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Bridge authority urged to OK pipeline deal

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Michigan officials took another step Thursday toward construction of an oil pipeline tunnel beneath the channel that links Lakes Huron and Michigan by asking the Mackinac Bridge Authority to accept oversight responsibility for the proposed structure. Department ...

Snyder wants fee increases for cleanup before he leaves office

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Outgoing Gov. Rick Snyder said Thursday that his top remaining legislative priorities include pushing through trash and water fee increases to pay for environmental cleanup, infrastructure and recycling needs — proposals that a top lawmaker said continue to concern ...

Conservationists hope Evers will re-energize DNR

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Conservationists and outdoors enthusiasts hope Democratic Gov.-elect Tony Evers will re-energize Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources after years of cuts under Republican Scott Walker, counting on him to return the agency to a science-based footing and get ...

Officials urge vaccination after measles cases

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Health officials are urging people to get vaccinated and take other precautions after confirming 15 cases of measles in Michigan this year. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services gave an update Friday, saying it’s the highest level the state has seen ...

Holy Spirit Craft Show Nov. 17

Terri Castelaz/Daily News photo Holy Spirit Catholic School in Norway will host its 32nd annual Holiday Craft Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17 and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18. Wally and Kathy Zychowski prep for the kitchen's Good Food menu. Items include hot beef, ...

Group 100-Plus Women Who Care to meet Tuesday

IRON MOUNTAIN — The organization 100-Plus Women Who Care in Dickinson County will have its final 2018 quarterly meeting Tuesday to decide which fortunate area non-profit program or agency gets to benefit from the group’s collective generosity. As in the past, participating women will ...

Can-A-Thon kicks-off Monday

Norway-Vulcan Area Schools Key Club will kick off their annual Can-A-Thon program on Monday and will continue until Dec. 3. The purpose of the Can-A-Thon is to help collect food for the local food pantry. Last year, Norway Schools collected more than 5,000 food items, Mitch LeGrave, left, and ...

Michigan man’s bone mistakenly buried with teen’s remains

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A bone from the remains of a man found dead in 2016 was mistakenly buried with the remains of a teenage girl found dead in 1975, according to Michigan officials. A bone from Donald Smith’s remains was mistakenly released last year with Darlene McKenzie’s remains, ...

Safety group: 2018 has been deadly year on Great Lakes

HOLLAND, Mich. (AP) — A water safety nonprofit group says 2018 has been a deadly year on the Great Lakes, with at least 110 drownings recorded. The Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project, which has tracked drowning deaths since 2010, says this is the first year that it’s recorded more than 100 ...

GOPs Shirkey, Chatfield to lead Michigan Legislature

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Republican who pushed for passage of right-to-work laws and Medicaid work requirements will lead the Michigan Senate for the next four years. Sen. Mike Shirkey of Clarklake, the founder and owner of an automotive engineering firm in Jackson, was chosen Thursday to be ...

Community Connect event looks to link those in need to services

IRON MOUNTAIN — The seventh annual Community Connect event will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Northern Lights YMCA, 800 Crystal Lake Blvd. in Iron Mountain. The free fair — sponsored by Dickinson-Iron Community Services Agency, Great Start, Dickinson Area Community Foundation, The ...

Birchwood Mall now eyed for storage, not apartments

KINGSFORD — The owner of the former Birchwood Mall now wants to make the site into storage space rather than apartments. Kingsford City Manager Tony Edlebeck said William Neuens LLC would like the property zoned B-2, instead of B-1, so it can be used for indoor storage. Neuens indicated ...

IM police identify woman found in dumpster

IRON MOUNTAIN — Authorities have identified a woman whose body was discovered Tuesday morning in a dumpster behind the Goodwill Industries store and released details on how she died. Shelley Bowman, 59, of Iron Mountain, apparently slipped and fell head-first into an approximately ...

Michigan seen as bellwether for legal pot in Midwest

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan is aiming to build a potentially lucrative industry from the ground up with passage of a ballot initiative to legalize recreational marijuana. It could do more by serving as a model for the rest of the Midwest — and possibly beyond. Michigan is the first Midwestern ...

Women help Democrats take back key offices in Michigan

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Democrats seized power in state government again after a long drought and flipped two prized congressional seats thanks to a slate of female candidates who drew strong support from women voters. Gretchen Whitmer's comfortable win over Republican Bill Schuette ...

ISD finds new hiring service

KINGSFORD — The Dickinson-Iron Intermediate School District has approved a partnership with EduStaff.org to provide a hiring service for substitute staff. This new partnership will replace the previous one with Professional Educational Services Group, who terminated its contracts without ...

Norway Elementary grant

From left, Tamara Juul, executive director of the Dickinson Area Community Foundation, presents a check for $250 to Norway Vulcan School staff members Jeannette Sword, Cindy Miller and Katie Dahlman to start a sensory path for elementary students at Norway Elementary School. The path will be ...

UW-Green Bay Marinette celebrates Armistice Day

MARINETTE, Wis. - To celebrate the centennial of the Armistice that ended “The War to End All Wars,” UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus presents “World War I: Wisconsin, Michigan and the 32nd Red Arrow Division” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday in Room M-117, Main Building. The presentation will be ...

Niagara Public Library taking part in Give A Kid A Book

NIAGARA, Wis. — The Niagara Public Library will again participate in the Give A Kid A Book Campaign. People are encouraged to buy and drop off new books which are geared anywhere from infant to young adult. This year there is a great need for board books, books for teens, especially in the ...