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Calumet pondering new snow sculpture competition

With changes to this year’s CopperDog race, there will be no sleds pulling out of downtown Calumet. That led to the village looking for other options for what is normally one of the busiest weekends of the winter calendar. Main Street Calumet Director Leah Polzien says the group had examined …

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Warmer weather not a factor for sled dogs

Forecasted high temps keep rising for tomorrow when the CopperDog 150 kicks off, but that shouldn’t be a factor for the animals competing. Tom Bauer from Otter River Sled Dog Training and Wilderness Adventures says breeding has advanced to such a degree, his huskies are a hybrid able to handle …

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Split decision on Coles Creek rezoning

Houghton City Council approved resolution 2020-314, which pertains to rezoning a parcel representing a majority of the former Michigan Smelter site, but rejected 2020-315, a smaller lot where the seaplane hoped to relocate its base of operations. The first vote was 4-3, with newer council members Brian Irizarri, Jan Cole, …

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Tragic homicide in Lakefield Township

At 8:00 PM Tuesday, Michigan State Police responded to a home in Lakefield Township, where they discovered a 10-year-old girl murdered by her teenage brother. The 14-year-old boy is believed to have shot and killed her. He has been arrested and will face open murder charges. He was arraigned in …

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Hancock Hockey Mercies Kingsford – Thursday Sports Wrap

High School In high school hockey last night… • Hancock cruised to an 8-0 mercy rule victory over Kingsford. Austin Salani powered the Bulldog with four goals and one assist. Brad Randell had two goals. Chad Nordstrom had a goal and two assists, and Brandon LaVigne scored once. Daniel Wroblewski made …

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UPSET sees growth, bucking trend nationwide

The Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team continues to expand its operations. Under the leadership of Lieutenant Timothy Sholander, UPSET has branched out from one centralized location to four offices representing different regions. New members from law enforcement agencies, at the county and local level, are coming on board consistently. That’s …

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Houghton City Council to address ethics, Coles Creek rezoning

With the Coles Creek rezoning on tap for the Houghton City Council, there has already been efforts by a political action committee to encourage public comment on the issue. They have taken out ads yesterday and today in the local newspaper. Those include claims that there is inevitable large-scale commercial …

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Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra returns to the stage

The Rozsa Center stage will be a feast for the ears Saturday night, featuring works from across Europe. The Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra has adapted its membership to allow for a smaller, socially distant arrangement. That means they had to be selective on what they could play, but the likes of …

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Planning commission set to begin master plan revisions next week

Tuesday night’s meeting of the Houghton Planning Commission put the finishing touches on the process for how the body intends to tackle revising the Master Plan. The goal this year is to address chapters 10 and 13, focusing on downtown development. During public comment, Craig Waddell asked that neighborhoods also …

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Calumet native named to senior position with new hockey league

When the Central Collegiate Hockey Association is resurrected in the fall, featuring Michigan Tech and seven other schools, its “top cop” will have local ties. The league named Calumet native Kevin Langseth as the new Director of Officiating. Langseth has been refereeing for 25 years, and has both amateur and …

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