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Excessive alcohol abuse costly for state

September 12, 2013 Excessive alcohol use cost Michigan $8.2 billion in 2006, or about $2.16 a drink, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Preventio. more »»

Sharing the road with farm equipment

September 11, 2013 Autumn is approaching in Michigan and Wisconsin. That means crisp apples, corn mazes, pumpkin patches and more. more »»

HPV vaccine key to preventing cancer

September 10, 2013 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that HPV vaccination rates in girls ages 13-17 years failed to increase, and actually declined slightly between 2011 and 2012. more »»

Tobacco-free in new school year

September 9, 2013 The 2011 Michigan Youth Risk Behavior Survey shows that 14 percent of Michigan youth currently smoke cigarettes, and another 7.6 percent use smokeless tobacco. more »»

Paper’s comments are not taken well

September 7, 2013 On Aug. 15 on its website, The Detroit News made what we feel is an attempt to put the Upper Peninsula in its place. more »»

September National Preparedness Month

September 6, 2013 September is National Preparedness Month, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency encourages everyone to act now and make their families’ preparedness for disasters a priority. more »»

Insurance for college students

September 5, 2013 Students who are attending technical schools or college to further their education should review their insurance needs, advises Wisconsin Commissioner Ted Nickel. more »»

Campus Fire Safety Month

September 4, 2013 Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has proclaimed September as Campus Fire Safety Month to raise awareness of the fire risks when living on- or off-campus, urge young adults to practice life-saving fire... more »»

Be aware of school bus danger zones

September 3, 2013 As children return to school, local authorities encourage parents to remind children about safety while waiting for the bus and walking to schoo. more »»

Swine flu case serves as reminder of precautions

August 30, 2013 Health officials say a strain of swine flu is responsible for an illness that sickened a child who recently attended the Berrien County Youth Fair in southwestern Lower Michigan. more »»

Health insurance scams on the rise

August 29, 2013 Changes to health insurance, ushered in by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), have caused some confusion for consumers and, unfortunately, opened the door for potential scam. more »»

Even healthy young adults need vaccines

August 28, 2013 In recognition of National Immunization Awareness Month, the Michigan Department of Community Health is urging young adults to get vaccinated against serious diseases such as meningitis, whooping... more »»

Precautions in heat wave

August 27, 2013 Wisconsin state emergency management and health officials are asking residents to again take precautions if they have to be outside or in non-air-conditioned homes during this heat wave, and to chec... more »»

Safety first at the county fair

August 26, 2013 County fairs are an American tradition. The Dickinson County Fair, set for Aug. 28-Sept. 2 this year, traditionally is the most popular county fair in the Upper Peninsul. more »»

Drunk boating still a problem

August 24, 2013 A new report from The Associated Press out this week detailing the latest on a long-term problem on the Great Lakes is an exercise in good news-bad news. more »»

Bees, wasps more aggressive now

August 23, 2013 Summer is slowly winding down, but but those pesky bees and wasps are still very present and more aggressive than ever during the last picnics of the season or other outdoor activities. more »»

Getting ready for school days

August 22, 2013 School days are rapidly approaching. Most schools in the Dickinson-Iron County area, and northeastern Wisconsin will start classes on Tuesday, Sept. 3. more »»

National Tooth Fairy Day this Thursday

August 21, 2013 Remember losing a tooth as a child and tucking it under your pillow at night for the tooth fairy to come? Well this Thursday, Aug. more »»

Legal Help assists more than 200,000

August 20, 2013 When launched on Aug. 17, 2012, initial estimates expected around 3,000 visits per week to the legal information websit. more »»

Make healthier school lunches

August 19, 2013 With summer coming to a close, it’s almost that time for parents to start gearing up for the first day of school and planning back-to-school shopping ‘must-haves. more »»



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