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Cabrera Smacks 500th as Tigers Beat Jays – Monday Sports Wrap

MLB Miguel Cabrera blasted his 500th career home run yesterday, as the Detroit Tigers defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 5-3. Cabrera’s historic shot came in the top of the sixth inning, and tied the game 1-1. The drama came later, as the Jays scored once off Michael Fulmer in the …

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Brady Claims Photo Finish Deer Chase Win – Sunday Sports Wrap

High School In high school volleyball Saturday, the results of Baraga’s games at the West Iron County Invitational were not reported. MLB The Detroit Tigers fell to the Toronto Blue Jays 3-0 Saturday. Wily Peralta turned in a quality start, allowing two runs on six hits over six innings, but …

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KISMA Still Working to Manage Invasive Species Around the Copper Country

Dr. Sigrid Resh is looking forward to the return of the school year, and seeing more students on campus. More importantly she cant wait to see all the students who will work with KISMA again this year, either as researchers or volunteers. KISMA works to manage invasive species and study …

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Copper Island Academy construction nearly complete

Five months from start to finish. That’s all it will take for Moyle Construction to wrap up work on the Copper Island Academy building being erected near the Houghton County Memorial Airport. Project Manager Andrew Kemper says the job will be done by the middle of next week, in plenty …

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COVID-19 update: Delta variant surge continues

In a Thursday night update, the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department says the most recent COVID-19 resurgence is intensifying some from last week. Houghton, Keweenaw, and Baraga Counties have combined for 54 cases in the seven days ending August 18. There was also one death in Baraga County, which stands …

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Adams Township passes wind farm moratorium

The Adams Township Board joined Stanton Township in passing a moratorium on all commercial renewable energy projects. The measure will make it impossible to get the ok for the proposed Scotia Wind Farm for at least six months. Several government agencies have already weighed in on the project, denying approval. …

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Senator Stabenow Checks in on MTU’s Mass Timber Research

Senator Debbie Stabenow stopped in Houghton, MI on Wednesday. The Michigan Senator was checking on the progress that Michigan Technological University has made in the research and development of wood beams meant for tall building construction. Stabenow, who is a proud Michigander, says that the Timber Innovation Act that was …

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Public input wanted for the future of the Houghton parking deck

Houghton City Manager Eric Waara expects the public process to determine the future of the parking deck site downtown to commence next month. The city is teaming with Pat Coleman of North of 45 LLC to host up to three town hall/open house meetings, the first being mid-September. Waara does …

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Michigan Tech alumni close on Mount Horace Greeley land sale

A nearly two-year process to sell a prominent Keweenaw County peak has come to an end. Prosecuting Attorney Charles Miller says the sale of the former Calumet Air Force Station closed for $237,365. A group of Michigan Tech alumni placed the winning bid, led by Zach Garner of Perry, Michigan. …

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Rollover crash near the Quincy Mine grounds

Just before noon Thursday, a two-car accident led to a rollover of one of the vehicles. Kent, Washington’s Barbara Holmes made a left-hand turn into traffic at the intersection of US-41 and Campus Drive, near the entrance of the Quincy Mine Hoist Association. The 83-year-old was shaken up when her …

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