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Press Releases

2021 Portage Lake little league registration is now open

Little League offers the opportunity for a child age five to 16 to experience and benefit from the life lessons, socialization, and camaraderie that are the cornerstones of the program. Please visit portagelakell.com to register today. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we encourage participants ...

Governor Whitmer makes appointments to boards and commissions

LANSING — Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the following appointments to the Michigan Community Corrections Board, Propane Commission, Correctional Officers’ Training Council, and the School Safety Commission. Michigan Community Corrections Board Martha D. Anderson, of Troy, is a ...

MDHHS and MDARD remind parents spring chicks may carry Salmonella

LANSING – Health experts at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) are warning parents about the potential for baby poultry to carry Salmonella. Salmonella is a common bacteria found in the ...

Help your kids be adventurous eaters; invite them into the kitchen

LAURIUM - Do you want your children to be adventurous eaters? Invite them into the kitchen to help you cook. Kids who help their parents cook are more likely to try all the foods you prepare, even if they don't embrace them right away. “Cooking teaches kids about nutrition and food ...

Aspirus Keweenaw welcomes Matt Krause, Chief Administrative Officer

LAURIUM – Aspirus Health has hired Matt Krause, MBA, as chief administrative officer for Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital and Clinics. Beginning Apr. 12, Krause will be responsible for daily operations of the hospital and clinics as well as provide direct oversight and direction for these ...

UIA stops new wave of imposter claims for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance

LANSING — Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA), like other states across the country, remains under attack by criminals. Since Friday, Apr. 2, Michigan has seen a dramatic increase in new Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) claims likely filed by criminals that have been halted ...

Working families and individuals eligible for Homestead Property Tax Credit

LANSING — Working families and individuals with household resources of $50,000 or less a year may be eligible for a Homestead Property Tax Credit, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury. Michigan’s Homestead Property Tax Credit can help taxpayers if they are a qualified homeowner ...

Nessel announces identity theft support assistance

LANSING – As part of the Michigan Department of Attorney General’s continued commitment to support and protect Michigan consumers, Attorney General Dana Nessel today announced a new consumer protection initiative to provide identity theft victims with resources and guidance to minimize ...

April hunting and trapping opportunities

April hunting and trapping opportunities This spring, you may still enjoy many outdoor activities, including hunting, as long as you practice proper social distancing by staying at least six feet from those who don't live in your household. — Spring turkey season begins Apr. 17 — Fur ...

New health insurance subsidies available now at HealthCare.gov

LANSING — New Health Insurance Marketplace subsidies that will help more Michiganders afford health insurance are available now on HealthCare.gov. The increased subsidies are part of the American Rescue Plan, which was signed into law in March. “With these increased subsidies, working ...

Habitat for Humanity dedication set for April 17

HANCOCK — A dedication celebration for a new Habitat for Humanity homeowner, Kathy Balog, will take place at 16 Sixth St., South Range, on Saturday, Apr. 17 at 1 p.m. The dedication will be held outdoors with masks and social distancing. The social distancing protocols of the pandemic has ...

UGL receives COVID-19 response funds

UPPER PENINSULA – Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center (UGL) receives $3,840,000 to expand access to COVID-19 vaccines, testing, and treatment in communities hard hit by the virus and to increase operational capacity. On March 25, the White House announced a historic investment of $6 ...