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COVID Numbers Continue to Moderate

Michigan’s COVID-19 numbers continue to trend downward, but still have a long way to go. The seven-day average of new diagnoses per day dropped to 3,311 yesterday, well under half of where it was when the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services issued its Epidemic Order last month. Despite …

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Little Brothers Prepares Christmas Meal Deliveries

Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly is putting the final touches on its plans to deliver Christmas dinners to seniors across the Copper Country. Dinners will be dispatched from a number of sites, and capacity at each site is limited. If you are a senior and wish to have a meal …

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Newberry Man Faces Drug, Arson Charges

A Newberry man faces multiple charges following an alleged domestic violence incident. Michigan State Police troopers were called to a home in the village late Sunday afternoon. They found an injured victim, who told them that 49-year-old Christopher Morrison had fled the scene.  Morrison was located a short time later. …

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Aspirus Keweenaw Nurses Vote to Unionize

Nurses at Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital are on their way to becoming union members. In a 35-17 vote this week, staff members decided to join the Michigan Nurses Association, which is an affiliate of National Nurses United. The results will become official when certified within seven days, unless a challenge is …

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Baraga County Commission Abandons Board Member Retirement Proposal

The Baraga County Commission this evening dropped a proposal that would have provided retirement benefits for some former board members. The plan would have paid a monthly benefit of $10.00 for every year of service for former commissioners who had served at least 20 years on the board. It would …

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Houghton County Fair Elects Officers, Sets 2021 Dates

From the Houghton County Fair Board: The Houghton County Fair Association held their Annual Meeting in December. The following board members were re-elected for three year terms: Taana Blom, Jack Dunstan, Rick Freeman, and Kyle Maki. The officers will be Kathleen Caspary as the President, Rick Freeman as the Vice …

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Regional COVID Numbers Fall

COVID-19 diagnoses have dropped dramatically in the Copper Country. Figures released this morning by the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department show just 32 new confirmed positives across the five-county area since the last update was published Thursday evening. 28 of those are in Houghton County, with two each in Ontonagon …

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MTU To Start Spring Semester Online

Michigan Tech will begin the spring semester with a week of online classes for undergraduates. The change has been made because of Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s request to delay the return of undergraduate students to campus until January 15th. Tech will still begin the spring semester on January 11th, but will …

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Pure Michigan Returns

Pure Michigan is back. After a hiatus caused by budget cuts, a $1.2 million campaign to promote winter tourism was launched yesterday across the upper Midwest. The video ad features the tagline “Still Pure Michigan.” Target markets include Minneapolis and Green Bay, along with Fort Wayne, Toledo, Detroit, Flint, Grand …

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Baraga Chamber Seeks Board Candidates

The Baraga County Chamber of Commerce is looking for candidates for its Board of Directors. Members of the board are obliged to attend monthly Chamber meetings, and some committee meetings. Candidates must be members of the Chamber, either individually, or through the business they own, or for which they work. …

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