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UGLFHC drive-through COVID-19 testing dates

Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center (UGL), the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department, and the Marquette County Health Department have coordinated efforts to provide COVID-19 drive through test sites at the following locations: • Ontonagon – Tuesday, June 30th from 10:15 a.m. – 2 ...

Governor Whitmer makes appointments to boards and commissions

LANSING – Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the following appointments to the Mackinac Bridge Authority, Michigan Board of Nursing, Michigan Board of Pharmacy, and the Governor’s Educator Advisory Council. Mackinac Bridge Authority Marianna Caroline Cheeseman, of St. Ignace, is the ...

Aspirus welcomes board certified Oncologist Dr. Divis Khaira

LAURIUM - Aspirus proudly welcomes board certified oncologist Divis Khaira, MD to its cancer care team. Dr. Khaira specializes in oncology and hematology and brings extensive experience to patients of all ages at Aspirus. She joins Audrea Williams, PA-C; Michelle Morel, PA-C; Gustavo Morel, MD; ...

CHIA presents 2020 season of Performances in The Park

COPPER HARBOR — The Copper Harbor Improvement Association (CHIA) is excited to announce that their summertime entertainment series-CHIA Presents Performances in The Park-is back for the 2020 season. The nine-week Thursday evening performance event begins Thursday, July 2, and runs through ...

Keweenaw’s first Waste Reduction Drive takes place Saturday

HOUGHTON — The Keweenaw's First Waste Reduction Drive is taking place this Saturday, June 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the MTU Lot 24 parking lot. Since February, local families and community members have been collecting five items that cannot be recycled curbside in the Keweenaw. These five ...

Bathing Beach Monitoring Program launches 14th season searching for E.coli

The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department (WUPHD) and the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (KBIC) are conducting a bathing beach monitoring program of public beaches. This swimming season will be the 14th consecutive year WUPHD will be monitoring selected public beaches. “KBIC is excited to ...

GCC ranks #4 of the Best Online Community Colleges in Michigan

Gogebic Community College is ranked #4 of the Best Online Community Colleges in Michigan according to the Guide for Online Schools website. With the future of higher education and the economy more uncertain than ever, many students are rethinking the traditional model of a brick-and-mortar ...

Governor Whitmer makes appointments to boards and commissions

LANSING – Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the following appointments to the Michigan Natural Resources Commission and the Michigan Wildlife Council. Michigan Natural Resources Commission Michael J. Lashbrook, of East Lansing, is the executive director of the Center for Alcohol ...

Governor Whitmer signs bills into law

LANSING — Governor Whitmer signed House Bills 5141 and 5541, as well as Senate Bills 278 and 279 into law. House Bill 5541 and Senate Bills 278 and 279 together allow an individual applying for or renewing a vehicle registration, driver license, state personal ID card, or enhanced driver ...

The Historic Calumet Theatre is now open for tours.

The historic Calumet Theatre has reopened its doors for self-guided tours. Tours are available June 17 through July 24, Wednesday through Friday, Noon to 5 p.m. Beginning July 27 through September 4, self-guided tours will be available Monday through Friday, Noon to 5 p.m. Tour ...

Governor Whitmer makes appointments to boards and commissions

LANSING – Governor Gretchen Whitmer today announced the following appointments to the Michigan Board of Marriage and Family Therapy, Unemployment Insurance Appeals Commission, Workers' Disability Compensation Agency Funds Administration Board of Trustees, and the Automobile Theft Prevention ...

Two week radar outage in July

MARQUETTE — Beginning Monday, July 13th, the KMQT WSR-88D Radar operated by NOAA’s National Weather Service near Marquette, Michigan will be down for approximately two weeks for an important upgrade. Technicians will refurbish and replace the pedestal, one of the most critical components of ...

Hiltunen named to MAA Executive Team

Lindsay Hiltunen, University Archivist at the Michigan Technological University Archives and Copper Country Historical Collections, has been elected as the Vice President - President Elect of the Michigan Archival Association (MAA). The election took place at the annual business meeting of the ...

WNMU-TV to switch frequency July 1

MARQUETTE — Viewers who rely on an indoor or outdoor antenna to watch WNMU-TV will need to rescan their televisions to continue receiving the signal. The station will switch frequencies at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 1, as required by the Federal Communications Commission, so that its original ...

Gundlach Champion appoints veteran, Michigander, to president

IRON MOUNTAIN - Stanley (Stan) C. Kaczmarek has been promoted to President of Gundlach Champion, Inc. (GCI). He began his career at GCI 22 years ago as an estimator. Stan was promoted to chief estimator and was responsible for all pre-construction services. In 2019, he was promoted to Senior ...

Superheroes on the Run virtual race

MARQUETTE – Superior Arts Youth Theater (SAYT) is holding their fourth annual Superheroes On the Run 1 Mile, 5K, and 10K fundraiser as a virtual race now through July 10. A virtual race can be run (or walked) from any location you choose. Runners are encouraged to time themselves and run, ...