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Tigers mourn the death of Bill Freehan – Sports 08-20-21

MLBThe Angels came all the way back to complete a sweep of the Tigers at Comerica Park on Thursday. Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera had two hits and four RBIs early on to power Detroit to a 7-2 lead through two innings. By the end of five, they had gotten it …

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Rep. Bergman: Afghanistan a “national embarrassment”

Congressman Jack Bergman isn’t mincing words when discussing the current chaos unfolding in Afghanistan. In a matter of days, the country’s leadership went into exile, the army collapsed, and now perhaps over 10,000 Americans are trapped behind Taliban lines. Bergman says the situation is worse than Saigon in 1975, as …

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Local paving happening in Houghton

Bacco Construction of Iron Mountain has already begun paving the segments of road covered in Houghton’s local streets project. Originally the plan was for milling to take place roughly three weeks prior to resurfacing. Manager Eric Waara says that milling requires specialized equipment, so all stretches impacted were done consecutively …

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Hancock trails suffering from water damage

At Wednesday’s Hancock City Council meeting, the board agreed to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to rehabilitate two segments of trails near the waterfront. The Navy Street Trail near Tezcuco is suffering from water amassing underneath it, creating instability. It will have …

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Gov. Whitmer’s UP Jobs Tour stops in Houghton

Governor Gretchen Whitmer brought her UP Jobs Tour to Houghton Wednesday afternoon. The appearance comes at a time where the post-pandemic economic recovery is fragile. Many businesses are trying to hire, but can’t find staff. The overall labor force has shrunk over the past twelve months, even with abundant opportunities …

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Tigers drop third straight – Keweenaw Report Sports 08-19-21

MLBThey don’t call it “Shotime” for nothing. The Angels’ Shohei Ohtani figured prominently on the mound and at the plate in Detroit Wednesday. The Tigers dropped their third straight, this time 3-1. Ohtani gave up just six hits in eight innings on the mound. Even more impressive, only one of …

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EPA agrees to start Calumet fire cleanup in September

The Village of Calumet announced Wednesday afternoon that it has come to an agreement with the US Environmental Protection Agency to clean up the rubble left from the Fifth Street Fire by October. In a previous update, the village had warned that next spring was looking more likely. According to …

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MICARES advising tribes on renewable energy

The MICARES project partners with communities, and especially tribal groups, to help them tackle the transition to renewable energy. Associate Vice President of Research Development Kathy Halvorson says that when dealing with organizations like the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community she finds it helpful to adopt an approach that fits within …

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Calumet Village Council considering manager candidates

During the Village of Calumet’s council meeting last night the board elevated Rob Tarvis to President Pro Tem. Coming soon to the village will be a new manager. The committee in charge of finding candidates has approved four of nine applicants. The first round of interviews will be conducted over …

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M-26 reopens, Townsend Drive work delayed

Some good news greeting motorists in Houghton County on Wednesday morning. M-26 is fully reopened after a 15-day closure to replace a culvert at Quincy Creek, just north of Mason. MDOT crews were pulling barrels and other signage off of the road late Tuesday evening to get it back to …

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