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Soo Locks to get $479M in infrastructure funding

A project that will boost Great Lakes shipping in a crucial bottleneck and another intended to protect the lakes from invasive carp will get big funding increases under the Biden administration’s infrastructure package, officials said Thursday. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said it would ...

DIDHD: 286 new virus positives in Dickinson in past week

Dickinson and Iron counties have had another week of high COVID-19 activity, with local data Thursday showing Dickinson County in the past seven days has added 286 new confirmed COVID-19 positives plus a death blamed on the virus, while Iron County had 140 more cases. This appears to be the ...

On-site boosters to be required at nursing facilities

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s health director on Thursday ordered nursing homes to offer on-site booster shots to residents who are not up to date on the COVID-19 vaccine in a state that lags others in vaccinating people in long-term care facilities. The facilities must comply within ...

School closings and delays for Friday

Two hour delay Friday Bishop Baraga Catholic School, Iron Mountain (morning pre-kindergarten canceled) Breitung Township Schools (Woodland Child Care Center open) Iron Mountain North Dickinson County Closed Friday Beecher-Dunbar-Pembine

Wisconsin Assembly approves lower working age in summer

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Assembly sent Gov. Tony Evers a bill Thursday that would allow teenagers to work longer hours during the busy summer tourism months. The measure passed on a voice vote is backed by Republicans and the state’s hotel, restaurant and grocery industries, but ...

Wisconsin Assembly OKs GOP-led gun rights bills

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Assembly approved a package of Republican-authored bills on Thursday that would dramatically expand gun rights in the state, moving forward with the proposals even though Democratic Gov. Tony Evers will almost certainly veto them. The proposals would allow ...