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Finlandia introduces new online certificates

HANCOCK — Finlandia University is excited to announce new online certificate offerings in Marketing, Sports Management, and Teaching & Learning: Professional Development. “Our online certificates are filled with innovative adult learning opportunities designed by experts in their ...

Potential COVID-19 site exposures for Houghton County

The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department (WUPHD) has identified possible exposure sites in Houghton County. Local residents visiting these sites may be at a higher risk for exposure as employees or patrons were present while infectious, and masking and social distancing guidelines were not ...

State provides guidelines to gyms, fitness centers to open safely

LANSING — Following the newly launched Ambassador Program to help businesses reopen safely, the State of Michigan is requiring gyms, fitness centers, bowling alleys, roller rinks, ice rinks, swimming pools and similar businesses to follow updated workplace safety guidelines. The new ...

UIA update: Unemployment benefits help bolster economy

LANSING — Emergency aid provided by the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency to vulnerable workers has boosted the state’s economic outlook, according to data and testimony shared by economists. At the recent Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference, University of Michigan economist ...

Daniel I. Jamison IV resigns as CEO at Michigan Tech Enterprise Corporation

HOUGHTON — Michigan Tech Enterprise Corporation (“MTEC”) announced today that Daniel I. Jamison IV has tendered his resignation as CEO effective Oct. 27. Jamison explained that he is leaving MTEC to pursue other high-tech opportunities, some of which he hopes to set up here in the ...

ThermoAnalytics announces promotion of Bobbi Wood to President, COO

HOUGHTON — ThermoAnalytics, Inc. (TAI), a leader in advanced thermal, fluid-flow, and infrared modeling software, announced the promotion of Bobbi Wood, age 53, to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer, effective Aug. 24. She has served as Chief Operating Officer since ...

2020 Fair livestock auction results break record for second year running

HANCOCK — The Junior Market Livestock Auction on the Houghton County fairgrounds was record breaking for the second year in a row. The AVERAGE price paid for beef steers was $6.45 per pound, for lambs was $7.56 per pound and for hogs was $7.58 per pound. The auction netted over $77,000 this ...

UP Health System – Portage earns 5-star CMS rating for patient experience

HANCOCK - UP Health System - Portage announced that it has been awarded five stars in patient experience ratings recently received by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Derived from Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) surveys collected ...

Houghton continues ‘dark store’ fight with Walmart

HOUGHTON — After consulting with the city attorney, Houghton will not accept Walmart’s second offer in their request for a lower taxable value on their property, City Manager Eric Waara said Wednesday.  One reason why: It was the same as their first offer, Waara said.  “They ...

State launches college town COVID-19 Workplace Safety Program

LANSING — In an effort to help stop the spread of COVID-19 as students return to Michigan college and university communities, the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) will host a series of webinars for retail, bars, restaurants and other businesses in seven Michigan ...

Upper Peninsula Power Company seeks proposals

Marquette - Upper Peninsula Power Company (UPPCO) is seeking qualifications and competitive proposals from qualified developers of utility scale renewable energy installations, following approval of its Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) by the Michigan Public Service Commission in February of this ...