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Fighting the invaders

As invasive species continue to be a problem in Dickinson County, efforts to combat their spread this summer primarily will focus on Eurasian watermilfoil and wild parsnip. The amount of the aquatic EWM acreage “increased considerably” this year in Lake Antoine, according to a recent Lake ...

U.P. loses COVID-19 cases from state data

ESCANABA — State data Friday not only showed no new confirmed COVID-19 positives in the Upper Peninsula but reduced the region’s count by three. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ coronavirus website took away a single confirmed coronavirus case in Marquette, Chippewa ...

Dickinson Library opens more space, ends appointment need

IRON MOUNTAIN — Both the children’s room and the Local History Room are now open for browsing at the main Dickinson County Library in downtown Iron Mountain, as the library system expands services and moves further into its phased reopening plan. Appointments no longer are necessary to ...

Esky moves on renewable energy

ESCANABA — The Escanaba City Council took a series of actions Thursday related to renewable energy in the city. The first energy-related item on Thursday’s agenda was a proposed net metering policy. Net metering policies set the standard for how much power can come from consumer renewable ...

‘A destination for art lovers’

LANSING — Property that served as the studio, retail shop, printing operation, and private residence of renowned Michigan artist Gwen Frostic has been given special recognition through its listing in the National Register of Historic Places, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation has ...

Finlandia Board of Trustees, faculty respond to vote

HANCOCK — The Finlandia University Board of Trustees issued an official statement regarding the Finlandia faculty Vote of No Confidence in President Philip Johnson on June 10. “Finlandia’s Board of Trustees understand the faculty’s concerns. We fully support the faculty in working ...