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Covid-19

Dickinson has virus death, 13 more cases

Local health officials Thursday reported a new coronovirus-related death and 13 more confirmed COVID-19 positives for Dickinson County. In its first update since Monday, the Dickinson-Iron District Health Department also had 65 cases considered recovered from the virus. Iron County had seven ...

Assembly in Wisconsin passes virus bill Senate GOP opposes

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Assembly on Thursday passed a doomed COVID-19 response bill that Senate Republicans and Democratic Gov. Tony Evers oppose, and there’s no sign of an agreement on a plan to combat the virus that has killed more than 5,000 people in the ...

Michigan to begin vaccinating people 65 and older, teachers

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan will begin issuing coronavirus vaccines to seniors and front-line workers such as teachers and police next week, state officials said Wednesday while announcing accelerated access for people who are at least 65 years old. The state had planned to next immunize ...

Two more virus deaths reported in Marinette County

Wisconsin state health officials reported two more COVID-19-related deaths in Marinette County, its second day of seeing the virus toll rise. Marinette County now has recorded 50 deaths attributed to coronavirus complications. The only new death in the Upper Peninsula came in Houghton ...

Marinette County reports 3 new virus deaths; total toll rises to 48

Wisconsin state health officials Tuesday posted three new deaths attributed to COVID-19 in Marinette County, bringing its total toll to 48. The county’s count of confirmed positive virus cases also rose by nine Tuesday to reach 3,584, which leads the region on both sides of the ...

Evers, health official defend Wisconsin vaccine rollout

Evers, Wisconsin health official defend vaccine rollout AP-WI--Virus Outbreak-Wisconsin, 1st Ld-Writethru Jan 05, 2021 3:42PM (GMT 21:42) - 490 words MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers and Wisconsin's top health official defended the state's rollout of coronavirus vaccine on Tuesday, ...

Whitmer vetoes Meijer tax break

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer pocket vetoed proposed tax breaks for retail chain Meijer and separate legislation that would have let certain businesses hurt by the coronavirus pandemic defer their property tax payments without facing penalties or interest. The ...

Businesses, agencies at odds over Wisconsin virus bill

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's business community on Tuesday came out in support of a Republican-authored coronavirus response bill moving quickly through the Legislature that is opposed by public health officials and Democrats. The measure, introduced on Monday and slated to pass as soon ...

Dickinson County has two more coronavirus deaths

Local health officials Monday reported two new coronavirus-related deaths and 37 new confirmed positives in Dickinson County since Wednesday but also 110 recoveries. Iron County had nine new cases over the same period, along with 16 recoveries. The Dickinson-Iron District Health Department ...

Prosecutor: Wisconsin pharmacist considered vaccine unsafe

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin pharmacist convinced the world was “crashing down” told police he tried to ruin hundreds of doses of coronavirus vaccine because he believed the shots would mutate people’s DNA, according to court documents released Monday. Police in Grafton, about ...

State shows another 35 virus cases in Dickinson County

State health officials listed 35 new confirmed COVID-19 positives in Dickinson County since last updating figures Wednesday. Across the Upper Peninsula, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ coronavirus data site Saturday added 172 confirmed coronavirus positives since ...

Wisconsin: Three new virus deaths in Marinette County

Wisconsin health officials have reported three new coronavirus-related deaths in Marinette County. For Wisconsin counties in the region, the state’s COVID-19 data site Thursday and Friday also showed a total of 18 new confirmed positives in Marinette County, 17 in Forest and Vilas counties, ...

Defiant Calumet cafe owner told to shut down

CALUMET (AP) — A judge has ordered the shutdown of a cafe in Houghton County where customers have been supporting an owner who has defiantly served indoor diners despite statewide coronavirus restrictions. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration got a restraining order against Cafe Rosetta ...

Hospital worker arrested for spoiling vaccine

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Authorities arrested a suburban Milwaukee pharmacist Thursday suspected of deliberately ruining hundreds of doses of coronavirus vaccine by removing them from refrigeration for two nights. The arrest marks another setback in what has been a slower, messier start to ...

COVID-19 dominates annual list of banished words

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) — Even as vaccines are being rolled out to battle the coronavirus, wordsmiths at Lake Superior State University in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula say they want to kick any trace of it from the English language. “COVID-19” and “social distancing” are thrown ...

Wisconsin hospital worker arrested for spoiled vaccine doses

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Authorities arrested a suburban Milwaukee pharmacist Thursday suspected of deliberately ruining hundreds of doses of coronavirus vaccine by removing them from refrigeration for two nights. The arrest marks another setback in what has been a slower, messier start to ...

Whitmer vetoes bill limiting virus health orders

DETROIT (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vetoed a bill Wednesday that would kill emergency public health orders after 28 days unless the Legislature approved, another shot in the power struggle between Michigan’s Democratic chief executive and the state’s Republican lawmakers over how to ...

Ten new virus cases in Dickinson County

Local health officials Wednesday reported a baker’s dozen of new COVID-19 positives, with 10 in Dickinson County and three in Iron County. As of Wednesday afternoon, Dickinson County also had six newly recovered cases, Iron County two new recoveries, according to the Dickinson-Iron District ...

Wisconsin struggles to resolve undecided unemployment claims

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development officials said Wednesday that they have assigned the last few thousand undecided unemployment claims to adjudicators. The agency said that all remaining claims with eligibility problems over 21 days old have now been ...