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Surprise birthday performance

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The Kingsford High School Band marched down Hamilton Avenue on Tuesday to present a 90th birthday surprise to former high school principal Clyde Peterson. Peterson served as principal from 1971 to 1994. The band performed “Happy Birthday” and the Kingsford fight song. Peterson’s ...

State: No new virus cases in Dickinson in past week

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State data Wednesday showed no new confirmed or probable COVID-19 positives in Dickinson County in the past week, while Iron County had five new cases. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services coronavirus website Wednesday added 105 confirmed positives to the Upper Peninsula’s ...

Wisconsin marijuana legalization proponents make case

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Proponents of legalizing medical marijuana in Wisconsin made their case Wednesday at a public hearing on a Republican bill that’s getting its first airing under the GOP-controlled Legislature, the latest sign of movement toward loosening the state’s pot laws. The ...

Gov. Whitmer wants federal aid to keep nuclear plant open

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Michigan’s Democratic governor wants a nuclear power plant on Lake Michigan to stay open and she’s asking the federal government to pay for it. But the owner of the Palisades Power Plant says it’s too late — the plant will be shut down in May as scheduled. The Biden administration ...

Evers releases Wisconsin’s first state clean energy plan

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers has released Wisconsin’s first clean energy plan, a proposal that he said would lower energy bills, fight climate change by investing in clean energy technologies and possibly create up to 40,000 jobs. The plan is a blueprint for meeting the Democratic ...

DNR: Removing feeders not urgent but could reduce avian influenza

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan wildlife expert says removing outdoor feeders could help reduce the spread of a bird flu. Avian influenza has been confirmed in at least five counties: Kalamazoo, Livingston, Macomb, Menominee and Washtenaw, according to the Department of Natural ...