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FDA Warns About Dollar Tree/Family Dollar Drugs

The federal government says some of the over-the-counter drugs and cosmetics sold by the Dollar Tree and Family Dollar store chains may not be safe. The Food and Drug Administration issued a warning letter to store owner Greenbriar International last week. It accuses Greenbriar of importing products – mostly from …

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Deer Season Opens Slowly

Despite favorable weather and a weekend opening, the number of deer checked in by hunters at the DNR office in Baraga dropped significantly this year. 31 deer were brought to the Baraga office over the first three days of the season. That’s 23 percent below last year, and 16 percent …

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Houghton Looks for Commission Members

The City of Houghton is looking for members for several of its boards. There are positions on the Planning Commission, the Housing Commission, the Downtown Development and Tax Increment Finance Authority, and the Board of Review, all beginning January 1st, 2020. All applicants must be residents of the City of …

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VA Clinic Needs Volunteers

The VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Hancock is looking for help. Voluntary Service Chief Katie Maxson at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Center in Iron Mountain says volunteers are needed to assist patients with check-in, escort patients to exam rooms, and support office tasks. If you want to help, …

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Gas Prices Hold Steady in Region

Gasoline prices held basically steady in the central Upper Peninsula last week. AAA Michigan’s survey of the Marquette Metro showed the average cost of a gallon of regular unleaded is $2.43. That’s a penny less than a week ago, 20 cents less than a month ago, and 29 cents less …

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Voluntary DNR Deer Checks Encouraged

The first weekend of Michigan’s firearm deer hunting season is in the books. So… if you had some early success… what should you do? A stop at the DNR office in Baraga is a good idea. Having your deer checked is voluntary. DNR Wildlife Biologist John DePue says it helps …

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