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Virtually graduated

There was no formal commencement ceremony this year, but Michigan Technological University still tried to make mid-year graduation special. More than 350 undergraduates and almost 330 graduate students were recognized on Saturday, according to a press release from MTU. Three ROTC cadets were ...

Panel: People over 75, essential workers next for vaccines

NEW YORK — A federal advisory panel recommended Sunday that people 75 and older and essential workers like firefighters, teachers and grocery store workers should be next in line for COVID-19 shots, while a second vaccine began rolling out to hospitals as the nation works to get the ...

MDHHS: Schools and indoor entertainment venues can re-open

HANCOCK — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Friday updated its epidemic order to allow indoor activities where people can remain masked. In a Friday release, the MDHHS said masks have been scientifically shown to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The update ...

Copper Country man gifted ‘Hearing for the Holidays’

Tom Talvensaari has had hearing aids for 35 years. But his insurance doesn’t cover them anymore, unless he can drive to Marquette every time he needs them serviced, or to see an audiologist. “So he has hearing aids now. They’re older,” said Melissa Collard, Talvensaari’s audiologist ...

Michigan lets high schools, entertainment venues reopen

LANSING, Mich. — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration on Friday lifted a prohibition on in-person instruction at Michigan high schools and said movie theaters and other entertainment venues can reopen with capacity restrictions following a decline in coronavirus cases. Universities and ...

31 Backpacks conducts its Winter Break Big Pack

HOUGHTON — Thirty-One Backpacks conducted its conducted its Big Pack earlier this week, which organization co-founder, Laurel Maki, said went well. Due to Coronavirus precautions, however, the project was handled with a much smaller than usual staff. “it took us longer to get ready and ...