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Senator Stabenow In Houghton With FEMA

Houghton County desperately needs funding from the federal government to recover from the devastating storm that hit Father’s Day weekend. To speed up the process to get that funding, Senator Debbie Stabenow toured the damage Monday and got a first hand look at the destruction and the impressive community effort …

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Businesses Helping Local Flood Relief Effort

While commerce in the Keweenaw is getting back on its feet, many area businessmen and women have put their own needs and worries aside to help their fellow neighbors. Some are doing so by temporarily reassigning their business goals, and donating inventory. Area motels have been allocating their vacant rooms …

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Local Firefighters Compete & Raise Money For Flood Victims

The 65th annual Copper Country Firefighter’s Tournament provided both a respite for weary workers and help for the community. Following a week’s worth of emergency response and cleanup from the Father’s Day Flood, the tournament was held in Chassell, showcasing fire departments from throughout the Copper Country. The theme was …

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Tigers, Brewers Fall – Monday Sports Wrap

MLB Matthew Boyd struggled again, as the Detroit Tigers lost 12-2 to the Cleveland Indians yesterday. Boyd gave up six runs before leaving in the fourth inning. Artie Lewicki relieved him, pitched into the eighth, and gave up the other six runs on three home runs – one a grand …

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Tigers, Brewers Fall – Sunday Sports Wrap

Click on the blue links for more details. MLB The Detroit Tigers struck out 16 times, as they lost to the Cleveland Indians 4-1 yesterday. Francisco Liriano gave up three runs in the first inning, in his first start after nearly a month on the disabled list. He settled down, …

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Seven U.P. Beaches Reopen

From the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department, at 2:00 Saturday afternoon: Western U.P. Health Department announced the re-opening of seven bathing beaches Saturday following lab results that indicate it’s safe to swim. The beaches re-opened for recreation are Second Sand Beach north of L’Anse, Fort Wilkins State Park in Copper Harbor, …

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All Beaches Remain Closed

All beaches in Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga and Ontonagon Counties remain closed by order of the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department. Water quality test results received for selected inland and Lake Superior beaches continue to show high levels of E.coli and/or fecal coliform bacteria, indicating contamination by human and/or animal feces. See …

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