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School closings and delays for Thursday, December 12:

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The following schools are closed Thursday: — Bishop Baraga — Breitung Township — Dickinson-Iron Tech — Dickinson-Iron County ISD special education and early childhood programs. — Florence — Forest Park — Goodman-Armstrong Creek — Holy Spirit — Iron Mountain — ...

14 days until Christmas

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The home of Dawn and Brian Burcar at 611 Ash St. in Norway. To suggest a lights display for the Countdown to Christmas, call 906-774-2772, ext. 245, or email to tproudfit@ironmountaindailynews.com.

Legislature OKs restoring vetoed funds

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Republican-led Michigan Legislature on Tuesday overwhelmingly voted to restore more than half of the state funding that Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vetoed, largely resolving a protracted budget process that broke down over fixing aging roads and morphed into a ...

Five arrested on drug charges in Escanaba

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ESCANABA — Five people were arrested Monday in Escanaba on charges related to the use and distribution of crystal meth and prescription drugs, according to the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team. After a six-month-long investigation that spanned throughout Delta, Menominee and ...

State Senate panel OKs sports betting, online gambling

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan would legalize sports betting and internet gambling under bills approved Tuesday by a legislative panel, as lawmakers worked to send the measures to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer by week’s end. The Senate Regulatory Reform Committee voted unanimously for most of the ...

Holiday briefs

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‘Polar Express’ at Bay West IRON MOUNTAIN — Bay College West will have a free showing of “The Polar Express” at 6 p.m. Thursday. To follow the movie’s theme, movie characters will be on site, including the conductor, who will punch children’s tickets. The event also will offer ...

CWD found in deer in Minnesota

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A case of chronic wasting disease has been confirmed in a captive deer in Douglas County of west-central Minnesota, marking the first appearance of the fatal brain disease in that county, the Board of Animal Health announced Tuesday. The board said an 8-year-old ...

School closings and delays for Wednesday, December 11:

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The following schools are operating under a two-hour delay Wednesday: — Bishop Baraga Catholic — Breitung Township — Dickinson-Iron Tech — Dickinson-Iron ISD CI programs — Dickinson-Iron ISD early childhood full-day programs — Dickinson-Iron ISD early childhood half-day ...

Messy Monday weather

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Dan Bowen of Midwest Gauthier shovels snow outside of Super One grocery store in Iron Mountain. The region had a messy mix of winter weather Monday, with freezing rain in the morning followed by snow later in the day. Most schools cancelled classes and sports events; night meetings were called ...

Budget deal would restore county dollars

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A pending deal on the state budget has Dickinson County officials breathing easier as it appears a potential shortfall of more than $500,000 will be avoided. Bills that cleared the Legislature last week would re-appropriate some $574 million of the nearly $1 billion that ...

Breitung Township water rates to rise slightly

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QUINNESEC — The Breitung Township Board on Monday approved a small rise in water rates that would begin Jan. 1 to help meet state lead and copper requirements. The adjustment, recommended by the Breitung Township Water and Sewer Board, included a 2.4 percent cost-of-living increase as well ...

15 days until Christmas

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The home of Jeff and Angela McLean at N3320 Quinnesec. To suggest a lights display for the Countdown to Christmas, call 906-774-2772, ext. 245, or email to tproudfit@ironmountaindailynews.com.

Study: Enbridge line poses no major threat to Lake Superior

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An updated environmental review released by a state agency Monday found no serious threat to Lake Superior if crude oil ever leaked from a new pipeline to replace Enbridge Energy’s aging Line 3 across northern Minnesota. State regulators ordered the update after the ...

Niagara man First Responder of the Year finalist

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NIAGARA, Wis. — Dave Dunlap of Niagara recently was honored as a 2019 First Responder of the Year finalist. Wisconsin state Rep. Jeff Mursau presented Dunlap with a “Citation by the State of Wisconsin," as well as a state flag. “City of Niagara Mayor George Bousley and I are honored ...

Michigan sales top $1.6M in first week of recreational pot

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Recreational marijuana sales totaled about $1.6 million in the inaugural week of business at the first retail shops in Michigan. Sales during the Dec. 1-8 period brought the state roughly $270,400 in revenue from the excise and sales taxes levied on pot, the Detroit ...

ND holds Healthy Body, Healthy Mind day

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FELCH — On Dec. 3, North Dickinson sixth through 12th grade students participated in a Healthy Body, Healthy Mind day. The students were broken into groups by grade and attended sessions throughout the day that focused on promoting their physical, emotional, and social health. Sessions ...

KMS at UP Junior High Quiz Tournament

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The Kingsford Middle School Quiz Bowl team participated in the Upper Peninsula Junior High Quiz Tournament on Saturday in Bark River. The team had a 4-1 record. The loss prevented the team from competing in the semifinals, but they were among the highest-scoring teams out of 24 in the ...

Almost Home Animal Shelter plans booth in Bake and Craft Show

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The Almost Home Animal Shelter will have a booth at the Bake and Craft Show at the Midtown Mall on Friday and Saturday. “We will be selling a wide variety of baked goods prepared by our volunteers,” fundraising chairwoman Nancy Schaub said. “We will also be selling ...

Forest Park second-graders to host family event Sunday

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CRYSTAL FALLS — Second-grade classes at Forest Park School District will host a family-friendly event Sunday in the multi-purpose room school to raise money for the North Woods Animal Shelter and the Crystella Ski Hill. The classes will show the 2019 movie “Aladdin.” Those attending ...

Florence County inmates offered Hepatitis A vaccine

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Florence, Wis. — In order to prevent Hepatitis A outbreaks in jails, the Florence County Health Department, in coordination with Wisconsin Department of Health Services, is offering the Hepatitis A vaccine for free to eligible inmates. The Health Department partnered with the Florence ...