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Articles from the February 7, 2014 edition

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 By Cortney Ofstad    News    February 7, 2014

Blank shots fired in school during mock disaster drill

IRONWOOD — Blank shots were fired in the Luther L. Wright School on Friday as the Ironwood Area School District held a mock shooting drill during a teachers’ in-service day. All students were out... Full story

 By Cortney Ofstad    News    February 7, 2014

Hurley second graders enjoy annual cross country ski program

HURLEY - After four years of borrowing equipment to allow elementary students to participate in the cross country ski program, the Hurley School District was able to purchase equipment with help from... Full story

 News    February 7, 2014

Government spends $30 million on forest restoration, logging

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Thursday it will spend $30 million this year on forest restoration projects in 12 states to reduce the threat of wildfires, protect water... Full story

 News    February 7, 2014

Utilities scramble to restore power to Pennsylvania, Maryland customers

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Hundreds of thousands of people spent a second day without electricity Thursday as utility crews from as far away as Canada and Arkansas scrambled to restore power lost when... Full story

 News    February 7, 2014

Wider trade gap may mean slower Q4 economic growth

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. trade deficit widened in December after hitting a four-year low in November. But for 2013, the gap reached its lowest point since 2009 as exports rose to a record. Analysts... Full story

 Obituaries    February 7, 2014

Wilbert C. 'Wilber' Hill

BONAIRE, Ga. - Wilbert C. "Wilber" Hill, 90, of M-64, Bergland, Mich., formerly of Bessemer, Mich., died peacefully Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in Bonaire at his daughter Joan's home. He was born Feb.... Full story