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Woman Trapped, Injured in Two-Car Crash

A driver was hospitalized after a traffic collision trapped her in her car just north of the Houghton County Memorial Airport this morning. State Police troopers tell us that 32-year-old Rebekkah Mikkola was southbound on US-41 around 8:00. A northbound vehicle driven by 77-year-old Lila Hobmeier made a left turn …

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Gas Prices Slide Slightly

Gasoline prices in the Upper Peninsula have dropped a bit over the past week. AAA Michigan’s ongoing survey pegged yesterday’s average price in the Marquette metro area at $2.65 per gallon… three cents less than a week ago… two cents less than a month ago… and 40 cents per gallon …

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MTU Wraps Homecoming

Michigan Tech’s 90th Homecoming is in the books. The Beta Sigma Theta Fraternity won the Homecoming competition this year, placing first in Class A, with Phi Kappa Tau as runner-up. The Alpha Sigma Tau sorority took first place in Class B, followed by the Mafia Residence Hall. The Delta Phi …

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Lions Lose Late to Chiefs – Monday Sports Wrap

Finlandia The Finlandia University women’s soccer squad lost 1-0 to Minnesota-Morris yesterday. GLIAC The Michigan Tech soccer team gave up a pair of early goals, and lost 2-1 to Wisconsin-Parkside yesterday. Grace Shaw scored the Huskies’ only goal, in the second half. MLB The Detroit Tigers ended their season with …

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UPDATE: Missing Teen Found

UPDATE: Police tell us Wilson returned home on his own Sunday evening. Troopers from the Michigan State Police Negaunee Post are looking for a missing teenage boy in Marquette County. Zander Lee Wilson Fifteen-year-old Zander Lee Wilson was last seen around 8:30 Saturday morning near his residence on County Road …

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Calumet Prepares Blight Crackdown

The Village of Calumet is positioning itself for a more aggressive fight against blight. In a press release, Village Manager Caleb Katz said that blight causes significant adverse effects that are felt across the entire community, including decreased property values, fewer economic development opportunities, and a loss of community pride.  …

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Gov to State Employees: “Show Up Tuesday”

State employees have been told to report to work as usual Tuesday morning. The memo issued by Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer late Friday is an indication that she will not issue wholesale vetoes of the state budget bills that were passed by the Republican-led House and Senate, and have all …

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KBIC Adds Donated Fire Truck to Fleet

The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community has added a vehicle to its fire-fighting fleet, thanks to the Hiawatha National Forest. Image provided by Hiawatha National Forest The Type 6 fire engine was scheduled for replacement as part of the federal government’s regular cycle. It was donated to the KBIC through the …

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Calumet Football Remains Unbeaten – Saturday Sports Wrap

High School Jesse Hill runs for the Lakes In high school football last night…– Calumet remained unbeaten by smothering Norway 47-13. Nick Djerf ran for three touchdowns.– Houghton earned its first win of the season, edging Gwinn 28-24. Ty Halonen’s 55-yard run with four minutes remaining provided the winning margin.– Hancock …

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