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New Redistricting Commission Member To Be Named

A new member of Michigan’s Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission is expected to be named this morning. Independent commissioner Glenn Shaw resigned last weekend, citing changed personal circumstances that would not allow him to fulfill his obligation. Shaw had been named to the commission September 23rd, to replace original member James …

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Copper Bowl Canceled – Wednesday Sports Wrap

High School In high school volleyball last night…• Hancock swept Lake Linden-Hubbell. 3-0 (25-23, 25-12, 25-14). For the Bulldogs, Jaycie Stukel had seven aces and nine digs. Kami Klein had four aces, six kills and eight digs.• Chassell cruised past Ontonagon 3-0 (25-9, 25-15, 25-9).• Jeffers v Watersmeet – no …

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COVID Spotlight Turns Back to Gogebic County

The COVID-19 focus in the Western Upper Peninsula is swinging back to Gogebic County. The latest report released by the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department shows 59 more confirmed positives and 38 more probable positives in the five-county region. 24 of the confirmed positives and 35 of the probables came …

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Free Michigan COVID-19 Test Sites Growing

The  Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is expanding the number of free COVID-19 testing sites available.  Partnerships with Walgreens and the Michigan Primary Care Association will add 77 new sites, and bring the total number of free testing locations across the state to nearly 100. The Walgreens stores …

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Federal Dollars will Help Fight U.P. Opioid Crisis

Some federal money is heading to the Upper Peninsula to help fight the opioid crisis. Michigan State University will administer the $392,462 United States Department of Agriculture Rural Health and Safety Education grant. MSU will work with 15 coalitions in the U.P. to implement an opioid misuse prevention program, provide …

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Michigan Census Performance Rated High

With the official count now closed, Michigan appears to have performed fairly well in the U.S. Census. Federal officials say our self-response rate of 70 percent – those who either reported their household information online, or by mail – was the eighth-best in the nation. Keweenaw County didn’t help much …

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