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Finlandia opens new student health clinic in partnership with UGL

HANCOCK — Finlandia University, in partnership with the Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center, has opened its new on-campus student health clinic. The health clinic, located in Nikander 14A, will be staffed by FinnU nursing faculty member and nurse practitioner, Cindy Blake. "I am looking ...

Ice skating ribbon

HOUGHTON — Visitors and residents of the Midwest’s “snow capital” have a new outdoor attraction this winter. This past Friday, the City of Houghton launched a new outdoor ice-skating ribbon at the Ray Kestner Waterfront Park on the shores of the Keweenaw Waterway. Skaters can enjoy a ...

Fire Prevention and Safety Grant Program application period opening

WASHINGTON — This Advisory is notification that the application period for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security FEMA Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Program is now open, and will close on Friday, Feb. 26 at 5 p.m. ET. The purpose of the FP&S Program is to ...

All pipelines considered

On Thursday, Jan. 28 at 7 pm EST, the Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition's "This Is It!" livestream series presents "All Pipelines Considered," a discussion with Dr. Phil Bellfy of the numerous planned and existing fossil fuel pipelines in the Upper Midwest and Great Plains. Bellfy is ...

Gov. Whitmer lowers flags to honor former state Sen. Shirley Johnson

LANSING – Governor Gretchen Whitmer has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags within the State Capitol Complex to be lowered to half-staff on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, to honor the life and service of former state Senator Shirley Johnson. “My administration and the entire state of Michigan ...

Mount Bohemia opens and launches 20 km snowshoe trail system

LAC LA BELLE, MI — Mount Bohemia, selected by USA Today readers as one of North America’s top ski resorts, is set to open tomorrow, Jan. 27. A slow start to the snow season has prevented Bohemia from opening until now as the resort relies on 100% natural snow. However, visitors will be ...

Latest updates from the Buffalo Reef Task Force

Here are the latest news updates from the Buffalo Reef Task Force on developments to save the natural underwater reef in Lake Superior’s Grand Traverse Bay, off the eastern side of the Keweenaw Peninsula. Over the past roughly 100 years, historic copper mine tailings from the Wolverine and ...

NPLSF appoints long-time Isle Royale Park Superintendent to Board

HOUGHTON — The National Parks of Lake Superior Foundation (NPLSF) has announced the appointment of retired Isle Royale National Park Superintendent Phyllis Green to its nine-person board of directors. Green's federal service career has spanned 41 years, including 18 years at Isle Royale and ...

Soo Locks, First District priorities added to Army Corps FY21 work plan

WASHINGTON - Earlier this week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released its FY21 work plan to reflect the appropriations provided in H.R. 133. The work plan includes an additional $46.543 million for continuing construction of a new lock at the Soo, bringing the total FY21 funding up to ...

Residents should pick up a free radon test kit during Radon Action Month

HANCOCK — Radon can’t be seen, smelled, or tasted, but high levels of radon gas may be in residents’ homes, increasing their risk of lung cancer. Fortunately, testing is easy and high radon levels can be lowered. January is Radon Action Month and the Western UP Health Department offers ...

Registrations are open for a free MSU Extension online Chronic PATH Series

MUNISING — Developed by Stanford University, Chronic Pain PATH (Personal Action Towards Health) provides information and techniques to cope with the challenges associated with chronic pain management. A variety of self-management tools, such as communicating with healthcare professionals, ...

MDARD begins hemp sampling under new state plan

LANSING – The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) recently completed its first industrial hemp sampling under the state’s new Hemp Production Plan marking an exciting milestone for MDARD’s hemp program. Last week, MDARD’s Pesticide and Plant Pest Management ...

Copper Country Mental Health January meeting

Due to Executive Order 2020-21, the Jan. 27 Copper Country Mental Health Services Board meeting will be held virtually with Board Members and Staff attending remotely through Zoom conferencing.
 Public Participation 
There will be two options for public participation in this meeting: ...