Bay College Awards Scholarship To Dickinson County Student

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Danielson Insurance established a scholarship to assist a full-time, Bay College West student from Dickinson County for Academic Year 2016-2017.

Tonia Wilkey, from Vulcan, was selected as the recipient of this generous award.  She is pursuing a Nursing degree at Bay College West, and will be completing her freshman year in May.  Tonia expressed her gratitude in receiving this scholarship stating, “I’m so excited to be the recipient of this scholarship!  The nursing program requires a lot of dedication and hard work,

 

Governor Pleased With Latest Unemployment Figures

Governor Rick Snyder on Wednesday issued the following statement after the announcement that the state’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.1 percent while the state’s workforce rose by 6,000 for the month of March.

“As we continue on the path toward our future, it is encouraging to see our state’s unemployment rate go down while the number of Michiganders entering the workforce continues to rise. Not only are Michiganders showing increased faith in our state’s reinvented economy,

 

Free Gardening Series Continues Thursday In Marquette

A free gardening series continues on Thursday, April 20th at 7 pm at the Marquette Missionary Church, 1804 Wright St., in Marquette. The “Growing Your Food in the U.P.” gardening series is open to everyone, is hands-on and explores soil dynamics and the use of permaculture for greater success growing food in the challenging U.P. climate.

The series is sponsored by Transition Marquette County. For more information, contact Michael Riesterer at transitionmarquette@gmail.com or call 225-0608.

 

DNR’s Eastern U.P. Citizens Advisory Panel Meets In Newberry

The Eastern Upper Peninsula Citizens’ Advisory Council is scheduled to discuss several interesting topics when the panel meets Thursday, April 20 in Newberry.

There will be an update on cormorant control efforts, the status of wolf legislation and several subcommittee reports on issues ranging from deer to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Forest Road Inventory Project.

“The council meetings give the public an opportunity to provide input and learn what’s new on DNR topics important to the Upper Peninsula,” said John Pepin,

 

City of Ishpeming Competes For Governor’s Fitness Award

The City of Ishpeming and the 906 Polar Roll are finalists in a State-Wide Competition, the Governor’s Fitness Awards.

The Governor’s Fitness Awards are organized through the Michigan Fitness Foundation. The purpose of the Awards is to celebrate Michigan’s leaders in health and wellness, honoring individuals and organizations for their commitment to healthy lifestyles. There are ten (10) categories that receive nominations State-Wide. Each year, one (1) winner from each category is selected and celebrated at an annual gala in Lansing.

 

Meijer Opening Escanaba Store May 18; Gas Station Opens Thursday

Meijer has announced its opening dates for its first two Upper Peninsula stores.

The Grand Rapids-based company says that its Escanaba and Sault Ste. Marie stores will officially open their doors on May 18th. And the gas stations at both locations will open this Thursday.

Meijer says it has already begun receiving merchandise for its two U-P stores, and they’ve begun training their staff members. They’ve also sent out a video of their large trucks crossing the Mackinac Bridge for the first time.

 

LaFave Vows To Tackle Michigan’s High Auto Insurance Costs

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Michigan has the third-highest auto insurance rates in the country.

Efforts to change the state’s “no fault” system have gone no where over the years, but one of the state’s newest and youngest House members is going to give it a try.

Upper Peninsula state representative Beau LaFave tells the Radiuo Results Network that the place to start is to make reforms that will help insurance companies reduce their risk.

The Iron Mountain Republican says that certain reforms,

 

Michigan Senator Supports Health Care Bill For Women Veterans

Michigan U.S. Senator Gary Peters announced Wednesday he is cosponsoring bipartisan legislation that would require the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide better access to services to help meet the unique health care needs of women veterans.

The Deborah Sampson Act, named for a woman who disguised herself to serve in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, would improve access to specialized services, like maternity and newborn care.

 

Trade Group Meets In Sault To Discuss US-Canadian Trade

The group Americans for Affordable Products hosted a meeting Tuesday with local leaders and businesses to discuss the negative impact the Border Adjustment Tax (BAT) would have on the local Michigan that helps bridge economy in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.

Sault Ste. Marie is an economic hub in the global economy to small businesses that in turn provide affordable products to consumers.

The BAT is a component of U.S. House GOP tax reform plans that calls for a 20 percent tax on imported goods,

 

Event Wednesday In Marquette To Help Empire Mine Workers

Workers affected by the indefinite idling of the Empire Mine will have expanded access to state resources on Wednesday, to help with the transition to new careers as part of the state’s Project Empire response plan.

Michigan Works! is hosting affected miners, their families and others between 1 and 4 p.m. at the Marquette County Michigan Works! service center, 1498 O’Dovero Drive in Marquette.

Project Empire was created by Gov. Rick Snyder last year to help affected workers and Western Marquette County.