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Three-Week Statewide COVID Pause Begins Today

Michigan’s COVID-19 pause begins today. New restrictions on activities that bring groups of people into close contact are designed to slow the explosive growth of the coronavirus infection rate in the state.  For the next three weeks…• Masks must continue to be worn in all public situations, indoors and outdoors.• …

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Houghton Deputies Search for Stolen Truck

Houghton County authorities are searching for a pickup truck that was reported stolen on Tuesday. The vehicle was taken from the Palosaari Construction sand pit off Old Road in Portage Township. It’s described as a black, single cab 1992 Chevrolet S-10 pickup. It has no registration tag, and the front …

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UP Job Fair Today

People who don’t live in the Upper Peninsula, who would like to live in the Upper Peninsula, have an opportunity to find local jobs this afternoon. The MTEC SmartZone and the Innovate Marquette SmartZone are hosting their annual Return North Career Fair online. There is no charge for job-seekers to …

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Hancock to Hold Holiday Home Decorating Contest

The City of Hancock is holding a Holiday Home Decorating Contest. Homes within the city will be judged on overall decorations, theme and creativity. There will be cash prizes for the top three entries. Decorated homes must be registered at city hall by December 4th. Judging will take place December …

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Angel Mission Seeks Winter Clothing Donations

The Copper Country Angel Mission is issuing a plea for winter clothing. They especially need children’s winter jackets, snow pants, boots, hats, mittens and gloves. Gently used winter clothing in all children and adult sizes can be dropped off Wednesdays through Saturdays between 11:00 and 2:00. Monetary donations can be …

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Climbing COVID-19 Number Continue

The COVID-19 numbers in our region continue to climb. Yesterday’s update from the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department includes 142 more confirmed positives, 51 more probables, and four more deaths, since the previous update was posted late Thursday. 66 of the confirmed positives are in Houghton County. Baraga County had …

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GCC Moves to Online Instruction

Gogebic Community College will move to distance delivery format beginning tomorrow. All classes and labs will be affected, except for nursing labs and clinical rotations. Most faculty and staff will also work remotely. Facility doors will remain locked for the duration of the Epidemic Order issued by the Michigan Department …

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