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Check To See What Items Are Needed Before Donating

Houghton County is making tremendous progress in the cleanup effort following the recent storm that caused mass devastation throughout the area. While the community has received overwhelming support from across the country, officials are asking donors to check and see what is needed before sending more. “The needs are starting …

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Tigers Fall in Ninth – Tuesday Sports Wrap

Click on the blue links for further details. MLB Jed Lowrie’s solo homer in the top of the ninth inning gave the Oakland Athletics a 5-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers yesterday. The Tigers had broken open a 1-1 tie when Nicholas Castellanos blasted a three-run homer in the seventh. …

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Same Seven: No Additional Beaches Opened

WESTERN UPPER PENINSULA – Western U.P. Health Department announced the re-opening of seven bathing beaches on Saturday when a new round of water testing indicated that it was safe to swim. Aside from the seven re-opened locations, all other Western U.P. waters remain closed to recreational activities, including swimming. Surface …

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Moving From Response & Recovery To Reconstruction

Here is the latest update about the flood recovery in Houghton County, received Monday 12:30pm: (Houghton, MI) – Following are the latest updates regarding the flood recovery efforts in Houghton County. Teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Michigan State Police Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division …

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Senator Stabenow In Houghton With FEMA

Houghton County desperately needs funding from the federal government to recover from the devastating storm that hit Father’s Day weekend. To speed up the process to get that funding, Senator Debbie Stabenow toured the damage Monday and got a first hand look at the destruction and the impressive community effort …

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Businesses Helping Local Flood Relief Effort

While commerce in the Keweenaw is getting back on its feet, many area businessmen and women have put their own needs and worries aside to help their fellow neighbors. Some are doing so by temporarily reassigning their business goals, and donating inventory. Area motels have been allocating their vacant rooms …

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Local Firefighters Compete & Raise Money For Flood Victims

The 65th annual Copper Country Firefighter’s Tournament provided both a respite for weary workers and help for the community. Following a week’s worth of emergency response and cleanup from the Father’s Day Flood, the tournament was held in Chassell, showcasing fire departments from throughout the Copper Country. The theme was …

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Tigers, Brewers Fall – Monday Sports Wrap

MLB Matthew Boyd struggled again, as the Detroit Tigers lost 12-2 to the Cleveland Indians yesterday. Boyd gave up six runs before leaving in the fourth inning. Artie Lewicki relieved him, pitched into the eighth, and gave up the other six runs on three home runs – one a grand …

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Tigers, Brewers Fall – Sunday Sports Wrap

Click on the blue links for more details. MLB The Detroit Tigers struck out 16 times, as they lost to the Cleveland Indians 4-1 yesterday. Francisco Liriano gave up three runs in the first inning, in his first start after nearly a month on the disabled list. He settled down, …

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