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U.P. shipwrecks discussed at lecture series

MARQUETTE — Over the years, hundreds of ships have met their demise in the chilly waters of Lake Superior. Some of the bones of these ships can still be seen by divers today. Recently, the Marquette Maritime Museum’s winter lecture series Maritime History on Tap held a presentation titled ...

Want to move a building?

MANISTIQUE — The Schoolcraft County Community Foundation is involved in a variety of projects ranging from a fund to help youth join Scouting to an effort to move a local historical building. The Schoolcraft County Community Foundation announced a new fund has been added to its family of ...

Upper Peninsula State Bank to open office in Houghton

ESCANABA — Upper Peninsula State Bank is planning to expand to Houghton County and the Copper Country. The bank will be located at 906 Razorback Drive, Suite #1. Because they already have many customers in the Copper Country – both in deposits as well as projects they have funded, the bank ...

Ballot drive to protect abortion rights launched in Michigan

LANSING (AP) — A ballot drive launched in Michigan on Friday would enshrine a woman’s right to an abortion in the state constitution, as the U.S. Supreme Court considers weakening or overturning its landmark Roe v. Wade decision. Reproductive Freedom for All’s petition would affirm the ...

In omicron outbreak, US governors lose appetite for mandates

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Governors took sweeping actions during earlier surges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many closed schools and ordered businesses shut down. They issued mask mandates, vaccine requirements and even quarantines in some places for people who had traveled to out-of-state hot ...

First baby of 2022

Courtesy photo OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group is pleased to welcome its first baby of 2022, Dresden Christopher Richard. Dresden was born at 3:09 p.m. on Monday, January 3, 2022 to mother, Megan, and father, Bret Sivrais of Gulliver. He weighed 9 pounds and measured ...