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U.P. Summer Weather – Slightly Warmer, Slightly Drier

In a summer that brought record-breaking heat to much of the nation, the Upper Peninsula’s weather was just slightly warmer and drier than average.  Statistics compiled by the National Weather Service office in Marquette show 10 of their 11 official monitoring sites with above-average temperatures. Only Sault Ste. Marie finished …

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UPDATE: Missing Ontonagon County Man Found Deceased

Update: The missing Ontonagon man was found deceased on Saturday morning. At approximately 11:30 am a member of the volunteer search party discovered the man, Joseph Bittner. His body was found about 1.5 miles from where the search team had found his ATV vehicle. Personnel from the 8th district MSP …

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Baraga County to Consider First Responder Funding

Baraga County Commissioners will consider a request from the county’s first responders for $450,000 in American Rescue Plan Act money tonight. The proposal would award $100,000 each to Bay Ambulance, and the L’Anse and Baraga Fire Departments. Each of the county’s remaining six fire departments would receive $25,000. All of …

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Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly Celebrate 40 Years at Tonight’s Gala Event

In 1982 The Upper Peninsula’s Little Brothers – Friends of the elderly chapter was established, to help combat loneliness among the elderly. And this year the local non-profit has celebrated their special anniversary during their summer events, but tonight is designated just the special date. Houghton County is one of …

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Houghton County to Dedicate Airpark Blvd. to Late Commissioner Al Koskela

Editor’s Note: The Dedication ceremony is not renaming Airpark Boulevard. The dedication ceremony is put on by the Houghton County Road Commission to dedicate a portion of the road, located on the Airport Terminal side, which is the east end of Airpark Boulevard.  The road leading to the Houghton county …

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MSP Wakefield Searching for a Missing Ontonagon Township Man

MSP Wakefield is investigating a missing person report for a Joseph Bittner in Ontonagon Township. Bittner’s family last saw him on Wednesday, at around 9:30 am at his residence on Lakeshore Drive. He is described as approximately 5 foot 10 inches tall, weighing about 220 pounds, with dark hair that …

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The Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center Receives Recognition from the U.S. Health Services & Resource Administration

The Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center has deserved special recognition. The organization was recently awarded Gold Badge as a Health Center Quality Leader from the U.S. Health Services and Resource Administration. The Community Health Quality Recognition badges note facilities that have achieved the highest level of service in areas …

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Get Ready to Meet New Members in the Youth Action Council

The Youth Advisory Council gets young people involved in the community and teaches valuable skills. Members of the local group take on an active role serving the community through different philanthropic events, service projects, and volunteering. An important aspect to the Youth Advisory Council is the group’s emphasis on leadership. …

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Michigan Technological University Welcomes Over 1,300 New Faces

Michigan Tech has 1,388 new faces joining campus this fall. They join the university’s campus, adding to a student population now just over 7,000 strong. With the addition of the incoming class and last year’s record breaking incoming enrollment, are the two largest since 1984. With more than twenty one …

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The Portage Health Foundation is Accepting Non- Profit Applications for Giving Tuesday

The biggest day of giving is right around the corner. The Portage Health Foundation will start accepting applications from local non profit groups who serve in Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw and Ontonagon counties. Giving Tuesday follows a weekend of shopping that takes place after Thanksgiving, as a way to support non-profits …

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