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Gas Prices Ease Slightly

Gasoline prices are easing a bit, after an increase through the first month of the year. AAA Michigan’s continuing survey places the statewide average cost of a gallon of unleaded regular at $3.37 this morning. That’s 8 cents less than a week ago, but still 4 cents more than a …

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Minnesota Woman Dies in Gogebic County Snowmobile Crash

A Minnesota woman is dead following a snowmobile crash Friday evening in Marenisco Township. The 26-year-old driver was part of a group of snowmobilers westbound on Trail 2 at around 7:45 p.m. Investigators say she was thrown from her sled when she failed to navigate a curve in the trail. …

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Baraga Prosecutor: No Plea Deals on Meth

Baraga County’s Prosecuting Attorney is hoping to ramp up the pressure on those who traffic in methamphetamine. Calling meth an “insidious drug that is threatening to overwhelm law enforcement,” Joseph O’Leary says he’ll stop offering plea deals to those charged with manufacturing or delivering the substance within the county.  In …

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Two Student Athletes Claim MHSAA Scholarships

Two local high school students have earned MHSAA Scholar-Athlete Awards. Amos Norland from Dollar Bay-Tamarack City High School and Makennah Uotila from Ontonagon High School will each receive $2,000 scholarships from the Farm Bureau Insurance Company, which has sponsored the program for 34 years. Norland won the U.P. Division Three …

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Superior Health Foundation Accepting Grant Applications for the Indigent Care Fund

The Superior Health Foundation is accepting grant applications for their Indigent Care Fund. The foundation plans to award a little over 50,000 dollars at their spring grant celebration in early May. Qualified health centered non-profits can apply for up to 10,000 dollars in funding to help support indigent care in …

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Portage Health Foundation Offers Scholarship Opportunities for 40 High School Seniors in Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw, and Ontonagon Counties

The Portage Health Foundation’s scholarship opportunities will assist forty seniors from Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw and Ontonagon Schools in 2023. There are six different scholarship programs that students can apply for. PHF scholarships will award 1,000 dollars to a graduating senior from Baraga, L’Anse, Calumet, Chassell, Dollar Bay-Tamarack City, Hancock, Horizons, …

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Edick, Court to Reign Over Winter Carnival

Winter Carnival royalty was crowned Saturday night. The Royalty Pageant was filled with laughs and fun, along with some serious questions for the eight contestants. The talent competition included cooking demonstrations, stand up comedy, dance routines, painting, and even a poetic homage to 1913 Copper Strike leader Big Annie Clemenc. …

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Some NMU Staffers to Receive Accelerated Wage Increases

Members of Northern Michigan University’s Technical, Office and Professional union are receiving raises earlier than they had anticipated. At a special meeting last week, the university’s Board of Trustees approved a Memorandum of Understanding with UAW Local 1950 to accelerate the scheduled increases.  Around 70 percent of the union’s members …

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Two Dead in Eastern U.P. Crash

Two Ohio residents are dead, following a two-car crash Saturday afternoon in the eastern Upper Peninsula. Mackinac County Sheriff’s deputies report the collision happened on US-2 about 13 miles west of Saint Ignace.  Four others were hospitalized. The names of the victims, and the conditions of the survivors, have not …

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South Range Valentine Day Dance Coming Up Soon

Valentine’s day is coming up, and the South Range Fourth of July Committee invites all those in happy relationship, and those single lads and ladies, to their annual Valentine’s Day Dance. Attendees to the dance can enjoy some live music, dancing, 50/50 raffle, and other prizes. South Range’s Valentine’s Day …

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