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DNR To Limit Number Of Backcountry Campsites At Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will limit the number of designated backcountry campsites at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, to better protect park resources and help ensure a quality backcountry camping experience. At roughly 60,000 acres, Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park is Michigan’s largest state park, home to towering old-growth …

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Volunteers Needed For 31 Backpacks Big Pack

31 Backpacks needs your help to make sure kids have enough food for Spring Break. Many families depend on local schools for help feeding their children and when school is not in session, many of those kids go hungry. The Big Pack is when volunteers gather to package food for …

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Local Judge Honored With Treatment Court Hero Award

A local judge is being recognized for his efforts in managing criminal cases that result from drug addiction. 97th District Court Judge Mark Wisti has received an annual Treatment Court Hero Award from the Michigan Association of Treatment Court Professionals.   As he reviews cases everyday, Judge Mark Wisti has …

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Baraga Woman Charged With Embezzlement

A Baraga woman is facing 11 felony charges after being arrested for embezzlement from a bar. 43-year-old Kelly Tapani was arraigned Thursday in Keweenaw County 97th District Court. She was arrested Wednesday after a several month long investigation conducted by the Keweenaw County Sheriff’s Office. Tapani faces charges of embezzlement …

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Houghton Police Step Up Presence In Local Schools

While lawmakers struggle to find ways to make students safer while at school, the Houghton Police Department is stepping up their own efforts. In his report to the City Council on Wednesday, Police Chief John Donnelly said his department has increased their presence in the Houghton High School and Middle …

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Local Students Take Part In National School Walkout

Many students from the Copper Country are among those calling for an end to gun violence in schools by participating in Wednesday’s national school walkout. Some 200 students at Houghton High School and Middle School took part in the protest. Around 10:00am, the students left their classrooms and gathered outside …

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