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MDHHS invites public comment on Title V Block Grant application

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LANSING — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) invites the public to comment on the Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Services Block Grant application. Title V of the Social Security Act of 1935, as amended, provides funding to states to improve the health of ...

INVASION UNDER WAY: Invasion of Europe begins in northern France

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HOUGHTON — On June 6, 1944, regular radio programming on WHDF was interrupted for an announcement issued by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). “The following communique has just been issued by Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Forces,” the announcement began. “Under ...

Whitmer: More UP businesses can reopen Wednesday

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HOUGHTON — Hair salons, gyms and movie theaters are some of the businesses that will be able to reopen Wednesday in the Upper Peninsula and northern Michigan, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Friday.  The U.P. and northern Michigan were moved to Phase 5 of the state’s six-phase recovery ...

Reinforcements: Sheriff’s Office using grant to bolster coverage

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EAGLE RIVER — The Keweenaw County Sheriff’s Office has received a 2020 Chevrolet 2500 pickup truck from the Operation Stonegarden (OPSG) through the Department of Homeland Security. To be eligible for OPSG, said Sheriff Curt Pennala, entities must be state, local, or tribal law enforcement ...

Olsen motivated to serve county

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Three candidates are vying for the Republican nomination the the Baraga County Commissioner seat being vacated by Bill Menge at the end of his current term. “I’m just your average guy,” said Lyle Olsen, one of the candidates. Olsen was born and raised in L’Anse, but moved downstate to ...

New COVID-19 positive in Houghton County

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HANCOCK — A new case of COVID-19 in Houghton County was announced Wednesday related to one of the cases announced last week.  With most of the contract tracing completed, the six new cases of COVID-19 reported in Houghton County last week did not appear to have initiated any community ...

Curbside pickup June 8 at the Calumet Public School Library

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We have great news! Curbside pick-up will begin on Monday, June 8 at the Calumet Public School Library. Please consider the following: 1. Reserve items through the online system or by calling the library at 906.337.0311 ext. 1107. View the online catalog HERE. 2. The library will pull your ...

Dollar Bay School hosts unique graduation ceremony

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DOLLAR BAY - Dollar Bay-Tamarack City Area Schools will hold its unique 2020 Graduation Ceremony on Saturday, June 6, at 10 a.m. at the Dollar Bay Baseball Park. The honored seniors will be seated along the fence of the ball field, facing the parking lot in golf carts. Families will be in ...

First West Nile virus activity of 2020 detected in Michigan

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LANSING - The first West Nile virus activity for Michigan in 2020 has been reported in a captive hawk from Lapeer County. Residents are reminded that the best way to protect themselves against West Nile virus and other mosquito-borne illnesses, including Eastern Equine Encephalitis, is to ...

UPCAP honors direct care workers Ddring COVID crisis

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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 ...

Markham, Halonen win Houghton’s top athletic honors

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Houghton High School seniors, Daityn Markham and Ty Halonen receive top athletic honors. Daityn was named the recipient of the Herman “Winks” Gundlach Women’s Athletic Award. Ty was named the recipient of the Einer Andersen Memorial Award. Daityn Markham Daityn was an outstanding ...

Distinction: Difference exists between protestors, rioters

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Protests and riots have organized and are taking place all over the country over the past week and into the unforeseeable future, following the killing of George Floyd. Who are the protesters, who are the rioters, and what are the goals of each? On May 25, an African American man, George ...

Floyd protests may mark turning point, protesters say

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HOUGHTON — As marchers filled both sides of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge and shouts of “Black Lives Matter” resounded, James Collins lifted his phone in the air to document the scene for friends downstate.  “I believe that most people are starting to realize that injustice towards ...