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Deadline For Logo Contest Is Friday

The deadline for submissions for the Create the Logo contest is Friday, February 16th. Houghton/Keweenaw Communities That Care is seeking a new logo created by youth in the community. Dollar Bay student Hayley Beaudoin says their organization’s main purpose is prevention.  “The 8th, 10th and 12th graders took a survey …

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RN-BSN Program At Finlandia Under New Leadership

Finlandia University’s online RN-BSN program is now under new leadership as long-time nursing faculty member Lori Sullivan, DNP, MSN, RN, has been named director of the program. In her new role, Sullivan will continue the nursing program’s mission to prepare professional nurses dedicated to academic excellence, spiritual awareness and the practice of nursing. …

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Gold Star For UP Health System-Portage

From U.P. Health System-Portage: Hancock, Mich, – UP Health System – Portage announced it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to …

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Great Lakes Funding Facing Massive Cut Again

Funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative is once again on the chopping block in the latest budget proposal by the Trump Administration. Nearly all of the funding for the program to continue cleanup efforts of the Great Lakes and to combat invasive species would be eliminated. Democrat Senator Debbie …

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Impacted Soil Removed From Fuel Spill Site

Much of the fuel-impacted soil has been successfully removed from both sides of US-41 at the Sturgeon River Bridge, site of a 4-vehicle traffic accident involving a fuel tanker on February 3. Many truckloads of removed soil were transported to a landfill over the last week. As excavation continued on …

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Man & Child Killed In House Fire

UPDATE (Tues 2/13, 8:57am): Names released on the Fatal House fire in Trout Creek are David Saubert (48) and David Saubert Jr. (6). A cause to the fire is undetermined at this time. The fire is still under investigation. Two people were killed in a house fire in Ontonagon County. The …

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Guiding Good Choices Parenting Series Begins Tuesday

A parenting workshop series called Guiding Good Choices is being offered in Baraga County. Parents will learn how to strengthen bonds with their children and reduce the risk that their children will use drugs and engage in other problem behaviors. The five-week program is being offered by Baraga County Communities …

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Students Show How To Live Sustainable Lifestyle

A group of Michigan Tech students are testing ideas involving sustainability. The 4 roommates are renting a house that was donated to the university by a prominent Houghton County family in the 1990s and they are converting it to a fully functional eco-friendly home for the purpose of teaching others …

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