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County Commissioner Holding Public Office Hour

County commissioners represent the residents within their districts, so setting aside time to meet with them is important to understanding their needs. Houghton County Commissioner Gretchen Janssen understands that so she will be holding a public office hour this Saturday at the Portage Lake District Library. Janssen said, “This was …

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Hancock Principal Subject Of Online Petition

Ezekiel Ohan An online petition has been started demanding that Hancock Public Schools does not renew the contract for High School and Middle School Principal Ezekiel Ohan. The petition was started by an anonymous person listed only as “Concerned Parent” and accuses Ohan of not doing “half of what the …

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Calumet Theatre Releases 2019 Season Schedule Lineup

The following press release was issued by the Calumet Theatre: The Calumet Theatre Announces 2019 Season Schedule Highlighted By Multiple Grammy Award Honorees Plus Finalists from The Voice & America’s Got Talent. The Calumet Theatre announced its complete show schedule for 2019 on February 14. The impressive lineup includes two-time …

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Michigan State Police Offers Variety Of Career Opportunities

The Michigan State Police is currently seeking candidates to join the force with many positions available including that of patrol troopers. People commonly think of police officers in association with traffic violations and tickets, but enforcing and upholding the State of Michigan’s laws isn’t the only responsibility of a state trooper. …

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UP Lawmaker Sees Upside Of Free College Plan

Free community college and 2-years of tuition assistance at a university, they are part of Governor Whitmer’s 3-paths to education plan to reach her goal of 60 percent of Michiganders with a post-secondary credential in the next 10 years. State Representative Greg Markkanen was teaching in the Baraga Area Schools …

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Grant Will Help U.P. Math Teachers

The following press release was issued by Northern Michigan University: Northern Michigan University has been awarded a nearly $300,000 MiSTEM Advisory Council grant that will incorporate the Add+Vantage Math Recovery program for Upper Peninsula elementary schools and provide related training for teachers. There are three MiSTEM Network regions in the …

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Baraga County Communities That Care Release Action Plan

Baraga County Communities That Care has released its Action Plan for the 2018-2020 timeline. The plan is based off data they received from the Youth Survey conducted in 2017. The organization is working on large scale social and cultural change in the long run by affecting the choices made area …

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Task force making strides toward protecting Buffalo Reef

The following press release was issued by the MDNR: By JOHN PEPINMichigan Department of Natural Resources The multi-agency Buffalo Reef Task Force is moving forward on several fronts in its efforts to protect the underwater natural reef off the Keweenaw Peninsula from being smothered by migrating copper mine tailings. Map …

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Six Aspirus hospitals named among the nation’s Top 100

The following press release was issued by Aspirus Keweenaw: Six of Aspirus’ rural hospitals in Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula were recently recognized among the nation’s best by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. Hospitals recognized as a Top 100 facility scored in the top 100 among all Critical Access …

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