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Deck partially closed due to damage

HOUGHTON — Parking consultants found $1.8 million in immediate deficiencies of Houghton’s parking deck recommended for repairs in a study commissioned by the city. Pierce Engineers prepared the study for the city and the Veridea Group of Marquette, which is in negotiating with the city to ...

31 Backpacks and food bank feeding students

While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to bring economic hardships to Copper Country families, 31 Backpacks and the Western Upper Peninsula Food Bank work tirelessly with local schools to keep hungry families fed. Last week, 31Backpacks and the WUPFB helped get groceries to five school districts ...

Governor Whitmer signs executive order allowing laboratory research to resume

LANSING — Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-90, which allows laboratory research to resume under stringent precautionary measures. “The reopening of laboratory research in Michigan marks another step toward reopening our economy and getting Michiganders back to ...

MIOSHA workplace guidelines, new hotline to protect Michigan workers

LANSING — As the curve continues to flatten and many businesses reopen their doors, the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) within the Dept. of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) issued workplace guidelines for employers and employees and created a new hotline, ...

Free Virtual Parenting Class in the Copper Country

Dial Help is offering Guiding Good Choices, a free class for parents and caregivers of youth age 9 to 14. Guiding Good Choices offers a chance to learn skills for family management, including: Reducing adolescent problem behaviors, increasing communication skills, improving ...

2020 UP Trappers Convention/Outdoor Expo canceled

ESCANABA – For the first time in over 50 years, the Trappers Convention/ Outdoor Expo will not be held. The decision to cancel was obviously forced by the current COVID-19 pandemic. “This was a tough decision to make for all of us involved,” stated Roy Dahlgren, president of District 3 ...

Reminder: All wild-foraged mushrooms offered for sale must be inspected

LANSING – As the spring wild-foraged mushroom season gets underway, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) reminds foragers that all mushroom species picked in the wild to be sold must be inspected and found safe by a certified mushroom expert. In addition, all ...

Line 5: What’s the fuss? A virtual discussion

Join us on Tuesday, May 12 at 6 PM EDT to hear Jeff Towner, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers retired wildlife biologist, and Mike Ripley of the Chippewa Ottawa Resource Authority discussing the controversy over re-permitting Enbridge’s Line 5 oil pipeline, which passes through the Upper Peninsula ...

Aspirus offers free resources to help businesses safely reopen and operate

WAUSAU, WIS. – As Wisconsin and Michigan adapt to life during COVID-19, business owners, employees, and customers are longing to return to business as usual. But government regulations, safety concerns and shifting recommendations and guidelines can cause confusion and anxiety. That’s ...

Governor Whitmer details six phases of Her MI Safe Start Plan

LANSING — Today, after announcing that Michigan's manufacturing workers will return to work on Monday, May 11, Governor Gretchen Whitmer detailed the six phases of her MI Safe Start Plan to re-engage Michigan's economy. The governor has worked with leaders in health care, business, labor, and ...

Partnership addresses massive need for emergency food during COVID-19

LANSING — A partnership between state government, Meijer and the Food Bank Council of Michigan will help feed a growing number of residents turning to food banks during the COVID-19 crisis. The collaborative project between the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) and Food Bank Council ...