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Lawsuits Challenging Redistricting Commission Tossed

Two major lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of Michigan’s new legislative redistricting commission have been thrown out of court. The suits – one brought by a group of individuals, and the other brought by the Michigan Republican Party – alleged that the rules excluding those active in partisan politics, and people …

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Tree House, A.E. Seaman Museum Reopen

Ever so cautiously, the Copper Country continues to reopen. The Tree House Indoor Playground in Houghton resumed operations yesterday. The Tree House offers activities exclusively for children through four years of age. Iola Brubaker from the Keweenaw Family Resource Center says there are restrictions… Only 15 people can occupy the …

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MTU Student Honored by SAE International

A local Michigan Tech engineering student has been honored by a trade organization. SAE International recently recognized Cora J. Taylor for her contributions to Michigan Technological University’s Formula SAE® Team. Formula SAE is a series of competitions that challenge teams of university students to conceive, design, fabricate, develop, and compete …

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Senior Project Fresh Coupons to Be Distributed by Mail

Because of COVID-19 concerns, this year’s Michigan Senior Project Fresh coupon distribution will be done by mail. The coupon vouchers are given out to seniors below certain income levels to purchase Michigan-grown fruits, vegetables, herbs, spices, and honey from local farmers markets and roadside stands. MSU Extension officials say the …

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COVID-19 Testing Scheduled for Michigamme

The Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center continues to provide COVID-19 testing across the central and western Upper Peninsula. The next opportunity in our region is coming on Thursday, between 10:15 and 2:00 at the Michigamme Township Office in Michigamme. You must register and be screened in advance by calling …

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Enbridge Awards Community Safety Grants

The Enbridge Company has awarded several community safety grants to public safety agencies in the western Upper Peninsula. $7,500 grants went to the Michigan State Police Post at Wakefield, the Iron County Sheriff’s Office, Iron County Emergency Management and 911, and the Wakefield Fire Department. The Enbridge Safe Community Program …

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Ontonagon County Reports First COVID-19 Case

COVID-19 cases have now been confirmed in every county in Michigan. Ontonagon County had its first diagnosis late last week. Houghton County recorded its 18th confirmed case. Western Upper Peninsula Health Department Health Officer Kate Beer says they’re monitoring those who had direct contact with the victims, and are working …

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Marquette Little League Coach Tests COVID-Positive

A Marquette Little League coach has tested positive for COVID-19 infection. League president Shane Cromell told ABC-10 News Now that the coach had visited Wisconsin recently for youth hockey games. He felt ill after returning, was tested for COVID-19, and was instructed to self-quarantine until the result was known. He …

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PLDL to Offer Delivery

The Portage Lake District Library is beginning a delivery service for homebound patrons. Officials say they’ll bring materials to cardholders who live within the library service areas of the City of Houghton and Portage Township… and to those who live no more than 10 miles outside the service area boundaries. …

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