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Regional Blood Shortage Continues

The blood shortage across the Upper Peninsula continues. The UP Regional Blood Center says supplies of all blood types are severely low. A blood drive will be held this afternoon from 2 until 6 at the L’Anse Township Hall. To make an appointment, call Anna at 524-3376. Walk-ins are also …

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Aspirus Sleep Disorders Lab Accredited

Aspirus Image Aspirus Regional Sleep Disorders Center in Laurium recently received program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. AASM president Dr. Jennifer Martin called the center “an important resource for the local community.” Aspirus Regional Sleep Disorders Center is directed by Dr. James M. Cygan, and is located …

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Ontonagon County Seeks Recreation Plan Input

Ontonagon County is seeking public input about its recreation facilities. The county’s five-year recreation plan is being updated. The plan governs facility upgrades, access, and uses for county recreation sites. You do not need to be a county resident to contribute your opinion. The survey will take approximately 15 minutes …

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WUPPDR is Working with Baraga County, L’Anse Township and the Village on New Recreation Plans

Baraga County, the Village of L’Anse & L’Anse Township are working with the Western Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Region (WUPPDR) to update each respective five – year recreation plans. Members of the public can have a voice in the planning effort by responding to a short survey. Online responses …

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Dr. Bob Lorinser Talks About Public Health and Education

Election season is heating up, and campaign events are rolling out throughout the region. Congressional district one democratic challenger, Dr. Bob Lorinser visited with supporters last Friday at the Orpheum Theater. Lorinser expressed his thoughts on the importance of the intersection between education and public health, from his experience during …

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Houghton County Fair Concludes – Weekend Results

This year’s Houghton County Fair is in the books. At the demolition derby yesterday, Josh Benson took first place, with Tim Carlson second. Cooper Parkila won the consolation match. Clint Van Alstine claimed the Best Hit award, and DJ Paavo’s car was voted Best Decorated. See full results here. At …

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Gas Price Slide Continues, but Refinery Fire Threatens

Gasoline prices could take a spike upward in Michigan, following a fire at a refinery in Indiana last week.  The electrical fire at the BP Whiting Refinery was put out quickly, but power had to be turned off at sections of the facility, requiring a partial shutdown. A statement from …

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Cathy Isaacson Wins Exhibitor of the Year, Ruth Salo Takes Home the Agnes Ahola Award

The Houghton County Fair is underway, and judging has wrapped up for this year’s awards. Houghton county residents represented themselves well, with incredible needlework, art, baking, floriculture, and horticulture. This year’s Exhibitor of the Year goes to Cathy Isaacson, of Mohawk, who won best in show for both knitting and …

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Join Soberfest at Kestner Park Tomorrow for a Potluck Picnic

After a four year hiatus, Soberfest returns to Kesterner Park this weekend. Lead Organizer Deb Barna, says she started the event as a time and place for the community to gather, without the influence of alcohol or other substances. And she recognizes that many events throughout the summertime involve alcohol, …

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