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March 20, 2019 RSS feed / News

MDHHS Urges Michiganders to Make Informed Diet Choices

March is National Nutrition Month and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program are joining with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to remind Michiganders about the importance of making informe More...

Wind Dominates Renewable Energy in Michigan

Wind generation continues to be the primary source of alternative energy in Michigan, according to the Michigan Public Service Commission’s ninth annual report on renewable power.  More...

Severe Weather Awareness Week March 24 - 30

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Brain Injuries Highlighted in Month of March

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and acquired brain injury (ABI) are the leading cause of injury-related deaths and disability in the United States. More...

Forestry Notes

Eat, Drink and Protect a Forest

Production of natural cork maintains an important forest system. Wine bottlers that use cork help protect this threatened forest, so popping that cork can contribute to forest conservation.  More...

North of 45 Writers’ Retreat Marks its 10th Year

The North of 45 Retreat for Writers will celebrate its 10th year May 2 – 5 in Curtis with its primary sponsors, Chamberlin’s Ole Forest Inn and the Erickson Center for the Arts, hosting. More...

Women Today Retreat Scheduled in Sault Ste. Marie

The 46th annual Women Today Retreat, an inter-denominational Christian ministry, will be held April 12 – 14 at Lake Superior State University at the Cisler Center.  The theme for the retreat is “Regret-Free Living,” based on P More...

Presbyterians Plan Next Free Community Meal

Thursday, March 21 the First Presbyterian Church of Newberry will host its next Free Community Fellowship Meal from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. More...

Michigan Works! Plans Job Fairs in Four EUP Counties

UPWARD Talent Council Michigan Works! Soon will host job fairs in Chippewa, Mackinac, Luce and Schoolcraft counties.  More...

DNR Issuing Supplemental Deer Feeding Permits in Southern U.P.

Except within its chronic wasting disease surveillance areas, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources has agreed to issue supplemental deer feeding permits in the southern part of the Upper Peninsula.  The action comes with average U.P. More...

Statewide Graduation Rate Continues Slow, Steady Climb

More Michigan students graduated from high school last year, according to data released recently by the Michigan Center for Educational Performance and Information (CEPI).  More...

DNR Releases Elk Hunting Season Wrap-up

The 2018 elk hunting season stats are in, and the 2019 winter elk survey just wrapped up, providing a clear picture of where Michigan’s elk population currently stands.  More...

Streamline Workstations for More Efficiency

Whether working from home or in a professional workplace, setting up an effective and organized workstation is easier than you think and it helps you be more productive and successful.  Zone Out   More...

Working Famillies Eligible for Michigan Earned Income Tax Credit

Working families and individuals with low to moderate income who receive a federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) can receive a six percent matching tax credit from the state of Michigan, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury. More...

Spring Weight Restrictions Enacted Statewide

Effective Monday, March 18, weight restrictions have been imposed and enforced on all state trunkline highways for the entire state of Michigan, both Upper Peninsula and lower peninsula.  More...

EUP Regional Michigan History Day Winners Announced

The Eastern Upper Peninsula’s Regional History Day competition was held Friday, March 8 at Lake Superior State University. More...

Reel Fishing Tips

Targeting Walleye at End Season

Walleye are a popular target for many ice anglers, particularly as the season wears on. More...

New Boating, Fishing Laws Taking Effect March 21

If your leisure-time plans include boating or fishing, recent changes in Michigan’s Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act (NREPA) may affect you.  More...

Michigan DNR Reports Moose Survey Results

After this winter’s moose survey, wildlife biologists said the western Upper Peninsula moose population is growing at a long-term average of about two percent each year, with an estimated 509 animals living in that part of the state.  More...

Blood Drive

The UPHS Regional Blood Center is seeking Opositive, O-negative, A-negative, B-positive and B-negative blood donors. More...

Soo Film Festival Opens Calling for Entries

The Soo Film Festival celebrates six years of great lakes and great movies this year September 12 - 15 in downtown Sault Ste. Marie. Films will screen at the historic Soo Theatre and Bayliss Public Library, a Superior District Library.  More...

Program Provides Free Library Materials in Braille, Audio Format

Great Lakes Talking Books Reader Advisory and Outreach Center, an affiliate of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), Library of Congress, provides books and magazines in braille and audio formats to U.S. More...

DNR Reminds Snowmobilers to Watch for Moose

Heavy snowfall across much of the Upper Peninsula this winter is making conditions fantastic for snowmobiling, but not so great for moose and deer, resulting in riders and wildlife winding up on the same trails.  More...

Safeguard Your Vehicle from the Elements

In a perfect world, all vehicle owners would be able to park their cars and trucks in garages. In such a world, automobiles would not be vulnerable to sun, storms and other natural elements that, over time, can contribute to wear and tear.  More...