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Share your thoughts with the DNR at upcoming virtual meetings

Outdoors

The Department of Natural Resources is committed to providing Michigan residents the opportunity to share input and ideas on policy decisions, programs and other aspects of natural resource management and outdoor recreation opportunities. One important avenue for this input is at meetings of ...

NARFE Chapter 1900 November meeting

Press Releases

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Chapter 1900 will meet via Zoom at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 25. NARFE members who are not on the Chapter email distribution and who want to receive the Zoom link and password should email narfe1900.scty@gmail.com. Any active or retired ...

Mount Bohemia featured in USA Today

Press Releases

LAC LA BELLE, MI — Mount Bohemia has been recognized by USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards as one of the nation’s top downhill ski destinations. A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote. This ...

Whitmer Administration announces key staff changes

Press Releases

LANSING — The Whitmer Administration announced promotions and a new staff hire within the executive office. Tiffany Brown, who previously served as the governor’s Press Secretary, has been promoted to Communications Director. The governor also hired Korey Hall to serve as Director of ...

Michigan Tech Preschool registration opens on Nov. 27

Press Releases

HOUGHTON - Michigan Tech Preschool will reopen in Jan. 2021, and begin accepting registration on Friday, Nov. 27 at 9 a.m. and is open to all interested families with children ages four and five years old. The registration will be accepted online and forms will be available on our website: ...

‘Round U.P.’ donations to food bank at Keweenaw Co-op tops $13K

Local News

HANCOCK — The nationwide shutdowns meant to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus continues to impact communities and food banks throughout our nation. In response, Your Keweenaw Co-op Market & Deli acted quickly on April 1st to name “the Western U.P. Food Bank” as our Round U.P. ...

200 protest COVID restrictions with family night

Business

HOUGHTON — An estimated 200 people attended a party at the Mine Shaft & Rock House Grille Friday held to protest the state’s COVID-19 restrictions, including the three-week pause that prohibited the business from being open to the public. The event included food and the use of the ...

MTU launches film series on race

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HOUGHTON — A new film series hosted by a sociology class at Michigan Technological University is giving people a forum to discuss a variety of racial issues in America. The Film Festival on Reckoning with Race began this week and continues through Dec. 13. The 11 films were picked by ...

Trump meets Michigan leaders in bid to subvert election

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WASHINGTON — Michigan state legislators headed to the White House on Friday as President Donald Trump made an extraordinary and sure-to-be futile attempt to block Joe Biden’s victory in the battleground state and subvert the results of the 2020 presidential election. The state has yet to ...

Hancock announces new teacher contract, school day changes

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HANCOCK — In an email sent out to the district last Friday, Superintendent Steve Patchin announced that the school board and the teachers union settled on a new contract, the duration of which is two years. There will also be major changes coming for the 2021-22 school year, he added. In ...

Ontonagon questions CARES Act invoice

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While the village of Ontonagon handed out a pay raise of over $3.00 to an employee in the office, and gave an additional $10.00/hr (to $30.00/hr) to a former employee to come back and help train her replacement, the village council continues to try to find a way to pay an individual they have ...

Aspirus CEO: Care might change to avoid filling beds

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WAUSAU, Wis. — With COVID-19 cases expected to rise through the holiday season, Aspirus hospitals may reschedule some non-time-sensitive procedures and move less serious cases to a home care model, Aspirus CEO Matt Heywood said during a press conference Wednesday. Typically, Aspirus staffs ...

Ontonagon Village on spending spree

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ONTONAGON — To the untrained eye, it would appear that the Ontonagon Village Council has money to burn. The village continues to get extensions on money owed to the Michigan Department of Treasury. The Treasury has not only given the village another extension, according to Village Manager ...

Ontonagon Schools ratifies contract

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ONTONAGON — The Ontonagon Area School District (OASD) Board of Education unanimously ratified the contract with the Ontonagon Teachers Education Association (OTEA).   While there will be no increase in salary, teachers will be reimbursed for SCECHs (State Continuing Education Clock Hours) ...

H-PT board hears COVID update

Local News

HOUGHTON — Houghton-Portage Township Schools board members received briefings on the district’s COVID response during a board meeting Monday, during which they renewed the district’s COVID learning plan for another month. Starting Wednesday, all Michigan high schools are required to ...

Hancock Schools announces new principal

Local News

HANCOCK — Jesse Kentala, former English teacher and guidance counselor at Dollar Bay - Tamarack City Area Schools, has been selected as the new principal of the Hancock Middle School, according to a release from the school. Kentala, who was with Dollar Bay-Tamarack Schools for 15 years, ...