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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. ...

Iron County Board turns down pay adjustment

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CRYSTAL FALLS — The Iron County Board declined Tuesday to reconsider its decision a month ago against providing non-represented employees with a bonus to make up for a gap between a pay increase. The county’s union employees received various pay increases before the year started, then got ...

Body of missing IR man found in Iron County

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CRYSTAL FALLS — The body of an Iron River man who went missing in late October has been found in a Bates Township lake, according to the Iron County Sheriff’s office. Iron River police reported the possible body in the lake Monday. Sheriff’s deputies later recovered the body of ...

Liberal candidate in Wisconsin Supreme Court race concedes

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The liberal candidate in Wisconsin's Supreme Court race conceded Wednesday, deciding against a recount eight days after the election showed her conservative opponent ahead by 6,000 votes in a race seen as an early measure of a key battleground in the 2020 presidential ...

Crane damage to be addressed at April 18 meeting in Escanaba

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ESCANABA — The Growing U.P. Agriculture Association’s annual meeting and educational program will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern time on Thursday, April 18 at Bay College in Escanaba. Participants will hear presentations from GUPAA, the International Crane Foundation, USDA Wildlife ...

Bay offers Hazwoper Refresher training

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Bay College Training and Development will be offering an 8-hour Hazwoper Annual Refresher Training at West Campus in Iron Mountain from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday. This training is designed for general site workers who remove hazardous waste or who are exposed or ...

Fruit tree pruning workshop Saturday

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WAUCEDAH — The Dickinson Conservation District will host a fruit tree pruning workshop at 2 p.m. on Saturday. The workshop will be at Melodydell Dairy Farm, the McBroom Farm, N470 Thaler Dr, approximately two miles south of U.S. 2 in Waucedah, and will feature Lawrence Sobson, DCD ...

Varicella vaccine available at Florence County Health Department

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FLORENCE, Wis. — Why is it important for children to receive a varicella vaccine before they are two years of age and a booster at four to five years of age before entering school? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, chickenpox causes an itchy rash that usually ...

Ford recalls 327K pickups

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DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford is recalling 327,000 F-Series pickup trucks in North America for a second time to fix problems with engine block heater cables that can cause fires. In December the company recalled 874,000 trucks because water and contaminants can get into the cables and cause ...

CIU to probe innocence claims

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has launched a unit to investigate whether people have been wrongfully convicted of crimes. Nessel announced Wednesday the Conviction Integrity Unit plans to probe credible claims of innocence. The unit within the AG’s Criminal ...

Bulk carrier to be built in Wisconsin

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STURGEON BAY, Wis. (AP) — Construction is expected to start this fall on the first Great Lakes bulk carrier to be built in nearly four decades in Sturgeon Bay. WLUK-TV reports the Interlake Steamship Company and Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding will partner together to build a self-unloading ...

The wait is over

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The Rotary Club car officially plunged at 8:51 a.m. Monday at Chapin Pit. The winner of this year’s contest was Jim Schoen of Saginaw, Michigan, who had the closest guess at 8:18 a.m. Last year, the car dropped at 10:40 a.m. April 26; in 2017, it was 4:07 p.m. April 2; in 2016, it was 1:57 ...

Dickinson awaits word on kitchen problems at senior center

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson County officials hope to have some answers soon on the future of the Iron Mountain Senior Center at Crystal Lake, which has been unavailable for several months to prepare home-delivered senior meals. Sewage problems at the center surfaced in early November, and the ...

Breitung sets plans for road paving projects

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QUINNESEC — The Breitung Township Board accepted a $276,428 bid Monday to repave several roads in Quinnesec later this year. Under the contract, Bacco Construction of Iron Mountain will overlay some roads with 1 1/4 inches of asphalt and crush, shape and pave the surface on others. The ...

Body of missing IR man found in Iron County

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CRYSTAL FALLS — The body of an Iron River man who went missing in late October has been found in a Bates Township lake, according to the Iron County Sheriff’s office. Iron River police reported the possible body in the lake Monday. Sheriff’s deputies later recovered the body of ...

Northpointe instructor recognized nationally

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KINGSFORD — Philip Hefner-Gardiepy of Northpointe Behavioral Healthcare System again has been recognized nationally for his work raising awareness on mental illness. Hefner-Gardiepy was named in the top 100 Mental Health First Aid Instructors among 16,000 in the country for the second ...

ND County School District may be docked state aid

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FELCH TOWNSHIP — North Dickinson County School District may be docked almost $800 in state aid for two school days earlier this year that had less than 75 percent of its students in class due to illness. But trying to make up the two days likely would cost more in staffing and other ...