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Blue Jays granted exemption to train in Toronto

TORONTO (AP) — All 30 Major League Baseball teams will train at their regular-season ballparks for the pandemic-shortened season after the Toronto Blue Jays received a Canadian federal government exemption on Thursday to work out at Rogers Centre. Toronto will move camp from its spring ...

Have some consideration for those laid off due to COVID-19

To all “essential employees” — When your co-workers are being laid-off here are a few things to remember. Don’t hide in your cubicle; don’t pretend you are too “busy.” Don’t look the other way. Don’t tell them you are so concerned about losing your job, too, and that you ...

Truck hitting Norway house shows danger of speeding in that area

The photo published in Wednesday’s paper clearly showed the damage to the house at 228 Brown St. in Norway. By the grace of God none of the occupants of the house were injured in the accident. The force of the impact broke the thick concrete at the side of the steps and also moved those solid ...

Larraine “Laura” Brickman

IRON RIVER — Larraine “Laura” Brickman, 80, of Iron River, passed away on March 19, 2020, at Iron County Medical Care Facility in Crystal Falls. Larraine was born on May 13, 1939 in Mellen, Wis., daughter of the late Steve and Clara (Tafelski) Tart. She grew up and attended school in ...

Who would be anti-equality?

On Wednesday, Iron Mountain, like many other small communities in the Upper Peninsula, held a peaceful protest in support of equal rights for all. But, unlike other communities, Iron Mountain had a very small group of people against this protest. What I don’t understand is how anyone in that ...

Nude no more?

Dear Annie: I have been married to my wonderful wife for 25 years. When we were dating, all my friends were jealous because she was so movie-star beautiful. What they didn’t know was how incredible her figure was. We didn’t go swimming much, and she always dressed conservatively. I ...

Visiting Verso maintenance workers present a virus risk

Verso Corp. bringing workers into a community of less than 8,000 seems to be on about the same level as New York making nursing homes take in COVID-19 patients—it will be a slaughter. Iron Mountain is home to a regional VA medical center, the next closest one being in Milwaukee more than 200 ...

Shaving cream letters

Siblings Paige Thomas, 3, and Reece Thomas, 6 of Kingsford have fun practicing their letters and word in shaving cream.

Energy better aimed at the common enemy

As the Speak Out person who wrote on “hinder versus help” regarding the coronavirus, my point of view may be different from this generation. I was an 8 year old at the time of the Great Depression in the 1930s. This was followed by World War II. I had three brothers serving our country in ...

Mariucci visits college class, reacts to draft

DE PERE, Wis. — NFL Network analyst Steve Mariucci was skeptical about the Green Bay Packers’ recent draft while taking questions from St. Norbert College students during a virtual visit to a human resources class. “I just thought they needed a receiver or somebody else who would ...

Giving even puppy (and kitty) love

Dear Annie: I have a problem. I am 13 years old and am now getting homeschooled because of COVID-19. I have video calls with my teachers and lots of homework afterward. We have three pets — two dogs and one cat. The problem is that I do not know how to give them all the same amount of ...

No Little League World Series

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — This year’s Little League World Series and the championship tournaments in six other Little League divisions have been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. Little League President Stephen Keener announced the cancellations in a Facebook Live broadcast ...

MLB opening options include 3 regional divisions

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is exploring various options that could allow the season to start if the medical situation allows, including a plan in which the 30 teams might be split into three regional divisions. Among the formats under consideration is one in which teams could be ...

Those who hinder versus those who help on virus

The Daily News’ editions of April 17 and 18 shows quite a contrast of those who hinder and those who help. Could any in the that crowd of protestors against Gov. Whitmer’s “stay home, stay safe” policy really think they are immune to the coronavirus? This is an invisible, deadly ...

Norway to have online credit card payments

By Daily News staff Norway has selected a vendor that will allow the city by next fall to accept online credit card payments for such bills as utilities and even property taxes. The Norway City Council, meeting online via Zoom, voted unanimously Monday to enter a five-year contract with the ...

Some MDOT limits eased

CRYSTAL FALLS — Effective 7 a.m. today, the Michigan Department of Transportation has lifted seasonal weight restrictions on all state trunkline highways from the southern Michigan border north to and including US-2/US-141 at the Menominee River bridge west of Iron Mountain, then east on ...

Shop local, but it pays to shop around

You say, “Shop local?” Not only did I shop locally, but I shopped around locally. In so doing, I saved $335 on my new eyeglasses. That was just for the lenses, “matching apples with apples.” It was time for new tires. Shopping around locally, the tidy sum of $125 was saved. Again, ...

New beau, new woes

Dear Annie: I am 75. I’ve been single for more than 20 years. I was resigned to live my life as a single woman. However, a man I dated 57 years ago called me out of the blue last year. He told me he’d outlived his wife, “Sheryl.” They were married 22 years; the ex passed away 10 ...

More details needed on virus cases

“Be safe” is a useless cliche if we have no information. Several COVID-19 positives in Dickinson and Marinette counties so far and one death, yet the Dickinson-Iron District Health Department and Marinette County Public Health gave few details on these cases. Co-workers and the public ...

Michigan gov’s order aimed at curbing virus price-gouging

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order Sunday in an effort to curb price-gouging of emergency supplies and food during the coronavirus outbreak. The temporary measure, which takes effect Monday, restrict a person or business from reselling goods or ...