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WUPHD health officer updates county

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Kate Beer of the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department updated the Houghton County Board on precautions being taken for the COVID-19 virus. Two people in the western Upper Peninsula have been tested for the coronavirus, said Beer, health officer at WUPHD. No cases have been confirmed in ...

MiSTEM changes Science and Engineering Fair plans

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HOUGHTON — The 2020 Western Upper Peninsula Science & Engineering Fair that was scheduled for March 18, will be transitioned to an online platform to ensure that students may still have a high-quality experience, while maintaining safety. The announcement came in an email from Emily ...

Expanded visitor restrictions at UP Health System – Portage

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For the safety of our patients, their loved ones and our medical staff, UP Health System - Portage is expanding visitor restrictions to prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses, including novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Effective immediately all routine visiting is being suspended until the ...

Finns in Upper Michigan have consular services available

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Finnish citizens currently residing in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula who have concerns, particularly regarding the United States’ recently-enacted European travel ban, are encouraged to contact Mr. James Kurtti, the Honorary Consul of Finland for the U.P. As an honorary consul, Kurtti can ...

31 BACKPACKS volunteers still needed; the mission continues

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Despite the turbulence COVID-19 has been causing, 31 BACKPACKS is still in full swing. 31 BACKPACKS will make food deliveries if parents are unable to make pick-ups at Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church on 601 Ingot Street in Hancock. Volunteers are still needed to prepare for the Spring Break ...

Three important COVID-19 messages from Aspirus

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WAUSAU — As communities across the country prepare for the impacts of COVID-19, Aspirus has three important public messages: If you think you might have COVID-19: The symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to those of influenza. They include fever, cough and shortness of breath. If you are ...

GCC Spring High School Quiz Bowl champions crowned

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Gogebic Community College hosted the annual Spring High School Quiz Bowl Invitational Tournament on Thursday, Mar. 12, 2020. 49 games were played throughout the day with 16 teams in the Big 16 competition and eight in the Little Eight division. Twelve schools were represented including: ...

Onagomingkway DAR

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With an abundance of caution, and following the general measures taken by the schools, the colleges/universities, large gatherings, and other organizations and businesses, as well as the DAR of Michigan, the Onagomingkway Chapter DAR is cancelling its meeting at Jasper Ridge Brewery tomorrow ...

Michigan Poetry Out Loud State finals postponed

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Lansing — Due to the impacts of COVID-19 in Michigan and recommendations on preventative measures from Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Michigan’s Poetry Out Loud State Finals event has been postponed. The competition was scheduled to take ...

MDOC halts all visits at state prisons

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LANSING — The Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) will cease in-person visiting of prisoners effective immediately for the safety of staff, prisoners and the public. This will also include outside volunteers and other tours and groups who routinely come into the prisons. There are now ...

Biden, Trump sweep Copper Country primaries

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HOUGHTON — Joe Biden and President Donald Trump won their primary races in all Copper Country counties – and all counties in Michigan – while all local ballot measures passed. Results from Tuesday’s election are below. Houghton County Turnout for Tuesday’s election in Houghton ...

State of Michigan’s Joint Information Center activated

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LANSING — The State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) activated the Michigan Joint Information Center (JIC) Tuesday to coordinate state agency communications efforts in response to the potential spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). As of March 9, there are no confirmed COVID-19 ...