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Michigan National Guard to assist with no-cost community COVID-19 testing in...

Michigan National Guard to assist with no-cost community COVID-19 testing in Ironwood August 12, 2020
LANSING, MICH. The Michigan National Guard will continue its partnership with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and local health departments to offer COVID-19 testing Wednesday, August 12 in Gogebic County. Testing will be held at the Ironwood Public Safety Building, 123 W. McLeod Ave., Ironwood, MI 49938...

Adopt-a-Forest cleanup challenge passes 50-site midpoint August 5, 2020

Adopt-a-Forest cleanup challenge passes 50-site midpoint August 5, 2020
Refrigerators, tires, old cars, barrels with mysterious contents and an entire body cast are among the strange things pulled out of the woods by Adopt-a-Forest volunteers in the program’s nearly 30-year history. The DNR program’s summer forest cleanup challenge, which recently passed the halfway mark toward its goal with more than 50...

Iron Mountain VA Wins National Best Patient Experience Award July 24,...

Iron Mountain VA Wins National Best Patient Experience Award July 24, 2020
IRON MOUNTAIN – The Department of Veterans Affairs’ Veteran Experience Office recognized Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center for providing patients with outstanding healthcare experiences for the second consecutive year. The Iron Mountain-based VA Medical Center received the 2019 Best Experience Award for level 3 facilities at the Veterans Patient...

Michigan UIA Update: $600 Weekly Federal Benefit Ended July 25, 2020

Michigan UIA Update: $600 Weekly Federal Benefit Ended July 25, 2020
LANSING, MICH. The Unemployment Insurance Agency today provided information to Michigan workers on the expiration of the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (PUC) program, which has been providing an additional $600 benefit each week to those receiving unemployment benefits. Michigan’s weekly unemployment benefit of up to $362 will continue for those...

Michigan moves forward with ongoing reform of child welfare system July...

Michigan moves forward with ongoing reform of child welfare system July 16, 2020
MDHHS issues rules to restrict restraint of youth in facilities, releases recommendations from national experts to improve oversight LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is stepping up its ongoing efforts to reform the state’s child welfare system by introducing new measures that better protect...

UGLFHC COVID-19 Drive Through Testing – Upcoming Locations, July 14-16, 2020

UGLFHC COVID-19 Drive Through Testing – Upcoming Locations, July 14-16, 2020
Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center will be holding more COVID-19 drive through testing sites the week of 7/13. Is this something you’d be able to help us promote? Please see scripting below:   “Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center (UGL), the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department, and the Marquette...

NMU Professor Thompson Co-edits National Parks Learning Book June 30, 2020

NMU Professor Thompson Co-edits National Parks Learning Book June 30, 2020
NMU public relations professor and alumna Jes Thompson co-edited the recently published America’s Largest Classroom: What We Learn From Our National Parks, which has been nominated for the National Nonfiction Book Award. Thompson recruited NMU art and design alumna Abigail Cook to create graphics and help with the final layout and...

Eden Lutheran Church in Munising begins outdoor worship June 21, 2020

Eden Lutheran Church in Munising begins outdoor worship June 21, 2020
MUNISING – The Congregational Council of Eden Lutheran Church has decided to begin taking baby steps back into communal life with an outdoor Sunday worship beginning June 21, 2020, at 10:30 am. For the remainder of the summer and until further notice, the faith community and visitors will gather in...

Special Olympics Michigan Can Drive Saturday, June 13th, 2020

Special Olympics Michigan Can Drive Saturday, June 13th, 2020
Law Enforcement Torch Run is doing a bottle return drive this Saturday, June 13th from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.in Marquette as a fundraiser for Special Olympics athletes.  If you have any returnables you would like to donate, please stop by our storage unit across from NMU Public Safety at...

Michigan DNR announces opening dates for campgrounds June 4, 2020

Michigan DNR announces opening dates for campgrounds June 4, 2020
As Michigan moves to Stage 4 of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s MI Safe Start plan, the Department of Natural Resources has determined official opening dates for state park and state forest campgrounds, state harbors and other DNR-managed outdoor spaces – just in time for the summer season. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic,...