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DCHS revises trustee nominations

Local News

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Dickinson County Healthcare System Board has nominated Dan Wender of Breitung Township to fill a trustee position after Richard Berlinski decided not to seek reappointment. Wender, a nephew of County Board Chairman Henry Wender, is among four nominees to be considered ...

‘Usual suspects’ in Christmas Bird Count

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Early reports are that a weekend of splendid weather made for slim pickings during the local Christmas Bird Count on Dec. 15. While sunny skies and temperatures soaring into the 40s might seem ideal for going out to count birds, it actually gave the birds themselves little incentive to flock ...

Budget bill could help Pine Mountain

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LANSING — Michigan’s Legislature has approved a $1.3 billion budget plan that would spend more on roads, environmental cleanup and mental health counselors in schools. The bills heading to Gov. Rick Snyder for his expected signature also would allocate funding to hire more child ...

Legislature spares most wetlands in lame-duck bill

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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — An effort to drastically curtail legal protection of Michigan wetlands fell short Friday as the Legislature approved a scaled-down bill that continues to require permits for degrading many bogs, marshes and similar waterways but also makes key concessions to ...

Trump call with Turkish leader led to US pullout from Syria

International News

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw American troops from Syria was made hastily, without consulting his national security team or allies, and over strong objections from virtually everyone involved in the fight against the Islamic State group, according to ...

Jury gets lawsuit over IR police chief firing

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CRYSTAL FALLS — A verdict could come today in the lawsuit trial for a former Iron River police chief who claims the city manager improperly fired her in December 2016. The Iron County Court jury got the case Thursday night and deliberated for nearly three hours before Judge Mary Barglind ...

Another power move by Michigan GOP

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Republicans voted early Friday to toughen rules for ballot drives and to give themselves the authority to intervene in court cases, capping a contentious post-election legislative session that critics blasted as diluting the power of voters and incoming ...

Federal shutdown appears inevitable

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing a midnight deadline to avoid a partial government shutdown, President Donald Trump said Friday a closure would drag on “for a very long time” and he tried to lay blame on congressional Democrats if there’s no deal over his demand for U.S.-Mexico border wall ...

Stock market woes raise fears: Is a recession near?

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BALTIMORE (AP) — Fears of a recession have been mounting with the U.S. stock market appearing to be headed for its worst December since 1931 — during the Great Depression. Wall Street’s sustained slump has been fueled by investor concerns about lower corporate profits, higher corporate ...

Michigan names ‘water trails’

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Eight waterways totaling more than 540 miles are Michigan’s first state-designated water trails. The Department of Natural Resources and Michigan’s Office of the Great Lakes made the selections. Among them are the Chain of Lakes Water Trail in Antrim and Kalkaska ...

No Daily News on Christmas

Local News

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Daily News will not publish a paper on Christmas day Tuesday. Monday’s paper will be a morning edition. All Daily News offices will close at noon Monday and remain closed for the holiday until 8 a.m. Wednesday.

Mini-grant awarded

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Tamara Juul, left, executive director of the Dickinson Area Community Foundation, awards a $250 mini-grant to Diane Hauswirth, a board member of the Dickinson County Senior Citizen Center. The money will be used to update the center’s current informational brochure.

Toys donated

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North Dickinson fifth grade students, rather than exchanging presents for Christmas in their classroom, voted to donate gifts to the Toys-for-Tots program. Michigan State Trooper Geno Basanese, who is involved with both the Toys-for-Tots program and North Dickinson's fifth grade class ...

Police: Naked man tears down neighbor’s holiday decorations

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Investigators say a 61-year-old Wisconsin man was arrested for tearing down a neighbor’s Christmas decorations while drunk and naked. The Green Bay Gazette reports that Gregory Brannigan faces misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct and resisting an officer. A ...

NorthCare Network announces new CEO

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MARQUETTE — The NorthCare Network Governing Board is pleased to announce that Dr. Timothy Kangas, Ph.D., MPA, was recently hired as the new Chief Executive Officer. Kangas replaces William Slavin, who retired on December 14, 2018. In his new role, Kangas will be responsible for the ...

Five days until Christmas

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The home of Sherry and Jim Nelson at 805 Bluff Street in Quinnesec reflects the reason for the season while giving a nod to Santa as well.

Legislature racing to finish session

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s Republican-led Legislature raced Wednesday to pass bills in the final days of a contentious lame-duck session, as the fate of several key bills hung in the balance before newly elected Democrats take over top offices in January. The GOP will continue to ...