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2020 was a deadly year on Michigan roads; area results mixed

Less congestion on the highways and byways of the State of Michigan led to a significant increase in fatal car accidents even as overall traffic plummeted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Those trends were partially mirrored locally. Sergeant Russell Larson from the Calumet post was able to crunch some numbers …

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Houghton-Portage Township School Board reelects officers

Monday’s Houghton-Portage Township School Board meeting was generally quiet, with officers set to remain in their current posts for the last part of the current two-year cycle. President Nels Cristopherson said he remembers when individuals were able to stay in the same position so long it created dynasties and made …

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Hospital bucks Baraga County regarding COVID-19

Baraga County Memorial Hospital has socially distanced itself from the controversial “Manifesto” issued by the Baraga County Board of Commissioners last week. Adopted in secret, and posted without public notice on Sheriff Joe Brogan’s political campaign Facebook page, the “Baraga County Manifesto” states that the county will refuse to take …

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Wings, Pistons Fall – Tuesday Sports Wrap

NHL The Detroit Red Wings fell 3-2 to the Columbus Blue Jackets yesterday. Detroit got on the board first, with a Bobby Ryan goal in the first period. Columbus responded with three straight tallies, before Ryan found the empty net in the final minute. Thomas Greiss made 26 saves for …

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Michigan Tech releases name of student involved in fatal crash

In a statement released internally to Michigan Tech students last night, the university identified the student who passed away following a multi-vehicle accident on US-41 near Purple Road Saturday. Charlotte Jenkins was a third-year computer engineering student from Fenton, MI, about an hour northwest of Detroit. She was returning to …

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Skating track nearly ready at Kestner Park

A new amenity at Kestner Park in Houghton is set to turn the waterfront into a winter wonderland. City Business Director Susie Negro says the finishing touches on the inaugural skate track are just about complete. It’s a learning process though, so expect a no frills experience this year. And …

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Man falls through ice near Stanton Township Beach

Deputies from the Houghton County Sheriff’s Department were able to rescue a man who fell through the ice near Stanton Township Beach. The call came in around 8:15 Sunday night. When personnel arrived, they found the 22-year-old from Macomb clinging to the break wall, but above water. Another man was …

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Wings, Pistons Play MLK Matinees Today – Monday Sports Wrap

College Basketball The NMU women’s basketball team salvaged a split with Saginaw Valley State over the weekend, taking yesterday’s contest 61-45. NHL The Detroit Red Wings host the Columbus Blue Jackets for a Martin Luther King Jr. Day matinee today. Coverage begins at 11:45 on 99.3 The Lift. NBA The …

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Western UP accidents pile up after Friday snow

*Edited to say only, “19-year-old passenger.” Reports of multiple accidents came in over the weekend, most likely related to slick roads following Friday’s snowfall. The most serious crash involved multiple vehicles on US 41 near Lake Michigamme. One fatality was announced by the Michigan State Police Sunday. Two passengers were …

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Tech Men, Women Dump Northwood – Sunday Sports Wrap

High School North Central won the Eight Player Division Two state football championship Saturday, outscoring Portland Saint Patrick 70-48. Luke Gorzinski rushed for 313 yards and four touchdowns for the Jets, and threw for 156 yards and three more scores. The 118 points set a new record for an eight-player …

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