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Mackinac Bridge Temporarily Suspends Cash Tolls

Starting this Saturday, March 21st, the Mackinac Bridge will not be accepting cash, to cross over. This another safety measure put forth by Governor Whitmer and Michigan’s Department of Health and Human Services, to slow the spread of COVID-19. Until further notice, drivers will have to pay their toll with …

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Mercy EMS Welcomes New Executive Director

Mercy EMS has a new Executive Director. Calumet native Patrick Boberg, has taken over for Gerry Primeau, who retired last year. The Board of Directors thanked Mr. Primeau and wished him the best in the future. Patrick graduated from the Marquette General School of EMT’s in 2008 and has served …

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Western Upper Peninsula Health Department Continues Fight Against COVID-19

Michigan’s Western Upper Peninsula Health Department has taken steps to divert staff to dealing with COVID-19 response activities and limiting general traffic, within its facilities. Effective immediately, non-essential services have been limited, and clinic services will be by appointment only. Home visits are also temporarily suspended. A link to environmental …

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Governer Whitmer Extends Tax Deadline

Governor Whitmer has signed an executive order, which extends the deadline for Michigan residents to pay back taxes and stop foreclosure of their property during the COVID-19 pandemic. The executive order is already in effect, and moves the tax foreclosure deadline from March 31st to May 29th, or 30 days …

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Michigan Suffers First Death From COVID-19

Michigan now has 110 cases of COVID-19, along with their first death from the virus. A Wayne County man in his 50’s, who had ongoing health concerns, was Michigan’s first death. Governor Whitmer offered condolences to the victims’ family. Governor Whitmer also said the decisions that have been made recently, …

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Hancock City Council Holds Monthly Meeting

The City of Hancock held their monthly meeting last night. Two members of the Council,  Mayor Pro-Tem Will Lytle and At Large member Whitney Warstler, attended the meeting, via video conference. The meeting began with a moment of silence, for former City Manager Barry Givens, who was laid to rest …

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Lions Sign Trufant – Thursday Sports Wrap

Finlandia The Finlandia University softball team has added a new recruit. Makayla Escobedo hit .429 last season for Westview High School in Glendale, Arizona, and was her team’s defensive player of the year. The Lions men’s soccer team is also adding a player. Francisco Arreaza is a two-time most valuable player …

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Copper Country ISD Holds Monthly Meeting

The Copper Country ISD held their monthly meeting last night. Procedures on how to make the most of the school closures were discussed. Board members are asking for patience from parents, as this is the first time this has ever happened, and the situation changes frequently. The Board also voted …

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