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Several Michigan Agencies Launch Line 5 Website

Several Michigan agencies including the Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy, the Michigan Public Service Commission, and the Mackinac Straits Corridor Authority have launched a website, allowing residents to keep up with the permit process for Canadian Oil Company Enbridge’s proposed new tunnel and pipeline, which will carry crude …

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Houghton City Council Holds Meeting

A resident believes funding for local police departments should be increased, not redirected as several Michigan Tech students hoped for at the last council meeting. Resident Linda Casti. This, from their council meeting last night.  Police Chief Donnelly also said he met with the Michigan Tech Students, and had a …

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MTU Fall Career Fair Moves Online

Michigan Tech’s huge Fall Career Fair will be held virtually this year. In this morning’s Tech Today, Beth William from MTU Career Services wrote that the decision was made because of COVID-19 concerns, including potential travel problems, the need for social distancing, and potential exposure of the campus and community …

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Aspirus Keweenaw Adds Providers

Aspirus Keweenaw has added two new health care providers to its staff. Tina Ploe is a nurse practitioner who will join the orthopedic team. She’s a Hancock native, and Finlandia University alumna. Dr. Divis Khaira is an oncologist with an extensive background. She will also treat patients at the Aspirus …

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Hiker Dies in Porkies

A Chicago man died while hiking in the Porcupine Mountains late last week. The 36-year-old man was almost two miles down the trail from the Lake of the Clouds parking area Friday when he collapsed. Life-saving measures administered by Sonco North Ambulance first responders were unsuccessful. Details were released yesterday …

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PHF Funds Community Gardens

The Portage Health Foundation has awarded $37,400 for use by nine community garden projects. Grant recipients include…• $5,000 for the Chassell School Garden,• $1,900 for the “Three Sisters” garden at Porvoo Park in Hancock,• $2,500 for the Dollar Bay-Tamarack City Schools Tower Garden,• $5,000 for the Finlandia University Ryan Street …

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