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Michigan infections double in 2 weeks

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan on Friday reported an average of 431 new daily COVID-19 infections over three days, up 47% from the same period a week earlier. Cases have gone up in all but one state over the past two weeks, which health officials nationally have attributed to the ...

Enbridge: Anchor in Mackinac straits to be recovered

ST. IGNACE, Mich. (AP) — An anchor will be recovered from the bottom of the Straits of Mackinac after it became detached from a cable during maintenance of an oil pipeline, Enbridge Energy said Friday. “There was no risk to the pipelines,” the company said in a written statement. “The ...

Goodfellas performs Thursday in Norway

NORWAY —Music in the Park will welcome a seasoned duo to the stage on Thursday, as Goodfellas perform for the eighth concert of the 2021 season. The free summertime music series starts at 7 p.m. at the bandshell in downtown Norway. Goodfellas are from Menominee. John Wills and Dave Ebsch ...

Singer Luke Combs pays for funerals of 3 who died after show

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Country singer Luke Combs is paying the funeral expenses of three young men who saw him perform at a Michigan music festival before they died from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning at a nearby campground, relatives said. “For him to reach out and do that, I ...

June DCH’s busiest month in two years

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson County Healthcare System had its busiest month in more than two years in June as more patients seek services following the peak of the pandemic last fall. “Our financial position is just great compared to what it was two years ago,” Trustee Kim Van Osdol said ...

Eight more virus cases in Dickinson, four in Iron

Local health officials Thursday reported eight new confirmed COVID-19 positives in Dickinson County and four in Iron County in the past week. Also Thursday, Florence County added a third potential coronavirus exposure site, at a grocery store in Florence, Wis. The Florence County Health ...