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Dickinson senior center allocations revised

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Millage distributions for Dickinson County senior centers have been revised, eliminating a cut of nearly $10,000 for the Norway center next year. The revised allocations were approved by the governing board of the Dickinson-Iron Community Services Agency on Dec. 13 and by ...

What’s ahead for minimum wage?

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ESCANABA — Two controversial bills signed into law recently by out-going governor Rick Snyder that scaled back minimum wage increases and sick leave protections have left many workers and their employers confused about the future as the new year approaches. Both of the laws come as a ...

No Daily News on New Year’s Day

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The Daily News will not publish a paper on New Year’s Day on Tuesday. Monday’s newspaper will be a morning edition. All Daily News offices will close at 4 p.m. Monday and remain closed for the holiday until 8 a.m. Wednesday.

Angel Tree donation

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Each year family and friends of Beth Murray make sure her memory lives on. The acts of kindness she showed while alive are carried on through their support of the Salvation Army Angel Tree. Funds collected are used to ensure that children, living in need, wake up on Christmas morning not just ...

Michigan regulators take plea deals in Flint water case

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Two Michigan environmental regulators implicated in the Flint water scandal pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor Wednesday in exchange for more serious charges being dropped, bringing to six the number of officials who have agreed to such deals. Stephen Busch pleaded no ...

Town doesn’t have to take care of possible cemetery

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Supreme Court says a southwestern Wisconsin town doesn’t have to take care of land a group contends is a cemetery. At issue is a one-acre parcel that abuts Wildcat Mountain State Park. A group of people believe their relatives are buried there, although no ...

Loans available for Michigan businesses after summer hail

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives and private nonprofit organizations financially impacted by an Aug. 1 hailstorm in some parts of northern Michigan can apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans. The U.S. Small Business Administration said the federal ...

Wisconsin struggles with child care worker shortage

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Low wages and a lack of benefits are making it difficult for child care centers in Wisconsin to attract and retain workers, particularly in rural areas, according to state child care experts. Jodi Widuch is the executive director of The Parenting Place, a La ...

State commits $52M for lock

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's commitment of up to $52 million toward construction of a new Great Lakes shipping lock could accelerate the project's completion by a year and save taxpayers $30 million. Gov. Rick Snyder and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released the figures Wednesday ...

Christmas play

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Brothers Michael McCole and Malakai Hartman of Iron Mountain play in the snow outside Jane and Dave Tomasoski’s house on Christmas Day.

Valley Med Flight honors two in UP

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ESCANABA — An Iron Mountain man is among two Valley Med Flight staff members from the Upper Peninsula recently recognized as one of the company’s Employees of the Year. Iron Mountain base paramedic Adam Burton was selected as Fixed Wing Clinician of the Year. A Valley Med Flight ...

Dickinson County budget flat for 2019

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Facing flat revenues, Dickinson County will have a public hearing today on a proposed 2019 general fund budget that totals $9.34 million, an increase of $20,500. The budget hearing will take place during a county board meeting that begins at 6 p.m. today in the circuit ...

County OKs three of four hospital nominees

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Three hospital trustee appointments were accepted and one was rejected Wednesday by the Dickinson County Board. Named to four-year terms on the Dickinson County Healthcare System Board of Trustees were newcomers Kim Van Osdol and Dan Wender, along with current member ...

Township, county meetings today

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The Breitung Township Board of Trustees will meet at 7 tonight at the township hall in Quinnesec. The agenda includes proposals for Quinnesec water system upgrades and Quinnesec well exploration, approval of the 2019 budget and appointments to boards and commissions. The Dickinson County ...

Governor faces bills from lame-duck session

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Time is up for the Michigan Legislature to work on business before the new group of lawmakers take office in 2019, but they didn’t let a day go to waste. Thursday’s final session of the 99th Michigan Legislature lasted past 7:30 a.m. Friday, state Sen. Tom Casperson said. Gov. Rick Snyder ...

Man killed in crash in southern Marinette County

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MARINETTE, Wis. — Authorities have identified the town of Peshtigo man killed Sunday night when the vehicle he was driving crashed into a large oak tree near Peshtigo in southern Marinette County. The four-door sedan was northbound at a high rate of speed on County Trunk BB/Shore Drive in ...

SNBT receives education award

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MARINETTE, Wis. —The Stephenson National Bank & Trust has earned the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Education Award from the Wisconsin Bankers Foundation for the 19th straight year, officials announced. In addition, SNBT employees were among the 98 bankers who received ...

DNR backs ATV campground at Rapid River Falls — LaFave

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LANSING — State Rep. Beau LaFave, R-Iron Mountain, announced the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is backing an $85,000 grant to build a new ATV campground at Rapid River Falls in Delta County. “This key project supports our tourism industry here in the U.P. by attracting new ...

Bay College prohibits marijuana

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ESCANABA — While the recreational use of marijuana was recently legalized in Michigan, the drug will continue to be prohibited at Bay College. The Bay College Board of Trustees approved revisions to its drug-free workplace policy on second reading during its final regular meeting of the ...

UPPCO to lower water levels at hydroelectric reservoirs

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Marquette — Upper Peninsula Power Company (UPPCO) will begin lowering water levels at its hydroelectric reservoirs in anticipation of melting snow and precipitation during the spring of 2019. These water level changes are required by the hydroelectric project licenses that are issued by the ...