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DNR Seeks Input On Public Forests

It takes careful planning to keep Michigan’s 4 million acres of state forest healthy and thriving. That’s why the DNR finalizes plans for each forest management unit two years in advance of when any management activities – prescribed burns, timber harvests or tree thinning, for example – take place. This …

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Governor Whitmer Signs Auto Insurance Reform

After years of debate and stalemate, Michigan finally has a law reforming the auto insurance system in the state. Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed the bill into law Thursday morning calling it a “clear step forward” saying the legislation “will provide relief for every Michigan driver.” A key factor in the …

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Applications now open for 2019-20 Portage Health Foundation Scholarship at Finlandia University

The annual Portage Health Foundation Scholarship opportunity for Finlandia University students studying healthcare and coming from Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga or Ontonagon counties is now accepting applications. “Partnerships like this are part of what makes the Copper Country such an incredible place to live, learn and grow up in,” said Sandra Turnquist, …

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County Road Repair Projects Continue

As the one-year anniversary of the Father’s Day flood approaches, the Houghton County Road Commission continues to repair the damage to local roads. Repairs on the Houghton Canal Road are scheduled to resume on June 4th and be completed in five weeks.  Houghton Canal Road will be closed to traffic …

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Cause Of Death Uncertain For Isle Royale Wolf

HOUGHTON, MICH- In late March, the NPS discovered a translocated wolf’s GPS collar transmitting a mortality mode signal. The wolf (W006M) was a black-coated male translocated to the park from Ontario, Canada, in late February. NPS personnel, unable to access the island, had to wait until the park reopened for …

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River Valley Insurance Announces Name Change to IB Insurance

The following press release was issued by River Valley Bank: Wausau, WI – May 29, 2019 – River Valley Insurance is changing its name after extensive market research and analysis of changing trends in the insurance industry. IB Insurance will serve as the agency’s new name going forward. Company officials reported …

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