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Governor Whitmer Begins U.P. Tour

Governor Gretchen Whitmer will be making several stops in the Upper Peninsula this week. She will meet with organizations, staff and constituents to learn about the issues that matter most to the U.P. and discuss her goals as governor. Whitmer will begin her tour today at the Sault Ste. Marie …

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Prescribed Burn Planned for the Ottawa National Forest

Ironwood, Mich—August 5, 2019—The U.S. Forest Service, Ottawa National Forest announces plans for a prescribed burn in the Johnson Lake Area within the next two weeks, dependent upon weather conditions. The proposed prescribed burn is located on the Kenton Ranger District, east of Bond Falls between Forest Road 530 and …

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Senator Peters To Visit UP On His Motorcycle

US Senator Gary Peters will be making a stop in the Upper Peninsula this week as part of his 4th annual motorcycle tour across Michigan. Peters will visit the Ishpeming Senior Citizens Center on Wednesday to meet with local seniors and tour renovation efforts underway at the center. During his …

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UP Man Charged With Attempted Murder

An Upper Peninsula man is facing an attempted murder charge after an alleged assault over the weekend. 23-year-old Ryan Joseph Philipps was arrested Sunday and lodged in the Menominee County Jail on charges of assault with intent to murder as well as attempted murder. Authorities say Philipps struck a 23-year-old …

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Partners Sought For Mental Health Summit

IRON MOUNTAIN – The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain is seeking community mental health agencies, local human services agencies, hospitals, Veterans and their families, and any other interested organizations or individuals to participate in its seventh annual Mental Health Summit on Tuesday, August 20. The summit …

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MDOT seeks public comment on draft 2020-2024 transportation program

August 1, 2019 — The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is seeking public comment on its draft 2020-2024 Five-Year Transportation Program. The draft document, which is updated annually, includes information about MDOT’s mobility initiatives, revenues and a list of specific transportation projects planned for the next five years in each of …

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