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U.P. Observes Human Trafficking Day

Today is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Stephanie Krieger with the Upper Peninsula Human Trafficking Task Force says the term “human trafficking” can encompass a wide variety of activities… “Quite simply put, one person exploits another person for monetary value.” That can include forcing people into the sex trade, or …

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Health Department Announces Vaccination Procedure

As received from the Western U.P. Health Department: The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department (WUPHD) announces that the agency is set to begin COVID-19 vaccination of residents age 65 years or older. The first clinics will be held beginning Monday, January 11, at both the Hancock and Bessemer locations, with …

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State Police Warn of Increased Scams

As received from the Michigan State Police: Local Law enforcement officials would like to warn the public of on-going frauds and scams that citizens of the eastern Upper Peninsula have experienced recently. A citizen from Chippewa County, reported he received a phone call that his grandson had been involved in …

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Illinois Woman Injured in Keweenaw County Snowmobile Crash

An Illinois woman was hurt in a snowmobile crash in Keweenaw County Wednesday. Officials from the Keweenaw County Sheriff’s department tell us the 22-year-old was northbound on Trail Three near Silver Mine Road when she missed a turn, left the trail, and hit several trees. She was taken to Aspirus …

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COVID-19 Exposure Sites in Marquette County Identified

The Marquette County Health Department has issued an alert about a couple of possible COVID–19 exposure sites. If you visited Canale Tonella Funeral Home December 30th between 3:00 and 7:00, or St. Peter’s Cathedral on December 31st between 1:00 and 3:00, officials suggest you monitor yourself for potential COVID-19 symptoms. …

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Winter Carnival Adds Alumni Statue Contest

With many Winter Carnival activities at Michigan Tech either canceled or scaled back because of COVID-19 concerns, a new event has been added. Alumni are invited to take part in their own statue contest. The competition is open until the end of January. Winners will be announced on February 4th …

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Houghton County COVID Numbers Rising

The upswing in positive COVID-19 tests continues in the Western Upper Peninsula.  The latest report from the Western U.P. Health Department includes 101 newly confirmed positive cases since the previous update was posted late Monday. 49 more probable cases were also noted. 77 of the confirmed cases are in Houghton …

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Aspirus, BCMH Announce Vaccine Plans

Local health care providers are gearing up to provide COVID-19 vaccines to the public. Beginning Monday, people age 65 and older, and designated essential workers, are eligible to be inoculated. That doesn’t mean you’ll get a shot right away – supplies remain limited. Essential workers younger than age 65, such …

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COVID-19 Vaccine Program Expanding Locally

Michigan’s COVID-19 vaccination effort is expanding. Beginning Monday, those age 65 and older will be able to get their shots. So will some younger essential workers, including school staff, first responders, and jail and prison staffers. In a news conference yesterday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer said that vaccine supplies are still …

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Square One: Veridea Exits Houghton Development Project

The Houghton Lakeshore Drive redevelopment project is back to step one. Last night, the Veridea Group of Marquette, which had been selected as the city’s development partner, officially withdrew. City Manager Eric Waara read the company’s letter at the beginning of a special city council work session devoted to the …

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