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COVID Pause – MDHHS Issues Epidemic Order

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has issued an Epidemic Order, to try to slow the skyrocketing increase of COVID-19 cases in the state.  The mandate stops well short of the stay-at-home order Governor Gretchen Whitmer imposed at the outbreak of the pandemic last spring, but will still …

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Hancock Teachers, Board, Ratify New Contract

Hancock teachers have a new contract. The two-year deal was ratified by the union and the board of education last week. According to Hancock Superintendent Steve Patchin, teachers will get salary increases of 1.5 percent this year, and next year. There will also be a one-time bonus next December, which …

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Another Vote Lawsuit Thrown Out

Yet another attempt by Republicans to slow down or stop Michigan’s electoral process has been thrown out of court. On Friday, Wayne County Circuit Judge Timothy Kenny rejected a request by Republicans to halt the certification of election results in Detroit and Wayne County, and order an independent accounting. In …

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HS Sports On Hold – Monday Sports Wrap

High School All Michigan high school sports games and practices have been suspended, in accordance with the new Epidemic Order issued by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Michigan High School Athletic Association Executive Director Mark Uyl released a statement last evening, saying the fall sports tournaments that …

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Copper Country Today – November 15, 2020

On this week’s Copper Country Today, Todd VanDyke talks with Kate Beer from the Western U.P. Health Department about how our spiraling COVID-19 numbers have forced changes in how authorities are dealing with the pandemic. And, on Opening Day, we get our annual deer hunt update from John Depue and …

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Drugs, Cash, Guns Seized in Skanee

A cache of guns and illegal drugs has been seized by investigators at a residence near Skanee. Detectives from the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team executed a search warrant at the home on the L’Anse Indian Reservation on Thursday. Officials say the warrant was the result of a five-month investigation. …

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Calumet Electronics Growing

In the midst of the pandemic, Calumet Electronics Corporation is expanding. The company has purchased the historic Calumet and Hecla Bathhouse, which will be renovated, and serve as the company’s headquarters. Construction is also underway on a 35,000 square foot expansion of the company’s manufacturing facilities. That project should be …

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