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Aspirus Seeks Sole Ownership of Health Plan

WAUSAU, Wis. – Aspirus is pleased to announce plans to acquire full ownership of Aspirus Arise Health Plan of Wisconsin. Upon regulatory approval by the Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance, Aspirus will buy WPS Health Solutions’ ownership stake in the Wisconsin-based health plan. “To help our communities become as healthy …

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Public Comment Period Open For Buffalo Reef Draft Plan

The Buffalo Reef Task Force has released a Draft Preliminary Alternatives Analysis for protecting important reef fish spawning habitat from copper mine tailings (stamp sands) dumped into Lake Superior at Gay, Michigan 100 years ago. Shifts in the stamp sands deposit over the years are threatening to bury Buffalo Reef, destroying the …

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Child Predator Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison

A California man arrested for transporting child pornography across the border from the UP into Canada will spend the next 20 years in prison.  52-year-old Jason Harry Bishop was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. Federal Court in Marquette by Chief U.S. District Judge Robert J. Jonker. He was arrested in January …

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All Night Freeze For All

A lot of Michigan Tech students won’t be getting much sleep Wednesday night as Winter Carnival kicks into high gear with the annual All-Nighter.  Some student organizations will have one night to create a sculpture out of snow while others work frantically to finish their month-long masterpieces. This year’s theme …

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Stabbing In Mass City, Suspect In Custody

UPDATE–Suspect’s name released in Mass City stabbing–23 year old Marcus Bain of Watersmeet is charged with assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder or by strangulation, assault with a dangerous weapon, and police officer-assaulting, resisting, and obstructing. He will be back in court February 11 ————————————————————————————————————- …

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Request For Proposals For Small Grants Issued

The following press release was issued by the Portage Health Foundation: [Hancock, MI] The Portage Health Foundation (PHF) is releasing its 2019 Small Grants Request for Proposal (RFP) again for the second year. PHF recognized that grants large and small play a significant role in the community’s ability to meet …

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Central UP Recovering From Ice Storm

While snow and freezing rain forced schools to close in the Copper Country Monday, parts of the Central Upper Peninsula were hammered with a dangerous ice storm. The weather not only caused school closures in Marquette County and the surrounding areas but the ice also caused widespread power outages. A …

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2019 Winter Carnival Royal Court Crowned

The 2019 Winter Carnival Queen is fourth year Biological Sciences pre-med major Jill Poliskey. The Midland native was crowned Saturday night during the Queen’s Coronation at the Rozsa Center. She was also named Miss Congeniality. Poliskey represented St. Albert the Great University Parish and was sponsored by Suomi Home Bakery …

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