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Press Releases

State agencies team up to fill critical food and ag jobs

LANSING — The Michigan departments of Agriculture and Rural Development and Labor and Economic Opportunity are leading efforts to help fill critical food and agriculture jobs that are emerging due, in large part, to the COVID-19 pandemic. Part of the collaborative effort includes raising ...

Community Mental Health Careers Scholarship Award Recipients announced

The Rice Memorial Clinic Foundation is very pleased to publicize the Community Mental Health Careers Scholarship Award Recipients. — Baraga High School: Riley Koski — Calumet High School: Ellen Sturos — Chassell High School: Katie Huhta — Ewen-Trout Creek High School: Gracie ...

Copper Country Mental Health Services Board will meet via Zoom

Due to Executive Order 2020-21, the May 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: ...

Michigan National Guard responds to state of emergency for Midland floods

LANSING — Michigan National Guard units from Bay City, Saginaw, Port Huron, and other nearby communities have responded to a request for assistance following massive flooding in the Midland area resulting from the breach of the Edenville and Sanford Dams. The Michigan State Police (MSP) ...

Mohawk Superette reigns supreme in Keweenaw Pasty Challenge

It was a long, tough battle. But in the end, Mohawk Superette was declared the winner of the Keweenaw Pasty Challenge after defeating Toni’s Country Kitchen of Laurium this past Monday. Running from Apr. 13 to May 18, the Keweenaw Pasty Challenge is an online voting competition patterned ...

Experience the Keweenaw goes virtual for Memorial Day Weekend

Despite sunny skies and warming temperatures, the coronavirus has forced many to cancel their annual Memorial Day Weekend travels to the Keweenaw this year. For those yearning for a taste of the great outdoors, you don’t have to miss out thanks to this year’s virtual Experience the Keweenaw ...

Former U.P. priest going to circuit court on CSC charges

LANSING – After three days of testimony across two counties involving five victims, former priest Gary Allen Jacobs was bound over to circuit court for trial on a total of 11 criminal sexual conduct charges that he reportedly committed in the 1980s while serving as a priest under the Catholic ...

DNR conservation officers evacuate people and pets during Midland County flood

LANSING — Nearly 24 hours before the Edenville Dam in Midland County collapsed Tuesday, conservation officers from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources began evacuating people in homes and businesses positioned downriver of the dam. With historic flood levels expected, the officers ...

Additional case information released

BARAGA, GOGEBIC, HOUGHTON, KEWEENAW, and ONTONAGON – The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department (WUPHD) continues to investigate the recent COVID-19 case in a Gogebic County resident announced over the weekend. The person has a recent travel history to an urban area in another state. WUPHD ...

Governor Whitmer signs executive order allowing laboratory research to resume

LANSING — Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-90, which allows laboratory research to resume under stringent precautionary measures. “The reopening of laboratory research in Michigan marks another step toward reopening our economy and getting Michiganders back to ...