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Meet Bleau–CLK School’s New Therapy Dog

Bleau with CLK student Kadence Stites Students at CLK Schools have a friend to turn to when they need a little encouragement–and maybe their face licked. Bleau is a school therapy dog, who came to the school thanks to a Trauma Grant from the Portage Health Foundation. The School Board …

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Hancock Man Arrested After Shooting Snowbank

A Hancock man is facing possible charges after opening fire at a snowbank. Officers from the Hancock Police Department were dispatched to the 1200 block of Ingot Street shortly after midnight Tuesday morning for a report of numerous gunshots. When the officers arrived, they found a 37-year-old man standing outside …

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Teenager Hospitalized After Accident With Dump Truck

A teenager from Baltic was seriously injured following an accident in Portage Township Tuesday. The Houghton County Sheriff’s Department said the accident happened around 2:30pm on Superior Road at the intersection of Elsie Road. Authorities say 17-year-old Trent Nordstrom failed to properly yield at the posted intersection while driving in …

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Melting Snow Could Cause More Roof Collapses

Melting snow has cleanup crews across the Upper Peninsula busy today making room for the spring thaw, or the last few weeks of the winter season, whichever comes first. Long-time UP residents understand the maintenance that goes along with the Keweenaw winters and many have taken the opportunity to clear …

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Blue Bolt Boys Breslin-Bound – Wednesday Sports Wrap

High School The Dollar Bay-Tamarack City boys basketball team is headed to the Division Four state semifinals, after a thrilling 67-64 victory over Pellston in the quarterfinals last night. Davin Hill led the Blue Bolts with 22 points. Ashton Janke added 18. Connor LeClaire scored 14 points, and hit two …

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Hospital Bed Donation Helping CNA Training Program

A local nursing program has recently added a couple of training stations thanks to a donation from an area medical hospital. Aspirus Ontonagon donated three hospital beds to Gogebic Ontonagon ISD for its Certified Nursing Assistant vocational training program. Nurse Instructor Amanda Sprague said, “It really takes a collaborative effort …

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Resignations Rock Hancock School District

The Hancock Public School District is facing a major challenge in the wake of a slew of leadership resignations. The Daily Mining Gazette reported the abrupt resignation of School Board President Kevin Kalinec, followed by Secretary Paula Nutini a week later and a letter of resignation by School Superintendent Kipp …

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Lake Linden Issues Water “Let Run” Order

Customers of the Lake Linden water system are advised to run their water to prevent their pipes from freezing. The system-wide Let Run order was issued by the Village of Lake Linden Water Utility effective immediately. All customers should let a faucet in their house run in a steady stream …

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