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Local COVID-19 Numbers Jump

COVID-19 numbers took a big jump in our area last week. The latest report from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services shows 101 confirmed diagnoses in Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga and Ontonagon Counties. That’s 230 percent higher than the 44 cases reported in the previous week. Seventy-three of the …

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First Keweenaw Rose Growers Chapter Meet and Greet this Weekend

The first meeting of the roses will happen this weekend. Keweenaw Rose Growers Consulting Rosarian, Melissa Boerman, will show new members the first steps when considering a rose garden. As well as lead the chapter’s first meeting, explaining how American Rose Society chapters function and work together to showcase the …

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Musical Mondays at the Keweenaw Heritage Center Return Next Monday

Musical Mondays are coming back to the Keweenaw Heritage Center in Calumet starting next week. Cathy Isaacson and Friends will return and start the concert series. This summer the heritage center has scheduled five weekly concerts to perform inside the walls of Ste. Anne’s Church in Calumet. Other acts set …

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U.P. Blood Shortage Critical, Blood Drive Tomorrow at Hancock Regional Blood Center

Blood supplies are critically low across the Upper Peninsula, the U.P. Regional Blood Center says the need is critical this time of the year for all blood types. As donation sites become less frequent during the summer, and there is often increased demand for transfusions during summers. There is a …

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BCMH to Upgrade Emergency Psych Services

Baraga County Memorial Hospital is expanding its ability to deal with patients with potential psychological problems. At last night’s county board of commissioners meeting, hospital Chief Executive Officer Rob Stowe explained that they’re seeing an increase in people who need behavioral health care at the emergency room. He outlined two …

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L’Anse Plans Bendry/3rd St. Paving

One of L’Anse’s bumpiest streets is about to be smoothed out. Last evening, the village council voted to proceed with taking bids on repaving the corner where Bendry Street meets North Third Street. Village manager Bob LaFave said he hopes the job can be done this fall. Potholes upon potholes …

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Buffalo Reef Plan To Be Revealed Tonight

The Buffalo Reef Task Force will reveal its plan for dealing with migrating stamp sands at a meeting tonight (Tuesday). The group has been reviewing options for more than three years, hoping to find the most effective way to stop the mining waste from the shoreline at Gay from clogging …

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Copper Country Senior Meals Hires Jessica Mills as New Assessor

Copper Country Senior meals will have a new face in their office. The local meal delivery nonprofit has hired Jessica Mills, as their new assessor. During this time Mills will work with the group’s current assessor to transition into the position. Mills says the role of assessor interested her because …

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Michigan DNR Highlights Lake Trout Restoration Efforts and Discovery of Spawning Site for Deep-Water Lake Trout

This past week the Michigan DNR highlighted the end to the mystery of where deep-water lake trout spawns occur. The spawning site for deep-water lake trout, was discovered by a research team onboard the research vessel Lake Char last year. About 400 feet below the surface, just north of Isle …

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