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Portage Health Foundation Accepting Applications for the James Bogan Health Administration Scholarship

James Bogan led Portage Health, now UP Health Systems – Portage,  as someone who pursued community, curiosity, and leadership. And since he left the hospital system, the Portage health Foundation, has awarded a resident of the western Upper Peninsula with a 5,000 dollar scholarship given in Bogan’s name. The scholarship …

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High Winds Cause Electrical, Fire Problems

Yesterday’s high winds caused problems across the Western Upper Peninsula. A windblown tree partially blocks Golf Course Road in Baraga County. Power outages were reported in a number of locations. At one point, UPPCO reported 4,500 customers without power across its service area, and crews worked through the night. WE …

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L’Anse Hopes for MSP Return – Village Council Wrapup

The L’Anse village council has thrown its support behind an effort to reestablish a presence by the Michigan State Police in Baraga County. The former L’Anse State Police post. There was a post in L’Anse from 1935 through 2011, when budget problems forced the state to shut it down. Last …

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Lampricide Treatments Scheduled this Week

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service personnel are scheduled to apply lampricides in several area streams beginning today. In Baraga County, Fossum Creek south of Skanee and the Little Carp River in Baraga Township will be treated. In Houghton County, lampricides will be applied to Dover Creek – also known as …

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Slight Change to Next Week’s Visit from Finland

Finland’s Ambassador, Mikko Hautala will not make it next week during a scheduled visit to the Keweenaw Peninsula. He will be replaced by Ambassador Okko-Pekka Salmimies. Due to rising tensions between Finland and Russia, Hautala will travel to Washington D.C. to meet with U.S. officials. Salmimies will join the other …

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Demonstrators Call for Russian Shame Day

Today Adelina Oronova and Nazar Gora will hold another rally of support for their home country, Ukraine. Since Russia’s invasion into their home, Adelina and Nazar, have organized demonstrations in the Copper Country. Today May 9th, is traditionally known as Victory Day for citizens in Russia, in order to mark …

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Sea Change Expeditions Visits Houghton

With the ice barely gone from the Portage Canal, the Keweenaw is welcoming its first special maritime visitor of the season. The Sea Change Expeditions boat will be docked for several days near the Houghton Skate Park. Captain Mark Gordon, his wife Katya, and volunteer student crew members sail Lake …

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GCC Students Graduate

Members of the 88th graduating class of Gogebic Community College received their diplomas Friday night.  At the Lindquist Center in Ironwood, 180 degrees were awarded. Seventy-eight students graduated with honors or high honors. Speaker Marquise Slay recounted how the degree he earned from GCC in 2013 propelled him to a …

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