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Gremlins Level Mountaineers, Lakes Fall to Knights – Sunday Sports Wrap

High School In high school football Saturday… • Houghton downed Iron Mountain 21-14. Cam Markham passed for two touchdowns, and ran for another. The Gremlins improve to 2-1, and visit Bark River-Harris next Saturday. Coverage will begin at 1:10 on the Voice of the Gremlins, 97.7 The Wolf. • Lake …

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Portage Lake District Library hosting Advance Care Planning Program

Planning for the future gets scarier the older we get. But understanding and communicating what you want with your loved ones is more essential with each passing day. The Portage Lake District Library will host an advance care planning program over the next month. Volunteer coordinator Julie Beck said that …

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Kings Knock Off Patriots – Saturday Sports Wrap

High School In high school football last night… • Calumet earned its first win of the season, stunning Westwood 28-14. After falling behind 6-0 early in the second quarter, Paul Sturos ran 30 yards for a touchdown, then found Dryden Nelson for a 40-yard pass and run to give the …

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Houghton County Apportionment Committee Needs to Answer Tough Questions

Will the county have to split the city of Houghton? It is the question that the county’s apportionment committee will need to determine by October 11th. Otherwise the state may have to step in. The city has over 8,000 residents, already making the district above the limit of 11.9% above …

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McBroom applauds efforts to forgive drunk drivers

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed into law a bill that will expunge Operating While Intoxicated convictions for first offenders. The legislation sought to help people move on from one mistake, perhaps made decades ago, that remains a matter of public record today. Whitmer says, “No one should be defined forever …

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Redistricting Committee could split up Copper Country

The new Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission is pondering some big changes to the area’s state representative districts. A first draft from the panel has Greg Markkanen’s 110th district shedding Baraga County and picking up a portion of Dickinson County instead, including Iron Mountain and Kingsford. Baraga would slide into …

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Superior Search and Rescue hosting open house

Fire departments are not the only critical volunteer forces in the Copper Country. Superior Search and Rescue counts roughly 30 people within its ranks and has played a role in several emergency situations recently that you may not suspect. Member Darian Reed talks about how the organization helped out during …

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Houghton County COVID cases well below year ago levels

Houghton County has been downgraded from high COVID-19 transmission, and is verging on further plunging into the moderate category, defined as 50 cases per 100,000 people. The number of infections fell by over 50 percent for the seven-day period ending on September 8th, with the caveat that reporting rates tend …

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Bridge work likely to last until November; Townsend Drive also delayed

Two US-41 construction projects are expected to linger well into the fall. The majority of the work on the Portage Lake Lift Bridge has been focused on the finger joints where the deck connects on the upper and lower levels. Michigan Department of Transportation Spokesman Dan Weingarten says repairs will …

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Jeremy Sorvisto Pleads Guilty to Riot Case Charge, Sentencing November 19th

Jeremy Sorvisto has entered a plea agreement to charges in the January 6th insurrection. Sorvisto signed documents on August 30th agreeing to plead guilty to the charge of parading, demonstrating or picketing inside a capitol building. His plea deal was accepted on September 3rd by the U.S. Attorney’s office. The …

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