Recent Updates

Invasive Swine Ban Upheld

The Michigan Court of Appeals has upheld the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ decision to classify the Russian boar as an invasive species. Russian boar are not native to Michigan. Most of those now in the state have been brought in by specialty hog farmers, or game ranches. Some have …

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Baraga SVDP Food Pantry Dedicated

The Saint Vincent dePaul organization in Baraga County celebrated a major expansion Wednesday with the dedication of its new food pantry. The pantry is located in the former Snyder Drug Store on Broad Street. The building had been empty for six years, after the pharmacy was purchased by Pamida. Saint …

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Portage Health Foundation Endowment Grows

The endowment of the Portage Health Foundation has received another boost. An additional 3.1-million dollars from the sale of Portage Health Hospital to LifePoint Hospitals has been deposited. That pushes the assets of the Foundation to nearly 60-million dollars. The Portage Health Foundation became a stand-alone entity when Portage Health …

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