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No Injuries in SUV-Dump Truck Crash Friday

No serious injuries were reported from a two-vehicle crash in Portage Township Friday morning. Houghton County Sheriff’s deputies were called to Superior Road around 11:30. They tell us an elderly couple in a Jeep didn’t notice an oncoming dump truck when they pulled out from their driveway. The dump truck …

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Wisconsin Trucker Killed in Crash

A semi-truck driver from Wisconsin was killed yesterday in a crash in Delta County. State Police troopers say the man was hauling a load of hot tar on US-2 in Nahma Township around 10:30 am when the truck left the road and foundered in a ditch. Bystanders began CPR. He …

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“Blue Geese” Stuffed Full

The Copper Country stepped up big time in the recent State Police “Stuff A Blue Goose” Food Drive. Trooper Kevin Rajala says the Calumet Post collected 10,355 pounds of food. That’s 2,000 pounds more than last year… Grocers helped by selling discounted donation packages. Food collected has been turned over …

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Whitmer Reaffirms State Relationships with Tribes

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has signed an executive directive designed to enhance relationships between the state and Native American tribes. The directive reaffirms Michigan’s recognition of tribal sovereignty and right of self-governance. It orders each state department and agency to adhere to the principles, and requires training on tribal-state relations for …

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Limits Relaxed for Public Assistance Applicants

It’s now easier for Michigan residents to qualify for public assistance. Effective today, a person may have up to $15,000 in assets to qualify for cash, food and emergency assistance. Previous limits set by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services had been $500 in assets for State Emergency …

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Tire Cleanup Money Coming to Region

There’s some state money coming to the Upper Peninsula to promote tire recycling. The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy is giving $70,000 to the Superior Watershed Partnership to use across the peninsula, and $4,000 to the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community. The money will be used to clean …

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