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Response To Oil Spill In Straits of Mackinac Continues

MACKINAW CITY, Mich. — A Unified Command has been established in response to a mineral oil release from a utility line in the Straits of Mackinac, Monday. The Coast Guard established the Unified Command comprised of Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, county emergency managers, local tribes, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, …

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Houghton Named 7th Best Hockey Town

Houghton is in the Top 10 Hockey Towns in America, according to a study done by SmartAsset.com. The home of the Huskies came in at number 7 on their list, behind Ann Arbor as the only other Michigan city. The website says they crunched data reflective of fan intensity and …

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Son Of A Terrorist Talks Peace At Rozsa Center

Hundreds of Keweenaw residents offered a standing ovation at the nearly full Rozsa Center as they attended a speech Tuesday night made by a Pittsburgh native who is the son of a convicted Islamic extremist. ‘The idea that some murder is justified is very confusing to a young kid. You …

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Stabenow Introduces Prescription Drug Bills

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow visited the Ishpeming Senior Center Tuesday morning to introduce legislation that aims to lower prescription drug costs. According to the AARP, the price for the most popular brand-name drugs rose 208 percent between 2008 and 2016. Senator Stabenow’s legislation has three-parts, and the first bill already …

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Authorities Investigate Stabbing In Houghton County

The Houghton County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a reported stabbing in Portage Township that occurred early Tuesday morning. One man was treated for his injury and a woman has been taken into custody and lodged in the Houghton County Jail pending arraignment in 97th District Court. The suspect’s name has …

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Baraga Chamber Of Commerce To Honor Founding Members

As the Baraga Chamber of Commerce marks its 15-year anniversary this week, 35 Baraga County businesses will receive awards Friday for their continued support as founding members of the Chamber. “The Chamber has been in existence for 15 years. We’re celebrating our 15th anniversary this week actually. Our purpose is …

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Casperson Holds Town Hall At NMU

MARQUETTE — On Monday night, Northern Michigan University hosted a public town hall meeting with Michigan Senator, Tom Casperson. The Senator, who represents Michigan’s 38th district, joined students and community members at Jamrich Hall to discuss his experiences in the Michigan legislature. Casperson also discussed the state of Michigan’s economy, …

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