Johnson gives statement on final year at Finlandia

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HANCOCK — Finlandia University President Philip Johnson released a statement Wednesday regarding his final year in office. Johnson announced Monday he will be stepping down as university president at the end of the 2021-22 school year. Johnson, who had been with the university since ...

Challenging the ‘no food after midnight before surgery’ rule


DEAR DR. ROACH: Why is it that no matter what time a surgery is scheduled, the rule is “no food or drink after midnight”? My recent procedure was scheduled for 12:30 p.m. I was told I could have no food after midnight. My procedure would take two hours and recovery was for two hours. ...

Houghton Police Department gets grant for accreditation

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HOUGHTON — The Houghton Police Department is looking to become accredited through a statewide program. At Wednesday’s Houghton City Council meeting, Chief John Donnelly said the department had received a $38,000 grant to pursue accreditation through the Michigan Law Enforcement ...

Gov. Whitmer signs bill to provide flexibility for car dealerships


LANSING — Yesterday, Governor Whitmer signed Senate Bill 128, which will amend the Michigan Vehicle Code to allow car dealerships greater flexibility in their operating hours. “I am happy to sign legislation that supports our small businesses and puts Michigan first,” said Governor ...