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Finlandia Alumni Host Giving Day

The Finlandia Alumni Board will host its fourth annual Giving Day today.  Money raised will provide $250 grants to help students pay for textbooks.  Donations can be made online here , or by mail. Checks should be made payable to Finlandia University, labeled for Giving Day and mailed to: Finlandia …

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Baraga County Agrees to Buy Loader for Road Commission

Baraga County will help the Baraga County Road Commission purchase a new loader. At last night’s meeting county commissioners allocated $290,000 to assist with the purchase. Money will come from American Rescue Plan Act allocations. Road Commission engineer Doug Mills said the loader is badly needed… The last one we …

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L’Anse Approves New Budget, Supports Trail Development Plan

The Village of L’Anse has a new budget. At last night’s meeting, council members approved the plan. Village Manager Bob LaFave reported that it represents a slight increase over last year. He also noted that some flexibility may be needed, as prices for fuel, goods and services are rising. The …

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Calumet Middle Schoolers Win Statewide Aerospace Competition

Two Washington Middle School students recently took top honors in a statewide aerospace industry competition. Seventh-graders Jordan Hicks and Kristen Ylitalo outperformed more than 20 teams in the “Michigan Girls Future Flight Challenge,” hosted by the Women of Aerospace Industry Association of Michigan. Hicks and Ylitalo developed a prototype for …

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Aspirus Nurse Honored for Exceptional Service

From Aspirus Keweenaw: Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital and Clinics recently honored Michele Nordstrom, surgical services RN, with the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses in recognition for their commitment and patient-centered approach to care. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s program to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day. …

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Aspirus Health Recieves $52,500 from Michigan Works! for Employee Training

Michigan Works! is continuing their support of Upper Peninsula employers and employee training. Recently Aspirius Health received 52,500 dollars from Michigan Works!, going pro talent fund for helping employee training at their three locations in Gogebic, Houghton and Iron counties. The funds will be used to support the Medical Assistant …

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Michigan State Police Hosting First U.P. Teen Defensive Driving Course in Escanaba

Michigan state police are hosting their first U.P. Teen Defensive Driving course in just two more weeks. A long-time program, that shows teen proper defensive driving maneuvers, typically takes place downstate. Due to the pandemic, m-s-p had to put off bringing the program to students in the Upper Peninsula. The …

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Contagious Bird Flu Diagnosed in Western U.P.

As received from the western Upper Peninsula Health Department: The first cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) was confirmed on June 10, 2022 in an eagle in Gogebic County and a white pelican in Ontonagon County. No human illness has been associated withthis detection. The Western Upper Peninsula Health …

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Motorcyclist Hurt in Saturday Crash

A crash Saturday afternoon sent a motorcycle rider to the hospital. Houghton County Sheriff’s deputies were called out around 3:00 to Canal Road near the Gedvillas Road intersection. They found the 66-year-old motorcycle driver had lost control on a curve. His injuries were described as “significant,” and he was taken …

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Rain Dampens, but Doesn’t Douse, Baraga Lake Trout Fest

Rain forced a location change at Saturday’s Baraga County Lake Trout Festival, but didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of those who attended.  Residents crowded into Meadowbrook Arena. Kids enjoyed two large inflatables, and sang karaoke in the lobby. Adults browsed the craft fair, enjoyed good food, and also got to meet …

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