Yoopers are doing it themselves, digging out after the worst flooding in more than a generation. But money is running out, and folks are getting tired of waiting for emergency relief assistance.
Officials in Copper Country are rushing to unclog culverts before the next round of heavy rain or melting snow again swamps homes. Some residents are calling for more dramatic action to reshape dangerous drainage systems dating back to mining boom days.
View photos as Copper Country recovers from this summer’s floods
Few Yoopers will get insurance payouts after the floods, and homeowners have yet to get federal aid. Nearly 500 have applied for a Portage Health Foundation program to fill in those gaps.
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The state is accepting public input on controversial legislation that would impose work requirements on Medicaid expansion recipients. The formal public comment period ends Sunday, Aug. 12.
Don’t freak out about the newest alleged threat to our health until the experts check it out, says a water treatment facility official