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Whitmer Asks MI Supreme Court to Rule on Vape Ban

As promised, Governor Gretchen Whitmer is asking the state Supreme Court to reinstate Michigan’s ban of flavored nicotine-based vaping products. Whitmer filed the request Friday. She had issued the emergency order September 4th. It took effect October 2nd, but was quickly struck down by the Michigan Court of Claims. Whitmer …

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Calumet, LL-H Learn Football Playoff Opponents

High School Calumet and Lake Linden-Hubbell will open the high school football playoffs this coming weekend against familiar opponents. The Lakes will play at West Iron County in Division Eight. Calumet will host Negaunee in the opening round of the Division Six playoffs. Dates and times for the games will …

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Halloween Events Today

Two of the region’s biggest Halloween events will be held today. In Houghton, Shelden Avenue will be closed from 4:00 until 6:00 for Treat Street. Kids in costumes will flood into town, starting at the City Center to pick up their free trick-or-treat bags and tour the haunted house. Downtown …

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Hancock Claims Copper Bowl – Saturday Sports Wrap

High School In high school football last night…– Calumet outscored L’Anse 50-28. The Copper Kings finish with a record of 8-1, and look forward to the playoffs. We’ll follow them as far as they go on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com. L’Anse ends its season with a record of 4-5.– Hancock …

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Houghton County Board Begins Journey to Jail Vote

The Houghton County Board of Commissioners continues to wrestle with what to do about the overcrowded, outdated jail. The county’s task force recently recommended that a new jail be built that would also house the sheriff’s department, and district court. Task force members left open the question of location. A …

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Rain Provides Electrical Charge

They say every cloud has a silver lining. Our extra-rainy fall could provide a little bit of relief to electric costs. Upper Peninsula Power Company tells us the high river levels have enabled it to produce 30 percent more hydroelectric power than usual. Vice President for Business Development and Communication …

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U.P. Unemployment Rate Falls

The unemployment rate fell in every county in Michigan last month. Non-seasonally adjusted rates were sampled before the General Motors strike began. The statewide rate came in at 3.7 percent… a half-point lower than in August, but two-tenths of a point above the rate one year ago. The unadjusted rate …

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Houghton Wins Copper Spike – Friday Sports Wrap

High School In high school volleyball last night… – Houghton defeated Hancock in the annual Copper Spike game. The score was not reported. – Lake Linden-Hubbell defeated Jeffers 3-1 (18-25, 25-9, 25-15, 25-16). – Dollar Bay-Tamarack City v Watersmeet – no report. – L’Anse lost to West Iron County 3-1 …

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