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GCC Copper Country Plans Move to Distance Learning

The Gogebic Community College Copper Country Center in Houghton will move to distance delivery mode following the Thanksgiving holiday. College officials said the decision was made out of concern for the safety of students, faculty and staff. Classes will resume in person when the spring semester begins January 18, 2021. …

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Search for Missing Ishpeming Boy

UPDATE: Jamie has been found, and is safe. No additional details have been released. Marquette County officials are asking for help in finding a 13-year-old boy. Image provided by Michigan State Police Jamie Crawford ran away from his home in Ishpeming Saturday just after noon. He is described as 5’4″ …

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Changes Proposed for 2021 Deer Season

Even as hunters prepare for the opening of the 2020 firearm deer season on Sunday, the Michigan Natural Resources Commission is looking to make some changes for the 2021 hunt. Potential changes will be introduced at the commission’s meeting Thursday. They include… • A proposed overhaul of the license system …

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Officials Urge Roadside Safety

State officials remain concerned about the number of first responders who are struck by vehicles while working in and next to roadways. During National Traffic Incident Response Awareness Week, authorities remind us that Michigan’s Move Over law requires drivers to slow down at least 10 miles per hour below the …

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Baraga County COVID Rate Heats Up

The COVID-19 spotlight is swinging toward Baraga County. The latest figures from the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department show 44 new confirmed positive cases in Baraga County since the last report was released Thursday night. Houghton County’s numbers also continue to increase, with 48 new confirmed positives reported. Ontonagon County, …

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COVID Spike Forces WUPHD Notification Cutback

More than 750 COVID-19 cases have been diagnosed within the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department region in the past three weeks, and the sudden increase has overwhelmed the staff.  To cope with the overload, contact tracing is being scaled back. Priority will be placed on notifying people at highest risk… …

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Whitmer Hails Pfizer Vaccine Announcement

Governor Gretchen Whitmer is hailing the announcement by the drug companies Pfizer and BioNTech that their COVID-19 vaccine is showing promise. Pfizer officials said the inoculation proved 90 percent effective in early trials, with no serious safety concerns observed. The company plans to ask the U.S. Food and Drug Administration …

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MTU Releases Student Sexual Climate Survey

Most of the students who responded to Michigan Tech’s latest sexual misconduct climate survey felt the university is doing a good job of addressing the problem.  All students were invited to take part in the survey. 11 percent responded. Responses were anonymous.  Students who had an unwanted sexual experience most …

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