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COVID-19 Strikes Hubbell Nursing Home

GreenTree of Hubbell, a nursing home, has reported that five of their employees have tested positive for COVID-19. This from their Facebook page. All the positive employees are currently released from work for the next two weeks, and must test negative for COVID-19 twice, before being allowed to return. They …

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Governor Whitmer Extends Executive Order Protecting States Most Vulnerable

Governor Whitmer has extended the executive order, which protects the state’s most vulnerable in resident care facilities, health care facilities and juvenile justice facilities. Michigan’s Department of Health and Human Services maintains the power to specify exceptions to these restrictions. Whitmer said “We must remain vigilant in our fight against …

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MDOT Greasing Bridge Cables Tuesday Night

The Portage Lake Lift Bridge, is scheduled for maintenance Tuesday Night, into Wednesday Morning, which will require bridge lifts throughout the night. MDOT will be greasing bridge cables after 11pm Tuesday, until 6am Wednesday. The bridge lifts will take up to 30 minutes each, and will disrupt vehicle, bike and …

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Visitors Allowed At Michigan Tech Monday

Michigan Tech would like to clear up confusion regarding visitors returning to campus on Monday. Visitors must fill out the COVID-19 Visitor Tracking Form, before arriving on campus. The form will ask your name, email address, phone number and reason for the visit. This is required if you intend to …

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Latest COVID-19 Numbers

The latest stats on COVID-19 from the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department. Gogebic County has six new positive cases, along with three probable cases, which are treated as positives. Houghton County has four new positives and Ontonagon County has a new case as well. Baraga County has reported  three recoveries, …

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Blue Line Support Walk Today

The Blue Line Support Walk is today at 5:30pm. It will start at the Krist Food Mart in Houghton, proceed down Shelden Avenue, cross over the bridge into Hancock, and continue to the Hancock Police Department. The march is in response to several Black Lives Matter marches, which gained national …

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Absentee Ballot Numbers Continue To Grow

Absentee ballot numbers continue to grow, as we approach the August 4th primary election. Over 1.8 million absentee ballots have been requested, and over 600,000 have been returned, eclipsing 2016’s total of just over 484,000. Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said “The volume of absentee ballot requests and returns we’re …

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