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State approves tax incentive for Kingsford development

KINGSFORD — The Michigan Department of Treasury has approved a Commercial Rehabilitation Exemption certificate requested by RR Downtown LLC for Venue 906 at 900 W. Breitung Ave. The developer is renovating a former manufacturing and warehouse facility of about 12,400 square feet into a ...

Wisconsin tourism secretary resigning to take private job

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s tourism secretary plans to resign to take a job in the private sector, Gov. Tony Evers’ office announced Wednesday, ending months of speculation over whether Republican legislators would fire her. Evers’ office said in a news release that Sara ...

Evers urges ‘hard choices’ for holiday

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers begged people Tuesday to skip Thanksgiving celebrations with anyone from outside their households as Wisconsin set a new record for COVID-19 deaths. Evers and state Department of Health Services Secretary Andrea Palm held a news conference Tuesday to ...

Victims identified in IM fatal crash

IRON MOUNTAIN — Police today identified Craig Sorenson, 72, and his wife, Jaquie, also 72, of Aurora, Wis., as the victims of a double fatal accident that occurred Monday night on West A Street. Investigation into the cause of the crash continues, said Ed Mattson, director of police and ...

Enbridge sues Michigan over pipeline order

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Enbridge filed a legal challenge Tuesday to Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's recent demand that the company shut down its oil pipeline that crosses the waterway connecting Lake Huron and Lake Michigan. The Canadian company accused the state of overstepping its ...

Dickinson reports 31 new virus cases; Iron adds 8

Local health officials Tuesday reported 31 new COVID-19 positives in Dickinson County but they were offset by 28 recoveries from the virus. The Dickinson-Iron District Health Department also posted on Facebook that Iron County had eight new cases and 14 more residents now considered ...

Lawmaker downplays Trump talk

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey on Tuesday sought to downplay his recent meeting with Donald Trump amid the president’s efforts to challenge Joe Biden’s win in Michigan, saying Republicans told Trump that state law does not give legislators a say in awarding ...

James concedes Senate race

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republican John James late Tuesday conceded to Democratic Sen. Gary Peters of Michigan, nearly three weeks after the incumbent was declared the winner by The Associated Press. James, who lost by 92,000 votes — or 1.7 percentage points — congratulated Peters on his ...

Basketball opener

Niagara senior Haley Allred and the Lady Badgers team stand in unison for the Pledge of Allegiance on Tuesday night at Wausaukee High School. Niagara won 62-26 to open the prep basketball season for Wisconsin teams. For more coverage, please see sports

Suit filed to block Wisconsin election results

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans filed a lawsuit Tuesday asking the Wisconsin Supreme Court to block certification of the presidential election results even as a recount over President-elect Joe Biden's win over President Donald Trump is ongoing. The lawsuit echoes many of the same arguments ...

No Daily News on Thursday

Due to the Thanksgiving postal holiday, The Daily News will not publish a paper Thursday and the office will be closed. The normal publishing schedule and office hours will resume Friday.

A need for bellringers

Iron Mountain High School freshmen Aylah Hoffman and Jaedin Simonetti were ringing bells Monday evening for the Salvation Army Bread of Life Assistance Center’s annual Red Kettle Campaign at Walmart in Iron Mountain. Members of the IMHS Key Club took their turn from 4 to 8 p.m. The Salvation ...

Michigan certifies Biden win

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan election officials Monday certified Democrat Joe Biden’s 154,000-vote victory in the state, another setback for President Donald Trump in his effort to undermine the results of the Nov. 3 election through baseless legal challenges and unsupported claims of ...

Dickinson board OKs funding for five senior centers

IRON MOUNTAIN — Allocations for senior citizen centers in Dickinson County in 2021 will see only a few changes under a plan approved Monday by the county board. A county-wide levy of 0.4 mills, or 40 cents per $1,000 of taxable value, generates revenues for senior citizen programs. The ...

One killed, one airlifted after crash on West A in IM

IRON MOUNTAIN — One person was killed and another seriously injured in a traffic crash Monday night on West A Street. The crash occurred about 6:15 p.m. when a westbound SUV traveling at a high rate of speed hit a parked car on the 1200 block of West A Street and continued out of control ...

New virus deaths in Dickinson, Iron counties

Local health officials had a grim COVID-19 update Monday with 94 new positives and three deaths in Dickinson County and 24 cases and a death in Iron County since Friday. The Dickinson-Iron District Health Department posted on Facebook that Dickinson County also had 78 recovered cases, Iron ...

No Daily News on Thursday

Due to the Thanksgiving postal holiday, The Daily News will not publish a paper Thursday and the office will be closed. The normal publishing schedule and office hours will resume Friday.

Candles to relax by, made in Pembine

Lighting a scented candle is a classic way to wind down — think aromatherapy and the mesmerizing, flickering flame. Turns out making candles can offer much the same benefits, said Vince Czahor of Hearts in Wax in Pembine, Wis. Their modest side business grew from his wife, Rebecca, ...

Wisconsin hits 4th recount day

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's partial presidential recount entered its fourth day Monday, with very few changes in vote totals as President Donald Trump's attorneys appeared to be focused on a legal challenge seeking to toss tens of thousands of ballots, including the one cast by an ...