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Spooky move: Haunted barn find its way to Norway fairgrounds

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NORWAY — Those looking for frights this Halloween season can get their annual scare fix at the Haunted House at the Dickinson County Fairgrounds in Norway. Formerly the Haunted Barn in Waucedah, the display will be open from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. today and again on Friday and Saturday, Oct. ...

Community events planned for Halloween

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Due to the pandemic, many Halloween activities have been canceled or changed for safety reasons. Area events still going on include: — Dickinson County Healthcare Systems will host its eighth annual trunk or treat from 10 a.m. to noon today. This year it will be a ...

Wisconsin police shoot homicide suspect in Goodman

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Police in Goodman, Wisconsin on Friday shot and killed a man suspected of homicide after he pointed a firearm at officers, according to the Wisconsin Department of Justice. The Marinette County Sheriff's Office on Friday evening responded to a call for a possible ...

Trick-or-treat times set for those participating

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Trick-or-treat hours have been set throughout the area as follows for Saturday, Oct. 31: — 1 to 4 p.m., Florence County; — 3 to 5 p.m., Town of Dunbar, Town of Pembine, Hermansville, Powers; — 4 to 7 p.m., Iron Mountain, Kingsford, Breitung Township, Quinnesec, Norway, Norway ...

Wisconsin restrictions blocked

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin appeals court on Friday temporarily blocked Gov. Tony Evers’ restrictions on indoor public gatherings pending appeal, dealing the Democratic governor a setback in his efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The ruling from the 3rd District Court of ...

Donald Trump Jr. visits UP

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP —Donald Trump Jr. attacked targets from Democratic nominee Joe Biden to the media while also making the case for his father’s re-election Thursday afternoon during a campaign address at the Houghton County Memorial Airport. A boisterous crowd of more than 800 cheered ...

Dickinson adds 3 virus deaths, 28 new cases

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In what has been a rough week for Dickinson County, local health officials Friday reported three new COVID-19-related deaths to reach 17 fatal cases, with a dozen added in the past seven days. The Dickinson-Iron District Health Department did not provide further information on the additional ...

Fully stocked feeders help resident birds, migrants

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Bird migrations often seem to go that the first ones back in the spring are the last to leave in the fall. This year is proving to be no exception. Long gone are the flashy orioles, tanagers, warblers and other species that normally won’t return until May, at the earliest. Now, the ...

Bike path donation

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The Dickinson Trail Network, formerly known as the Dickinson County Bike Path, appreciates the help of the community and Tadych’s Family Market in Iron Mountain. The “round up” was supported by area residents at the checkout counter and completed with help of Tadych’s employees. The ...

VA expands program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center has moved forward with the plan set forth by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to expand the VA Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers. The expansion of PCAFC will include eligible veterans that have a single ...

Winter parking ban in Niagara starts Nov. 1

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NIAGARA, Wis. — The Niagara Police Department reminds the public that overnight parking, between the hours of 1 and 7 a.m., Nov. 1 through April 1, 2021 is prohibited. It shall be unlawful for any person to park any vehicle upon any of the streets, highways, alleys or right-of-ways within ...

Judge: Agency can evaluate Great Lakes tunnel plan

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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Public Service Commission has some authority over Enbridge’s plans to build an oil pipeline tunnel beneath the channel that connects two of the Great Lakes, a state administrative law judge ruled Friday. The agency can evaluate the need for the ...

Wisconsin air quality improving

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s air quality has improved over the last 15 years, according to report by state environmental officials. The Department of Natural Resources study analyzed air pollution data from 2001 to 2019 and concluded that air quality continues to ...

Iron County moose

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Two bull moose lock horns Thursday in a wooded area of Iron County, about 10 miles north of Crystal Falls. A cow also wandered through, perhaps explaining the fight. Only a handful of moose remained in the Upper Peninsula in the mid-1980s when the Michigan Department of Natural Resources ...

Dickinson’s virus toll rises to 14

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Dickinson County on Thursday added six more deaths attributed to COVID-19, raising its total to 14, nine of them reported within the week. While the Dickinson-Iron District Health Department did not provide further information on the deaths, as has been its practice in respect to the ...

Study focuses on coronavirus and sports

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A new study from the University of Wisconsin-Madison suggests that the state’s high school sports have not caused an increase in COVID-19 infections among athletes. The UW School of Medicine and Public Health released the study Thursday. Researchers led by Dr. Andrew ...

Trump, Biden argue over virus, climate

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden fought over how to tame the raging coronavirus in Thursday’s final 2020 debate, largely shelving the rancor that overshadowed their previous face-off in favor of a more substantive exchange that ...

Hazardous highways

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Slippery conditions contributed to several traffic mishaps Thursday afternoon, including one on U.S. 2 in Florence County, Wis., near the Dickinson County border that involved an Integrity Care EMS ambulance that was responding to another accident. “We thank God that both crew members are ...

Flu vaccine

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Brock Taff receives his annual flu vaccination from Rhonda Lindstrom, registered nurse with the Florence County Health Department. The vaccination took place outside of the high school to decrease COVID-19 exposure, using the Florence Sheriff’s Office emergency trailer. “We still wanted ...

Whitmer signs bills to protect businesses

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday made Michigan businesses and other employers immune from lawsuits filed by customers or workers who contract the coronavirus, as long as they have followed all safety protocols. She also codified rules retroactively shielding hospitals ...