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Native plant sale this week

HOUGHTON — Gardens can be about more than beauty. They can also nurture bees, birds and butterflies. If you are interested in supporting nature in your own yard, the Wild Ones Keweenaw chapter is making it easy with its safe, online sale, which includes several plant species native to the ...

Houghton approves $18M budget; state revenue cuts projected

HOUGHTON — The Houghton City Council approved a budget of just over $18 million at its meeting Wednesday. Health insurance costs are projected to increase by about 7%, City Manager Eric Waara said. The city did not budget for salary increases. With COVID-19 taking a large chunk of state ...

Online videos highlight MSU’s agricultural research at Chatham

Agriculture is important in the Upper Peninsula. Though not as big as the forest products industry, farming involves and generates income for many U.P. families. Michigan State University has been conducting local agricultural research and directly assisting farmers in our region for ...

Quincy Mine and Smelter reopening for tours

HANCOCK – Tours will be commencing at Quincy Mine on Monday, June 15, and at the Smelter on Tuesday, June 16. Like everyone else, we have watched events unfolding for the past several months, wondering how we will move into the future. The tour format at Quincy will be quite a bit different ...

UPCAP honors direct care workers Ddring COVID crisis

Since the COVID-19 crisis began much has been said and written about the heroism displayed by the front- line health care workers across the country. They truly deserve our thanks and admiration. But the often forgotten and underappreciated direct care workers (DCWs) also deserve that same ...

Treasury: Bottle deposit returns to phase back in

LANSING — Today, Treasury issued a Notice Regarding Phased Reestablishment of Michigan’s Bottle Deposit Return Program. Beginning June 15, some retailers must reopen their bottle return facilities and resume the collection of returnable beverage containers and refund of customer bottle ...

PLDL announces plan to reopen

The Portage Lake District Library (PLDL) will soon be able to resume library services due to the lifting of Governor Whitmer’s Safer at Home Executive Order. On Monday, June 8th, PLDL will begin the first phase of their reopening plan, which sees library staff return to work to clean the ...

MIOSHA launches new site for COVID-19 workplace safety

LANSING — The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) within the Dept. of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) launched a new online COVID-19 Workplace Safety site – Michigan.gov/COVIDWorkplaceSafety – the site provides guidance and a toolkit of resources to keep ...

Michigan will add online purchasing, free “Quarantine Care Kits”

LANSING — To make life easier on families who need to stay home during the pandemic, Michigan families who participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) soon will be able to buy their food online from two national retailers. In addition, the state is also rolling out ...

Secretary of State branch offices to reopen June 1 by appointment only

LANSING — Secretary of State branch offices will reopen June 1 by appointment only for essential transactions not available online in order to continue to balance the need to provide critical services and protect public health. “While the offices were closed to the public we conducted more ...

UP Health System is a safe place of care

Area residents have shared their concern about visiting their local care facility during the pandemic. Is it safe to go to the hospital seek care? Yes, and patients should not let the fear of COVID-19 offset how they use the hospital to receive necessary care. “Many patients are hesitant ...

Reopening the Keweenaw safely

HOUGHTON – In a collaborative effort to provide continued support to the business community of the Keweenaw Peninsula in dealing with the effects of the COVID 19 pandemic, the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce, Keweenaw Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and Keweenaw Economic Development ...

New Keweenaw restaurant map app

In an effort to help local residents of the Keweenaw support area restaurants, the Keweenaw Convention & Visitors Bureau and Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce are launching a new interactive web map. The map, hosted on Keweenaw.info and Keweenaw.org shows the location of area restaurants and ...