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Portage Health Diabetes Program Accredited

The Portage Health Diabetes Self-Management Education Program has again been accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators. To achieve the accreditation, the Portage Health program had to meet 10 standards… which included organizational structure, patient support and educational curriculum.

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KNHP Visitor Center Announces Spring Hours

The Keweenaw National Historical Park Calumet Visitor Center has changed to its spring hours. Through June 14th, the Center will be open Thursdays through Mondays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The Center will be open seven days per week beginning June 15th. The primary focus of the facility is …

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Senators Call for New Soo Lock

A push is underway to build a new lock at Sault Sainte Marie. A bipartisan group of Great Lakes senators is urging the Army Corps of Engineers to reevaluate the benefit-cost ratio of replacing the aging Poe Lock. The Poe was built in 1968. It’s the only lock that can …

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M-189 Project to Begin in Iron River

Work will begin Wednesday on M-189 south of Iron River. A six-and-a-half mile stretch of the highway between the city and the Wisconsin border will be resurfaced. Traffic will sometimes be reduced to a single lane under flag control. The Michigan Department of Transportation hopes to complete the project by …

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Michigan Energy Use Rising

The Michigan Public Service Commission expects demand for energy to continue to rise across the state through the year. Energy use is already way up because of the cold winter. The MPSC anticipates that natural gas use will rise nearly 10 percent this year. Electrical use should increase by nearly …

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Memorial Day Observances

These are the Memorial Day observances that have been reported to us: Sunday, May 25th: 10:00 – Herman Cemetery – led by Baraga’s Foucault Funke American Legion Post 444. 10:45 – Pequaming Cemetery – led by Baraga’s Foucault Funke American Legion Post 444. 11:15 – Aura Cemetery – led by …

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Wadaga Acquitted on Embezzlement Charge

Wadaga Acquitted on Embezzlement Charge – May 23, 2014 – Todd VanDyke A former Baraga Village Treasurer has been acquitted of charges that she embezzled money from a L’Anse business. Cynthia Wadaga had been accused of stealing more than $20,000 from First Choice Auto Body while she was doing their …

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UPEDA to Meet in Houghton

UPEDA to Meet in Houghton – May 23, 2014 – Todd VanDyke The Upper Peninsula Economic Development Alliance is meeting in Houghton today. The keynote address will be delivered by Valerie Brader… Deputy Legal Counsel and Senior Policy Advisor to Gov. Rick Snyder. She’ll be outlining Snyder’s energy plans for …

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Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center Continues Expansion

Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center Continues Expansion – May 23, 2014 – Todd VanDyke Access to the health care system will get a little easier for some Ontonagon County residents today… as the Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center takes over management of the Ontonagon Community Health Center. UGL …

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State Drops Load Limits

State Drops Load Limits – May 23, 2014 – Todd VanDyke Seasonal load limits were lifted on all state trunklines as of 6:00 this morning. State trunklines are generally those highways that have “US” or “M” designations. Restrictions remain in effect on local roads. Houghton County Highway Engineer Kevin Harju says …

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