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MDNR: Hot, dry weather boosts fire danger around the state

Weather across Michigan has been great in recent days – mostly warm, sunny and dry. But that means a higher risk of wildfires. Most areas in the northern Lower Peninsula and the Upper Peninsula currently are at elevated fire risk, and that is expected to continue through the weekend. The ...

Houghton County Historical Society cancels summer season

The Houghton County Historical Society board has decided, with regret, to cancel our 2020 summer season. To maintain the safety of patrons and staff from the uncertainty of the Coronavirus, we have decided to err on the side of caution, curtailing operations for the foreseeable future. We will ...

Native plant sale this week

HOUGHTON — Gardens can be about more than beauty. They can also nurture bees, birds and butterflies. If you are interested in supporting nature in your own yard, the Wild Ones Keweenaw chapter is making it easy with its safe, online sale, which includes several plant species native to the ...

PLDL launches Read for Relief, new summer reading initiative

The Portage Lake District Library’s (PLDL) annual summer reading program is coming soon, and with a charitable twist. Through a collaboration with the Portage Health Foundation (PHF), PLDL and the Hancock School Public Library (HSPL) will engage residents in summer reading while also helping ...

Coast Guard rescues 10 people from the water in Traverse City

SAULT SAINTE MARIE — The U.S. Coast Guard rescued 10 people from the water in Grand Traverse Bay, Traverse City, Michigan, Friday. At approximately 2:30 p.m., Sector Sault Sainte Marie Command Center received a distress radio call from a 30-foot vessel that was taking on water. The Coast ...

DB-TC receives funding to improve community and school

Students at T.R. Davis Elementary (Dollar Bay-Tamarack City Area Schools) have received funding from the Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative (LSSI) and NOAA B-WET to help continue their stewardship work in the community. This funding will allow four different projects to take place:  1. The ...

UPPCO announces campground facilities will reopen

MARQUETTE - As the Upper Peninsula transitions to Phase 5 of Governor Whitmer’s COVID-19 MI Safe Start Plan, Upper Peninsula Power Company (UPPCO) announces that it is reopening its campground facilities at Bond Falls, Prickett, and Boney Falls. These campground facilities will be available ...

UP Health System – Bell eases visitor restrictions

ISHPEMING – UP Health System – Bell announced today that it is transitioning from a zero-visitor protocol to limited visitor restrictions as the hospital gradually resumes elective and non-urgent cases and services at its facilities. The decision was made as current projections continue to ...

UP Health System – Marquette eases visitor restrictions

MARQUETTE - UP Health System - Marquette announced today that it is transitioning from a zero-visitor protocol to limited visitor restrictions as the hospital gradually resumes elective and non-urgent cases and services at its facilities. The decision was made as current projections continue to ...

Hancock Central High School Senior Athletes of The Year

FEMALE Congratulations to D’Andra Kero who received the Senior Female Athlete of the Year Award! D’Andra competed in volleyball, basketball, and softball during her tenure at HCH, earning three varsity letters in volleyball, four in basketball, and three in softball. She was team ...

June CCISD Board meeting

The Copper Country Intermediate School District Board of Education held its regular monthly meeting in person on Tuesday, June 16. Due to the pandemic, the Copper Country Association of School Boards could not give out their awards at the usual Spring Ceremony. At last night’s Copper Country ...

COVID-19 drive through testing in Wakefield

WAKEFIELD, MI – Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center (UGL) and the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department have coordinated efforts to provide a COVID-19 drive through test site in Wakefield on Tuesday, June 23 from 9:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CST at the Michigan State Police Wakefield Post. ...

Free community-wide drive-thru COVID-19 testing

BARAGA COUNTY – The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department (WUPHD) announces that it has partnered with the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (KBIC), Michigan’s State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) and the Michigan National Guard (MING) to provide a free community-wide COVID-19 test ...

139 honored on Spring 2020 Dean’s and Honors List

Finlandia University is proud to announce its Spring 2020 semester Dean’s and Honors List Students. In total 139 students earned honors, including 89 who earned Dean’s List honors for having a Grade Point Average of 3.75 or above. To be eligible for either list students must have completed ...

Governor Whitmer lowers flags for fallen Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputy

LANSING – Governor Gretchen Whitmer has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags to be lowered to half-staff on Friday, June 12, to honor the life and service of Monroe County Sheriff’s animal control officer Darrian Young, who was killed on June 6 when her patrol car was struck by another vehicle. ...

Good news from L’Anse Lakefront Concerts

The Village of L’Anse/DDA Lakefront concerts will begin its full schedule Thursday, July 2, 7 p.m., featuring Chad Borgen and the Collective. It is felt the park is large enough to facilitate social distancing under the new guidelines from Governor Whitmer. Good music in a beautiful park ...

Online videos highlight MSU’s agricultural research at Chatham

Agriculture is important in the Upper Peninsula. Though not as big as the forest products industry, farming involves and generates income for many U.P. families. Michigan State University has been conducting local agricultural research and directly assisting farmers in our region for ...