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Strong season comes up just short

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Iron Mountain coaches watch the final seconds of Saturday’s MHSAA Division 3 boys basketball state championship game at the Breslin Center in East Lansing as Mountaineers senior Foster Wonders takes a rest on the bench. Iron Mountain suffered its first loss of the season, falling to Flint ...

COVID again on the rise in Dickinson

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State data Saturday showed 14 more confirmed COVID-19 positives in Dickinson County and three in Iron County. That comes on the heels of the Dickinson-Iron District Health Department on Friday reporting 18 new confirmed positives in Dickinson County since its last update Tuesday plus three ...

Baker Sign adjusts to industry changes

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Ben Baker started Baker Sign Company in 1999, just three years after graduating from Iron Mountain High School. “I was working out of a small garage shop out by Lake Antoine,” Baker said. At that time, the business specialized in neon signs. Baker had taken classes on ...

Michigan presses WH for more vaccines amid surge

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DETROIT (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vowed Sunday to keep pushing the White House for more vaccines as Michigan sees a COVID-19 spike. The Democrat told CBS’ “Face The Nation” that she plans to work with the White House but is “really encouraging them to think about surging ...

School, county, township meetings scheduled

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The Dickinson-Iron Intermediate School District will have a special meeting at 4 p.m. today at 1074 Pyle Drive, Borga Center, Kingsford, for the purpose of the superintendent search. The board’s regular meeting will be at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Borga Center. For more information, go to ...

Almost 25% of population in Wisconsin fully vaccinated

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wisconsin health officials reported nearly a quarter of the state's population has completed COVID-19 vaccination on Sunday. Over 1.4 million people — making up 24.3% of the state's population — have been completely vaccinated by either receiving the single-dose Johnson ...

Niagara Lions to provide four scholarships

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NIAGARA, Wis. — The Niagara Lions Club again will provide $2,000 to support four scholarships this year that will be presented to Niagara High School 2021 graduates, President Gordon Behnke announced. The club’s scholarship program began in 1986 and has grown to include the Roy Eggen ...

BBCS favorite books

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At Bishop Baraga Catholic School in Iron Mountain, students in kindergarten through fourth grade read the same nine books throughout the month of March. The students voted on their favorite book and made a chart. The winner was “Oh!” by Josse Goffin, followed by “The Clown of God” by ...

MDOT to lift some weight restrictions in UP today

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LANSING — Effective today, the Michigan Department of Transportation will lift seasonal weight restrictions on all state trunkline highways from the southern Michigan border north to and including U.S. 2/U.S. 141 at the Menominee River bridge west of Iron Mountain, then east on U.S. 2 to St. ...

M-28 project in Munising resumes today

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MUNISING — Work on the M-28 Munising project will restart today, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation. MDOT and the city of Munising are investing about $15.5 million to rebuild 4.7 miles of M-28 between Brook Street and Commercial Street in Munising and resurface the ...

Whitmer urges halt to high school classes

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Faced with the country’s highest rate of new coronavirus infections, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Friday urged a two-week suspension of in-person high school classes, all youth sports and indoor restaurant dining. She stopped short of ordering restrictions, ...

Norway shutting down high school for two weeks

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Norway High School will shift to online instruction for two weeks starting Monday after a high percentage of its students are forced to quarantine due to COVID-19, district officials announced Friday. The Iron Mountain School District also plans to have its North Elementary School go to two ...

New round of COVID vaccines in Dickinson, Iron counties

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The Dickinson-Iron District Health Department will offer another round of scheduling next week for residents age 18 and older who want the COVID-19 vaccine. Scheduling for both counties will begin at 8 a.m. Monday, both online through a link posted on didhd.org and by calling 906-774-1868 for ...

Wisconsin high court: Don’t purge voters from rolls

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Friday that the state elections commission should not remove from the rolls voters flagged as possibly having moved, something Democrats fought and conservatives have wanted done for nearly two years. The court’s 5-2 ruling means ...

Ice bids farewell; pace of migration picks up

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As predicted, the past week saw a number of returning birds and other animals and plants stimulated by spring. Not predicted — though not unexpected, given the 60s and even 70s of the past week — was the disappearance of ice on Six Mile Lake. In the five springs I’ve now spent ...

Biden sending support resources but not more vaccine to Michigan

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington will rush federal resources to support vaccinations, testing and treatments, but not vaccines, to Michigan in an effort to control the state’s worst-in-the-nation COVID-19 outbreak, the White House said Friday. The announcement came as Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ...

Appeals court sides with Evers on briefings access

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Friday that Democratic Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers can exclude members of a conservative think tank from attending press briefings and keep them off his email list sent to other reporters, upholding a ruling from a lower court. The MacIver ...

Willows in bloom

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A mourning dove perches among the branches of a willow with furry catkins opening on a sunny spring day. The region’s swing to less warm and much wetter conditions will continue into next week, with rain and highs only in the 50s in the forecast at least into Wednesday. (Betsy Bloom/Daily ...

Supreme Court tie keeps donor’s records in play at U-Michigan

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DETROIT (AP) — An attorney seeking access to documents donated to the University of Michigan won a key decision Friday as a result of a tie at the Michigan Supreme Court. The documents were from the late Dr. John Tanton of Petoskey, who was considered to be an influential voice in ...

On to championship game

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The Iron Mountain boys basketball team battled to a 54-50 semifinal victory in overtime Thursday against Schoolcraft to advance to the MHSAA Division 3 championship game Saturday. Celebrating the Mountaineers’ win at the Breslin Center in East Lansing are, from left, Ricky Brown (10), Joey ...