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Autism Safety Day Planned for Saturday

Kids on the autism spectrum will have a chance to meet local first responders at a special event on Saturday. Autism Safety Day is an opportunity for children on the autism spectrum, their families, as well as other students with disabilities to socialize with emergency personnel in a low stress, …

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MTU Agassiz Research Excursions Available During Strawberry Festival this Weekend

On Saturday during the Chassell Strawberry Festival you can check out how MTU researchers operate and go about their duties aboard the Agassiz. The research vessel will dock at the Chassell Marina and start their first departure at 12:30 pm. The lat excursion to go out will leave at 5 …

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Short Water Shut on Friday in Portage Township

A water shut off has been announced for homes in Portage Township. Residents will not be able to use water on Friday for a short period of time, between 9 am and 12 noon. Public works crews will work on the water main in the area of Peepsock and Royalewood …

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One Dead, One Injured in ORV Accident Yesterday in Eagle Harbor Township

UPDATE: The identity of the man who died in has been released. Forty-eight-year-old Jason Tuoriniemi of Mohawk was killed in the incident. Arrangements are being handled by the Erickson-Crowley Funeral Home. An ORV accident yesterday near US-41 and Silver Mine Road sent one man to the hospital and another was …

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Tigers’ Bats Boom in Win Over Guardians – Wednesday Sports Wrap

Click on the highlighted scores for more game details. Twilight League Baseball In Copper Country Twilight League baseball last night…• Houghton Building Supply-Stanton v REL-Mohawk Technology – postponed.• Garnet Garage v Northern Driveline – postponed. Tomorrow’s game between Craig Heinonen Coldwell Banker and Northern Driveline has been moved up, and …

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Lift Bridge Repairs Could Affect Boaters and Motorists

Expect more delays on the Houghton-Hancock Bridge from Wednesday evening into Friday morning. The Michigan Department of Transportation will be making repairs. Most of the work will take place overnight, from 8:00 in the evening until 3:00 the following morning. The outside southbound lane is scheduled to be closed tonight, …

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Hancock Set to Launch Business and Technology Park

The new Hancock Business and Technology Park could take a big step forward tonight. At its regular meeting, the city council is expected to approve the park’s operating guidelines, and list the lots for sale with real estate agent Christine Weidner of Century 21 Affiliated in Houghton. See the full …

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State Grant Boosts Co-op Expansion

The planned relocation and expansion of the Keweenaw Co-op has received a big boost from state government. The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has awarded the co-op a $100,000 grant. MDARD says the money will help expand opportunities for local and regional farmers and producers to bring their …

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DNR Seeks Input on Wolf Management Plan

Michigan is updating its wolf management plan, and is looking for public input. The plan was created in 2008, and updated in 2015. The Department of Natural Resources has set out four goals: • Maintaining a viable wolf population. • Facilitating wolf-related benefits. • Minimizing wolf-related conflicts. • Conducting science-based and socially responsible management …

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Replacement of Jacobetti Vets Home Funded

Michigan’s new 2022-2023 budget includes money to replace the D.J. Jacobetti Veterans Home in Marquette. Plans call for the 41-year-old dormitory-like facility to be retired. The new compound will include a series of smaller, home-like, structures, with private bedrooms and common kitchen and gathering areas. It will house 100 residents. …

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