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Flights Increase at KI Sawyer

As received from KI Sawyer International Airport: Sawyer International Airport, County of Marquette, is excited to announce flights will be doubling beginning July 2020. SkyWest (dba Delta) Air Lines will increase their flight schedule to Detroit (DTW) and Minneapolis (MSP) beginning July 2nd, with additional flights the beginning of the …

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Hancock Police Support Haeussler

Members of the Hancock Police Department have spoken out in support of city council member John Haeussler, following a discussion about the city budget at the council’s June 17th meeting. Remarks made by Haeussler that were reported to members of the police force led them to believe Haeussler supported reducing …

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U.P. State Fair Canceled

The Upper Peninsula State Fair will not take place this year. The Fair Authority announced yesterday that COVID-19 restrictions on crowd size would make it impossible to stage the event. Midway provider Skerbeck Entertainment has also been notified by the state that its activities are not yet permitted. Organizers say …

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Canal View Tests Negative for COVID-19

Canal View – Houghton County has passed the first test necessary to consider reopening to visitors. More than 500 residents and staff members have been tested for COVID-19 infection, and all the tests have been negative. Administrator Kim Salmi credits the staff’s faithful adherence to screening and prevention processes. Staff …

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NMU Raises Tuition, Increases Aid

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced a tuition increase at Northern Michigan University, but many students won’t feel it. The NMU Board of Trustees this morning raised tuition for resident undergraduates by $215 per semester – that’s nearly 4 percent. However, the board reallocated some financial assistance resources to provide a …

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NMU Profs to Vote on New Contract

Northern Michigan University professors are expected to meet this morning to vote on a new contract. The one-year-deal between the university and its professors’ union came after months of negotiating. Union representatives have approved it… now it’s up to the rank-and-file. The contract includes furloughed pay for one day out …

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