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Grand Traverse Dredging Underway

Work is underway to dredge the latest stamp sand deposits out of Grand Traverse Bay, south of Gay… John Pepin of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources says they’re basically re-doing work that was done last summer, after fall storms pushed more of the old mine waste into the channel, …

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Officials Urge Snowmobile Caution

On the heels of a tragic week on the trails, state officials are reminding snowmobile drivers to follow some basic safety rules. The Department of Natural Resources’ “Ride Right” initiative was introduced last winter. It encourages drivers to… – Ride within your limits. – Keep your machine maintained. – Ride sober and …

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Blood Center Reports Shortages

We are critically short of several blood types in the Upper Peninsula. The U.P. Regional Blood Center has issued a call for O negative, A negative, and B positive blood. You can donate at the Blood Center’s office in the Quincy Centre in Hancock. Call 483-1392 to set an appointment. …

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FinnU Hockey Falls to Northland – Wednesday Sports Wrap

High School In high school boys basketball last night… – Calumet defeated Baraga 72-52. – Houghton outscored West Iron County 68-42. The Gremlins led 23-2 after the first quarter. Brad Simonson led the Gremlins with 35 points. – L’Anse defeated Watersmeet 73-63. On the boys schedule tonight, Hancock entertains Ishpeming. …

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Calumet Woman Arraigned on Drug Charges

The Calumet woman who was arrested on drug charges Friday has been identified. 57-year-old Charlissa Janeski was arraigned yesterday in 97th District Court on one count of delivery or manufacturing of methamphetamine, and one count of delivery or manufacturing a controlled substance. Detectives from the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team …

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Porkies Artist-in-Residence Application Period Opens

Applications are being accepted for the Porcupine Mountains Artist-in-Residence Program. The Artist-in-Residence Program is open to artists and artisans whose work can be influenced by the unique wilderness setting of Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park.  Each year a number of artists are selected for residencies lasting a minimum of two …

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Marquette Schools Consider Nickname Change

A public forum on a potential nickname change for the Marquette High School sports teams drew 60 speakers, and lasted three hours last night. The Redmen and Redettes names were inspired in the early 20th century by the crimson sweater worn by a district superintendent who had graduated from Yale …

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Heikinpäivä Polar Bear Dive Unlikely

It’s looking more and more as if one of Heikinpäivä’s most popular events will be missing from the schedule again this year. David Maki from the Finnish Theme Committee says they haven’t been able to find a group to organize the Polar Bear Dive. There’s more to making it happen …

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Another U.P. Church Goes “Big Box”

A second Upper Peninsula church is moving into a building formerly occupied by a big box retailer. Late last year, Evangel Church in Houghton took over the former Shopko location. Now, Northiron Church of Ishpeming has announced plans to purchase the former JC Penney building at the Westwood Mall in …

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