Canadian National Railway Closing Escanaba Dock In April

The Canadian National Railway is closing its Escanaba dock.

Escanaba City Manager Jim O’Toole confirmed the news to the Radio Results Network on Tuesday.

CN will close the dock by the end of April, and the 12 employees who work there will be offered other jobs within the company.

The railway says that the closure of the Empire Mine in Marquette County is a “contributing factor in the decrease of operations at the dock”. 

 

Dosh Takes Over As OSF Hospice Medical Director

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OSF St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group is pleased to announce that Steven Dosh, MD , has accepted the position of Hospice Medical Director. In addition, Mark Povich, DO, and Francie Myrick, MD, will serve as hospice physicians, assisting Dr. Dosh in caring for patients at OSF Hospice, Escanaba.

Dr. Dosh succeeds Dr. Ronald Bissett, who served as Hospice Medical Director until his retirement in January 2017. In addition to his new role,

 

Bay College Proposes Changes To Nursing Program

In an effort to streamline career paths for healthcare professionals, Bay College nursing faculty and overall department have proposed program changes to reflect the needs of our students and healthcare communities.

According to a recent survey conducted by the Michigan Board of Nursing, the majority of licensed practical nurses (LPNs) in the State of Michigan are working in clinics and long-term care facilities.

Nursing and pre-nursing students have voiced a desire to enter into a program of study and finish in a shorter period of time,

 

Uber, Lyft Now Regulated Under Michigan Law

Uber, Lyft and other rideshare businesses defined as transportation network companies (TNC), will now be state regulated the same as limousine and taxicab carriers according to the Limousine, Taxicab, and Transportation Network Company Act (PA 345), effective today. The authority to regulate these ride services is under LARA’s Corporations, Securities and Commercial Licensing Bureau (CSCL).

“As transportation options continue to increase, we look forward to helping ensure the safety of all Michiganders who look for convenient and affordable ways to get around,” said CSCL Director Julia Dale.

 

Escanaba City Council To Interview City Manager Finalists

The Escanaba City Council will interview the three finalists for the city manager’s position Tuesday night. Darcy Long, William Yost, and Jeff Thornton will all be questioned…separately…starting at 6:00. Escanaba Mayor Marc Tall says the public is welcome to be there, and even though they can’t ask direct questions of the candidates, they can still be a part of the process.

People in the audience are free to write down questions, which will then be passed to the council.

 

NMU Hosting Event Tuesday For Make-a-Wish Foundation

The Northern Michigan Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) will host a Lip Sync Battle to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. 

The event, which will be held in Room 1100 of Jamrich Hall, is open to the public. Donations will be accepted at the door.

All 16 Wildcat teams are set to participate. Northern Michigan’s residence assistants will also have a spot.

“This event is part of a great tradition that allows student-athletes to come together in a fun environment with an emphasis being placed on SAAC’s efforts to raise funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation,”

 

Bay College Adds Baraga Student To Basketball Program

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Bay College Women’s Basketball coach, Coach Rae Drake, Jr. is proud to announce the signing of Justice Kinnunen of Baraga High School for the 2017-18 inaugural women’s basketball season at the College. Kinnunen was a member of the 18-3 Baraga Vikings, was a team co-captain, and was selected as a 2nd team All Country division team.

Off of the court, Kinnunen holds down a 3.6 GPA and is a member of the National Honor Society.

 

DNR Approves Deer Habitat Improvement Grants Across U.P.

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The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has awarded a total of $100,000 in deer habitat improvement grants in the Upper Peninsula. The funds will be allocated to 11 grant award recipients.

The Deer Habitat Improvement Partnership Initiative is a competitive grant program designed to enhance deer habitat on non-state-managed lands in the U.P.

“This year’s grants are for excellent projects designed to address local and regional deer habitat needs,” said Bill Scullon,

 

Michigan Potato Producers Say ‘Yes’ To Marketing Program

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Director Jamie Clover Adams announced Monday that the state’s potato growers have approved a referendum to continue the Michigan Potato Industry Commission.

The Michigan Potato Industry Commission was designed to promote the potato industry through research, promotion, advertising, and market development and expansion. By law, the program must be renewed every five years.

The Commission will continue for an additional five years beginning July 1,

 

Naked Young Girl Rescued From Ditch In Rapid River

A little girl was rescued in Rapid River on Friday after being found naked and laying in a ditch under freezing cold conditions.

Delta County Sheriffs Deputies say that a citizen and his dog found the three-year-old at about 11:15 in the morning. The man wrapped the child in his shirt, took her inside to get warm, and she was taken to Saint Francis Hospital.

The girl turned out to be OK,