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Traffic detoured at South Junction

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QUINNESEC — U.S. 141 from the Breitung Cutoff Road to the U.S. 2 junction in Quinnesec will be closed for about three weeks after crews started Thursday on the next phase of road construction at the junction, Michigan Department of Transportation officials said. The detour is U.S. 141 to ...

Michigan adopts the toughest lead rules in US after Flint

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan on Thursday began enforcing the nation’s strictest rules for lead in drinking water, a plan that eventually will result in replacing all 500,000 lead service pipes statewide in the wake of the contamination of Flint’s supply. The lead and copper rules will ...

Operator of weed-cutting boat dies in Wisconsin

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TRENTON, Wis. (AP) — A Trenton man has died after becoming trapped under a weed-cutting boat on a Washington County lake. The sheriff’s office says deputies were called to Wallace Lake about noon Wednesday after a resident saw the capsized boat about 50 yards off shore. The first deputy ...

From left, in the front row are Devin Miller, Jonah Doenier, Lawson Lutz, Dexter Martin, Braeden Hendricks; in the middle row are Mya Brunswick, Delaney Donahue, Mylee Kreider, Avianna Juul, Evelyn Touchett and in the back row are Jace Sharkey, Alexander Erickson, Athenna Donnely, Jaiden Wakefield, Ethan Servia, Karly Trevillian, Sophia Zhao.

Woodland fundraiser

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The student council members recently held a bake sale for the early kindergarten and kindergarten students at Woodland. They raised $124 which was given to the Dickinson County Cancer Unit. The student council at Woodland has raised money each month this year to support a variety of charities ...

Feds again to weigh dropping wolf protections

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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The federal government is considering another attempt to drop legal protections for gray wolves across the lower 48 states, reopening a lengthy battle over the predator species. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Thursday told The Associated Press it has begun ...

Kingsford High School awards McNeil Scholarships

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KINGSFORD — The John N. McNeil and Stella M. McNeil scholarships were first awarded to Kingsford High School graduates in 2002. John N. McNeil established the McNeil Scholarship Trust for the purpose of creating scholarships each year for students at KHS. McNeil’s lifelong dream was to ...

Recognition day held at Vulcan Middle School

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NORWAY — Vulcan Middle School Class of 2022 eighth grade students were honored for their accomplishments during their middle school years at a Recognition Day Program held on June 1 in the Norway Fine Arts Center. The class selected “The Map We Will Make” as the theme for this year’s ...

Dickinson sheriff issues report for May

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson County Sheriff Scott Rutter has released his monthly report for May. The road patrol served 100 civil process papers, investigated 94 complaints, handled 15 accidents, issued 50 citations and 142 verbal warnings, made 25 arrests — eight of which were for ...

Women Build Week

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Sixty-seven women — including representatives from First National Bank, Champion Inc., Thrivent Financial, Wells Fargo, Girl Scout Troop 5312 and First Bank — participated in the National Women Build Week for Habitat for Humanity Menominee River. The group primed and painted at the newly ...

IC museum lists summer events

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CASPIAN — June began a busy season for the Iron County Historical Museum in Caspian as it marks the 50th anniversary of operations as a museum. The museum opened for summer hours June 1, following a program the evening before titled “Fifty Years of Headlines in Iron County,” a ...

Foxconn, Wisconsin university, announce internship program

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Foxconn Technology Group and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee are launching an internship program that will send engineering students to the company’s headquarters in Taiwan for a semester. The program announced Thursday is designed to develop local talent for the ...

Flower stalk at Fumee Lake Natural Area

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Nature enthusiast Phyllis Carlson of Quinnesec focuses in on a striped coralroot, a type of wild orchid, at the Fumee Lake Natural Area in Quinnesec. Carlson took Daily News staff writer and photographer Theresa Proudfit on a hike at the Fumee Lake area Wednesday afternoon to show what can be ...

Area school districts finalizing budgets

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Several area school districts set their 2018-19 budgets this week, although final approval will come in late June to include final bills for the current fiscal year. The proposed budgets include: Breitung Township Schools District The proposed 2018-19 budget lists $17,193,454 in projected ...

Driver who hit pedestrian takes plea deal

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A Kingsford man accused of injuring a pedestrian while driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs accepted a plea deal Wednesday that reduces his felony charge to two misdemeanors. Donn Gordon Edwards, 66, pleaded no contest in Dickinson County District Court to ...

Wisconsin man injured in ATV accident in Florence County

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FLORENCE, Wis. — A Plover, Wis., man was taken to the hospital with upper back pain after an all-terrain vehicle accident Tuesday in the town of Commonwealth, Wis., Florence County Sheriff’s Office officials said. The 36-year-old man was riding on a public trail near LaSalle Falls Road ...

Bills open door to online gambling, sports bets in Michigan

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Bills that have cleared an initial legislative hurdle would legalize online gambling in Michigan and start the process toward possibly also allowing sports betting in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court decision. The state House late Tuesday voted 68-40 in favor of the ...

MSU president’s email takes aim at lawyers, assault victim

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EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University’s interim president criticized lawyers who represent Larry Nassar’s assault victims and suggested that the first woman to go public with her accusations was probably getting a “kickback” from her attorney, according to ...

Norway PTO honors students

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The Norway PTO on June 6 gave out their fourth quarter Most Improved awards. From left, in the first row are Abigail Lindquist, Tammy DeBakker’s early kindergarten class; Dalton Gustavson, Brittany Conery’s kindergarten class; and Harlee Plunger, Julie Barthel’s first-grade class. In the ...

Log Cabin Day set at Iron County Museum

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CASPIAN — Log Cabin Day will be celebrated from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at the Iron County Historical Museum in Caspian. Betty Kangas Petroski and her daughter Gayle Wade will demonstrate Log Cabin Living at 1 p.m. through Petroski’s childhood memories. Log cabin artifacts and ...