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MSP: Woman shot by police in critical condition

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HUBBELL — A woman shot by police during an incident in Hubbell Monday night remained in critical condition at a Green Bay hospital as of noon Tuesday, a Michigan State Police spokesperson said Wednesday. The Michigan State Police and Houghton County Sheriff’s Office responded to reports ...

Jock itch not responding to the usual cures

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DEAR DR. ROACH: I have been suffering for some time with jock itch. The resulting scratching leaves my groin area and thighs abraded and oftentimes bleeding. In addition to the ketoconazole I’ve been prescribed, I have tried several over-the-counter sprays and ointments, to no avail. My ...

County OKs purchase for potential jail site

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HOUGHTON — Houghton County has a new site for a potential jail. Tuesday, the board approved purchasing the First Apostolic Lutheran Church property on Sharon Avenue for $1.1 million. The board discussed the purchase in closed session prior to the vote. The terms of when Houghton County ...

Stray cat numbers rising locally

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HOUGHTON — The Keweenaw Spay/Neuter Assistance Group (KSNAG), a 100% volunteer organization that offers financial assistance to spay/neuter for pet owners in need, has been experiencing and uptick in stray cat numbers. “This fall and winter were the worst that I can remember for calls ...

Second Houghton County resident charged in Capitol riot

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HOUGHTON — A second Houghton County resident made his initial court appearance in connection with the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol building, while the government filed a brief Monday opposing the release of the first. Jeremy Sorvisto of Hancock appeared in U.S. District Court for ...

Compliment good behavior; helps to build a positive self-concept

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Dear Annie: A few months ago, someone wrote to you about how uncomfortable the bad manners of children of a relative made her feel at large family gatherings and dinners. I read your column faithfully and did not see any readers’ suggestions printed in the following weeks. Of course, large ...

Woman shot by police in Monday incident

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HUBBELL — Police are investigating the shooting of a Hubbell woman by officers responding to a report of shots fired at the house Monday night. Troopers from the Michigan State Police Calumet Post and Houghton County Sheriff’s Office responded to the home about 9:15 p.m. Monday, ...

Bladder leaks continuously after hip replacement surgery

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DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a male, 83, and my bladder leaks continuously since I had a hip replacement surgery. The surgeon used a catheter during the surgery, and when it was first removed, I could not urinate. I went home with a new Foley catheter. Five days later, it was removed, and I have ...

Enbridge Line 5 pipeline: What you should know

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LANSING — Since she took office in 2019, Gretchen Whitmer has made it among her priorities to stop the use of Line 5 for the transportation of petroleum-based products through the Straits of Mackinac. Enbridge Energy’s Line 5 pipeline was built in 1953, and extends for 645 miles across ...

J&J vaccinations paused

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HANCOCK — The national pause of usage of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine should not result in much disruption locally for people who have appointments scheduled, including upcoming mass vaccination clinics, Western Upper Peninsula Health Department Medical Officer Kate Beer said Tuesday. ...

Health insurance virtual town hall offered to Michigan consumers

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LANSING — The Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) is offering a virtual town hall event for consumers today about the Health Insurance Marketplace special open enrollment period that is open until Aug. 15. This live online town hall meeting is part of a series of ...

CCISD hosts COVID testing clinic

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HOUGHTON — About 135 people came to a drive-through vaccination clinic at Houghton High School Saturday. The clinic was about one of 60 scheduled statewide to test for COVID in communities where families had recently come back from spring break. The Copper Country Intermediate School ...

Bad habits; some are worse than others

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Dear Annie: I’m married to a wonderful man, and we have four beautiful children. However, since COVID-19 started, we discovered that we have underlying issues within our relationship. For example, he isn’t the best person to communicate with. Among other things, I discovered his liking of ...

MSC Farmers Market looking to introduce new vendors for 2021

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CALUMET — The Main Street Calumet Farmers Market is holding a special vendor outreach event on Saturday, April 17. The event is focused on introducing new vendors to selling at a market, providing continuing education for returning vendors and bringing all vendors up-to-date on changes for ...

Will a return to normal include weak immune systems?

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DEAR DR. ROACH: With all the masks, hand-washing, sanitizing and social distancing, will we all have weak immune systems when life goes back to normal? -- J.D.H. ANSWER: No. The immune system remembers pathogens for life, and constant exposure to germs is not necessary for the immune ...

State continues to study UP propane distribution

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LANSING — The state of Michigan announced on March 12, 2021, the MI Propane Security Plan, a multiagency effort with the Michigan Public Service Commission; the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy; the Michigan Department of Transportation, and the Department of ...

CDC chief urges Michigan to ‘close things down’ amid spike

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LANSING, Mich. — The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday that Michigan should “close things down” to help address surging coronavirus infections, days after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer instead urged people to voluntarily restrict certain activities. Dr. ...