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Blood drives planned

ESCANABA — As the U.S. experiences a new surge in COVID-19 cases, the Red Cross is becoming increasingly concerned about the nation’s blood supply. Eligible individuals are urged to make an appointment to donate blood now to help patients in need. Find a donation opportunity using the Red ...

Iron Mountain VA to host virtual town hall for veterans

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Iron Mountain VA will hold a virtual Veteran Town Hall Thursday, December 3, at 5 p.m. CDT that will stream live on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vaironmountain. Leaders from the medical center will discuss the following: Iron Mountain VA’s current status and response ...

Food distribution for December set

ESCANABA — The Menominee-Delta-Schoolcraft Community Action Agency Emergency Food Assistance Program (quarterly distribution) has been scheduled for December. The program is for residents, 18 years of age and older, who qualify with household income; ex :( one person $2,126 a month, two ...

OSF HealthCare part of #MaskUp campaign

PEORIA, Ill. — OSF HealthCare is joining 100 of the nation’s top health care systems, representing thousands of hospitals in communities across the U.S. with an urgent plea for all Americans to mask up, because wearing a face mask is our best chance at slowing the surging COVID-19 ...

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month

LANSING — November is National Diabetes Awareness month. Make this the time to review your diabetes care plan. Did you get the all the recommended tests and exams this year? Are you having any problems like blood sugar being too high or problems seeing well? Below are things that you can do ...

MDOT projects put focus on safety

MARQUETTE — Using targeted technology as well as low-cost, system-wide improvements, Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) projects across the Upper Peninsula this year have been designed to make roads safer. MDOT safety projects are part of a larger effort to help move the state ...