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Atlantic Mine Meth Suspect Bound Over

One of the cases in a recent drug bust in Atlantic Mine is moving forward. 52-year-old Anthony James Vencato appeared in 97th District Court in Houghton. He is facing a felony charge of possession of meth or ecstasy after being arrested a month ago when UPSET detectives executed a search …

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Calumet Man Killed in ATV Mishap

A Calumet man is dead following an ATV crash in Calumet Township Thursday afternoon. Troopers from the Michigan State Police post at Calumet say 54-year-old James Meshbesher drove his ATV up to a decommissioned train trestle along Trail Three near Portland Street around 5:30. At the top of the embankment, …

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DNR releases 2016 Michigan Deer Hunting Prospects report

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources today released its 2016 Michigan Deer Hunting Prospects report. The full text of the report follows. 2016 MICHIGAN DEER HUNTING PROSPECTS The leading reason many individuals participate in deer hunting is simply the opportunity to spend time outdoors with friends and family, but harvesting …

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Houghton County Candidates Questioned At Forum

There are several contested elections this year in Houghton County. Residents were given an opportunity to ask questions of the candidates in those elections at a Candidate Forum Thursday in Hancock. Candidates for county prosecutor, sheriff and three county commissioner districts took part in the event. Some of the important …

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Fond Farewell To Undersheriff Britz

The longest serving Undersheriff in Houghton County history is moving on.   An open house was held today to say farewell to Undersheriff Roy Britz, who served in the position for 20 years. Britz was also a deputy for the Houghton County Sheriff’s Department from 1982 to 1989. He has …

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DEQ Holds Warden Power Plant Public Hearing

For more on this story by ABC-10’s Melanie Palmer, click here. A public hearing was held Wednesday evening by the Department of Environmental Quality regarding the L’Anse Warden Power Plant Air Quality permit. The DEQ had recently heard complaints from residents around L’Anse about the Warden Power Plant creating fugitive dust …

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New Literacy Coach Gives Presentation To CCISD Board

The new Literacy Coach for the Copper Country Intermediate School District is ready to start making a difference in local schools. Angela Emblad gave a presentation to the CCISD Board of Education at their regular meeting this week. Emblad said she is here to support local teachers and schools by helping …

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Houghton’s New Fire Truck Is Here

The new fire truck for the Houghton Volunteer Fire Department is here. The 2015 Pierce model arrived Monday and was brought out to the City Center prior to Wednesday’s meeting of the Houghton City Council.   Houghton Fire Chief Mike Reynolds said, “The monitor system, that is actually in the …

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