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Rain causes flooding in parts of Copper Country

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HUBBELL (AP) — Heavy rains have caused more flooding in parts of the Copper Country that were still working to recover from last month’s severe flooding. At least 3 inches of rain fell Thursday in the Keweenaw Peninsula, closing roads in Hubbell and elsewhere. Some roads that were ...

High Great Lakes levels cause damage

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — High water levels on some of the Great Lakes have been causing trouble for some shoreline communities in recent years. Lauren Fry is the lead water levels forecaster with the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers in the Detroit District office. She estimates water levels on Lake ...

30 health workers punished for sex misconduct in last year

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LANSING (AP) — Michigan licensing boards disciplined 30 health care professionals for sexual assault or misconduct in the last year, according to a newspaper investigation. The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs received 238 allegations of sexual misconduct by health ...

Youth Shooting Program gets donation

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Courtesy photo Bill Hawley, president of Delta County Gun Owners Association, presents a $500 donation to Bill Cobb of Great Lakes Sport and Recreation Club to help support its Youth Summer Shooting Program. DCGOA is proud to sponsor activities that provide opportunities to promote youth ...

Conway, Yun back for Strings on the Bay

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ESCANABA — Strings on the Bay at Bay de Noc Community College continues with its second of three concerts at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, at the Besse Center Theater at Bay College. This concert is a celebration for music director Paul Lundin as it is his 25th anniversary of bringing chamber ...

Parkinson support group plans symposium

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The Parkinson Society Support Group of Dickinson County Area is hosting the third annual U.P. Parkinson Disease Symposium on Friday, Aug. 17, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. CST. The event will be held in Fornetti Hall and the lower commons area at Bay College West Campus in Iron ...

Courts

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DISTRICT COURT DRUNKEN DRIVING Jayne Elaine Mackowiak, 59, of 7751 Summit 19.55 Dr., Gladstone, pleaded guilty to operating while intoxicated; 93 days jail, credit for two days served; 12 months probation; $3,055 fines and costs. CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE Sarah Louise Desilets, 29, of 1112 ...

2018 brings new concerns for area farms

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ESCANABA — While local weather conditions have been warmer and drier than those seen last summer, Michigan State University (MSU) Extension Field Crops Educator Monica Jean said the recent lack of precipitation in the area has created problems for some farmers. Last summer, farmers were ...

Repairs to flood-damaged roads may have to wait

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HOUGHTON — Some county roads will probably have to wait until next year for repairs to damage incurred by the June 17 flood, Houghton County Road Engineer Kevin Harju told the Houghton County Board. One hundred-and-five county roads were impacted by the flood, Harju said. Fifteen roads in ...

Human remains found in burning vehicle

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MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP — Michigan State Police St. Ignace Post detectives are working to identify human remains discovered when troopers responded to a burning vehicle in Marquette Township Tuesday. Troopers were called to East Simmons Road at about 6 a.m. to investigate reports that a vehicle ...

NASA, NMU team up to measure radiation

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MARQUETTE (AP) — NASA has teamed up with an Upper Peninsula university and installed equipment on a Lake Superior island to measure Earth’s radiation. Northern Michigan University says NASA’s Clouds and the Earth Radiant Energy System experiment launched last month on Granite Island. ...

List of conditions pot can treat expanded

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LANSING (AP) — Michigan regulators have significantly expanded the list of conditions approved for treatment by medical marijuana. The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs added 11 medical conditions deemed debilitating by the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act of 2008. They are: ...

Menominee museum gets Foundation grant

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MENOMINEE — The Menominee Heritage Museum received $4,995 from the Community Wide Fund held at the M&M Area Community Foundation. These funds will support its preservation materials project. This project involves the purchase of various-sized bins and boxes, as well as special folders, to ...

Foundation accepting grant proposals

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MARQUETTE — The Superior Health Foundation (SHF) is now accepting grant proposals for the Indigent Care Fund. At its July board meeting, the SHF Board of Directors voted to expend $25,000 in SHF dollars to “kick start” the Indigent Care Fund. SHF will provide grants to ...

Business After Hours slated July 25

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ESCANABA — Business After Hours will be held Wednesday, July 25, from 5 to 7 p.m., co-sponsored by Water’s Edge Chiropractic, Delta Business Solutions, Frame Farm, Brampton Bike and Ski, Main Street Pizza, the City of Gladstone and the Gladstone DDA. This annual event will be held in ...

Open auditions for one act plays set

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ESCANABA — Auditions for two one act plays will be held from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on July 22-23 at the Bonifas Theater, 700 1st Ave. S., Escanaba. “Love, Loss and What I Wore” is looking for five strong female characters and “I Don’t Mind That You’re Ugly” requires five females and ...

Annual stamp and coin bourse planned

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ESCANABA — The Bay de Noc Stamp and Coin Club will be holding it 18th annual stamp and coin bourse on Saturday July 14. Show hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This year the event will be held in the Heirman Building on the campus of Bay College. The building is located on Danforth Road in Escanaba. ...

State Bank opens Gladstone branch

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GLADSTONE — Construction on the Upper Peninsula State Bank’s Gladstone branch began roughly a year ago, and the grand opening of the facility was celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday morning. According to Gladstone Mayor Joe Thompson, the bank approached the city with its ...

Study shows value of local airport

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ESCANABA — A recent statewide study found the Delta County Airport has had a significant financial impact on both the local area and the state of Michigan. Stephanie Ward, vice president and manager of planning for consulting firm Mead & Hunt, gave a presentation on the study during a ...

Overheated fan blamed for house fire

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WELLS TOWNSHIP — An overheated fan is being blamed for starting a house fire in Wells Township Tuesday. Escanaba Public Safety officers responded to 3343 U.S. 2 and 41, Wells Township at about 11:47 a.m. after Delta County Central Dispatch received a 9-1-1 call reporting a house fire. When ...