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Woman killed in Friday car crash identified

The two-vehicle crash on US 41 near Airport Park Road that occurred Friday involved one fatality. Houghton County Sheriff’s Office identified the 79-year-old woman as Lorraine Edna Watts of Houghton. No information was released concerning injuries to the drivers of either vehicle.

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Isle Royale site declared National Historic Landmark

The Minong Mine is receiving national attention thanks to a years-long proposal process spearheaded by a Michigan Tech researcher. Dr. Daniel Trepal began the application over five years ago. The site is an active archaeological dig and continues to yield some surprising discoveries. Mining has been confirmed on Isle Royale …

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DNR accepting deer habitat improvement grants

With the snow falling, now is the perfect time to think about enhancing your property to attract more deer. Developing a way to deliver food at a time when it is scarce, so local populations thrive could be the subject of a grant proposal for the Department of Natural Resources’ …

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Army Corps of Engineers forecast good news for lakeshore owners

The Army Corps of Engineers Detroit District released a new six-month forecast for water levels in the Great Lakes basin. Lake Superior, which did not hit record levels last summer, is expected to continue to decline towards normal depth.  Over the past twelve months, the Great Lakes have seen below …

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Hancock City Council modifies bathroom contract

A special meeting of the Hancock City Council on Friday approved a contract with LJJ Construction to complete an addition to the campground bathroom. In a 6-0 vote, the council approved three changes to the existing proposal. The body thought it important for the addition to match the tone of …

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High School Hockey, Hoops Begin – Monday Sports Wrap

High School Full practices and competition for high school basketball and hockey teams can resume today, after a long pause for COVID-19 concerns. There are a number of games listed on local high school schedules, although it’s not certain how many will actually be played on the first day back. …

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MTU Hockey, Hoops Complete Weekend Sweeps – Sunday Sports Wrap

College Hockey The Michigan Tech hockey team finished strong, and closed out a weekend sweep at Alabama Huntsville with a 4-1 victory Saturday night. The Huskies picked up an early lead on a Trenton Bliss first period goal. The Chargers tied the game in the second frame. Justin Misiak’s goal …

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Tech Hockey, Hoops Teams Earn Wins – Saturday Sports Wrap

High School The Houghton High School swim team meet at Sault Ste. Marie scheduled for today has been called off because of bad weather. No make-up date has been announced. College Hockey The Michigan Tech hockey team spotted Alabama Huntsville an early goal, then came back to claim a 3-1 …

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Houghton County Sheriff presents lifesaving awards

In recognition of their rescue efforts last month when a man fell through the ice near Stanton Township beach, Houghton County Sheriff Brian McLean handed out lifesaving awards to three men Friday. The ceremony was short, but the sentiments were sincere when McLean gave plaques to Sheriff Deputy Philip Helminen, …

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Café Rosetta owner says jail threat won’t deter her

Friday morning, with the snow blowing outside, it was a quiet scene at Calumet’s Café Rosetta, contrasting with the turbulent legal situation the establishment finds itself in. Co-owner Amy Heikkinen spoke with Keweenaw Report over a breakfast burrito. She is the manager of the operation, in business with her brother. …

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