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Whitmer talks roads, Line 5 at UP State Fair

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ESCANABA — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer fielded questions from luncheon audience members at the Upper Peninsula State Fair this week, repeating concerns that an oil pipeline passing under the Straits of Mackinac poses a catastrophic risk. During Thursday’s lunch, she spoke about her ...

Lung illnesses in US may be linked to vaping

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NEW YORK (AP) — As many as 50 people in at least six states have come down with breathing illnesses that may be linked to e-cigarettes or other vaping products. No deaths have been reported, but at least a few have come close. Some patients have likened onset of the illness to a heart ...

Traber introduced as new IM principal

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IRON MOUNTAIN — William Traber will serve as principal for grades 5 through 12 at Iron Mountain Public Schools for the upcoming year. Traber comes to Iron Mountain from Northland Scholars Academy in Dunbar, Wis., where he was associate principal and dean of students. “I grew up visiting ...

US-2 project starts Monday

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LANSING — The Michigan Department of Transportation is investing $2.3 million to resurface 9.3 miles of U.S. 2 from Vulcan east to the Menominee County line. The work will require single-lane closures beginning Monday. One alternating lane will be open via traffic regulators. The ...

Evers creates new office targeting carbon-free goal

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers issued an executive order Friday creating a new office to help his administration achieve his goal of 100% carbon-free electricity in Wisconsin by 2050 after Republicans killed the proposal in the state budget. The governor issued an executive order ...

IM welcomes visit by former mayor of sister city in Italy

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain’s ties with Sassoferrato, Italy are likely to grow closer this week. Former Sassoferrato mayor Ugo Pesciarelli and his wife, Paola, along with friends Nazarreno and Renate Azzerri, were expected to arrive today at Ford Airport, with an Italian Fest appearance ...

Truck leaks fuel in Iron County

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BATES TOWNSHIP — A tractor/truck leaking diesel fuel slowed traffic Thursday on U.S. 2 in Iron County, according to a news release from the Michigan State Police Iron Mountain Post. Troopers responded to the call about 1:10 p.m., when the eastbound vehicle’s 81-gallon tank began to leak ...

Wisconsin Democrats propose gun background check bill

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers and Democratic lawmakers on Thursday proposed an expansion of background checks for gun sales in the state and called on Republicans who control the Legislature to pass the measure, even though GOP leaders have said they don’t support such a ...

Bill calls for DNR to sell bug spray to prevent Lyme disease

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Griffin Austin was an 11-year-old kid two years ago, spending his days outside playing second base, shooting hoops and fishing. Then he started noticing he couldn’t keep up with his friends. He kept feeling tired until one day after basketball practice he couldn’t ...

New Lego Makerspace in place at the Niagara Library

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NIAGARA, Wis. — When asked what she likes about Legos, Jesse Hirte, age 8, didn’t hesitate. “I like building with them and playing with them.” Jesse, and her brother Gatlin, age 5, enjoys building with the Legos whenever she comes to the library. The Niagara Public Library recently ...

Mural dedication on Aug. 25

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NIAGARA, Wis. — There will be a dedication ceremony for the Bluff Mural Wall, created by artist Abbey Berglund, from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24 at the Niagara Historial Museum. A light lunch will be available and Bluff Sundaes will be served. Karaoke with Vicki be held in the parking ...

Program accepting registrations

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain-Kingsford Community Schools is accepting registrations for the Before and After School Child Care Program for the 2019-2020 school year. The program will be held at the North Elementary School of the Arts in Room 200. The hours will be Monday through Friday from ...

Road project starts Monday

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LANSING — Resurfacing starts on Monday on 9.3 miles of U.S. 2 from Vulcan in Dickinson County east to the Dickinson/Menominee county line. The project includes asphalt cold milling and resurfacing, joint repairs, aggregate shoulders and pavement markings. The project includes a three-year ...

EPA gives money to protect endangered reef in Lake Superior

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GAY, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is spending $3.7 million to remove copper mining waste rock from a Lake Superior harbor where it threatens an important fish spawning area. Waste known as stamp sands was dumped along the lakefront during the early 20th century. It ...

Mini-grant awarded

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The Dickinson Area Community Foundation, along with affiliate Norway Area Community Foundation, recently awarded a $250 mini-grant to the Dickinson-Iron Health Department to assist in purchasing a tower garden that will be shared between the Norway Head Start Center and the Kingsford Head Start ...

Red Cross needs blood donations

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IRON MOUNTAIN — With many regular donors delaying giving to take final summer vacations and prepare for school to start, the American Red Cross has an emergency need for blood and platelet donations to help end a summer blood shortage. While thousands of donors have rolled up a sleeve this ...

World Cup could come to IM

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The Kiwanis Ski Club’s dream of again having an international World Cup ski jumping competition in Iron Mountain may be close to coming true. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and International Ski Federation Race Director Walter Hofer announced Wednesday that Pine Mountain ...

DCHS in final stages to apply for federal loan

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Officials with Dickinson County Healthcare System sounded confident Wednesday they will be able to secure a $25.65 million federal loan to repay existing debt and fund needed equipment and buildings upgrades at the hospital complex. DCHS had a public hearing Wednesday ...