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Downtown windows recognized in DDA contest

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Kenneth James Salon, 627 S. Stephenson Ave. in Iron Mountain, received the most votes in the Downtown Window Decorating Contest with its “old-fashioned storefront.” The annual contest was hosted by the Iron Mountain Downtown Development Authority in December, as part ...

Restaurants to reopen with limits

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan restaurants and bars can reopen for indoor dining at 25% capacity and with a 10 p.m. curfew starting Feb. 1, and concessions can resume at casinos, movie theaters and stadiums, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Friday. The state health department's coronavirus ...

No bond for Calumet man charged in riot

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CALUMET, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man charged in the riot at the U.S. Capitol will remain in custody after FBI agents found guns and ammunition at his Upper Peninsula home, a judge said Friday. Karl Dresch of Calumet is not accused of specific violent acts in Washington on Jan. 6. But he’s ...

Wisconsin DNR board refuses to set early wolf hunt

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Department of Natural Resources policy board narrowly refused Republican legislators’ request Friday to implement a wolf hunt immediately, citing concerns that the department can’t move that fast and Wisconsin’s Native American tribes haven’t been ...

$1 million ticket sold in Vulcan

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A jackpot-winning Powerball ticket worth $731 million was sold Wednesday in Maryland, but a lucky player who purchased a ticket in Vulcan also got a hefty prize. A ticket sold at Vulcan A-mart Party Store, W4710 U.S. 2, matched five white balls drawn, making the ticket worth $1 million, the ...

Marinette County reports 8th virus death in 10 days

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Wisconsin health officials Friday recorded another COVID-19-related death in Marinette County, the eighth new fatal case in that county in the past 10 days. The death brings the total toll in Marinette County to 58, with 3,843 confirmed coronavirus positives. For the Upper Peninsula, the ...

Ice angler drowns in UP

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GARDEN, Mich. (AP) — A 64-year-old man drowned in a Lake Michigan bay when his off-road vehicle hit open water, authorities said. Edward Lester of Garden was at Big Bay De Noc, off Delta County, for ice fishing Thursday. Ice in the area was 4 to 5 inches thick but “recent high winds ...

Breitung school meeting Monday

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KINGSFORD — The Breitung Township Schools Board of Eduction will have a special board meeting at 6 p.m. Monday. Those looking to take part in the meeting should call 906-779-2650 by 4 p.m. Monday, school officials said.

State health director resigns; Whitmer names successor

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Health and Human Services Director Robert Gordon, who issued sweeping orders to curb the spread of the coronavirus after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's powers were upended by a court ruling, abruptly resigned Friday. No explanation for the resignation was given. In a ...

Main Street Makeover donation

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The Main Street Makeover Committee of Niagara, Wis., accepted a check for $300 from Jacobs Funeral Home in Iron Mountain. From left are members Kathy Spade, Jeri Allen, Lynn Burke and Kathy Westrich, right, accepting the check from Perry Jacobs and William Lisenbey of Jacobs Funeral Home. ...

Vaccine continues to go out in region

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The latest round of scheduling for COVID-19 vaccinations in Dickinson and Iron counties filled within a matter of minutes Wednesday morning, the district health department reported. The Dickinson-Iron District Health Department set the start for signing up at 10 a.m., both online and by ...

Experts blame rapid expansion for vaccine shortages

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Public health experts Thursday blamed COVID-19 vaccine shortages around the U.S. in part on the Trump administration’s push to get states to vastly expand their vaccination drives to reach the nation’s estimated 54 million people age 65 and over. The push that began over a week ago has ...

Man accused of holding woman hostage in home

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A Kingsford man accused of holding a woman hostage was arraigned Wednesday in Dickinson County District Court. Andrew Geronimi, 33, is charged with unlawful imprisonment, a felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison; assault with a dangerous weapon, a four-year felony; ...

Michigan today to launch online sports betting and casino games

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Online sports betting and casino games in Michigan starts at noon today, an expansion of options for gamblers who now wager through offshore sites. State regulators have authorized licenses for all three Detroit casinos and seven of the dozen tribes with “Class ...

Evers defends vaccine distribution

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers defended Wisconsin's vaccination efforts in the face of increasing Republican criticism Thursday, while urging patience because the number of people eligible will expand exponentially next week. Everyone over age 65 — about 700,000 people — will be ...

FBI: Michigan man with hockey stick assaulted Capitol cops

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DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan man carrying a hockey stick during the U.S. Capitol riot struck police officers who were outdoors trying to protect the building, the FBI said Thursday. Michael Foy of Wixom was charged with five crimes, including assault and obstruction of law enforcement, for his ...

Mini-grant for Journey

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The Dickinson Area Community Foundation, along with affiliates Norway Area Community Foundation and Crystal Falls Area Community Foundation, recently awarded a $250 mini-grant to U.P. Wildlife Rehabilitation. The funds will be used to assist in providing food for Journey, the educational owl. ...

‘Unity is the path forward’

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States, declaring that "democracy has prevailed" and summoning American resilience and unity to confront the deeply divided nation's historic confluence of crises. Denouncing a national "uncivil war," Biden took ...

Hostage situation in Norway ends with man’s arrest

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NORWAY — A 33-year-old man was arrested Tuesday night after a hostage situation in Norway. Police were called to the 600 block of 15th Avenue just after 10 p.m. on a report of a domestic violence incident, according to a news release from the Norway Police Department. The man reportedly ...

Calumet man accused of taking part in US Capitol riot Jan. 6

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CALUMET (AP) — A Calumet man accused of joining the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol has been charged with violent entry and other crimes, the FBI said Wednesday. Karl Dresch, 40, appeared in federal court by video, a day after his arrest in Houghton County in the Upper Peninsula. The FBI ...