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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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Three New COVID-19 Cases In Houghton County

Houghton County has three new confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department. Health Officer Kate Beer. Beer stated that despite some of the cases in the Western U.P. being travel related, it is in the community as well, and that we must continue to follow …

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DNR Announces Temporary Trail Closure

The DNR has announced the temporary closing of an ORV Trail in Keweenaw County, due to logging being performed on private property. ORV B Trail, will be closed beginning June 1st, and hopes to reopen by July 15th. During the logging activities, safety of the trail was not possible, and …

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Bottle And Can Returns Come Down To Executive Order

In case you’re wondering when you can return that ever growing mountain of bottles and cans in your garage, it all depends on when Governor Whitmer’s “Stay Home Stay Safe” Executive Order is lifted. This according to Spencer Nevins, President of the Michigan Beer and Wine Wholesalers Association. Returning bottles …

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