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DB-TC receives funding to improve community and school

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Students at T.R. Davis Elementary (Dollar Bay-Tamarack City Area Schools) have received funding from the Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative (LSSI) and NOAA B-WET to help continue their stewardship work in the community. This funding will allow four different projects to take place:  1. The ...

UPPCO announces campground facilities will reopen

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MARQUETTE - As the Upper Peninsula transitions to Phase 5 of Governor Whitmer’s COVID-19 MI Safe Start Plan, Upper Peninsula Power Company (UPPCO) announces that it is reopening its campground facilities at Bond Falls, Prickett, and Boney Falls. These campground facilities will be available ...

UP Health System – Bell eases visitor restrictions

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ISHPEMING – UP Health System – Bell announced today that it is transitioning from a zero-visitor protocol to limited visitor restrictions as the hospital gradually resumes elective and non-urgent cases and services at its facilities. The decision was made as current projections continue to ...

UP Health System – Marquette eases visitor restrictions

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MARQUETTE - UP Health System - Marquette announced today that it is transitioning from a zero-visitor protocol to limited visitor restrictions as the hospital gradually resumes elective and non-urgent cases and services at its facilities. The decision was made as current projections continue to ...

Hancock Central High School Senior Athletes of The Year

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FEMALE Congratulations to D’Andra Kero who received the Senior Female Athlete of the Year Award! D’Andra competed in volleyball, basketball, and softball during her tenure at HCH, earning three varsity letters in volleyball, four in basketball, and three in softball. She was team ...

June CCISD Board meeting

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The Copper Country Intermediate School District Board of Education held its regular monthly meeting in person on Tuesday, June 16. Due to the pandemic, the Copper Country Association of School Boards could not give out their awards at the usual Spring Ceremony. At last night’s Copper Country ...

COVID-19 drive through testing in Wakefield

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WAKEFIELD, MI – Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center (UGL) and the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department have coordinated efforts to provide a COVID-19 drive through test site in Wakefield on Tuesday, June 23 from 9:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CST at the Michigan State Police Wakefield Post. ...

Free community-wide drive-thru COVID-19 testing

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BARAGA COUNTY – The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department (WUPHD) announces that it has partnered with the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (KBIC), Michigan’s State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) and the Michigan National Guard (MING) to provide a free community-wide COVID-19 test ...

139 honored on Spring 2020 Dean’s and Honors List

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Finlandia University is proud to announce its Spring 2020 semester Dean’s and Honors List Students. In total 139 students earned honors, including 89 who earned Dean’s List honors for having a Grade Point Average of 3.75 or above. To be eligible for either list students must have completed ...

Copper Kings for life: Calumet seniors join ranks of 2020 graduates

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CALUMET — The Public Schools of Calumet-Laurium-Keweenaw was able to conduct its 137th Graduation Exercises and Diploma Presentation Ceremony this past Saturday at Agassiz Field. In spite of the nationwide COVID-19 pandemic, the school was able to conduct the ceremony, for which the weather ...

Restore Freedom Initiative to visit Laurium

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LAURIUM — A statewide movement, the Restore Freedom Initiative of Michigan, is proposing an amendment to the state’s constitution to clarify specific issues regarding the effects on state government. Rallies have been conducted throughout the state to gather enough signatures to place the ...

Construction moves forward in Chassell

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Kelly Jensik/Daily Mining Gazette After completion of the foundation, work has begun on building the walls of what will eventually be the new Dollar General building in downtown Chassell.

Road repairs underway in Hubbell

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HOUGHTON — Crews will be on nearly every street in Hubbell over the next couple of months repairing damage from the Father’s Day Flood or even earlier.  About $800,000 of work is being done through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), said Torch Lake Township Supervisor Brian ...

Houghton approves $18M budget; state revenue cuts projected

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HOUGHTON — The Houghton City Council approved a budget of just over $18 million at its meeting Wednesday. Health insurance costs are projected to increase by about 7%, City Manager Eric Waara said. The city did not budget for salary increases. With COVID-19 taking a large chunk of state ...

Good news from L’Anse Lakefront Concerts

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The Village of L’Anse/DDA Lakefront concerts will begin its full schedule Thursday, July 2, 7 p.m., featuring Chad Borgen and the Collective. It is felt the park is large enough to facilitate social distancing under the new guidelines from Governor Whitmer. Good music in a beautiful park ...

Online videos highlight MSU’s agricultural research at Chatham

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Agriculture is important in the Upper Peninsula. Though not as big as the forest products industry, farming involves and generates income for many U.P. families. Michigan State University has been conducting local agricultural research and directly assisting farmers in our region for ...

Quincy Mine and Smelter reopening for tours

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HANCOCK – Tours will be commencing at Quincy Mine on Monday, June 15, and at the Smelter on Tuesday, June 16. Like everyone else, we have watched events unfolding for the past several months, wondering how we will move into the future. The tour format at Quincy will be quite a bit different ...