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Michigan Wolf Population Stabilizing

Michigan’s gray wolf population seems to have settled in at around 700. The results of the state Department of Natural Resources survey released yesterday pegged the total at 695, divided among 143 packs. The survey was conducted over the winter. It does not include pups born this spring, nor does …

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Survey Shows Support for Whitmer, Masks

Michiganders overwhelmingly approve of the job Governor Gretchen Whitmer is doing to try to control the COVID-19 pandemic. A survey just released by the Democracy Fund and UCLA Nationscape Project showed that 63 percent of Michigan residents agree with the governor’s actions. Only 31 percent disapprove. The poll was taken …

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Governor Whitmer Signs And Extends Executive Orders

Youth work permits just got a little easier to obtain. This, after Governor Whitmer signed an executive order, relaxing paperwork requirements. Work permits required by the Youth Employment Standards Act, which previously required special colored paper, can now be emailed, mailed or faxed, as opposed to in person. Whitmer also …

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Dial Help Offers Help To Victims

Dial Help is known for their 24/7 UP wide crisis line, but they also offer a number of specialized services here in the Copper Country. The Victim Services Department, serving Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw and Ontanagon Counties, offers help with child and elder abuse, fraud and sexual abuse, along with other …

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Hancock Prepares For Fall Sports Season

It’s almost time for high school sports. In an email sent to parents, Hancock High School Principal/Athletic Director Chris Salani, said parents can expect information next week, on a webinar he’ll be hosting, in preparation for the upcoming Fall sports season. Topics to be covered include the student-athlete code of …

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State Managed ORV Trail Reopened

The state managed ORV Route between the Portage Lake Lift Bridge and Dollar Bay has been reopened, after work was completed to create a bypass trail route. The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department along with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, lifted an advisory this past Friday. The …

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