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$1.5M Possible for Lake Linden Trail Repair

There could be more money coming to help repair damage done to our local trails by the 2018 Father’s Day Flood. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has recommended that $1.5 million dollars from the Land and Water Conservation Fund be allocated to help rebuild the ATV and snowmobile trail …

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Former Legislator Casperson Dies

Former Michigan legislator Tom Casperson has died. The Escanaba Republican spent six years as the 108th District State Representative, then served two terms as the 38th District State Senator. He was term limited in 2018, and it was about that same time that he was diagnosed with lung cancer that …

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Baraga County Slammed by COVID-19

The increasing number of COVID-19 diagnosis in the Western Upper Peninsula is now being reflected in a rising death rate.  The latest update from the Western Upper Peninsula District Health Department includes reports received from last Tuesday through Friday. It includes 159 more confirmed positives, and 13 deaths. Baraga County …

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Lift Bridge Work Begins Today

Work is scheduled to begin today on repairs and improvements to the Houghton-Hancock Bridge.  Over the next nine months, the Michigan Department of Transportation plans to replace the motors that lift the bridge deck, paint the interiors of the machine rooms in the bridge towers, and replace the finger joints …

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Firearm Deer Season Closes Today

Michigan’s firearm deer season ends this evening. Hunting concludes at 5:49, which is 30 minutes after local sunset. Michigan’s deer check stations have been closed for most of the season, because of COVID-19 concerns, so we haven’t received any official updates about how the hunt has gone. Sales of licenses …

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Drugs Seized in Copper City

A six-month investigation has led to the seizure of drugs, guns and money in Copper City. Detectives from the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team executed a search warrant at a home in the village today. They collected methamphetamine, MDMA and numerous illegally obtained prescription drugs. They also picked up two …

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Keweenaw Co-op Raises Cash for Food Bank

The Keweenaw Co-op has raised more than $13,000 for the Western Upper Peninsula Food Bank over the past eight months. The Co-op began a “round-up program” April 1st, when it became apparent that extra food would be needed by families hit by the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Customers …

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Enbridge Sues to Keep Line 5 Flowing

Enbridge has filed a federal lawsuit to try to stop the State of Michigan from shutting down the controversial Line 5 pipeline. Governor Gretchen Whitmer recently ordered that the pipeline delivery be ended by early May. She said Enbridge had violated the terms of the easement the state provided in …

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Small Business Saturday Promotions Planned

The local holiday shopping season kicks off this coming weekend. Small Business Saturday encourages residents to patronize local businesses. Local Chambers of Commerce are coordinating efforts to keep our holiday money in the Copper Country. Tara Arens from the Keweenaw Chamber says their office in downtown Houghton will be open …

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