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Michigan faces lawsuit over scabies at prison for women

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YPSILANTI, Mich. — A federal lawsuit says inmates at Michigan's only prison for women suffered severe itching and permanent scarring because officials took more than a year to diagnose and properly treat a scabies outbreak . The Detroit Free Press reports the lawsuit on behalf of prisoner ...

Smelt Fry in Faithorn April 26

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FAITHORN — The Faithorn Township Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department will have its 57th annual Smelt Fry from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 26, at the Faithorn Township Hall. In addition to the smelt dinner, they also will feature cod and pasta with meat sauce. All proceeds go to help fund ...

Globetrotters game in UP to benefit health fund

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MARQUETTE – The world-renowned Harlem Globetrotters soon will be coming to Marquette. The Superior Health Foundation will benefit from a portion of online ticket sales from their appearance at 7 p.m. Eastern time Friday, April 19, at the Berry Events Center. Interested spectators can ...

Bobcats booster

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Perry Jacobs, left, owner and director of Jacobs-Lundholm Funeral Home in Florence, Wis., presents a $200 donation to Kris Johnson, athletic director at Florence High School, for new gymnasium chairs to be used by players and coaches during sporting events in the gym. The Florence Athletic ...

Hermansville Hustle 5k set for April 27

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HERMANSVILLE — The North Central High School Chapter of National Honor Society will host the annual Hermansville Hustle 5k in memory of Sheila Sanville on Saturday, April 27. The event is a fundraiser in honor of former National Honor Society adviser and teacher Sheila Sanville, who died ...

USDA invites applications for conservation initiatives

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EAST LANSING — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is seeking applications from Michigan landowners who want to adopt new conservation practices that protect water quality, improve wildlife habitat and reduce soil erosion. Farmers and non-industrial forest land owners who submit ...

Florence Library Friends plan rummage sale

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FLORENCE, Wis. — Friends of the Florence County Library will participate in a community-wide rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 1, in Florence. The Friends will use the Veterans of Foreign Wars hall on the south end of Quinnesec Street. Donations are being accepted. ...

UM opening multicultural center

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan is opening a $10 million building dedicated to many cultures on campus. The university says the Trotter Multicultural Center, which opens Thursday, will be a gathering space where students, staff and alumni can talk about race, gender and ...

Houghton County prosecutor retires

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HOUGHTON — A longtime fixture of the Houghton County legal community has handled his last case. Michael Makinen, who became Houghton County’s prosecuting attorney in 2009, retired from the position at the end of March. Brittany Bulleit, chief assistant prosecuting attorney, was appointed ...

In the clouds

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Abbey Berglund paints clouds on the wall of the Children’s Corner at the Niagara Area Historical Society Museum in Niagara, Wis. Berglund heard about the construction of the Children’s Corner from her grandmother, museum volunteer Judy Sanicki, and offered to paint murals both inside and ...

Late winter storm strikes Midwest

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A storm system known as a “bomb cyclone” slowly churned through the U.S. interior today for the second time in a month, unleashing a blizzard in parts of the Midwest while creating hazardous fire conditions farther south. As much as 18 inches of snow has fallen in parts of South Dakota, ...

School closings and delays for Friday, April 12

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The following schools are closed Friday: — Beecher-Dunbar-Pembine — Bishop Baraga — Breitung Township — Dickinson Iron-Tech — Dickinson and Iron County special education and early childhood programs — Forest Park — Goodman-Armstrong Creek — Holy Spirit — Iron ...

State Senate OKs delay in changing teacher evaluations

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Senate on Wednesday voted to delay a key change in the state’s evaluation system for teachers and school administrators, in the latest sign of unease with what critics call an overemphasis on standardized testing in K-12 education. Senators unanimously ...

Teen pleads no contest in clerk stabbing

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A 15-year-old male accused of stabbing an Iron Mountain convenience store clerk Feb. 22 pleaded no contest Wednesday in Dickinson County Probate Court. The teen, who is not being named because he is a juvenile, previously had appeared March 18 before Judge Thomas Slagel via ...

Support in Wisconsin for legalized pot, not for gas tax hike

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Opposition to Gov. Tony Evers’ plan to increase the gas tax for roads is growing, while support remains strong for other parts of his agenda including the minimum wage, spending more on special education and legalizing medical marijuana, a poll released Wednesday ...

Republican Committee meets tonight

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The Dickinson County Republican Committee will meet at 6 tonight at the Dickinson County Correctional Center conference room in Iron Mountain. Strategic planning for Dickinson County and First District will be the main topic. All who share in Republican values are ...

Chemicals found at Detroit bridge site

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DETROIT (AP) — Officials say toxic industrial chemicals known as PFAS have been found in soil and groundwater in Detroit at the site of construction for a new bridge between the U.S. and Canada. The findings were reported Thursday by MLive.com and officials are ensuring that plans for soil ...

Early school closings for April 11

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The following schools will be releasing students early today: — School District of Florence County: Early dismissal at 1 p.m. Buses will leave the elementary at 12:50 p.m. and the high school at 1 p.m. — Goodman-Armstrong Creek School District: Early dismissal at 1 p.m. — ...

Mock interviews at Bay West

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Area high school students Tuesday attended the annual Career Day at Bay College West. Ethan Peregoy of Kingsford interviews with Benjamin Wood of Range Bank. David Hakamaki of Cutting Edge Photography signs Kingsford student Megan Arndt’s Career Day sheet after she visited his display booth.

Blizzard warnings posted from Colorado to Minnesota

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Blizzard warnings were posted from Colorado to Minnesota on Wednesday as a storm developed that could rival last month's devastating bomb cyclone. Up to 2 1/2 feet of snow was expected to fall in parts of eastern South Dakota and southwestern Minnesota, the National Weather Service said. ...