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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 ...

Fed takes emergency steps to slash rates, ease bank rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve took emergency action Sunday to help the economy withstand the coronavirus by slashing its benchmark interest rate to near zero and saying it would buy $700 billion in Treasury and mortgage bonds. The Fed's surprise announcement signaled its concern ...

NMU cancels Wildcat Weekend over virus concerns

MARQUETTE — Due to the risk of spreading the COVID-19 coronavirus, Northern Michigan University has decided to cancel Wildcat Weekend events scheduled for this weekend, officials announced this afternoon. For more information, contact the NMU Admissions Office by email at admissions@nmu.edu ...

Enbridge grant to offer medication help

In reference to the Feb. 13 issue of The Daily News, I want to personally thank Enbridge Inc. This Canadian energy transportation company has awarded our local Dickinson-Iron Medical Care Access Coalition a huge $60,000 grant to continue helping people like me who cannot afford all of the ...

Names in the News — Northern lists graduates, dean’s list

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University has announced the students who satisfied their degree requirements in December. Certificate Felch — Alison Mattson, CER-esthetics. Associate degree Vulcan — Sawyer Rietveld, AA-general studies. Baccalaureate degree Channing — Julie Adams, ...

Millages on March 10 ballot

I recently received my absentee ballot for our March 10 election for the presidential primary. There are also five proposals for us to vote on, from a better 911 system, road improvements, the Dickinson-Iron Health Department and the Dickinson Conservation District. I hope the pros and cons ...

TV blasting warnings not appreciated

I am 88 years old and my son is 65, living in Iron Mountain. Monday, during early TV news, they blasted a flood warning for Menominee that was so loud and unexpected we jumped, and could have had heart attacks. The volume was three times normal, with no warning. Other loud storm warnings ...

The rescue of Batman

Dear Heloise: Of all the places in San Antonio to get an oil change, I happened to pull into the one that had found a tiny, black NEWBORN KITTEN that morning. He couldn't have been more than 2 or 3 days old. An abscess had formed on his neck, and I knew a feral mother cat would not waste her ...

Academic Achievers

Woodland Elementary School’s Academic Achievers for the month of December have been announced. Students receiving this special recognition are in the front row from left, Chloe Wetsel and Lovetta Fredrickson; in back: Lilyanah Barker, Greenlee Neuens, Wyatt Jungles, Addison Zychowski, and ...

Where are the deer?

It seems the evidence is clear, with the Department of Natural Resources figures reported for this deer season, that the numbers of deer “harvested” are down. There are natural fluctuations in the deer population and other wildlife, too. With all the snow we have this early in the season, ...

Students honored

Students of the month for December at Niagara Elementary School — from left, in front row are Brenden Fitzpatrick, first grade; Kehnan Curran, kindergarten, and Josephine Butler, four-year-old kindergarten. In back are Scott Trevillian, principal; Boston Werner, second grade; Grace Payette, ...

Norway students received MTU Society of Women Engineers Certificate of Merit

NORWAY — Norway High School senior Mary Slagle and junior Emma Anderson have been nominated by the high school math and science department as recipients of the Michigan Tech University Society of Women Engineers Certificate of Merit.  The purpose of this Certificate of Merit Program is to ...

Figured out why Trump is a ‘stable genius’

I think it was back in July when President Donald Trump, in a tweet, again called himself a “stable genius.” Well, I couldn’t understand what he meant. Then, just the other day, it came to me: He is the greatest ever at cleaning horse stalls. Keep on shoveling it, Donny.

KHS hockey honors veterans

The Kingsford High School hockey team hosted a Veterans Appreciation Night on Tuesday evening for its game against Jeffers at Mountain View Ice Arena. All veterans were admitted for free and received a gift bag from Lake Shore Systems Inc. For more on the game, which Kingsford won, 3-0, see ...