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State Budget Agreement Reached

There will be no repeat of last year’s contentious state budget battle. Wednesday, Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Republican legislative leaders announced that they had agreed on a financial plan for the next fiscal year. The $62 billion dollar outline was quickly approved by both the House and the Senate. …

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Ontonagon Food Pantry Location Changed

The Feeding America West Michigan Mobile Food Pantry will return to Ontonagon today, but at a different location than originally planned. The Pantry will set up at noon at the Ontonagon Village Fire Hall. Food packages including meat, fruit and vegetables will be handed out in a drive-through venue, on …

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Miggy Clubs Two as Tigers Fall – Thursday Sports Wrap

High School In high school volleyball this evening…• Houghton entertains Ishpeming.• Lake Linden-Hubbell welcomes Ontonagon.• Jeffers hosts L’Anse.• The Hancock match at Iron Mountain has been canceled. In cross country yesterday, the Houghton boys and girls swept the Dollar Bay-Chassell meet at the Chassell Trails. The host Blue Bolts took …

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“Spooky Halloween” at Calumet Theatre

While some traditional Halloween activities have fallen victim to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Calumet Theatre is presenting a new event. “Spooky Halloween at the Theatre” will take place October 30th between 6:00 and 9:00. The family event will provide food, treats, games, and a costume contest for kids. The animated …

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Ontonagon Christmas Concert Canceled

An Ontonagon County Christmas tradition has fallen victim to the COVID-19 pandemic. The annual Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital Foundation Christmas concert has been canceled. The event was scheduled for Friday, December 4th, at the Ontonagon Theater of Performing Arts. The concert, which features local performers, is a fundraiser for the AOH …

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Nutini’s, Downtowner Named as COVID Hot Spots

Two popular Copper Country establishments have been identified as potential COVID-19 exposure sites. The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department says people who were at Nutini’s Supper Club in Hancock from September 9th through September 16th… and the Downtowner Lounge in Houghton September 17th through September 19th… may have been exposed …

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Little Brothers Names Raffle Winners

Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly has announced the winners of its annual raffle. The 2011 Mustang now belongs to Peter Lappi of Chassell. Mary Kerttu of Dodgeville won the Door County weekend. Devone Fleming of Hancock claimed the Visa gift card. Mary Lou Tilson of Marquette won the firewood or …

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Local Absentee Ballot Requests Skyrocket

Copper Country residents have been requesting absentee ballots in astounding record numbers. Figures released yesterday by the Michigan Secretary of State’s office compared requests received through Monday with requests received at the equivalent time in the 2016 presidential election. • In Houghton County, 6,558 requests have been processed this year, …

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