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USDA files complaint against Oswald’s Bear Ranch

By Carol Stiffler Frequently under fire by PETA, the Oswald’s Bear Ranch north of Newberry has now received a complaint from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The complaint alleges that ranch owners Dean and Jewel Oswald failed to provide...

Deflated, COVID reaches new local peak

By Carol Stiffler Between October 2-8, 249 new COVID cases were diagnosed within the LMAS Health District. That’s an average of nearly 36 per day, and provides far too much work for employees of the district to even attempt to complete thorough contact tracing in...

Luce County lost 3% in 2020 census

By Carol Stiffler Luce County’s 2020 census figure – which showed a staggering 19.5% drop in population over the past 10 years – is likely to change. And it looks like it’s going to be a much smaller drop than originally reported. Research into the...

Get ready for 10-digit dialing

Gone are the days when we could call from Newberry to Newberry with just four numbers.  And very soon, it’ll be impossible to dial within town or to any location without dialing the full 10-digit phone number. The time is quickly approaching for telephone users in...

Karl Bohnak fired from TV6

By Carol Stiffler TV6 Meteorologist Karl Bohnak has been fired from his longtime position at WLUC TV6 in Marquette after refusing to get vaccinated against COVID. His last day as chief meteorologist for the station was Wednesday, September 15. The television station’s...

Bridge over Tahquamenon River

Contractors used a helicopter today to lift the four sections of a new 142-foot-long pedestrian bridge into place at the Lower Tahquamenon Falls. The operation began this morning after a rain delay and took about four hours to complete. Barricades at Tahquamenon Falls...