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Dollar Bay-Tamarack City Area Schools Break Ground

The Dollar Bay-Tamarack City Area Schools held a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction project which voters had approved last August. New additions include an office at the main entrance, a new alarm system and the replacement of exterior doors on the building. Other improvements include a kitchen certified for food …

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New COVID-19 Case In Houghton County

Houghton County has another case of COVID-19. This coming from the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department late this past Friday. The latest case was an asymptomatic person, who was tested as part of pre-surgical protocols. That bring’s Houghton County’s total to 6 positive cases, 2 out of state positives with …

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Governor Whitmer Announces Workforce Development Board

Michigan now has a Workforce Development Board. Governor Whitmer announced this at her press conference earlier this afternoon. She explained the board’s purpose. She also recapped some of her recent actions. She also spoke of the benefits of Michigan’s Workshare Program. The program benefits employers, by allowing employees to come …

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Update On Fatalities And Injuries On Michigan Roads

Michigan’s Department of Transportation has released the latest numbers on fatalities and seriously injured motorists on Michigan roadways. This past week, 27 people died on Michigan roads for 274 this year. 84 motorists were seriously injured for 1,290 this year. This same time last year, Michigan had 51 more fatalities …

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Governor Whitmer Extends Executive Order

Governor Whitmer has extended her executive order, which had previously extended the deadline for Michiganders to pay back taxes and avoid foreclosure on their property during the COVID-19 pandemic. Whitmer said this executive order gives homeowners some piece of mind as we continue to flatten the COVID-19 curve. The order …

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Secretary Of State Branches Reopen Monday

Starting Monday, all 131 of Michigan’s Secretary of State Offices will be open by appointment only, to handle transactions that can’t be done online. They’ll be open from 9a-5p Monday through Friday, and strict guidelines aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19 will be in effect. You’ll be able to …

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Portage Health Foundation Offers Scholarship

Portage Health Foundation is offering the James Bogan Health Administration Scholarship to a deserving resident of Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw or Ontonagon counties. The $5,000 scholarship is for a student in a master’s level program, aimed at helping their career in the healthcare field. Applications are due by June 24th at …

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