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Aspirus Nurse Honored for Exceptional Service

From Aspirus Keweenaw: Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital and Clinics recently honored Michele Nordstrom, surgical services RN, with the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses in recognition for their commitment and patient-centered approach to care. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s program to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day. …

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Aspirus Health Recieves $52,500 from Michigan Works! for Employee Training

Michigan Works! is continuing their support of Upper Peninsula employers and employee training. Recently Aspirius Health received 52,500 dollars from Michigan Works!, going pro talent fund for helping employee training at their three locations in Gogebic, Houghton and Iron counties. The funds will be used to support the Medical Assistant …

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Michigan State Police Hosting First U.P. Teen Defensive Driving Course in Escanaba

Michigan state police are hosting their first U.P. Teen Defensive Driving course in just two more weeks. A long-time program, that shows teen proper defensive driving maneuvers, typically takes place downstate. Due to the pandemic, m-s-p had to put off bringing the program to students in the Upper Peninsula. The …

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Contagious Bird Flu Diagnosed in Western U.P.

As received from the western Upper Peninsula Health Department: The first cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) was confirmed on June 10, 2022 in an eagle in Gogebic County and a white pelican in Ontonagon County. No human illness has been associated withthis detection. The Western Upper Peninsula Health …

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Motorcyclist Hurt in Saturday Crash

A crash Saturday afternoon sent a motorcycle rider to the hospital. Houghton County Sheriff’s deputies were called out around 3:00 to Canal Road near the Gedvillas Road intersection. They found the 66-year-old motorcycle driver had lost control on a curve. His injuries were described as “significant,” and he was taken …

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Rain Dampens, but Doesn’t Douse, Baraga Lake Trout Fest

Rain forced a location change at Saturday’s Baraga County Lake Trout Festival, but didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of those who attended.  Residents crowded into Meadowbrook Arena. Kids enjoyed two large inflatables, and sang karaoke in the lobby. Adults browsed the craft fair, enjoyed good food, and also got to meet …

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UPHS-Marquette Nurses OK Contract

Registered nurses at the Upper Peninsula’s largest hospital have ratified a new labor agreement. Officials with UP Health System-Marquette and the Michigan Nurses Association confirmed the vote Saturday. The previous labor agreement had expired June 1, and the new contract will be retroactive to that date. According to the joint …

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Downsized Pine Mountain Music Festival Arrives

A scaled-back Pine Mountain Music Festival begins this week. This year’s theme is “Stories in Music.” In contrast to previous years, when the festival included symphony concerts, opera productions and high-profile guests, this year’s events are much more limited. The Bergonzi Trio will return for its annual visit, with a …

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Lift Bridge Alerts Up and Running on Twitter

As summer begins in the Copper Country, comes an increase in activity on the roads. Especially by those traveling north through Hancock, Calumet or up to Keweenaw County. Everyone in the area can understand the frustration of getting stuck at the bridge while ships or construction require it to go …

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MTU Aging, Cognition and Action Lab Seeking Research Participants

Michigan Tech’s Aging, Cognition, and Action Lab is working on Parkinson’s disease research. As a part of their investigative research, the team is seeking healthy older adults to participate in a study. As well as those with Parkinson’s, as researchers investigate the validity of a new web base application for …

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