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Friday Morning Update On Flood Relief Effort

(Houghton, MI) – Following are the latest updates regarding the flood recovery efforts in Houghton County. The current count for Houghton County roads stands at 103 damaged with 36 being made impassible by the flood. Work on those roads continues with County, municipal and contract crews. MDOT continues to work …

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Food Safety During Flood Recovery

HOUGHTON COUNTY – Western U.P. Health Department encourages the community to be conscious about food safety during recovery efforts from last week’s floods. Any food that may have been contaminated during the flood should be discarded. Additional information regarding salvaging food and flood recovery is posted on the health department …

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Ferry Services To Isle Royale National Park from Minnesota Coming

HOUGHTON, MICH. –  Isle Royale National Park  is soliciting proposals for the award of a Concession Contract to provide ferry transportation service from Grand Portage, Minnesota to the park.  The ferry must make the trip from Grand Portage across Lake Superior to Windigo, circumnavigate Isle Royale and make stops at several trailheads …

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Retiring CCISD Administrators Recognized

The Copper Country Intermediate School District Board of Education held a public hearing to discuss the proposed 2018-2019 budget, followed by its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. The Copper Country ISD Board recognized two long time administrators who are retiring, at their board meeting.  Shawn Oppliger, the …

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Ripley Native Joins Aspirus’ Family Medicine Team

LAURIUM, Mich. – Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital and Clinics proudly welcomes Family Medicine Physician Katie M. Bittner, DO to its excellent team of medical providers. Dr. Bittner specializes in comprehensive and preventive care for the whole family, and she has special clinical interests in women’s health and osteopathic manipulation therapy (OMT). She …

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MI-TRALE Awards 2018 Scholarships

MI-TRALE announced the awarding of four 2018 scholarships to students of Ewen-Trout Creek and Ontonagon High Schools. Each scholarship was for $250.00 and to be used for the student’s continuing education in the fall. The scholarships were presented to: Brianna Delbridge, a senior at Ewen-Trout Creek high school who will …

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MI-TRALE Sponsors ATV Safety Classes

MI-TRALE strongly supports and encourages the training of all ATV/UTV riders, so they are familiar with the rules and laws in Michigan as well as understand the basics of safe ATV/UTV use. MI-TRALE recently had the opportunity to sponsor ATV training classes for over 90 6th grade students from the …

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National Guard Gets To Work

The US Army National Guard is in town and helping to restore the Keweenaw after the mass devastation caused by last weekend’s storm. “We’re here as long as needed. We’re in support of them. We have fellow Yoopers. We have soldiers from downstate. We specialize in engineering equipment so we …

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Temporary Bridge To Be Built At Swedetown Creek

Crews are working on a bypass for the Swedetown Creek bridge on M-203, but the road won’t be open anytime soon. The bridge was completely destroyed during the floods caused by the weekend storm. Workers from the Michigan Department of Transportation will be putting in a temporary bridge over the …

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