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Local Mask-making effort

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Face-masks from the Keweenaw is a local volunteer group currently making reusable cloth face masks to protect wearers from airborne particles that could contain the novel coronavirus. The design for the mask was created and approved by U.P. Health Systems infection control. The group currently ...

Governor Whitmer lowers flags to honor life of airman

Press Releases

LANSING – Governor Gretchen Whitmer has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags lowered to half-staff throughout the state of Michigan on Friday, Apr. 3, to honor the service of Michigan Air National Guard Technical Sergeant Nathan William Denryter who passed away after his battle with cancer. ...

COVID-19 testing:Why you haven’t been given a COVID-19 test yet

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A negative COVID-19 test result would be comforting for those sheltering at home or still going to work during the stay home order, but tests have not been readily available, and even those samples taken are not being processed very quickly. Test availability is being expanded as quickly as ...

Health Department struggles to stop public speculation

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HANCOCK — The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department says it will not issue press releases on positive cases of COVID-19 disclosing the community in which the case is pending. The reason for the decision, said WUPHD Health Officer/Administrator Cathryn Beer, is a result of public ...

Why simple hand-scrubbing can help protect against COVID-19

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HOUGHTON — As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise, more and more people are feeling frightened, ill-informed, and helpless. Yet, there are three simple things people can do, according to many sources, to protect oneself, and others from the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19: Scrub ...

Baraga County Lake Trout Festival canceled

Local News

The Baraga County Lake Trout Committee has come to a decision to cancel this year's event. It was a very sad and difficult decision to make. Unfortunately with the Coronavirus at our door, we do not think it would be safe to hold such an event with the number of people who will attend. We ...

Rumors of border closed to medical professionals are false

Outdoors

DETROIT — U.S. Customs and Border Protection would like to remind all travelers that the border is open and fully operational to essential travel only. CBP along with numerous other law enforcement agencies throughout the state of Michigan are reporting that they are getting calls from ...

Aspirus COVID-19 press briefing recap – flattening The curve

Press Releases

A fast, high surge of COVID-19 cases could overwhelm the healthcare system in Wisconsin. Government, businesses, the general public, and health care systems are all working together to flatten the curve to decrease the intensity of COVID-19 infections in all our communities. “Right now, ...

Michigan seeks approval to streamline Medicaid

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LANSING — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is requesting federal approval of flexibilities for the state's Medicaid Program that are consistent with the commitment of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun to keep Michigan's most ...

AG Nessel warns of video-teleconference hijacking

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LANSING – With the increasing popularity in video-teleconferencing due to employees, students and others communicating remotely during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is warning consumers of potential hijacking and cybersecurity ...

Brogan announces Baraga Co. sheriff run

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L’ANSE — A longtime Baraga County sheriff’s deputy is tossing his hat in the ring for the department’s top spot.  Chief Deputy Joe Brogan filed as a candidate for the sheriff position Friday. Brogan has spent 16 of his 18 years in law enforcement with the department, where his roles ...