WETMORE - One dog is dead and two more are injured after a sled dog team collided with a vehicle in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan on Sunday.
MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) Ryan Anderson has won the U.P. 200 sled dog race in Michigan's Upper Peninsula for the fourth consecutive time.
Anderson and his dogs from Ray, Minn., crossed the finish line Sunday, followed by Keith Aili, Ryan Redington and Troy Groeneveld.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, in an effort to address the financial problems faced by the U.S. Postal Service and ensure that Minnesotans continue to receive rapid, reliable, six-day postal delivery, U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) and seven of his Senate colleagues introduced legislation to modernize the postal service and repeal the law passed by Congress that's largely responsible for the postal service's financial problems.
VATICAN CITY - Pope Benedict is stepping down on Feb. 28, becoming the first pontiff in 600 years to resign. The 85-year-old pope says he lacks the strength to fulfill his duties.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The head of the letter carriers union says it's a ''disastrous idea.'' Fredric Rolando is reacting to the announcement that Saturday mail delivery will come to an end in August.
MADISON - Drafting records show a company looking to open a huge iron mine in far northwestern Wisconsin made suggestions on language in a Republican bill that would streamline Wisconsin's mining regulations.
NORWAY, Mich. (AP) The state is asking members of the public to help identify areas in the Upper Peninsula where deer like to spend their winters.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources put out a call Thursday for people to help map the locations of what are called ``deer yards.''
MADISON - Republicans have started their push to pass mining legislation at a messy public hearing.
Wednesday School Closings & Delays:
Watersmeet, MI: Closed for students, teachers report at noon
The following schools are closed or delayed on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013:
Waters Meet, Michigan : Closed
Hurley, Wisconsin: Closed
South Shores 2 Hr. Delay