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New Tweens Book Group at Portage Lake District Library

The Portage Lake District Library invites students to join its newly formed Tweens Book Group for youth ages 10 – 13. Beginning on Thursday, September 6, participants will meet at the library on the first and third Thursday of each month from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. At each meeting, book …

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Dexter Woman Wins North Woods Conservancy Raffle

It’s not a truck, but still a nice prize for one lucky winner in the Keweenaw Truck Raffle. The North Woods Conservancy held their drawing on Monday at the Ahmeek Streetcar Station, where for months the non-profit organization displayed a new truck being donated by Keweenaw Chevrolet. The entire package …

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Houghton Native Joins Family Medicine Team At Aspirus Laurium Clinic

LAURIUM, Mich. – Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital and Clinics proudly welcomes Certified Physician Assistant, and Houghton native, Richie Raffaelli, PA-C to its growing team of family medicine providers. Raffaelli uses a holistic, patient-centered care approach that takes into account the whole person, rather than individual parts, to help people of all ages reach …

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Health Officials Investigate Outbreak Of Respiratory Infection

Public Health, Delta & Menominee Counties, Marquette County Health Department and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) are investigating a cluster of severe respiratory illnesses associated with adenovirus infection in individuals residing in Michigan’s central Upper Peninsula (UP). Currently, all six of the patients with confirmed adenovirus …

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Auditor General To Investigate Decision To Close Prison

The state’s Auditor General will conduct an audit of the decision to close the Ojibway Correctional Facility. State Representative Scott Dianda called for the audit after it was announced that the prison in Gogebic County would close on December 1st. Dianda says the Michigan Department of Corrections has not considered …

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Wisconsin Man Killed In Plane Crash

The investigation continues into the cause of a plane crash in the Upper Peninsula over the weekend. The accident happened shortly before 10:00 Friday night in St. Ignace near the Mackinac County Airport. The pilot, a Wisconsin man, was the only person on board the plane which had just taken …

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Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Enforcement Campaign Continues

Law enforcement officers from police departments, sheriff’s offices and the Michigan State Police will be on the lookout for impaired drivers during the Labor Day holiday weekend, the unofficial end of summer. The federally funded extra patrols are part of the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement campaign, which …

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