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Graduation flotilla

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The Norway High School Class of 2020 continued to mark an unusual graduation season by having a boat parade and flotilla Thursday evening on Lake Louise near Loretto. The students did a lap around the lake and gathered for photos by family members and friends on shore.

Hillcrest commerce: NWTC explores options for Aurora center

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AURORA, Wis. — The Northeast Wisconsin Technical College’s Woodland Regional Learning Center in Aurora continues to look at options to best use its space in the former Hillcrest Elementary School. Sally Miller, regional manager for the center, indicated they are in the process of ...

First COVID-19 death reported in Iron County

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Iron County has its first COVID-19 death, local health officials announced Saturday. In a news release, the Dickinson-Iron District Health Department stated it had been notified of the death but would not disclose additional information about the case. “The Dickinson-Iron District Health ...

Whitmer lifts eviction freeze; $50M in rent aid coming

Local News

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Friday that a monthslong moratorium on evictions amid the coronavirus pandemic will end in mid-July, when landlords can start applying for $50 million in government assistance if they let people stay in their homes. The initiative will be ...

New COVID cases reported in Marinette, Marquette counties

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Counties on both sides of the border in the region continue to show new COVID-19 cases, according to health officials. In Wisconsin, Marinette County on Friday reported another two positives, as did Iron County in that state, according to health officials in both counties. The Marinette ...

Dickinson Library moves to Phase 3 of reopening

Local News

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson County Library is moving to Phase 3 of its reopening plan on Monday. Earlier this month, the library revealed a reopening plan with six phases, which is available on its website, www.dcl-lib.org. Phase 2 began June 15 with curbside services Phase 3 will now ...

DCHS conducts survey

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IRON MOUNTAIN – Dickinson County Healthcare System is asking residents in Dickinson County, Florence County and the surrounding areas to take part in an important community-wide survey. This survey will take the pulse of current health care services and help improve services in the future ...

Kaczmarek new president at Gundlach Champion

Business

IRON MOUNTAIN — Stanley “Stan” C. Kaczmarek has been promoted to president of Gundlach Champion Inc. Kaczmarek began his career at GCI 22 years ago as an estimator. He was promoted to chief estimator and was responsible for all preconstruction services. In 2019, he was promoted to ...

TADCA fireworks support

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The Tourism Association of Dickinson County Area recently donated $500 toward the Iron Mountain-Kingsford Fourth of July fireworks display. Through a lodging assessment collected from customers of hotels and motels in Dickinson County, TADCA is able to support events such as BrewFest, Italian ...

Wisconsin plans to resume hunter safety

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Department of Natural Resources will resume in-person hunter safety courses next month after a hunter advocacy group sued the department alleging it had no authority to cancel them and was denying people their constitutional right to hunt. The DNR issued a ...

Voters to decide data protections

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan voters will decide in the November election if electronic data and communication should be considered personal property, safe from unreasonable search and seizure. A bill to put the measure on the ballot passed the state House this week. The ballot measure ...

County Road 581 project planned

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IRON MOUNTAIN — County Road 581 near Felch will be under construction starting Monday, from M-69 north about two miles. The project is expected to run through July, said Lance Malburg, Dickinson County Road Commission engineer.

Johnson says all Wisconsin schools should open in fall

Wisconsin News

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson said Friday that all schools in Wisconsin should open for in-person instruction in the fall, even as the coronavirus pandemic shows signs of resurgence across the state. “It would be crazy to not completely reopen our school systems,” ...

Wisconsin COVID-19 cases rise

Wisconsin News

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases continues to climb in Wisconsin. There were 520 newly reported cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin on Friday, representing 5.6% of all tests, the state Department of Health Services reported. The death total was unchanged at 766. In ...

Man who triggered protest charged

Wisconsin News

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Federal prosecutors on Friday charged a Black man whose arrest triggered a violent protest in Wisconsin’s capital city with extorting local businesses. Police arrested 28-year-old Devonere Johnson in Madison on Tuesday after he walked into Cooper’s Tavern near the ...

Trump touts manufacturing in visit to Marinette Marine

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MARINETTE, Wis. (AP) — Despite enormous economic headwinds and sky-high unemployment numbers, President Donald Trump sought to showcase his record as a job creator Thursday during a visit to a shipyard in the battleground state of Wisconsin. Trump boasted of his “aptitude for ...

New virus cases on rise in UP, Wisconsin counties

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The region had new COVID-19 positives reported in at least five counties Thursday, including a fifth active case in Iron County and three more each in Marinette and Forest counties in Wisconsin. The Dickinson-Iron District Health Department posted the fifth Iron County case late Thursday ...

Judge shuts down Enbridge energy pipeline in straits

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DETROIT (AP) — A judge shut down an energy pipeline in Michigan’s Great Lakes on Thursday, granting a request from the state after the owner reported problems with a support piece far below the surface. Enbridge Inc. has not provided enough information to Michigan officials to show that ...

Bill sent to Whitmer allows for deferral of summer taxes

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — People and businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic or dam flooding could wait to pay their summer property taxes until 2021 without being penalized under legislation sent to Michigan’s governor. A related bill would require the state to provide short-term ...

Bingo cards in Monday’s paper

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Bingo players take note — the July bingo card will be included in Monday’s edition of The Daily News, not in Friday’s paper as had been done in the past.