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Post-Secondary Scholarship Recipients Announced for the 2016-2017 Academic Year

HANCOCK, Mich., March 10, 2017 – For the 2016-2017 academic year, the Portage Health Foundation (PHF) awarded $50,000 in scholarships to 17 local students from Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw, and Ontonagon counties who are seeking health-related degrees or certificates. Currently, PHF has scholarship programs with Finlandia University, Gogebic Community College, Michigan …

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Bergman Releases March Mobile Office Hours

Traverse City, MI – Congressman Jack Bergman (MI-1) announced March mobile office hours last week to give constituents across the First District the opportunity to meet and discuss issues with the Congressman’s staff. “As Representative of Michigan’s First District,” Bergman said, “part of my job is to help constituents in …

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Calumet Structure Fire Under Investigation

CALUMET– According to the Michigan State Police a structure fire occurred Sunday night in Calumet. The fire occurred on Liberty Street around 8:00 p.m. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time. No injuries were reported. The Calumet Fire Department, Laurium Village Fire Department, Keweenaw County Sheriff’s Office, …

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Snowmobiler Injured While Drag Racing

The Ontonagon County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the Greenland fairgrounds for a snowmobile accident around 1:45pm on Saturday. Deputies report that Cameron Lee Lundry of Iron River was drag racing his snowmobile at the fairground races. When he took off, the skis came off the ground and then the …

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2017-18 bear hunting regulations now set

The Natural Resources Commission approved bear hunting regulations for the 2017-2018 hunting seasons at the commission’s meeting Thursday in Lansing, Michigan. “We presented recommendations for the upcoming years based on input we received from department staff and stakeholders from across the state. We are happy to see the changes to …

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Volunteers Needed For Recycling Events

The Copper Country Recycling Initiative has three opportunities for recyclers to volunteer and have some fun. Email cekstrom3@gmail.com if you are interested. Thursday, March 16, 2017 UP STEM Science Fair at the MUB at MTU Time: 4:30pm – 7:30pm Buffet supper included We need a few volunteers to help us for …

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Task Force Formed To Prepare For CWD In U.P. Deer

With the potential threat of chronic wasting disease spreading to the Upper Peninsula from across the Wisconsin border, or by other means, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, hunter groups and others are working cooperatively to try to protect the region’s deer population and valuable hunting tradition. Chronic wasting disease …

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Library Restaurant Closed Until Mid-Week

A popular restaurant in downtown Houghton is currently closed for remodeling after passing a health inspection. The Library Restaurant and Brew Pub says they have voluntarily closed for improvements following an inspection by the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department. The inspection was in response to reports of a possible flu …

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