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Winter not over just yet

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The northern part of Dickinson County awoke to a new covering of snow this morning, while the southern part got only a dusting. The snow didn’t last, but another round of the white stuff could come through on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.

First death in Delta County due to virus

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Delta County has its first COVID-19-related death, health officials reported this morning. Public Health Delta and Menominee Counties was notified an adult female who was hospitalized March 31 died this morning at Upper Peninsula Health Systems in Marquette. “Our heartfelt sympathies and ...

Enbridge seeks permits to build Great Lakes oil tunnel

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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Enbridge Inc. applied Wednesday for state and federal authorization to construct an oil pipeline tunnel beneath the Michigan waterway that connects two of the Great Lakes. The Canadian company wants to build a roughly 4-mile-long (6.4-kilometer-long) tunnel ...

US unemployment up to 16.8M

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WASHINGTON (AP) — With a startling 6.6 million people seeking unemployment benefits last week, the United States has reached a grim landmark: More than one in 10 workers have lost their jobs in just the past three weeks to the coronavirus outbreak. The figures collectively constitute the ...

Mayor: Coronavirus ‘starting to weaken’ in Detroit

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DETROIT (AP) — The mayor of Detroit said Wednesday that the coronavirus is “starting to weaken” in Michigan’s largest city, but he also pleaded with residents to keep the momentum going by wearing masks and avoiding large groups. Health officials, meanwhile, reported that Michigan has ...

Cancellations and closings

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— The indoor Farmers Market scheduled for Saturday, April 11, at the Izzo-Mariucci Center in Iron Mountain has been canceled. — The Fumee Lake Commission meeting scheduled for Wednesday, April 15, has been canceled. — The Dickinson Conservation District 2020 Spring Tree Sale has been ...

Wisconsin GOP’s coronavirus bill sets up political fight

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Legislature’s finance committee would have carte-blanche power to reduce state spending as part of a sweeping bill Wisconsin Republicans have proposed to deal with the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. Democratic Gov. Tony Evers signaled in an ...

Jobless claims soar in Michigan

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Nearly 385,000 people filed initial claims for unemployment in Michigan last week amid continued punishing economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic — the third straight week of record-high claims. More than 800,000 sought jobless benefits over the past three ...

SHF approves more funding for Covid-19 Pandemic Fund

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MARQUETTE — In response to an overwhelming need on the part of health-centered, non-profit organizations across the Upper Peninsula, the Superior Health Foundation is funneling additional dollars into the Covid-19 Pandemic Fund. The SHF Board of Directors unanimously agreed to shift an ...

BBCS learning

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Bishop Baraga Catholic School in Iron Mountain is using technology to teach and stay in contact with students. Parents are picking up academic packets and items for their children to continue learning at home. Ann Brown teaches her fourth grade student, Michael Covitz, using an online meeting ...

Daily News Spring Craft Show canceled

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The Daily News’ ninth annual Spring Craft Show that had been rescheduled to Saturday, April 18, has been canceled due to the COVID-19 virus and the governor shutting down school for the rest of the year. The fall craft show still is expected to take place.

Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center receives funding

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WASHINGTON — Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center, which serves patients throughout the Upper Peninsula, will receive $907,460 to help respond to the COVID-19 outbreak. Funding can be used for staffing, personal protective equipment, screening, testing, or other needs for fighting the ...

Yooper Strong hearts

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Avery Edwards, 10, and 8-year-old Estella Edwards of Kingsford created a heart design for the Hearts of Hope — Yooper Strong Project. CJ Graphics delivered the colored paper. They attend Woodland Elementary School in Kingsford.

Cluster of COVID-19 cases at Marquette care center

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MARQUETTE — The Norlite Nursing Center in Marquette has confirmed two new COVID-19 cases in the facility, bringing the total number of the residents from the facility who tested positive for the virus to five. The active cases are in addition to a Norlite resident who is known to have died ...

Wisconsin voters forced to choose health or democracy

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — If Wisconsin was a test case for voting in the age of the coronavirus, it did not go well for many voters. Thousands were forced to congregate for hours in long lines Tuesday with no protective gear. Thousands more stayed home, unwilling to risk their health and ...

Michigan lawmakers extend emergency declaration

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Republican-led Michigan Legislature on Tuesday lengthened Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s coronavirus emergency declaration by 23 days, through April, rather than adopt the 70-day extension that she had sought. At their first session in three weeks, ...

Allred elected as Miss Niagara

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NIAGARA, Wis. — Haley Allred was elected as the new Miss Niagara for 2020, the Niagara Lions Club announced today. Allred is a junior and the daughter of Jen and Cory Allred. Her coronation is scheduled to take place during the Niagara Lions Picnic Saturday, June 27, pending any changes due ...

Michigan virus cases approach 19K; 118 new deaths

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DETROIT (AP) — Michigan deaths from the coronavirus rose 16% and made the largest daily jump since the outbreak hit the state, officials said Tuesday. The state reported 118 additional deaths related to COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the virus, raising the total to 845. The ...

Outside fun

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Siblings Paige Thomas, 3, and Reece Thomas, 6, play with puffy paint sidewalk chalk outside their home in Kingsford.