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Superior Search and Rescue hosting open house

Fire departments are not the only critical volunteer forces in the Copper Country. Superior Search and Rescue counts roughly 30 people within its ranks and has played a role in several emergency situations recently that you may not suspect. Member Darian Reed talks about how the organization helped out during …

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Houghton County COVID cases well below year ago levels

Houghton County has been downgraded from high COVID-19 transmission, and is verging on further plunging into the moderate category, defined as 50 cases per 100,000 people. The number of infections fell by over 50 percent for the seven-day period ending on September 8th, with the caveat that reporting rates tend …

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Bridge work likely to last until November; Townsend Drive also delayed

Two US-41 construction projects are expected to linger well into the fall. The majority of the work on the Portage Lake Lift Bridge has been focused on the finger joints where the deck connects on the upper and lower levels. Michigan Department of Transportation Spokesman Dan Weingarten says repairs will …

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Jeremy Sorvisto Pleads Guilty to Riot Case Charge, Sentencing November 19th

Jeremy Sorvisto has entered a plea agreement to charges in the January 6th insurrection. Sorvisto signed documents on August 30th agreeing to plead guilty to the charge of parading, demonstrating or picketing inside a capitol building. His plea deal was accepted on September 3rd by the U.S. Attorney’s office. The …

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WUPHD’s Dr. Van Howe, Using 20/20 Vision for this Fall

Dr. Robert Van Howe, Medical Director with WUPHD, talks about the COVID-19 vaccine, breakthrough cases and what needs to happen to keep protecting the region. COVID-19 has affected many aspects of life in the Upper Peninsula over the past year. And the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department is looking back …

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Finlandia University Celebrates 125 Years in the Copper Country

Finlandia University’s President Dr. Philip Johnson and Interum Director for the Finnish-American Heritage Center David Maki present 125 years of Finilandia history. 125 years ago Soumi College was founded. This year the college, now known as Finlandia University, will celebrate this achievement in December. But today, Dr. Philip Johnson, President …

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Houghton City Council 9.8.21

Houghton city council got trashy last night. The city will renew their contract with Waste Management for garbage duty around town for the next year. The city will reevaluate the contract come spring, after a number of projects have finished around the city. The first of two important dates will …

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Candidates interview for open sheriff position

Each candidate for the Houghton County Sheriff’s position had an opportunity to make their case Wednesday night for why they are the best person for the job. The order was selected randomly, their names on strips of paper that were pulled out of a pen cup. With the public and …

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Cabrera, Grossman Power Tigers Win – Thursday Sports Wrap

High School In high school volleyball tonight… • Calumet hosts Iron Mountain. Coverage will begin around 6:10 on the Voice of the Copper Kings, KBear 102.3. • Houghton travels to Westwood. Coverage will start around 6:10 on the Voice of the Gremlins, 97.7 The Wolf. • Hancock plays at Jeffers. …

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Defining a breakthrough case

As the number of breakthrough COVID-19 cases mounts locally, as well as at the national level, the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department is trying to explain what the term means, and why the situation is significantly better than the headlines suggest. Chief Medical Officer Dr. Robert Van Howe says most …

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