The adult male has been quarantined, the Dickinson-Iron District Health Department stated in a news release. Those who have been identified as a close contact are being notified. According ...

Dickinson’s jobless rate fourth-lowest in state

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson County’s jobless rate of 16.6% in April ranked as the fourth-lowest in the state, according to data released Friday by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget. The April data reflected the first month of the initial impact of COVID-19 on ...

Fourth day of protest in Madison shuts down state highway

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Protesters shut down a six-lane state highway that feeds into downtown Madison for a second day on Tuesday, as Gov. Tony Evers called for the Legislature to pass a law to reduce the use of police force and urged a united battle against racism. The latest actions came ...

Night of violence in Madison results in more arrests, damage

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Protesters spray painted graffiti on the Wisconsin state Capitol, dumped paint on the beloved "Forward" statue outside, broke into businesses downtown and defaced the Wisconsin Veterans Museum before police in riot gear used tear gas to disperse the crowd early Tuesday ...

Florence health department plans virtual presentation

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Florence, Wis. — The Florence County Health Department, in response to establishment owners’ requests, will be conducting its first virtual presentation regarding inspections and food safety. The first presentation scheduled will be on June 8 at 10 a.m. and will discuss “Date Marking: ...

Wisconsin Supreme Court to hear voter purge case

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a case seeking to purge about 129,000 voter registrations from the rolls ahead of the November presidential election after previously deadlocking on whether to get involved. Democrats oppose the voter purge, arguing ...