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Support for those in recovery, family members

HOUGHTON — One of the goals of Keweenaw County Sheriff Curt Pennala’s concept for the Mental Health presentation in Eagle River on May 27, 2021, was to help the public reach a clearer understanding of mental health, to begin the elimination of the social stigma regarding mental illness and ...

Grant to boost schools in state

WASHINGTON, D.C — Michigan’s U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters have announced that the Michigan Public Health Institute will receive $1,408,797 to provide smoke detectors and develop online fire prevention tools for Michigan schools. The Fire Department Safety Officers ...

Esky Mayor Tall seeks reelection

ESCANABA — Escanaba Mayor Marc Tall has filed to run for another term on the city council. “I have the desire, knowledge and experience needed for the job, and look forward to continuing to serve our community,” said Tall in a statement announcing his candidacy. As mayor, Tall serves ...

Making voices heard

LAURIUM — Protesters marched around Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital in Laurium Friday afternoon in opposition to a new requirement that all Aspirus employees be vaccinated or undergo periodic COVID-19 testing. Crowd estimates for the protest at its peak ranged from 150 to 200. About 30 still ...

282 more virus positives in UP, 48 in Dickinson

IRON MOUNTAIN — State data Friday showed 282 new confirmed COVID-19 positives in the Upper Peninsula since Wednesday, including 48 cases in Dickinson County and 30 in Menominee County. For the Upper Peninsula, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services coronavirus website Friday ...