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U.P. State Fair Canceled

The Upper Peninsula State Fair will not take place this year. The Fair Authority announced yesterday that COVID-19 restrictions on crowd size would make it impossible to stage the event. Midway provider Skerbeck Entertainment has also been notified by the state that its activities are not yet permitted. Organizers say …

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Michigan’s Cass Office Building Renamed

Michigan’s Lewis Cass office building in Lansing has a new name. Governor Gretchen Whitmer this week rechristened it the “Elliott-Larsen Building.” The new name honors Republican State Rep. Melvin Larsen and Democratic State Rep. Daisy Elliott who wrote Michigan’s civil rights legislation in 1976. Whitmer also called on the legislature …

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Canal View Tests Negative for COVID-19

Canal View – Houghton County has passed the first test necessary to consider reopening to visitors. More than 500 residents and staff members have been tested for COVID-19 infection, and all the tests have been negative. Administrator Kim Salmi credits the staff’s faithful adherence to screening and prevention processes. Staff …

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NMU Raises Tuition, Increases Aid

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced a tuition increase at Northern Michigan University, but many students won’t feel it. The NMU Board of Trustees this morning raised tuition for resident undergraduates by $215 per semester – that’s nearly 4 percent. However, the board reallocated some financial assistance resources to provide a …

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NMU Profs to Vote on New Contract

Northern Michigan University professors are expected to meet this morning to vote on a new contract. The one-year-deal between the university and its professors’ union came after months of negotiating. Union representatives have approved it… now it’s up to the rank-and-file. The contract includes furloughed pay for one day out …

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Baraga Man Hurt in Accidental Shooting

An accidental shooting in Baraga Township early Saturday sent a 31-year-old local man to the hospital. Michigan State Police troopers were called out just before 1:00 am. They found the injured man, with a 28-year man from Ashland, Wisconsin, providing first aid. Troopers say it appears the Ashland man was …

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