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DNR Offers Deer Habitat Grants

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has $100,000 available to help improve deer habitats in the Upper Peninsula. The money is for projects on non-state land. This is the 12th year of the DNR’s Deer Habitat Improvement Partnership Initiative. So far, $850,000 has been invested into almost 100 projects.  Groups …

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Marquette Police Seek Cold Case Murder Suspect

Marquette police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect in a nearly 32-year-old murder. Marquette Police Department composite drawing The body of 34-year-old Paul Girard was found in Presque Isle Park September 30th, 1988. Officials have now focused on two persons of interest. One has been identified. …

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KCF, Aspirus Auxiliary Accepting Scholarship Apps

The Keweenaw Community Foundation is accepting applications for several scholarships. –  The Alec Fisher Memorial Scholarship is open to Michigan Tech students at the junior level or above, studying Environmental Engineering or Management Information Systems. – The Bernard Gaffney Scholarship Fund is for students or graduates who demonstrate character, need, …

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MLK Day Observances Planned

Both Finlandia University and Michigan Tech will be observing Martin Luther King Jr. Day today. Finlandia will again hold its MLK Day of Service. Students and staff are encouraged to donate their time to help local individuals and organizations. On last week’s Finlandia Fridays broadcast, Molly Berg of Hancock said …

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Former U.P. Priests Charged With Sexual Abuse

Two more former Upper Peninsula priests are facing criminal sexual conduct charges.  74-year-old Gary Allen Jacobs of Albuquerque, New Mexico, served in Ontonagon and Dickinson Counties between 1981 and 1984. In Ontonagon County, he’s being charged with six counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct involving a child between the ages …

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Gas Prices Hold Steady in Keweenaw

Gasoline prices in our region held basically steady last week. AAA Michigan’s survey places the cost of a gallon of unleaded regular at $2.55 in Houghton County. That’s a penny higher than last week, right in line with the national average, but seven cents above the statewide average. Keweenaw County …

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Girl Scout Cookie Sale Begins

Girl Scout cookies officially go on sale today. Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes CEO Karmen Lemke says every dollar of profit from the sale remains with the troop that sells the cookies. There’s a new look to the boxes this year. They’ll highlight the types of experiences that …

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