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Houghton Community Broadcasting nabs four awards for news coverage

The Michigan Association of Broadcasters kicked off its Broadcast Excellence Awards with news categories and your favorite radio stations were well represented. 97.7 The Wolf came in first place for Commercial Radio – Market Four in the Breaking News Story and Continuing Coverage categories. It received a merit award for …

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COVID-19 numbers tick up

The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department released its latest COVID-19 Monday night, showing an increase from the same period last week. From Friday to Monday, there were 30 new cases reported in Houghton, Baraga, and Keweenaw Counties compared to 14 last weekend.  Fewer tests tend to be run on Saturday …

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Runoff briefly challenges L’Anse sewage system

A small leak at the L’Anse sewage treatment plant was resolved recently before any harm could be done. At last night’s council meeting, Village Manager Bob LaFave said the spill on March 13th came from a small crack in one of the plant’s clarifiers. We’ve contacted the health department and …

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Houghton, Hancock, L’Anse and Chassell Earn Opening Round Hoops Wins – Tuesday Sports Wrap

High School The girls high school basketball tournament tipped off last night… • In Division Four District 98 quarterfinal action, Chassell eliminated Dollar Bay-Tamarack City 58-39. The Panthers will play at Ontonagon tomorrow. Baraga will face Lake Linden-Hubbell in the other district semifinal. • In Division Three quarterfinals, L’Anse defeated …

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MDHHS releases youth sports guidance

Following Friday’s press conference, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services released its Interim Guidance for Contact Sports the next day. The document stops short of saying sports are the cause of increased transmission among the 10-19 year old age group. It notes that there has been a 105 …

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Tech celebrates World Water Day

Michigan Tech’s Great Lakes Research Center is joining with the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community for an extended World Water Day slate of events. It kicked off last Thursday, with a community art gallery inspired by the question, “What does water mean to you?” There was also an extended discussion on …

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Narcotics selling at a premium in the Upper Peninsula

The Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team has racked up an impressive string of drug arrests in recent months. Lieutenant Timothy Sholander says that a large percentage of the investigations his team deals with involves product coming from other places. As such, the investigations are often conducted at the state, or …

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Attorney General orders arrest of restaurant owner

A scene in Holland Friday morning offers a glimpse into what the Cafe Rosetta situation was on the verge of becoming. Just before 6:00, the owner of Marlena’s Bistro and Pizzeria was apprehended by Michigan State Police and booked into jail. She will serve 93 days in prison and must …

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Little Brothers planning Easter meals

Easter meals will be available for those who spend the holiday alone. Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly of Upper Michigan is keeping in place safety precautions that allowed it to deliver Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners across the Copper Country late last year, which means the help it is …

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Girls Hoops Tourney Begins Tonight – Monday Sports Wrap

High School The girls high school basketball tournament begins tonight…• In Division Four quarterfinal action, Chassell plays at Dollar Bay-Tamarack City.• In Division Three quarterfinals, L’Anse entertains Ishpeming. Negaunee plays at Westwood. Hancock visits Jeffers – coverage begins at 6:40 on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.• In Division Two semifinals, Houghton …

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