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Maryhill Manor offers program to train nursing assistants for care

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NIAGARA, Wis. — During National Nursing Assistant Week, Maryhill Manor in Niagara is highlighting its certified nursing assistant training program that helps keep enough of these pivotal staff members for resident care. Patti Sparpani, a registered nurse at Maryhill, has taught the nursing ...

State Senate approves commercial fishing bill

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LANSING — The Michigan Senate has unanimously approved legislation that would update parts of the state’s commercial fishing law, which has not been reformed in 50 years and which has resulted in the Department of Natural Resources adopting problematic policies to regulate the ...

UW has residency program for treating rural women

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — When Dr. Laura McDowell finishes her obstetrics and gynecology training at UW Health this month, she will be the first person in the country to complete such a residency program focused on caring for women in rural areas. With a nationwide shortage of OB-GYNs and many ...

Breitung signs mutual aid response agreement

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QUINNESEC — The Breitung Township Board has passed a resolution to join an interstate mutual aid agreement to better coordinate fire department response. The Michigan Mutual Aid Box Alarm System provides mutual aid in fire protection, suppression, rescue and emergency medical assistance, ...

City councils to meet

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Florence County School Board will meet at 5:15 p.m. today in Room 259 of Florence High School. The agenda includes a summer school update and budget adjustments. Iron Mountain City Council will meet at 6 p.m. today at City Hall. Agenda items include a bid opening for Detroit Street water line ...

Man loses suit over having in jail to take off prosthetic leg

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SAULT STE. MARIE (AP) — A man who claimed his rights were violated when he was forced to remove his prosthetic leg in jail has lost a lawsuit against an Upper Peninsula county. Ralph Keller’s meals were delivered to him, and he was allowed to use a wheelchair outside his cell at the ...