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Pandemic interrupts longtime wolf, moose study on UP’s Isle Royale

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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — One of the world’s longest-running wildlife field studies has fallen prey to the coronavirus pandemic. Since 1959, a research team has spent most of the winter observing the interplay between wolves and moose at Isle Royale National Park in Lake Superior. But ...

IM teen accused of sexual assault

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IRON MOUNTAIN — An Iron Mountain teenager accused of sexual assault pleaded not guilty Monday in Dickinson County Circuit Court. Trevor Malburg, 17, is charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct, a felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison. The Daily News normally does not ...

State projects $2.1B more in tax revenues

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Projected tax revenues in Michigan’s two major accounts will be $2.1 billion higher than previously anticipated over two years, driven by increased federal unemployment benefits and consumers’ online purchases in the coronavirus pandemic. Economists in the ...

Guard at Michigan’s Capitol for increased security

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer activated the National Guard, the state police continued to augment its presence at the Capitol and crews installed a 6-foot, chain-link fence around the 142-year-old building before expected protests ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s ...

NRA declares bankruptcy, plans to incorporate in Texas, move from NY

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The National Rifle Association announced Friday it has filed for bankruptcy protection and will seek to incorporate the nation's most politically influential gun-rights group in Texas instead of New York, where a state lawsuit is trying to put the organization out of ...

Powerball jackpot grows to $730M; Mega Millions to be $850M

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Lottery players have another chance to win big next week since there were no winners of the top prize for both the Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots in their most recent drawings. The Powerball jackpot grew to an estimated $730 million after no one matched all five ...

Clothing store chain to close

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Women’s clothing chain Christopher & Banks Corp. plans to close more than 400 stores by the end of February, including the Midtown Mall location in Iron Mountain. The company announced it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy a result of financial distress from the ...

Christmas Bird Count lists 34 species

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Unexpected raptors provided several highlights for local participants in the National Audubon Society’s annual Christmas Bird Count that took place Dec. 19. A golden eagle, rough-legged hawk and sharp-shinned hawk were among the noteworthy sightings, said Phyllis Carlson, coordinator of ...

No Daily News on Monday

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Due to the federal postal holiday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, The Daily News will not publish a paper Monday. The Daily News office remains closed to the public but will take telephone calls 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday. The normal publishing schedule will resume Tuesday.

DIDHD posts 22 new COVID cases in Iron County

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Local health officials Friday afternoon showed 22 new confirmed COVID-19 positives in Iron County since last reporting Tuesday. The Dickinson-Iron District Health Department also reported six more confirmed coronavirus cases in Dickinson County over the same period, plus 32 new recoveries. ...

City councils to meet

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Iron Mountain City Council will meet at 6 p.m. Monday via Zoom. The meeting ID is 731-974-4809. Agenda items include a discussion on green burials, using an online bidding site to sell used equipment and the renewal of a property lease for the Michigan State Police post. Breitung Township ...

DNR seeks to fill vacancies on UP advisory panels

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MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is soliciting applications for open volunteer positions on both the Eastern and Western Upper Peninsula Citizens’ Advisory Councils. The councils are designed to advise the DNR on regional programs and policies, identify areas in ...

New place for old things

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Work is underway on Phase 3 improvements for the new Menominee Range Historical Museum in Iron Mountain. In October, the foundation board signed a contract with Carey Construction to frame in the north and south display areas — each measuring 3-by-43 feet — in the ...

Biden details $1.9T virus ‘rescue’ plan

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden unveiled a $1.9 trillion coronavirus plan Thursday to end “a crisis of deep human suffering” by speeding up vaccines and pumping out financial help to those struggling with the pandemic’s prolonged economic fallout. Called the ...

Iron County road worker killed

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BATES TOWNSHIP — An Iron County Road Commission employee died Wednesday after being struck and pinned between vehicles while working as a flagger on Bates-Amasa Road near Shady Lane in Iron County. An investigation determined a 57-year-old Newald, Wis., man driving a 2005 Ford Ranger pickup ...

New COVID deaths in Menominee, Marinette counties

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State health officials have reported three new coronavirus-related deaths in Menominee County over the past two days and two more deaths across the Wisconsin border in Marinette County. Across the Upper Peninsula, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ COVID-19 data site ...

Groups ask court to restore protections for gray wolves

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Wildlife advocates Thursday asked a federal court to overturn a U.S. government decision that stripped Endangered Species Act protections for wolves across most of the nation. Two coalitions of advocacy groups filed lawsuits in U.S. District Court in Northern ...

No Daily News on Monday

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Due to the federal postal holiday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, The Daily News will not publish a paper Monday. The Daily News office remains closed to the public but will take telephone calls 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday. The normal publishing schedule will resume Tuesday.

Flint water probe brings charges against 9 people

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FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A new investigation of the Flint water disaster led to charges against nine people, including former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and key members of his administration, who are accused of various crimes in a calamitous plan that contaminated the community with lead and ...