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Soggy season: Spring months could be warm, wet, forecasters say

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IRON MOUNTAIN — After four straight months of above-average temperatures, the trend may continue into summer. A long-range forecast from the Climate Prediction Center calls for a 46% chance of above-normal temperatures at Iron Mountain-Kingsford for the three-month period from April ...

Wisconsin GOP appeals to Supreme Court on extended voting

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Saturday to block extended absentee voting in Tuesday's primary, despite public health fears about in-person voting amid the coronavirus pandemic. Republicans are asking the high court to undo a federal judge's ...

Wisconsin official sees ‘glimmer of hope’

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s chief medical officer for communicable diseases said Friday that data on coronavirus infections continues to show that the state is “flattening the curve.” Dr. Ryan Westergaard first said on Monday that there were positive signs with the slowing ...

Michigan’s confirmed cases soar

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Friday that people with principal symptoms of the disease caused by the new coronavirus — a fever, atypical cough or unusual shortness of breath —î should stay home for a minimum of three days after the symptoms resolve. Her ...

Walmart to limit customers

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Walmart is announcing changes to its stores’ policies with the hope to encourage social distancing amongst its customers by limiting the number of people who can be in a store at one time. The new policy goes into effect today and will not allow any more than five ...

Dickinson County man positive for COVID-19 dies

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson County’s first resident COVID-19 case has become the Upper Peninsula’s second death connected with the virus. The Dickinson-Iron District Health Department confirmed the man’s death Thursday evening but have provided no other details about the case out of ...

Funeral home has options for services during virus restrictions

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IRON MOUNTAIN — During the coronavirus pandemic, Jacobs Funeral Homes will continue to enable families to participate in the rituals that are most important to them whenever safely possible. According to the Centers for Disease Control, at this time there is no known risk associated with ...

Judge says no Wisconsin election returns until April 13

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday ordered that Wisconsin officials withhold reporting any results from Tuesday's election until extended absentee balloting is complete April 13. U.S. District Judge William Conley granted a request from the Wisconsin Elections Commission ...

Padgett retires after 36 years at VA center

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IRON MOUNTAIN – Rebecca Padgett of Faithorn retired March 27 from the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain. Padgett was born and raised in Florence, Wis., and graduated from Bay College with an associate degree in nursing. She started her VA career at Oscar G. Johnson VA ...

What’s on the ballot for Wisconsin counties in the region

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Judicial races for courts in Florence, Forest and Marinette counties will highlight local elections Tuesday. In Marinette County, two candidates will vie to replace Circuit Court Branch 1 Judge David Miron, who is stepping down. They are attorney Mike Perry of Peshtigo and Jane M. Sequin of ...

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New ski manager at Pine Mountain IRON MOUNTAIN — Sam Bracket has taken over as manager of ski operations at Pine Mountain Ski Resort, effective Wednesday. Bracket has extensive experience within the ski industry, including Mont Ripley in Ripley, Mich.; June Mountain, June Lake, ...

Vote Tuesday includes presidential primary, SC justice

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Wisconsin’s election Tuesday features the state’s presidential primary, a state Supreme Court race and a referendum on a state constitutional amendment that would establish additional rights for crime victims. The election is taking place despite the fact that Gov. Tony Evers has issued a ...

State orders Menominee businesses to cease, desist

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Three Menominee County businesses have received cease-and-desist letters for staying open through Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s “stay home” order. Michigan State Police troopers delivered the letters from the Michigan Attorney General’s Office and Menominee County Prosecutor Jeffrey Rogg to ...

Michigan virus cases clear 10K; peak still weeks away

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Michigan is probably a month away from reaching the peak of the coronavirus outbreak, which topped more than 10,000 cases and 417 deaths in the state Thursday. “No one is immune from this virus,” Whitmer said during a news conference at ...

Early morning fire in Loretto

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An unoccupied house at W-3922 Johnson Road in Loretto was leveled by fire early today, Norway Fire Chief Dave Bal said. Firefighters found the structure “totally involved” when they arrived at 5:48 a.m. and they remained on site four hours later to put out hot spots. According to Waucedah ...

Governor closes Michigan schools for academic year

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — More than 1.5 million Michigan students will not return to K-12 school buildings the rest of the academic year due to the coronavirus pandemic and instead will learn remotely, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ordered Thursday. All public and private schools are more than halfway ...

Dickinson County has first resident coronavirus case

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KINGSFORD — Dickinson County has its first presumptive COVID-19 case in a person who lives in the county, according to the Dickinson-Iron District Health Department. THE DIDHD was notified Wednesday by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services that an adult male had tested ...

Judge won’t delay Wisconsin election but extends voting

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday declined to postpone Wisconsin's presidential primary over the health threat from the new coronavirus, but he ordered that people be given an extra six days beyond Tuesday's election for absentee voting. U.S. District Judge William Conley had ...

Record 6.6M file for US jobless aid as layoffs continue

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WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 6.6 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week — doubling a record high set just one week earlier — a sign that layoffs are accelerating in the midst of the coronavirus. The stunning report today from the Labor Department showed that job ...