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Patient safety guideline change

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Due to increased occurrences of upper respiratory infection and influenza, UP Health System – Portage temporarily adopted the following visitation guideline for patient safety: • Anyone age 12 and younger will not be permitted • Only essential visitors will be permitted • If ill, ...

BAC seeking photographs

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ESCANABA—Any Upper Peninsula resident inspired by the U.P. can submit photos to the Bonifas Arts Center (BAC) photography competition now through March 4 at noon. The winners’ photographs will be showcased at the BAC’s “The Inspiring U.P.” exhibit April 6 through May 4 with the ...

10 things to know today – Thurs., Feb. 16, 2017

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHAT’S BEEN INEVITABLE IN NEW ADMINISTRATIONS Every recent president has had a doomed Cabinet nomination or two, and after labor candidate Andrew Puzder’s withdrawal, Trump is ...

County OKs $8.5M contract for Medical Facility remodel

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HOUGHTON — Construction on the Houghton County Medical Care Facility's remodel will be underway within a month. Administrator Tammi Lehto and project manager Jim Heikkinen updated the Houghton County Board on the project at its meeting Tuesday night. The board then signed a contract for ...

County dues support resource conservation and development

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L'ANSE — U.P. Resource Conservation and Development Council received dues Monday from the Baraga County Board, with two commissioners named to the council. "Without the support that we receive from the U.P. counties in the form of dues, we will not be able to sustain our council and will ...

Housing taxes still debated

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ONTONAGON — The decision on giving the village-owned Housing Commission a break on taxes has become an issue at Village Council meetings for the past four months. Once again it was brought up at Monday night’s meeting, and once again it was tabled to the next meeting. However, the end ...

Baraga school report card is ‘very good’

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HOUGHTON — The Baraga Area Schools Board of Education approved the Annual Education report for last year when it met Monday. "Our overall report card was very good," said Superintendent Richard Sarau, noting the school received a B. "If you look at all the schools in the ISD (Copper Country ...

10 things to know today – Wed., Feb. 15, 2017

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. INVESTIGATIONS INTO RUSSIA TO CONTINUE AFTER FLYNN'S EXIT Democrats contend an independent investigation is the best way to answer questions about the Trump administration's ties to ...

LL-H board updated on MTSS

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LAKE LINDEN - Teachers updated the Lake Linden-Hubbell Schools Board on the progress of the Multi-Tiered Support System instituted last year. The program, which began in the elementary school last year, features data-based decision making aimed at improving behavioral and academic outcomes ...

Greater participation means more services

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HOUGHTON — With the award of a $92,000 grant from the Department of Environmental Quality, along with matching funds, Houghton County Planning Committee’s Copper Country Recycling Initiative sought bidders for a curbside recycling project. Two bidders were Waste Management and Eagle Waste, ...

Snyder wants state to clean up

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HOUGHTON — When Houghton County received a grant from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality for $92,000 for a recycling program, it was the was the largest grant amount awarded to a municipality in the state, according to Carol Ekstrom, co-chairwoman of the Copper Country Recycling ...

MDNR: Highland Copper to reduce environmental impact

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HOUGHTON — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says actions to be taken by Highland Copper to reduce the impact of exploratory operations in the Porcupine Mountain Wilderness State Park include: • Operating only on frozen ground to prevent or reduce surface disturbance. • ...

10 things to know today – Tues., Feb. 14, 2017

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. TRUMP’S SENIOR TEAM UPENDED Embattled national security adviser Michael Flynn resigns, following reports that he had misled U.S. government officials about his contacts with ...

CHS, Aspirus support local cancer care

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CALUMET – Calumet High School (CHS) and Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital are partnering once again for the Jersey Fund in support of local cancer care. CHS students helped to raise $2,500 during the Jersey Fund effort last year. Students presented the donation to Jenn Jenich-Laplander during the ...

Houghton team sweeps math competition

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It was a historic day at the Upper Peninsula Mathcounts competition. For the first time in anyone’s memory, one team captured all ten of the final round positions. Houghton’s team captured the top 12 places and earned all six qualifying slots for the state championship in March. Strong ...

E-TC announces grant recipients

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The Margaret Dittman Memorial Education Grant was established by her husband, Mr. Gene Dittman, to assist past and present graduates of Ewen-Trout Creek High School of good character and in financial need to continue their education. The Dittman’s recognized that the rising cost of higher ...

Art, writing exhibit at MTU

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The community is invited to visit an outstanding exhibition of art and writing on display now at Michigan Tech’s Great Lakes Research Center Lobby. The show features work by young people — participants in the North Woods Kids project — from the western Upper Peninsula. North Woods Kids ...

UPstarts contest in Hancock

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The Pine Mountain Music Festival (based in Hancock) announces the first UPstarts Talent Contest, which is a competition for talented young musicians ages 14 to 25 who live in the Upper Peninsula. The four winners will perform in Houghton, Marquette and Iron Mountain as part of the 2017 ...

Little Finnish Dancers starting

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Boys and girls in kindergarten, first and second grades to learn traditional Finnish folk dancing! The children will learn fun Finnish folk dances, just like the bigger kids they’ve seen perform with the Kivajat Dancers. The group meets for four weeks, starting Thursday at the Finnish ...

10 things to know today – Mon., Feb. 13, 2017

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. NEARLY 200,000 UNDER EVACUATION ORDER NEAR CALIFORNIA DAM Authorities in Oroville warn an emergency spillway in the United States' tallest dam is in danger of failing and could ...