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Delta County declares state of emergency

ESCANABA — A new COVID-19-related state of emergency was declared in Delta County Wednesday afternoon — just months after a similar declaration was rescinded. According to the press release issued Wednesday, Delta County Board of Commissioners Chair Patrick Johnson declared the emergency ...

MDOT to repair US 2 bridge

MENOMINEE — The Michigan Department of Transportation is investing about $92,000 to repair the U.S. 2 bridge over Wilson Creek near Powers in Menominee County. Work includes repairs to a bridge approach retaining wall. This project will increase safety and extend the lifespan of the bridge. ...

SUD is public health crisis

HOUGHTON — The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department (WUPHD) has expanded into addressing Substance Use Disorder (SUD), both as a disorder and a brain disease, in the community, because SUD, as a brain disease has reached a public health crisis, worldwide, across the nation, and in the ...

Support walk planned

ST. IGNACE —The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting St. Ignace-area residents to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Mackinac Straits Health System on Sept. 29. This year’s event is being planned outdoors at ...

Ambulance supported in Calumet

CALUMET — U.S. Sens. Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow recently announced that Mercy EMS in Calumet will receive $182,133 in federal funding to improve operations and safety. “Mercy EMS in Calumet, Michigan will be purchasing seven new cardiac monitors that will replace those that are ...

U.P. firms repair Coast Guard vessels

ESCANABA — This fall, K&M Industrial, LLC of Gladstone and North Shore Marine Terminal & Logistics Inc. of Escanaba are working on dry dock repairs for United States Coast Guard vessels. According to K&M Industrial President Josh King, his company and North Shore Marine first ...