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Fatal Marquette Crash Blamed on Drunk Driver

Officials believe a drunk driver was responsible for a traffic crash in Marquette County that killed one man, and severely injured a child. The crash occurred on M-553, just south of Marquette Mountain, around 5:30 Friday afternoon. The preliminary investigation by the Michigan State Police indicates a southbound vehicle driven …

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Copper Country Today – October 25, 2020

On this week’s Copper Country Today, Todd VanDyke talks with Houghton County Clerk Jennifer Kelly about her re-election bid, and about early voting procedures. Her opponent, Justin Kasieta, did not respond to our invitation to appear on the program. Todd also talks with the two candidates running for the third …

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Prescription Drug Take Back Day Saturday

If you have unused, unwanted or expired prescription drugs around the house, Saturday is your chance to get rid of them. National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is a national effort to collect such medications. There are two goals. The first is to keep them out of the environment. Throwing medications …

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Gas Prices Edge Higher

Heading into the weekend, gasoline prices are slightly higher in our region than they were a week ago. AAA Michigan’s survey shows Marquette at $2.29 per gallon of unleaded regular. That’s three cents above last week, and five cents higher than a week ago. It’s 28 cents lower than a …

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Houghton Claims Copper Spike – Friday Sports Wrap

High School In high school volleyball last night…• Houghton blanked Hancock 3-0 in the Copper Spike match.• Jeffers defeated Lake Linden Hubbell 3-2. Savannah Asiala and Makenna Harris led the Jets with five aces each. Makenna Harris had nine kills.• The L’Anse match against West Iron County was canceled.• Ewen-Trout …

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Copper Country COVID-19 Cases Trend Back Up

After a bit of a respite, COVID-19 numbers in the western Upper Peninsula have begun to edge back upward. Last night’s report from the Western U.P. Health Department includes 67 confirmed positives across the five-county area since the last figures were released Monday evening, plus an additional 30 probable cases. …

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Hospital Leaders Plead for COVID Compliance

Michigan’s hospital administrators are pleading for state residents to continue to take precautions against the coronavirus. The Michigan Health and Hospital Association issued a statement yesterday, on behalf of Chief Medical Officers and Chief Clinical Officers of Michigan Healthcare Systems and Hospitals. The organization notes that COVID-19-related hospitalizations have increased …

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Trump, Jr., Rallies Local GOP

Copper Country Republicans turned out yesterday to welcome the oldest son of President Donald Trump to the Copper Country. Donald Trump Jr. made a brief campaign stop at the Houghton County Memorial Airport. He hit on all of the campaign’s usual talking points, including unverified accusations that Democratic candidate Joe …

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