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U.P. Remains Michigan’s COVID Hot Spot

The COVID-10 infection rate in Michigan continues to soar. The seven-day rolling average of new cases per day set a new record Saturday, when it reached 4,231. That’s more than two-and-a-half times the highest level seen during the initial surge last spring.  The hardest-hit area continues to be the Upper …

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Hancock Council Members Bid “Adieu”

Last night’s special meeting was the last for two Hancock City Council members. Dan Seguin did not run for re-election in the third ward, as he and his family plan to move outside the city limits in the near future… “It’s been a real learning experience and a real honor …

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Trump Vote Challenge Tossed; James Won’t Concede

The first legal challenge of Michigan’s election by the Donald Trump campaign didn’t get very far. Yesterday, Court of Claims Judge Cynthia Stephens dismissed a lawsuit which demanded that ballot counting be stopped. Stephens said the case was based on a “hearsay affidavit that… is not first-hand knowledge.” She ruled …

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Little Brothers’ Food Drive Tomorrow

Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly will hold their annual food drive tomorrow. They ask that you place non-perishable food donations in labeled bags outside your residence by 8:00 tomorrow morning. Members of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity will canvass local communities, and pick up the donations.

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WUPHD to Modify COVID Approach, as Cases Multiply

COVID-19 numbers in the western Upper Peninsula continue to rise. Since the last report was issued Monday evening, the Western U.P. Health Department has reported 132 more confirmed positives across the five-county region, 40 more probable positives, and two more deaths. Ontonagon County is hardest-hit, with 52 new confirmed positives. …

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Grants Boost Business Parks in L’Anse, Hancock

The Baraga County Economic Development Corporation is getting money from the state to continue work at the L’Anse industrial park on Lambert Road. $75,000 from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation will help pay to expand natural gas service in the park. A $20,000 local match will be required. L’Anse Village …

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COVID Town Hall to Focus on Workplaces

Tonight’s Michigan Tech COVID-19 Community Town Hall topic is “Working Safely and Productively during the COVID-19 Pandemic.” Guests will include Carolyn Duncan and Megan Goke from MTU. The latest edition of the weekly series will begin at 7:00. It’s streamed by Michigan Tech, and broadcast live on 97.7 The Wolf.

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