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PLDL Celebrates Return to Full Service

The Portage Lake District Library is celebrating a return to normalcy during National Library Week this week. Michael Stanitis says full operations have resumed, after two years of COVID-19 limitations… [STANITIS A]. “A lot of our patrons know we are fully open again, and people are back in the library …

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Lift Bridge Closures Planned

Watch for closures of the Houghton-Hancock Bridge tonight and tomorrow night. Contractors will be testing the new motors that have been installed to move the decks up and down. Weather permitting, multiple lifts will take place between 10:00 this evening and 5:00 tomorrow morning, and again between 10:00 tomorrow evening …

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Chassell Student to Develop Talent on Isle Royale

A local student has been chosen to participate in the Isle Royale National Park Teen Artist Exploration program this summer. Elizabeth Bergstrom from Chassell and Carly Goodlund from McFarland, Wisconsin, will develop their talents on the remote island, as part of the 2022 Artists in Residence program. Three alternates were …

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PHF Small Grant Applications Due Friday; Volunteer Emergency Services Grant Window Opens

Applications for the Portage Health Foundation’s Small Grant program are due Friday. The Small Grant program awards up to $3,000 for projects that will have an impact on community health and wellness. A total of $20,000 is available. Last year, money was awarded to the Ahmeek Village Volunteer Fire and …

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Menominee HS Students Charged with Making Threats

Three Menominee High School students face charges for making threats against fellow students and school staff members. On March 16th, a fellow Menominee student alerted police to the threats to “shoot up the school.” A 14-year-old girl, a 13-year-old girl, and a 15-year-old boy will be arraigned today. The threat …

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Blood Shortage in U.P.

The U.P. Regional Blood Center is critically short of O negative, A negative, B negative, and B positive blood. There are no blood drives scheduled for the immediate future in the Copper Country (the next one is April 19th at the L’Anse Township Hall), but you can make an appointment …

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Washington Hopes to Limit the Cost of Insulin

Legislation to cap the price of insulin moves onto the u-s senate. The affordable insulin now act would cut the cost of insulin for patients across the country down to $35 a month. Just over 11 percent of the U-S population lives with diabetes, in Michigan about 9.8% of residents …

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DNR: Wolf Attack in Remote Marquette County Poses No Public Danger

State officials say a wolf attack on a hunting dog last week does not represent a danger to people or domestic pets. Department of Natural Resources investigators say the incident happened along the Holyoke Trail, in a remote area near the Dead River Basin in Marquette County. A hunter was …

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MTU Preschool Opens Fall Enrollment Today

Registration for next fall opens today at the Michigan Tech Preschool. Returning families will have the first chance to sign up, this week. Other interested families may submit registrations beginning a week from today. To be eligible, children must be three or four years old by December 1st, 2022, and …

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