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Kings, Lakes Cruise to Football Wins – Sunday Sports Wrap

High School In high school football Saturday… • Calumet defeated Houghton 31-7. Playing on a sprained ankle, Paul Sturos threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Carter Kilpela. Dryden Nelson ran for three scores, and Tom Erkkila booted a 37-yard field goal. Houghton’s lone score was an 88-yard reception by Kade …

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Hancock, L’Anse, Ontonagon Football Fall – Saturday Sports Wrap

High School In high school football last night… • Hancock’s late comeback fell short in a 28-18 loss to Iron Mountain. The Bulldogs trailed 28-0 with seven and a half minutes remaining. A 33-yard touchdown pass to Easton Sintkowski capped a penalty-aided drive that put Hancock on the board. Chad …

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Mackinac Bridge Authority meeting in Houghton next week

It’s a homecoming of sorts for the Mackinac Bridge Authority next Thursday. Several staff and at least one board member count themselves as alumni of Michigan Tech, and they’ll convene their next meeting on the campus at the Great Lakes Research Center in Conference Rooms 201 and 202. MDOT spokesman …

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COVID-19 update for October 6th

The latest Western Upper Peninsula Health Department COVID-19 update shows a new seasonal high for cases in Houghton County, but levels still well below last year. Houghton now has a higher case rate per 100,000 people than a majority of the region. Houghton’s 113 cases compare to 19 in Baraga …

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No charges for state troopers in Hubbell shooting

Michigan State Police troopers who shot Ashley Novak in Hubbell on April 12th will not have any charges filed against them. Attorney General Dana Nessel says personnel from the Calumet Post responded to Novak’s home following a social media post. She had a pistol pointed at her temple with the …

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Menominee man facing decades in prison for child pornography

Thirty-two-year-old Aaron Kuchinka of Menominee was arraigned earlier this week on charges of child abuse and possession of child sexually abusive material, among other alleged crimes. The investigation was conducted by the Michigan State Police Internet Crimes Against Children unit. After obtaining a search warrant following an anonymous tip, MSP …

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Volleyball Wins for Kings, Gremlins, ‘Dogs – Friday Sports Wrap

High School In high school volleyball last night… • Calumet blanked Gwinn 3-0 (25-19, 25-11, 25-16). Helen Beiring had 13 kills, 2 aces and 7 digs. Marybeth Halonen added 6 kills, 2 aces and 9 digs. • Houghton swept Lake Linden-Hubbell 3-0 (25-16, 25-20, 25-20). • Hancock defeated L’Anse 3-1 …

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Hancock Renews Trash, Munetrix Contracts, Approves Paving Contracts

The city of Hancock introduced their newest employee last night at city council. Sadiq Abdi will hold the position of CEDAM Fellow, in this position he will help City Manager Mary Babcock with administration tasks around city hall. Hancock also received the 2021 assessors’ report. That report notes that over …

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USA Hockey officiating seminar Saturday

Beginners are invited to drop the puck on a hockey officiating career this Saturday at Calumet High School. Lessons will be provided for Level One refereeing up to more advanced certifications. You can expect to spend at least four hours at the session, and more than that for the lower …

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Western UP tree tapped for Christmas at the Capitol

The Michigan Department of Technology, Management, and Budget scoured statewide for the 2021 Christmas tree, eventually settling on a selection from near the Wisconsin border. A 63-foot spruce from Marenisco will stand proudly outside of the Capitol Building in Lansing beginning on October 30th. Adornment will start next month and …

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