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Alcoholism, drugs on dangerous rise in Michigan

HOUGHTON — Since the outbreak of COVID-19 more than a year ago, more and more frequently the spikes in alcohol and drug use has become a topic of concern among mental health professionals, primary care providers, as well as those are effected by the behavior, either directly or ...

One new virus case, one death

ESCANABA — State data Wednesday showed only one more confirmed COVID-19 positive in the Upper Peninsula but also one new virus-related death. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ coronavirus website Wednesday had the new case in Dickinson County and the death in Baraga ...

Scoreboard fundraiser set

ALPHA — The Forest Park Sports Boosters and the New Scoreboard committee are planning a fundraiser from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Alpha Brewery in Alpha. During the day the Forest Park Sports Boosters will have a concession stand on site selling food. There also will be 50-50 drawings, ...

Registration open for Bay College Scholarship Golf Outing

ESCANABA — The Bay College Foundation, Alumni Association and Norse Athletics invites the community to the 30th anniversary of Swinging for Scholarships, the Bay College Scholarship Golf Outing taking place on July 15 at the Escanaba Country Club. The event begins with registration at 11 ...

MTU professor receives top state honor

LANSING — Michigan Technological University Professor Thomas Werner has been recognized as one of the state's three recipients of the Michigan Distinguished Professor of the Year award, which recognizes the “outstanding contributions and dedication exhibited by the faculty from Michigan’s ...

New Hiawatha supervisor named

GLADSTONE — Eastern Regional Forester Gina Owens has announced the selection of Mary Moore as the forest supervisor for the Hiawatha National Forest in the Upper Peninsula. “We are extremely pleased to have Mary assume a leadership position in the Eastern Region,” Owens said in a press ...