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Michigan lawmakers OK $62.7B budget

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan lawmakers Wednesday swiftly proposed and passed a $62.7 billion budget that will keep spending flat thanks to a federal rescue and avoid major cuts that had been feared due to the coronavirus pandemic. The bipartisan plan was unveiled in the morning and won ...

COVID-19 cases force Forest Park to suspend classes

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CRYSTAL FALLS — The Forest Park School District will not have classes or extracurricular activities through the rest of the week after two staff members and two students tested positive for COVID-19. The cases involve a middle-high school teacher, a long-term substitute and two high school ...

Norway to survey on allowing marijuana businesses

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NORWAY — Norway residents will be asked through their utility bills whether they now favor allowing marijuana establishments in the city. The Norway City Council opted Monday to set a second public hearing for Oct. 19 on an ordinance that would allow retail marijuana sales in the ...

State Senate leaves DWIs out of expungement expansion

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Senate passed bills Wednesday that would allow hundreds of thousands of people to clear their criminal records to help them overcome barriers in society such as finding employment and housing, but stopped short of including DWI offenses in the proposed ...

Motorcyclist injured in Felch Township crash

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A 41-year-old Gaastra man was injured in a motorcycle crash Wednesday morning on Leeman Road in Felch Township. The victim was ejected from the motorcycle after it left the road and overturned. He was transported to Dickinson County Memorial Hospital by Nordic Ambulance and ...

Florence plans Town Rummage and Craft Sale on Saturday

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FLORENCE, Wis. — The Florence County Chamber will host a Town Rummage and Craft Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Map directories will be at downtown businesses today or online at ExploreFlorenceCounty.com events tab. Many sales, including craft vendors, also will be set up on the ...

Computer science network

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Students in AP Computer Science Principles at Iron Mountain High School recently created their own “network” to try to find the fastest and cheapest way to send messages. Students from lower left-hand corner, going clockwise, are: Chloe Bianco, Mckenzie Bray, Katie Kay, Eli Lofholm and ...

GNB names three VPs, adds business development officer

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FLORENCE, Wis. — Great North Bank has promoted three women to vice president and hired a new business development officer. The announcements came at the end of the summer from President and CEO Thomas Wittkopf, and the bank’s board of directors has endorsed the promotions. Sara Ferguson, ...

Writing practice

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Students at Bishop Baraga Catholic School in Iron Mountain practice their handwriting on portable desks in their outdoor class.

Adopt-A-Highway litter pickup starts Saturday in Michigan

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LANSING — Volunteers will soon be scouring the roadsides looking for trash during the year’s final Adopt-A-Highway pickup. Thousands of volunteers in the popular Michigan Department of Transportation program will be picking up litter along highway roadsides from Saturday through Sunday, ...

DAEDA to have investor update webinar Wednesday

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The Dickinson Area Economic Development Alliance will host an investor update webinar from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Central time Wednesday. Registration is required and there is no cost to attend. This webinar replaces the alliance’s in-person event that usually takes place in ...

Berlinski, Strutz add office hours at NI Bank in CF

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Heidi Strutz and Dick Berlinski, independent LPL Financial advisors at The Investment Center at Northern Interstate Bank in Iron Mountain, have announced they will have office hours on the second Tuesday of each month at the newly added NIB branch in Crystal Falls. The move ...

Brueggeman named regional medical director for Aspirus in UP

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WAUSAU, Wis. —Aspirus has named Dr. Jonathan Brueggeman as the regional medical director for Aspirus in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The interim chief medical officer for Aspirus Keweenaw and Aspirus Ontonagon since November 2019, Brueggeman has been a practicing foot and ankle surgeon ...

NOTICE TO CREDITORS; ESTATE OF JULIA L. PETERSON

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STATE OF MICHIGAN PROBATE COURT COUNTY OF DICKINSON NOTICE TO CREDITORS Decedent's Estate FILE NO. 20-138-DE Estate of Julia L. Peterson, deceased Date of Birth: 10-27-1959 TO ALL CREDITORS* NOTICE TO CREDITORS: The decedent, Julia L. Peterson, deceased, ...

Dropping a line

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Matt Ance of Iron Mountain tries his luck fishing Tuesday afternoon at Lake Antoine. While temperatures may climb into the 80s today, fish may soon start a feeding frenzy on inland lakes before winter sets in, according to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

Crystal Falls facility reports virus outbreak; Iron cases rise

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Iron County had another dozen COVID-19 positives confirmed Tuesday, local health officials said. The new cases bring Iron County’s total to 100, according to figures the Dickinson-Iron District Health Department posted Tuesday on Facebook. Monday, the Iron County Medical Care Facility in ...

Evers extends mask mandate to Nov. 21

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Faced with soaring coronavirus cases across Wisconsin, particularly on college campuses, Gov. Tony Evers on Tuesday extended a statewide mask mandate until Nov. 21. The order, which has been in effect since August, was scheduled to expire on Monday. Evers extended the ...

Aspirus IR restricts visitors

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IRON RIVER — Due to an increase in COVID-19 activity, Aspirus Iron River Hospital and Clinics has implemented visitor restrictions. “While we know visitors bring comfort and are an important part of the healing process, we must take extra steps to protect our patients, staff, and the ...

UP Honor Flight looks ahead to 2021

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MARQUETTE — Mission XVIII of the Upper Peninsula Honor Flight again has been postponed, this time to 2021. Originally slated for May 20, Mission XVIII was pushed back due to COVID-19 to today, Sept. 23. With no end to the pandemic in sight just yet, the 18th installment of the U.P. ...

Animals rescued from puppy mill get care

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By JORDAN BECK For The Daily News ESCANABA — Nearly a month after police busted a puppy mill in Maple Ridge Township, the Delta Animal Shelter is still busy caring for animals rescued from the mill. Shelter Manager Susan Gartland said things are going well at the shelter overall. On ...