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Small Raises for Non-Union CLK Employees

Non-union hourly and salaried employees of the CLK School District will receive a modest raise this year. At last night’s meeting, the Board of Education approved a 1.25 percent increase. The Board also appointed Philip Halonen to fill out an unexpired term, and named Jason Wickstrom as vice-president. Amy Gonigam …

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Court Hearings in Anti-Vape Ban Lawsuit Begin Today

Hearings will take place in Detroit today and tomorrow in the lawsuit filed by a Houghton business owner who is trying to overturn Michigan’s ban on selling flavored, nicotine-based vaping products. 906 Vapor’s Mark Slis filed the suit in Houghton County after Governor Gretchen Whitemer announced the ban several weeks …

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Salvation Army Gathers Coats

It’s not cheap to gear up for a Copper Country winter, especially if you have kids. The Salvation Army in Hancock is preparing to lend a hand with a winter coat drive… That’s recently-arrived Envoy Brenda DeLacy, who tells us their Koats for Kids drive can also use other winter …

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Library, Audubons Team Up to Save Birds

Birds have trouble figuring out windows. Because they don’t understand the concept of clear glass, flying headfirst into window panes is one of the leading causes of accidental bird deaths. The trouble has been particularly bad at the Portage Lake District Library – located right along the Houghton waterfront, with …

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Lake Superior Levels Stay High

The water in Lake Superior continues to rise. The level of the big lake usually drops in autumn, but frequent rains have kept water near record levels. In September, the Army Corps of Engineers reported that the Lake Superior water rose by an inch. In an average year, it would …

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Iron River Man in Jail Following Stabbing

An Iron River man has been arrested following a stabbing yesterday morning. The Iron River Police Department was called out to a gas station shortly before 8:00 yesterday. They met the victim, who had a puncture wound and a cut on his face, and superficial stab wounds on his abdomen. …

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Fallen Soldier Honored in Michigan Today

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags to be lowered to half-staff today to honor the service of Army Staff Sgt. Kelly Richards. Richards died September 25th at age 32, while competing for an expert field medical badge at Camp Casey in Seoul, South Korea. No cause of …

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