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U.P. methamphetamine dealer sentenced to 21 years in federal prison

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GRAND RAPIDS — U.S. Attorney Andrew Birge announced that Rodgers Lee Shealy was sentenced this week to 21 years of imprisonment by Chief U.S. District Judge Robert J. Jonker. Shealy pled guilty in August 2019 to conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. Upon release, ...

Health Department lifts health advisory for ORV trail in Ripley

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The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department (WUPHD) has lifted the health advisory for the ORV trail owned by the State of Michigan that traverses through the Julio scrapyards in Ripley. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy, ...

Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition’s livestream series

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Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition's Livestream Series "The Energy Show" presents "The Power Behind the Power Lines: How UP Electric Utilities Work" with guest Mike Furmanski, electric superintendent for the City of Escanaba. A UPEC Bonus: Line 5 Update For most of us, when we want to ...

U.P. in critical need of O-, A+, A-, B- type blood

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The UP Regional Blood Center is currently experiencing a critical need for O-, A+, A-, B- blood types. The U.P. Regional Blood Center has collection sites in Marquette, Hancock, Escanaba and is the primary supplier of blood to 13 UP hospitals. Please visit our Facebook page at UPRBC906 or call ...

Support for victims of crime available at Dial Help

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HOUGHTON — Dial Help is probably best known for their 24/7 UP-wide crisis line, but here in the Copper Country they also provide a variety of other specialized services. One that often flies under the radar is their Victim Services Department, which serves Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw, and ...

Share your thoughts with the DNR at upcoming meetings

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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 ...

Marchers support law enforcement

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HOUGHTON — About 250 people showed up in support of local police at a Blue Lives Matter march through Houghton and Hancock Friday night. The march was organized by Keith and Kylie Sever. Keith said it had been motivated by the nationwide protests and negative depictions of police officers ...

Canal View gets thermal face recognition system

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HANCOCK — Canal View - Houghton County launched a new thermal face recognition system Wednesday to screen employees, becoming the second Upper Peninsula facility to have one.  The devices can identify employees and scan for a possible fever, which would cause them to be sent home. It frees ...

Law enforcement: Few incidents since mask mandate

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HOUGHTON — More than a week after the statewide mask mandate went into effect, local law enforcement say they haven’t received many complaints. Starting July 13, people in Michigan are required to wear masks in enclosed public spaces and in outside areas with large crowds. Not many ...

Unbound: Houghton strikes limits on number of marijuana shops

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HOUGHTON — The Houghton City Council approved two ordinances Wednesday removing any caps on the number of medical or recreational marijuana retailers allowed in the city.  In both cases, the businesses are restricted to a narrow band of space along Razorback Drive.  Both votes were 5-1, ...

Country board approves KORC resolution

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EAGLE RIVER — The Keweenaw County Board last Wednesday approved a resolution of support for the Keweenaw Outdoor Recreation Coalition (KORC), as it prepares to submit a grant to the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund. Before the resolution was approved, there was much discussion on what ...

Five Greentree employees test positive for COVID

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HUBBELL — Five employees of Greentree of Hubbell Rehab and Health tested positive for COVID-19 this week and were asymptomatic, the facility announced. All residents were tested after the discovery; every test came back negative, said Jason, an employee at the facility who declined to give ...

Free COVID-19 educational modules available from NMU

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As the number of COVID-19 cases trends upward in many locations, Northern Michigan University continues to offer 11 self-paced, online educational modules related to the pandemic free of charge. NMU faculty members from a variety of disciplines developed the short, non-credit courses. Topics ...

Michigan adopts strict PFAS in drinking water standards

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The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) announced today that Michigan will adopt a rule-set creating some of the nation’s most comprehensive regulations limiting PFAS contamination in drinking water. “All Michiganders deserve to know that we’re prioritizing ...

For exercise, there may be nothing like the great outdoors

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Is the gym your usual go-to place for exercise? If so, you may need a change of scenery, and one with lots of it: the great outdoors. If you need a nudge to move your exercise outside, health experts say there's plenty of incentive to get moving. "Whether you're a nature lover or fitness ...

Houghton County passes COVID-19 resolution

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HOUGHTON — The Houghton County Board unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday in support of complying with public health measures to fight COVID-19 and asking residents and businesses to comply with laws and guidelines.  The measure was proposed by Jeff Ratcliffe, executive director of the ...

Keweenaw County seeks renewal, not added millage

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MOHAWK — Keweenaw County is requesting a renewal on the five-year, two-mil road millage, which is set to expire this year. However, the ballot language has caused some confusion to some in the county. County Road Commission Manager and Engineer Gregg Patrick said wording confusion may have ...

CCISD Board hold organizational meeting, selects new board officers

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The Copper Country Intermediate School District Board of Education held its organizational meeting for the 2020-2021 school year on Tuesday, July 21. — The Board elected the following officers for the 2020-2021 school year: Karen Johnson of Lake Linden was elected as President; Gale Eilola ...

Michigan Tech Archives reading room now open by appointment

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HOUGHTON — Beginning Monday, July 27, the Michigan Technological University Archives and Copper Country Historical Collections will reopen to patrons on an appointment basis. Appointments may be requested by calling (906) 487-2505 or emailing copper@mtu.edu. An appointment request form will ...