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Two treated after IM house fire

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Two people were treated for smoke inhalation after a house fire early Tuesday morning on the 400 block of Vulcan Street in Iron Mountain. A crew sent about 1:44 a.m. found the single-story residence engulfed in smoke, according to a news release from the Iron Mountain Fire ...

Florence schools millage passes

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FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence County voters approved a school referendum Tuesday to exceed the revenue cap for four years, beginning with the 2021 school year. The unofficial count was 730 yes to 563 no. In a four-way race for three school board seats, newcomer Amber Neuens led with 898 ...

A dozen new virus cases in Dickinson, five in Iron

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Local health officials Tuesday reported 12 new confirmed COVID-19 positives in Dickinson County since Thursday and five new cases in Iron County. In a Facebook post Tuesday morning, the Dickinson-Iron District Health Department also showed three new probable cases and three recoveries in ...

Whitmer gets vaccine alongside teen daughter

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DETROIT (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer got her first COVID-19 vaccine shot Tuesday, touting it as the most effective way to protect people and to return Michigan to normalcy. The governor, 49, was vaccinated at Ford Field's mass clinic alongside her 19-year-old daughter, Sherry, and other ...

Nearly half of new US virus infections are in just five states

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Nearly half of new coronavirus infections nationwide are in just five states — a situation that is putting pressure on the federal government to consider changing how it distributes vaccines by sending more doses to hot spots. Michigan, New York, Florida, Pennsylvania and New Jersey ...

Democratic-backed Underly elected Wisconsin schools chief

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Jill Underly rode support from the state teachers' union and an overwhelming financial advantage, fueled by the Democratic Party, to win election Tuesday as Wisconsin superintendent of schools, defeating Republican-backed Deb Kerr. Underly cruised to a double-digit win, ...

Concrete slab falls off UW System headquarters building

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin System officials lobbying legislators for more than $1 billion for construction and renovations got a talking point Sunday after a concrete slab somehow fell off the system’s headquarters building and plunged three stories to the sidewalk ...

Shorts weather

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Shea McGonigal, 15, of Iron Mountain, performs a 360 flip above the tabletop ramp at the skate park at Iron Mountain City Park on Monday. The National Weather Service projected a high of 71 degrees for the day but temperatures soared to 75, tempting a number of area residents to get outdoors. ...

Parade set for July 3 in IM-Kingsford

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Organizers plan to stage an Independence Day parade in Iron Mountain-Kingsford the morning of Saturday, July 3. The Iron Mountain City Council approved the date Monday proposed by the Menominee Range Historical Foundation. It will step off at 9 a.m., following the same route ...

UK variant identified in Dickinson, Florence counties

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Local health officials reported Monday that a COVID-19 variant originally recorded in Great Britain has now been identified in both Dickinson and Florence counties. Having cases of the B.1.1.7 variant surface in the region are “concerning” because “compared to the standard SARS-CoV- 2 ...

Wisconsin has local elections today

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Locally, a handful of municipal and school races are contested in today’s spring election in Wisconsin. In the city of Niagara, four candidates are competing for three seats on the city council. They are challenger Lisa A. Mattia and incumbents Don Shampo, Michael Darne and Lynn Schabo ...

Michigan opens vaccine to ages 16 and up

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — All people ages 16 and older in Michigan became eligible for COVID-19 vaccines on Monday, as the state passed the halfway point in its goal of inoculating 70% of that population by year’s end. More than 36% of roughly 8.1 million residents had received at least one ...

Wisconsin expands vaccine eligibility to age 16 and older

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Everyone age 16 and up became eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in Wisconsin on Monday, the same day that an outbreak of a more contagious variant of the coronavirus was reported at a Dane County child care center and positive cases statewide continued to increase. Also ...

Evers declares emergency for fire conditions

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on Monday declared a state of emergency in response to dangerous wildfire conditions throughout the state. The executive order will ensure support from the Wisconsin National Guard and use of the Guard’s Blackhawk helicopters. It directs all ...

Wisconsin cities: Trump should pay legal bills for challenge

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The cities of Green Bay, Kenosha and Racine are asking a federal judge to make former President Donald Trump pay more than $42,000 in legal fees in a case he brought challenging Wisconsin's presidential election results. The request for legal fees comes just days after ...

Bear’s Den: Mini-golf and go-kart business has new owners

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SPREAD EAGLE, Wis. — New owners have taken over the Bear’s Den Mini-Golf and Go-Karts in Spread Eagle, Wis. The business in November transferred to Michael and Linda Carpenter, who plan a grand reopening celebration from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 1. The Carpenters bought the property ...

UP jobless rate dips, reflecting statewide trend

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson County’s jobless rate of 5.1% in February ranked as the second-lowest in the Upper Peninsula, according to data released by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget. The overall jobless rate in the U.P. in February was 6.6%, down from 7.6% in ...

State lists six more virus cases in Dickinson

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State COVID-19 data Saturday showed six more confirmed positives in Dickinson County and one in Iron County. In Wisconsin, Marinette County had two new coronavirus cases this weekend. For the Upper Peninsula, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ COVID-19 website Saturday ...

Florence School District referendum up for vote Tuesday

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FLORENCE, Wis. — The Florence County School District will try again Tuesday to gain voter approval on an operational referendum that failed in November after being in place since 2005. The measure is set to expire at the end of the school year. If it falls short again, changes in state law ...