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Minnesota grants key permits for Enbridge pipeline

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota regulators granted a stack of important permits and approvals Thursday for Enbridge Energy's planned Line 3 pipeline replacement across northern Minnesota, setting the long-delayed $2.6 billion project on the road toward beginning construction soon. The ...

Funds that last: Endowments at DACF support a host of efforts

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This is part of a series of articles on the Dickinson Area Community Foundation, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary. IRON MOUNTAIN — The Dickinson Area Community Foundation has a number of endowments created to support causes people care about, be they animals, the environment, hunger ...

State lists 71 new Dickinson virus cases

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Michigan’s COVID-19 data site Wednesday showed Dickinson County adding 71 new cases, the biggest rise for the day among the 15 counties in the Upper Peninsula. Across the border, Florence County has had two more virus-related deaths to reach 10, according to both the Wisconsin COVID-19 data ...

Michigan rolls out coronavirus exposure app

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan on Monday launched the statewide rollout of a voluntary, free coronavirus app that notifies users if they have potentially been in close contact with infected people. The announcement came more than three weeks after the state began piloting the technology in ...

Michigan GOP lawmakers subpoena voting-related records

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The Michigan Department of State will be expected to provide documents and communications related to Michigan’s primary and general elections by 5 p.m. Monday under subpoenas ordered Saturday by the state’s Senate and House oversight committees. Senate Oversight Committee Chairman Ed ...

Canvass of votes in Wisconsin counties about 2/3rds finished

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — More than two-thirds of Wisconsin counties had completed certifying the results of last week’s presidential election as of Wednesday, but the last one is still not expected to be finished until the Nov. 17 deadline. All counties must finish the work before President ...

A show of support

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Dickinson County officials have demonstrated their appreciation of local law enforcement by decorating the courthouse with blue lights. County Board Commissioner Joe Stevens and his wife, Janice, did the work stringing the lights in the courthouse bushes. From left are county Prosecuting ...

DCHS computer systems restored

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Computer systems at Dickinson County Healthcare System are again functioning following a malware attack discovered Oct. 17, a county commissioner reported Monday. “It was difficult,” said Commissioner Joe Stevens, a liaison to the hospital board. “It was something they ...

Evers advises Wisconsin to stay home as coronavirus surges

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers renewed his pleas Tuesday for people to stay home to avoid the coronavirus in an unusual prime-time speech hours after the state set new records for infections and deaths. The governor announced he was advising people to stay in their houses and ...

Michigan, Wisconsin post one-day records for new COVID cases

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Dickinson County led Michigan's Upper Peninsula in new COVID-19 cases on the state's data site Tuesday, while Marquette County overtook Delta County in the overall number of positives so far in the U.P. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services' numbers Tuesday indicated 294 ...

No Daily News on Wednesday

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Due to the postal holiday for Veterans Day, The Daily News will not publish a paper Wednesday. While the office does remain closed to the public, it will be open for phone calls 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday. Publishing will resume for Thursday.

Republicans searching for problems with Wisconsin election

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans are grasping for ways to reverse Joe Biden’s win in Wisconsin over President Donald Trump, despite there being no evidence of widespread fraud or voting irregularities in the state. Instead, GOP officials are latching on to minor issues and providing no ...

Whitmer, state leaders introduce bills to help veterans

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — On the eve of Veterans Day, Governor Gretchen Whitmer alongside a group of Michigan leaders in Lansing introduced legislation to help veterans and their families secure work during a media conference. The legislation aims to remove barriers to professional licensing by ...

Groups fight for wolf protections

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Wildlife advocates and environmental groups have announced that they are challenging the removal of federal protections for gray wolves across most of the U.S. Two coalitions of groups filed formal notices over the past several days that they plan to sue the U.S. ...

Michigan posts new record of virus cases as deaths climb

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan on Tuesday posted a record number of daily confirmed coronavirus cases, near 6,500, and reported 59 deaths within the previous 24 hours — its deadliest day in six months. COVID-19, which subsided over the summer after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer imposed sweeping ...

Dickinson adds 152 new virus cases

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Local health officials Monday afternoon reported 152 new COVID-19 positives in Dickinson County since Friday, along with a 25th virus-related death. Iron County added 27 new cases as well, according to the Dickinson-Iron District Health Department. The DIDHD on Monday listed Dickinson County ...

Making room for veterans

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain dedicated the newest addition to its Community Living Center facility Oct. 28 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on their main campus. The $12.1 million project added 12,300 square feet to the facility, plus renovated nearly ...

IM VA medical center receives top rating

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center has again earned a five-star rating for 2019 patient experience from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The facility has been named a five-star quality performer every year since 2017. The CMS uses a five-star quality ...

Pfizer: Early results on virus vaccine 90% effective

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Pfizer Inc. said Monday that its COVID-19 vaccine may be a remarkable 90% effective, based on early and incomplete test results that nevertheless brought a big burst of optimism to a world desperate for the means to finally bring the catastrophic outbreak under control. The announcement came ...

BBCS vote

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On election day Nov. 3, the second grade at Bishop Baraga Catholic School in Iron Mountain had an opportunity to vote in class on a proposal: should they spend the last 10 minutes before lunch playing with Play-Doh. They voted anonymously and then the students each helped to read the ballots ...