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Whitmer Extends COVID-19 Emergency

Saying the “The Stay Home, Stay Safe Order” has saved lives, Governor Gretchen Whitmer has extended the COVID-19 state of emergency through July 16th. At her announcement yesterday, Whitmer hinted that the emergency order could stay in effect much longer. Despite some success in reopening the state following the expiration …

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Construction Delays, Detours at Porcupine Mountains

Road construction could cause delays or lengthy detours at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park over the next few days. The Ontonagon County Road Commission is replacing four culverts along a portion of South Boundary Road. The project began Thursday, and will continue today… with additional work Monday and Tuesday. Park …

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Free Covid-19 Testing Friday in Baraga

A free COVID-19 testing clinic will be operating in Baraga on Friday. Drive-through testing will be available to anyone age 18 or older. No prior doctor visit or referral are necessary. The clinic will be put on by the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department, the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, Michigan’s …

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Hancock Nixes Recreational Marijuana Sales

The City of Hancock will not open up for recreational marijuana sales at this time. At a public hearing held by the city council last evening, Dr. David Kass pointed out the health problems caused by marijuana use, especially among adolescents… Evan Lucas noted that adolescent use sometimes decreases in …

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Hancock City Public Hearings Tonight

The Hancock City Council will hold two public hearings tonight. One involves two ordinances that would establish the application process and fee structure for recreational marijuana facilities licenses. The other will address the proposed 2020-2021 city budget. The hearings will begin at 6:00. The council is scheduled to vote on …

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School Boards Honor Three Locals – CCISD Board Wrap

The Copper Country Association of School Boards has honored three area residents for their contributions to local K-12 education. This year’s Student Leadership award went to Katie Jaszczak, a two-year Career and Technical Education student in the Health Careers and Certified Nursing Assistant program. Katie received a $500 scholarship from …

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