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Creek in Houghton County to be treated for lamprey

HOUGHTON — U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service personnel will apply lampricides to Schlotz Creek, located in the community of Oskar, in Stanton Township, to kill sea lamprey larvae burrowed in the stream bottom. The announcement comes in a Thursday release from Department of the Interior. Midwest ...

Free gas, food draws crowd for Enbridge

ESCANABA — Traffic backed up for blocks as people tried to get free gas and food at Carnes Eco Fuels in Escanaba Tuesday. Hand-drawn signs on neon-colored paper advertising “Free Gas” and “Free Lunch” drew cars to the station in droves for the event held by Enbridge. The energy ...

Shortage at blood center noted

MARQUETTE — The UP Regional Blood Center is currently experiencing a critical need for A positive, A negative, O negative, B positive and B negative blood types. The UP Regional Blood Center has collection sites in Marquette, Hancock and Escanaba and is the primary supplier of blood to 13 ...

Sault tribe board session set

SAULT STE. MARIE — The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors will hold a regular meeting beginning 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Sault Kewadin Casino, in person or via Zoom. Matters raised by the membership will be held at 4 p.m. in person or by virtual attendance. The link ...

K-6 mask order in west end schools

KINGSFORD — Health officials Thursday issued an indoor mask order for all students in kindergarten through sixth grade at all educational facilities in Dickinson and Iron counties, effective Monday. The Dickinson-Iron District Health Department order also requires anyone “providing ...

MAKING IT CLEAR

ESCANABA — Gone are the days when Michigan Department of Natural Resources fire staff in Escanaba had to run out and manually flip the fire danger sign from “high” to “very high” or from “moderate” to “low” as conditions changed. The fire danger status on a flashy new ...