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Many turn to real Christmas trees as bright spot amid virus

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Ani Sirois, a respiratory nurse, has spent months caring for coronavirus patients at a Portland, Oregon, hospital, and she’s only getting busier as infections — and hospitalizations — surge before the holidays. But on a recent sunny day, COVID-19 seemed far ...

State lists seven new COVID-19 deaths in UP

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State health officials have reported seven new coronavirus-related deaths in the Upper Peninsula, including in Dickinson and Menominee counties. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ COVID-19 data site Saturday showed three new deaths in Baraga County and single deaths in ...

Officer-involved fatal shooting in Marinette County

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MARINETTE, Wis. -- The state will investigate the death of a male shot by a Marinette County Sheriff's deputy Friday morning in the Town of Amberg. The sheriff's office was called about 11 a.m. for a domestic incident at a residence. Law enforcement attempted to make contact with an individual ...

Whitmer to seek $100M COVID-19 relief plan

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer wants state legislators to approve a $100 million COVID-19 relief plan when they return to session during December. The Democratic governor sent a letter to leaders of the Republican-controlled Legislature asking for the state-based ...

Completed Wisconsin recount confirms Biden’s win

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin finished a recount of its presidential results on Sunday, confirming Democrat Joe Biden’s victory over President Donald Trump in the key battleground state. Trump vowed to challenge the outcome in court even before the recount concluded. Dane County was the ...

Wisconsin certifies Joe Biden as winner after recount

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Joe Biden's victory in battleground Wisconsin was certified Monday following a partial recount that only added to his 20,600-vote margin over President Donald Trump, who has promised to file a lawsuit seeking to undo the results. Gov. Tony Evers, a Democrat, signed a ...

Casperson, former state legislator from Escanaba, dies of cancer

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LANSING, Mich. — Former state Sen. Tom Casperson has died from cancer, Michigan Republican Party Chairwoman Laura Cox said Sunday. The Republican from Escanaba represented the Upper Peninsula for 15 years in the state Legislature. He announced he was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer in ...

Cancer closet donation

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With October designated as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, volleyball players from throughout the United States, including the Iron Mountain High School girls volleyball team, were actively involved in that cause. For the 13th straight year, on Oct. 29, the IMHS volleyball team played ...

State shows new virus deaths in Dickinson County

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The state Friday listed three more coronavirus-related deaths in Dickinson County than what local health officials had posted in their most recent update Wednesday. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ COVID-19 data site Friday showed 39 confirmed virus deaths in Dickinson ...

Experts: Virus numbers could be erratic after holiday

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — The coronavirus testing numbers that have guided much of the nation’s response to the pandemic are likely to be erratic over the next week or so, experts said Friday, as fewer people get tested during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend and testing sites observe shorter ...

Milwaukee County recount gives Biden small boost

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Milwaukee County completed its recount of presidential ballots Friday, finding only small changes in vote totals for one of the two Wisconsin counties recounting ballots, but President Donald Trump’s attorneys appear ready for a legal challenge seeking to toss tens of ...

A note about obituaries in today’s Daily News

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Today’s Daily News likely will come as a shock: four pages containing obituaries or death notices for 23 people. It is more space devoted to deaths than any one issue of The Daily News has had in decades, if ever. It caps a week of obituaries spilling over from the usual page 2-A location ...

State fines UP restaurant for violating shutdown

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CALUMET — Café Rosetta was among seven businesses disciplined by the state this week for offering indoor dining service in violation of the state’s three-week shutdown. The Calumet cafe received a $1,000 fine, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced Wednesday. ...

Nearly 300 die of virus at Wisconsin nursing homes in four weeks

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Nearly 300 nursing home residents in Wisconsin died from COVID-19 in the most recent month reported to the federal government. The Journal Sentinel reports that’s more than 10 times the previous month. Nursing homes in Wisconsin reported that 294 residents had died of ...

Radio club funds

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The Dickinson Area Community Foundation, along with affiliate Crystal Falls Area Community Foundation, awarded a $250 mini-grant to the Iron Range Amateur Radio Club. The funds will be used to purchase materials to construct a working amateur radio display. Additionally the antique WIKB radio ...

Still serving for Thanksgiving

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Dickinson County Healthcare System in Iron Mountain on Wednesday sent out 420 meals — 147 picked up, 273 delivered — for its annual community Thanksgiving dinner. Adjusting to the COVID-19 pandemic, the dietary staff this year offered frozen meals that allowed them to still serve ...