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Cabrera Hits #498 as Tigers Win – Wednesday Sports Wrap

Twilight League Baseball In Copper Country Twilight League baseball last night… • Houghton Building Supply-Stanton stopped Craig Heinonen Coldwell Banker 10-1. MLB The Detroit Tigers spotted the Boston Red Sox an early two-run lead, then roared back to claim a 4-2 victory last night. Miguel Cabrera had two hits, including …

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Houghton County August 3rd election results

All millages on the ballot, both county-wide and at the municipal level, are renewed by overwhelming margins. As might be expected, turnout was generally low, between 13 and 17 percent depending on the measure. Kim Salmi and Adam Laplander of Canal View – Houghton County were on Copper Country Today …

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Cash being raised for potential Ontonagon County mining operations

Highland Copper Company is selling mineral rights to more than 400,000 acres of land in the Upper Peninsula. The company announced that Sweetwater Royalties will purchase the rights to approximately 447,842 acres located in the Huron Mountains, and described as being “near the Eagle Mine.” The rights were purchased in …

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Wild Ones leading campus tour Saturday

Exploring every stage of life from nascent seed to mature growth, Keweenaw Wild Ones will be hosting a Tree Tour on Michigan Tech’s campus Saturday, August 7th. The tour will begin at 2 pm, taking up to 30 participants around the university grounds. The walk will be led by Professor …

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Copper Range Depot Family Restaurant opens

All aboard for a new dining experience in Houghton! Owner Trisia Narhi has successfully modified the old train station into a sit-down restaurant located next to her other property, Roy’s Pasties and Bakery. The venue is open from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM Tuesday through Sunday serving breakfast, lunch, and …

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Man dies at Isle Royale

Details remain mostly unknown at this time, but Keweenaw Report can confirm that a man died Monday afternoon at Isle Royale. A Facebook post from the Isle Royale Queen IV acknowledged the heroic efforts from Captain John Kilpela to pull the man from Snug Harbor. The preliminary investigation is being …

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State Senate passes bill to fund immediate repair of bridges

The Michigan State Senate has passed a bill that would spend $1.3 billion of stimulus funds to repair the bridges in the worst shape. The bill allows for bundling, contracting multiple projects at the same time, to help speed up the process and projects are required to be finished by …

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Keweenaw ATV Club gets bad news

Help is not on the way for the Keweenaw ATV Club, at least not yet. The group heard from Representative Greg Markkanen at its monthly meeting on Monday night, and got mostly bad news regarding two high priority issues. Markkanen says that the Department of Natural Resources has made the …

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Crush Dominates Fast Pitch Final – Tuesday Sports Wrap

Fast Pitch Softball Crush/Diamond House/Baby E’s cruised to a 12-2 victory over Superior National Bank in the championship game of the Copper Country Fast Pitch Softball League tournament to claim the Holly McCullah Memorial traveling trophy last evening. The regular-season champions scored five runs in the second inning and five …

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Delta’s effect on Western UP still unknown

It has been very quiet on the COVID front across most of the Upper Peninsula recently, with one exception. For roughly three weeks, Gogebic County saw a rise in cases that caught the eye of the Western UP Health Department. Chief Medical Officer Dr. Robert Van Howe says that was …

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