IM adopts budget, but most major city projects in limbo

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Nearly a mile of paving has been completed on streets and alleys in Iron Mountain but whether significantly more work will be done this year is uncertain. Bacco Construction Co. has finished nearly all of its work under a $466,000 contract awarded last August for more than ...

Cases of avian influenza found in Marinette and Dunn counties

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MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection has identified cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza in backyard flocks in Marinette and Dunn counties. Birds at both sites will be euthanized to prevent spread of the disease. Domestic flocks in ...

US taking steps to ease baby formula shortage

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Under fire from parents and politicians, President Joe Biden’s administration announced steps Monday to ease a nationwide shortage of baby formula, including reopening the largest domestic manufacturing plant and increasing imports from overseas. The Food and Drug ...

Invasive species group offers plant ‘trade ups’

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KINGSFORD —Wild Rivers Invasive Species Coalition is hosting a native plant trade up through Friday at 420 N Hooper St., Kingsford. Bring in your invasive shrub and leave with a money voucher to buy a native plant replacement. Vouchers can only be used at participating greenhouses ...

Powell: Fed to keep hiking rates


WASHINGTON (AP) — Chair Jerome Powell on Tuesday underscored the Federal Reserve's determination to keep raising interest rates until there is clear evidence inflation is steadily falling — a high-stakes effort that carries the risk of causing an eventual recession. The Fed's increases in ...

You’ve got a friend in me

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HOUGHTON — Friends since first grade, scholastic competitors, Summer Youth Programs campers, fraternity brothers and now 2022 Michigan Tech grads A.J. Alexa and Cody Slagle have shared their journey from Pokémon cards to diplomas. Summer Youth Programs and academic excellence brought the ...