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Downstate Couple Rescued from Ice

A couple from Hartland, Michigan were rescued after falling through thin ice at the Upper Entrance to the Portage Canal Friday afternoon. Rescue crews from Coast Guard Station Portage, the Houghton County Sheriff’s Department and local first responders were called out at about 1:35 after receiving a notice that the two were …

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Hancock Dominates Wing Ding – Saturday Sports Wrap

Click on the highlighted scores for more game details. High School Hancock took both Wing Ding matches against Houghton Friday night. – In the basketball game, Houghton led 12 – 11 after the 1st quarter, but Hancock ramped up the defense against George Butvilas and Bradley Sirard, and took a 27-23 lead …

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Downstate Man Killed In Snowmobile Accident

A downstate man is dead after a snowmobile accident in Houghton County. The sheriff’s office responded to the accident shortly after 3:30am Friday on Trail #3, north of Trail #121 in Adams Township. A snowmobile driven by a 57-year-old Rochester Hills, MI man was traveling southbound on Trail #3 when …

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Phi Kappa Tau Remain Snow Statue Champions

One of the biggest draws to Michigan Tech’s Winter Carnival are the snow statues. This year’s theme is “Snow Cascades Across The Decades”, with statues featuring snapshots of life at different points of history. The judges selected the top three in each division in the month-long statue contest—Men, Women and …

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Calumet Awarded $33,000 To Make Downtown Building Improvements

Calumet, MICH. – Calumet will take a big step forward in its neighborhood conservation and renewal strategy using a $33,000 housing development fund grant from the Michigan State Housing Development Authority. “This money will be used to stabilize a significant building in Calumet’s national historic landmark district,” said Brain Mills, …

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Winter Carnival Statue Winners Announced

Judging was held this morning for the Michigan Tech Winter Carnival Statue Competition. This year, there were three division for the Month-Long Statues — Men, Women and Co-Ed. The top three were selected in each division while the top three scores among all divisions were placed into the “Overall Month-Long” …

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La Cantina Mexican Restaurant Opens In Hancock

A new restaurant is now open in downtown Hancock that features flavors from south of the border. La Cantina Restaurant opened its doors for the first time Wednesday, just in time for Winter Carnival. The menu features a wide  variety of traditional Mexican favorites, which come with complimentary chips and …

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