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Crews search Lake Michigan for teen knocked off pier by wave

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HOLLAND, Mich. (AP) — Crews searched Lake Michigan today for a missing teenage girl after a large wave knocked her and another person off a pier along western Michigan and she couldn’t get out of the water, authorities said. The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office said two people were on the ...

New state troopers assigned

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LANSING — Michigan's newest troopers, including two from Dickinson County, are reporting to work at Michigan State Police posts across the state after graduating from the 136th Trooper Recruit School. The school began June 30 at the MSP Training Academy in Lansing. For the past 25 weeks, ...

Niagara Pride signs

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The Niagara Area Business Association has donated 150 “Niagara Pride” yard signs to the Niagara Schools Athletic Department to be used as a fundraiser. The signs will be sold at school events and feature the three team mascots associated with the Niagara School District. “These signs will ...

UP dodges heaviest snow

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A snowstorm that pummeled the northern Plains over the weekend brought wet, windswept snow to the Upper Peninsula on Monday as it moved east. From 1 a.m. Monday through 7 a.m. today, snowfall totals in the Dickinson County area were expected to range from at least 6 inches to a foot or more. ...

Population growth in US slowest in a century

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The past year’s population growth rate in the United States was the slowest in a century due to declining births, increasing deaths and the slowdown of international migration, according to figures released Monday by the U.S. Census Bureau. The U.S. grew from 2018 to ...

No paper on Wednesday

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IRON MOUNTAIN - Offices of The Daily News & Advertiser are closing at 4 p.m. today. There will be no paper on Wednesday, New Year’s Day. Regular office hours will resume Thursday.

Trump plans Wisconsin rally

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will hold a campaign rally in Wisconsin next month, countering a Democratic presidential debate set for the same night in Iowa. Trump’s campaign says the rally is set for Jan. 14 at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena. It’s the same night that CNN ...

Wisconsin election officials deadlocked

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) The Wisconsin Elections Commission deadlocked Monday on whether to comply with a judge's order to remove anywhere from 144,000 to more than 200,000 names from the state's voter rolls before a higher court can weigh in — a move that could influence the outcome of next year's ...

Bergman, Democratic challengers, share their views

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LANSING — U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman is running for re-election, while at least two Democrats will try to unseat him. Two Democrats have filed for the race so far, Dana Ferguson of Marquette and Linda O’Dell of Petoskey. Bergman, who was first elected in 2016, said he would like to serve at ...

Woman acquitted of ethnic intimidation in striking black man

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A white woman accused of hitting a black man and using a racial slur at a western Michigan car dealership was convicted of assault Monday but cleared of ethnic intimidation. An attorney for Shelly Hueckel said she was upset by an appraisal for her car — not race ...

Supreme Court: Inman recall petition OK despite missing word

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court ordered Monday that an attempt to recall a state lawmaker from office continue, reversing a lower court that said election officials correctly disqualified the petition over a missing word. The ruling means Rep. Larry Inman, a Republican from ...

Enbridge retrieves rod from bottom of Straits of Mackinac

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MACKINAW CITY, Mich. (AP) — Enbridge Inc. said Monday that it retrieved a 45-foot steel rod that was resting against an underwater oil pipeline where lakes Michigan and Huron converge. The debris had been at the bottom of the Straits of Mackinac since September, when a borehole collapsed ...

Florence students set up closet to help others in district in need

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FLORENCE, Wis. — Students in need in the Florence County School District soon will have free access to essential everyday items. The Florence High School Student Council this week plans to open a school closet stocked with clothing, personal hygiene products and school supplies. FHS ...

One dead in fire in Sagola Township

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SAGOLA TOWNSHIP — A Sagola Township resident died Sunday afternoon in a house fire on M-95 in Dickinson County. Troopers were called about 4:06 p.m. after a relative tried to enter the home but could not due to smoke inhalation, according to a release from the Michigan State Police Iron ...

Area braced for winter storm today

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A winter storm warning will remain in effect until midnight with total snow accumulations of 5 to 9 inches in the Dickinson County area, the National Weather Service said. Very heavy wet snow was expected this morning. Scattered power outages are possible due to heavy snow ...

Fire causes IM power outage

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A number of Iron Mountain residents lost power after a pole-mounted transformer ignited early Sunday. Firefighters responded to the fire at 12:50 a.m., though the transformer was extinguished by the time they arrived, according to the Iron Mountain Fire Department. The ...

Daily News to have morning edition Tuesday

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Offices of The Daily News & Advertiser will close at 4 p.m. Tuesday for New Year’s Eve. The Daily News will publish a morning edition on Tuesday. There will be no paper on Wednesday, New Year's Day. Regular office hours will resume Thursday.

Whitmer sends road commission bill back to Michigan Legislature

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HOUGHTON — A House bill that would have doubled the time frame for property financing from 15 to 30 years for county road commissions was vetoed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Dec. 18. A Dec. 19 press release from the Michigan House Republicans stated that state Reps. Greg Markkanen and ...