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Governor Whitmer Declares State Of Disaster

Governor Whitmer has signed an executive order, formally declaring a state of disaster. The order also recognizes an expanded scope of economic, educational and civic dislocation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and arms Governor Whitmer’s administration to fully address the devastation caused by the virus. “Since Michigan announced our first …

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Baraga County Lake Trout Festival Cancelled

This year’s Baraga County Lake Trout Festival has been called off because of concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic. The 15th annual event was scheduled for June 13th. The cancellation includes the Lake Trout Festival activities on the L’Anse waterfront and the Keweenaw Bay Classic fishing tournament. Organizers said that, even …

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Census 2020 Day

Today is Census Day, and it’s not too late to complete your Census form, to make sure you’re counted. The Census takes place every 10 years, to get an accurate count of the US population. The Census also determines federal funding for essential services to communities for the next 10 …

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Non-Essential Veterinary Services Temporarily Suspended

Governor Whitmer has signed an executive order, temporarily restricting non-essential veterinary procedures, during the COVID-19 pandemic. The order goes in effect today, and urges veterinarians and veterinary technicians to practice telemedicine as much as possible, to help slow the spread of the virus. Governor Whitmer said “While there is no …

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UPPCO Sets New Consumer Guidelines During COVID-19 Pandemic

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Upper Peninsula Power Company has issued new guidelines for customers and UPPCO employees. Brett French, Vice president of Business Development and Communications stated “Utility workers are considered essential services and their health is critical to maintaining reliable energy service. We are continuing to provide …

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