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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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Hancock DDA to Consider Charging Station Funding

The Hancock Downtown Development Authority could take another step toward setting up an electrical vehicle charging station in the city at its meeting tonight. Board members will be asked to authorize spending as much as $26,061.50 to help pay for a Level 3 Rapid Charger. The investment would cover the …

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Little Brothers Calls for Easter Volunteers

Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly is asking for help to produce and deliver Easter dinners to seniors in the community who would otherwise be alone on the holiday. Volunteers are needed to help with preparing the traditional ham dinner, packing and delivering meals, and cleanup at the distribution sites. If …

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UPHS Adds Urology Specialist

As received from UP Health System-Portage: UP Health System – Portage is pleased to welcome Heidi Sutcliffe, NP-C, to the Urology staff. Board-certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Heidi completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Walden University, where she also earned her Master of Science in …

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Houghton County Ranks as One of the Best at Retaining Population During the Pandemic

This week Rural Insights released a study analyzing in and out migration to the Upper Peninsula during the pandemic. The western UP has trended up in population during that time. The Upper Peninsula is not too different from many other rural areas in the country, as low birth rates, a …

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