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Upper Peninsula health data report released

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KINGSFORD — Six Upper Peninsula health departments and 26 community partners announce the release of a first-of-its-kind Community Health Needs Assessment covering all 15 U.P. counties. The 350-page report, now available on-line to the general public, provides a wealth of information on the ...

Clerk releases July report

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson County Clerk/Register of Deeds Dolly L. Cook has issued her activity report for the month of July. Clerk records issued included 142 birth certificates, 211 death certificates, 24 marriage certificates, four notary public commissions, 47 concealed weapons licenses, ...

Organizers seek to add Crivitz names to memorial

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CRIVITZ, Wis. — The founders of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. are gathering names of those who have died due to Vietnam related conditions as a part of their “In Memory” program. One of the ongoing tragedies of the Vietnam War is the illness and death veterans face ...

Farmers market Saturday

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The 2018 Iron Mountain Farmers and Artisans Summer Market will be 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday through Oct. 13 across from the Dickinson County Library. “Market-goers are encouraged to come early for the best produce selection,” market manager Nancy Schaub said. “We ...

First Responder Charity softball event Saturday

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The first-ever First Responder Charity Softball Tournament will be played starting at 10 a.m. Saturday at Ranger Field in Iron Mountain. Such an event has “been talked about for years,” said Ed Mattson, director of police and fire services in Iron Mountain. All local ...

Resurfacing starts Monday on Carpenter Avenue in Iron Mountain

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Resurfacing on one mile of M-95, Carpenter Avenue from Woodward Avenue to U.S. 2 is expected to start Monday. The work includes curb repair, upgrading concrete sidewalk ramps to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards, and pavement markings. Paving will be completed ...

Clarification

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All buses picking up Norway-Vulcan Area Schools students after school this coming academic year will have to do so outside the auditorium in an effort to ease traffic congestion around the school. An article in Thursday’s edition of The Daily News incorrectly stated all vehicles were included ...

Glacial Gardeners to host plant sale

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FLORENCE, Wis. — The Glacial Gardeners Master Gardener Association will have a Fall Plant Sale from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Florence Community Center on Central Avenue, also U.S. 2 and Highway 141 in Florence. The sale will be in conjunction with the Florence County Fair. ...

All 44 dogs in Gladstone rescue find new homes

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ESCANABA — The 44 dogs removed from a Gladstone home in March all have been adopted into new homes, according to the Delta County Animal Shelter. The number of dogs involved in the rescue actually rose to 54 because 10 puppies later were born at the shelter. The dogs are a Chihuahua and ...

Warmer for winter, too?

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Perhaps the leaves should turn before discussing January weather, but at least the outlook isn’t bitter. An El Nino weather pattern appears to be developing, suggesting a warmer-than-normal winter for the Upper Peninsula. Fall temperatures may also range higher than ...

Norway adopts tests for school progress

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NORWAY — Norway-Vulcan Area Schools will start a new testing program this academic year to track student growth in math, reading and language throughout the year. The NWEA program costs $7,682, but the district will be able to get about 70 percent of that amount back from state funding, ...

Pence outlines plan for new Space Force by 2020

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Faced with growing competition and threats from Russia and China, the White House on Thursday said it will create the U.S. Space Force as a sixth, separate military service by 2020. Vice President Mike Pence told a Pentagon audience that the plan fulfills President Donald ...

Jury to decide if ‘hashtag Las Vegas’ a threat

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CRYSTAL FALLS — A jury trial started Wednesday for an Alpha man accused of threatening an Iron County business during a telephone call to the Iron County Sheriff’s Office, with the prosecution and defense offering different versions of what he meant by the phrase, “hashtag Las ...

Groundbreaking for new trades training facility in Negaunee

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NEGAUNEE — Officials broke ground Wednesday in Negaunee Township for a facility that will allow carpenters and millwrights to learn a variety of trades, ranging from building a house to improving skills such as welding. About 100 community leaders, union officials, contractors and ...

DNR board signs off on enhanced deer farm fencing

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Department of Natural Resources’ board has unanimously approved an emergency rule that requires deer farms to upgrade fences in an effort to slow chronic wasting disease. The rule calls for deer farms that have had a CWD infection to install a second fence ...

Flynn says fellow Democrats can’t win against Walker

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Down in the polls with the election just days away, gubernatorial candidate Matt Flynn went after fellow Democrats on Thursday, saying they have a “snowball’s chance in hell” of defeating Republican Gov. Scott Walker in November. Flynn is one of eight Democrats ...

Our Town Iron River: Summer means IR farmers market

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IRON RIVER — Residents and visitors alike each Wednesday afternoon during the summer and early fall can purchase locally grown fresh produce and other items at the Iron County Farmers Market in the parking lot next to the KFC. The Iron River market is open from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays, ...

Opponents of Enbridge Line 3 pipeline project file appeal

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Opponents of Enbridge Energy’s planned Line 3 replacement are asking the Minnesota Court of Appeals to declare that the environmental review for the controversial project fails to meet the legal requirements and needs to be redone. The Minnesota Public Utilities ...

Our Town Iron River: A Fair time to be had in Iron County this week

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IRON RIVER — The 127th Iron County Fair is in full swing and will continue through Sunday at the fairgrounds in Iron River. Today is Senior Day, with a free lunch from noon to 3 p.m. at the bandstand and other activities for local senior citizens. An arts and crafts sale and judging for ...

$510 million milk processing complex to be built in Michigan

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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A $510 million milk-processing complex will be constructed in Michigan, creating nearly 300 jobs and bolstering a dairy industry among the largest in the U.S. that has been suffering because of low prices and high costs, state officials said Thursday. The ...