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New Phone Scam Targets UPPCO Customers

Marquette – Upper Peninsula Power Company (UPPCO) is urging customers to be aware of the latest phone scam in which a caller claiming to represent the utility offers a discount if certain questions are answered. Anytime an UPPCO customer receives a suspicious call they should write down information the caller …

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2016 Bear Hunting Season Now Complete

With more than half of Michigan’s counties open to bear hunting, bear harvest is an important management tool to maintain a healthy bear population that is in balance with its habitat. Nearly 6,900 successful bear applicants received bear hunting licenses for staggered hunting seasons that started as early as Sept. …

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Portage Health Foundation To Hold Three RFP Meetings

PHF will be hosting three community-wide RFP meetings on November 10, 2016 at the following times and locations for interested applicants: 10:00-11:00 a.m. at the Siskiwit Recreation Hall and Conference Center – 26070 Pine Street, Calumet, MI 5:00-6:00 p.m. at Baraga County Memorial Hospital – Conference Room 18341 US-41, L’Anse, …

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Bogan Retiring From U.P. Health–System

MARQUETTE, MI (November 3, 2016) – UP Health System (UPHS) announced today that Jim Bogan, market president of UPHS, will be retiring in the spring of 2017. Bogan has served in this role since 2014, when the system, which is comprised of UP Health System – Marquette, UP Health System …

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Emerald Ash Borer Detected in Baraga County

 LANSING –The United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services recently confirmed that Baraga County is infested with emerald ash borer. The information was part of the final results of the 2016 emerald ash borer trapping program.  Of the 122 traps deployed earlier this year, only one …

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41 North Film Festival Begins Today

Award-winning films and film makers will take the stage at the 41 North Film Festival on the campus of Michigan Technological University, Thursday through Sunday (Nov. 3-6).  Formerly known as the Northern Lights Film Festival, the 41 North Film Festival showcases award-winning independent films from throughout the region, country and …

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Concert Celebrates Women Composers Working Today

HOUGHTON, MI, August 24, 2016 – Did you know that Michigan Tech recently celebrated the fact that 29% of students are now women, the highest percentage in the history of the university? That we have a resident woman composer, Dr. Elizabeth (Libby) Meyer currently working, writing and teaching music, in …

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Proposals Sought To Fight Food Insecurity

The numbers are staggering: Over half of the people receiving food from the local food bank are from working families; about 18 percent of them are elderly; 60 percent of the children in the region qualify for free or reduced meals; and 35 percent of local kids are either overweight …

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Family Protests Over Leah Harding Search Effort

The search continues for Leah Harding…or does it? The South Range woman was 31-years old when she went missing in April of 2015. Friends and family of Leah gathered outside the Houghton County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday to bring attention to what they feel is a lack of interest in finding …

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