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Mueller report finds no collusion

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence President Donald Trump’s campaign “conspired or coordinated” with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election but reached no conclusion on whether Trump obstructed justice. That brought a hearty claim of ...

Michigan to change tests for eighth-graders

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan eighth-graders will see changes in state testing this spring in a step that could better prepare students for college entrance exams. In April, the College Board’s PSAT 8/9 test will replace the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress in math and English ...

More wolves relocated to Isle Royale Park

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A U.S.-Canadian team has successfully relocated about half a dozen gray wolves to Isle Royale National Park in Michigan. One of two private organizations helping to fund the effort reported Sunday on its Facebook page that the relocation involved six wolves from ...

County, township meetings tonight

The Niagara Board of Education will meet at 5:30 p.m. today in the Niagara High School LMC. Agenda items include continuation of a wrestling co-op, the school calendar and the administrator’s report. The Dickinson County Board of Commissioners will meet at 6 tonight in the circuit ...

Whitmer budget directs $180M more toward drinking water

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is proposing a $180 million plan to boost the quality of tap water across Michigan, from replacing lead pipes and school drinking fountains to combating chemicals that are contaminating public supplies and private wells. The spending is included ...

KHS honors

Kingsford High School Advanced Placement students of the month for February are, from left, front, Leah Hunter, U.S. History, and Tori Kowalkowski, calculus; back, Logan Smith, chemistry, Rylee Palmer, literature and composition and Elizabeth Ryan, computer science principles. Leah is the ...

Spring Craft Show today

Jackie Willis, left, of Niagara, Wis., and Germaine Tehako of Iron Mountain peruse what the Usborne Books booth had to offer at the 2018 Daily News Spring Craft Show. The 2019 event will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today in the Kingsford Middle School gym, 445 Hamilton Ave. in Kingsford. The show ...

Charges filed in 1976 murders

MARINETTE, Wis. — Marinette County authorities were able to get a crucial DNA sample from a Town of Lakewood resident by having Oconto County’s chief deputy invite him to participate in a survey on policing in the area — and then ask the man to seal that survey in an envelope. Saliva ...

Mueller’s report delivered

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller closed his long and contentious Russia investigation with no new charges Friday, ending the probe that has cast a dark shadow over Donald Trump's presidency but launching a fresh wave of political battles over the still-confidential ...

A sure sign of spring: Daily News lottery ticket contest to return April 1

IRON MOUNTAIN — Like migrating birds and crocuses, The Daily News’ popular I’m A Winner lottery contest has returned for the spring. From April 1 through June 29, The Daily News will give away 25 Michigan Lottery instant tickets each day, with the exception of Sundays. “This is a ...

Weasels can be helpful in controlling rodents

I was at an area business earlier this month buying birdseed when a customer asked the clerk whether they still had a weasel popping up among the stacks of supplies in the store. Told yes, he then suggested several ways to catch and evict the animal from the premises. Given what this ...

Gay adoptions dispute settled

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Faith-based adoption agencies that are paid by the state of Michigan will no longer be able to turn away LGBT couples or individuals because of religious objections under a legal settlement announced Friday. The agreement was reached between Democratic Attorney General ...

Worker killed in Sagola

SAGOLA TOWNSHIP — A worker at Minerick Logging was fatally injured Thursday while doing routine maintenance on a vehicle, authorities said. Rescue and law enforcement were called to the Sagola business about 10:50 a.m., according to Michigan State Police Iron Mountain post. When troopers ...

Hungry wolves may get new home in Superior’s Isle Royale Park

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A U.S.-Canadian team prepared Thursday for another mission to relocate gray wolves to Isle Royale National Park in Michigan from a second Lake Superior island, where the predators are in danger of starvation after gobbling up a caribou herd. The targeted pack is ...

Judge blocks laws limiting powers of Wisconsin governor

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A judge on Thursday temporarily blocked Wisconsin Republicans’ contentious lame-duck laws limiting the powers of new Democratic Gov. Tony Evers, who immediately used his restored authority to pull the state out of a multistate challenge to the Affordable Care ...

Report: Lakes show effects of rapid climate warming

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Great Lakes region is warming faster than the rest of the U.S., a trend likely to bring more extreme storms while also degrading water quality, worsening erosion and posing tougher challenges for farming, scientists reported Thursday. The annual mean air ...

Bingo winners for February

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Daily News Bingo Mania winners for February are: Betty Dahlgren of Iron Mountain, $150 blackout winner; Paul Heupel of Kingsford, $100 for letter N bingo; Sandie Roberts of Kingsford, $75 for two or more bingo; and Robin Johnson of Iron Mountain, $25 for a single bingo.

Man accused in killing appears in SD court

YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota man accused of killing his girlfriend and dumping her dismembered body into a river in Menominee County has made his first court appearance. Stephen Falkenberg appeared Thursday in Yankton County court. He’s charged with second-degree murder in the ...

Community Foundation awards grant funds

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Dickinson Area Community Foundation and the Youth Advisory Council of Iron Mountain-Kingsford held a check presentation celebration to award 2019 grant dollars to local non-profits for programs and projects. Agency and Field of Interest funds were awarded $145,794 ...

Officials confirm four more measles cases in Detroit area

OAK PARK, Mich. (AP) — Michigan health officials have confirmed four additional cases of measles in the Detroit area after earlier finding a travel-related case of measles involving a person visiting from Israel. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Oakland County ...