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Salvation Army Needs Donations, Volunteers

The Salvation Army in Hancock is asking for help on several fronts. Envoy Brenda DeLacy says their Christmas Kettle Drive is falling short… The money raised during the Christmas season helps support Salvation Army community efforts year-round… Money can be contributed at any of the Red Kettle sites in the …

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Calumet Man Arrested for Stabbing

A Calumet man has been arrested for stabbing a woman. State Police troopers were called to assist the 36-year-old woman in the Village of Calumet around 6:00 Monday evening. She told them she had been stabbed by someone she didn’t know. She was taken to Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital for treatment …

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Girls Introduced to “Manly” Trades

Can a woman repair your car? Weld metal? Build a house? Of course… but few do. The Copper Country Intermediate School District took a step toward changing that yesterday, with its annual Nontraditional Day. Girls from high schools around the area gathered at the Career and Technical Education Center for …

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31 Backpacks Receives $10k Donation

31 Backpacks has received a big boost for its efforts to help feed hungry area kids. The non-profit received a check for $10,000 from the Aspirus Keweenaw Health Foundation during its Christmas Big Pack event Monday evening. Melissa Maki from 31 Backpacks said the donation was greatly appreciated, as is …

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State Targets Opioid Distributors

The State of Michigan is suing four pharmaceutical distributors for the role they allegedly played in the opioid epidemic. We become the 49th state to take such action – only Nebraska has not. Attorney General Dana Nessell blamed her predecessor, Bill Schuette, for the delay. Michigan is using a state …

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McBroom Defends Medicaid Work Requirement

Michigan’s work requirement for some of those on Medicaid begins January 1st. Some Medicaid recipients between the ages of 19 and 62 will be required to work 80 hours per month to remain eligible. Republican leaders in the state legislature recently rejected a request from Governor Gretchen Whitmer to delay …

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U.P. Gasoline Prices Fall Slightly

Gasoline prices slipped slightly over the past week in our region. The AAA Michigan survey puts the average price of a gallon of unleaded regular at $2.50 in the Marquette metro area this morning. That’s a penny lower than a week ago, seven cents higher than a month ago, and …

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