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COVID-19 Testing Underway as NMU Students Return

Students have begun their return to the Northern Michigan University campus in Marquette, and the school’s COVID-19 testing program is also ramping up. University officials say that 3,800 tests have been administered. 900 results have been received, and five of those were positive. None of the infected students live on …

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KNA Raffle Ticket Deadline Nears

The deadline is approaching to purchase tickets in this year’s 50-50 Keweenaw Natural Areas raffle. Up to 1,000 tickets will be sold at $100 each. If all are sold, the prize will be $50,000. KNA board member John Griffith says money raised will help pay down the debt the organization …

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Search for Driver in Calumet Hit and Run

The Houghton County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a driver who was involved in a “hit and run” property damage crash in the village of Calumet. Specifics about the time and place of the incident have not been provided, but officials have released a photo …

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Driver Uninjured in Fiery Lake Linden Crash

An 18-year-old driver escaped injury Sunday morning in a fiery single-vehicle crash just south of Lake Linden. State police officers report that, around 8:00, a northbound pickup truck crossed over the center line on M-26 near the 27th Street intersection. The truck just missed the brick signpost for the Drive-Through …

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Update: Woman Drowns at Marquette

UPDATE: A 42-year-old Lexington, Kentucky, woman has died from injuries she sustained Thursday, while swimming in Lake Superior at Marquette’s Little Presque Isle Park.  State police officials say Yookyung Leemazzoni succumbed early Friday morning at UP Health System-Marquette. Read our original story below, as posted on Friday, August 8th: A …

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Isle Royale Fuel Sales Extended

Fuel sales at the Rock Harbor Marina at Isle Royale will continue through August 25th. The National Park Service says diesel and gasoline will be available mornings between 8:00 and 10:00, and afternoons between 2:00 and 4:00 each day. Because of COVID-19 concerns, most of the amenities at Isle Royale …

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Bootjack Fun Run Tomorrow

With COVID-19 concerns forcing cancellation of many Copper Country activities, in-person running events have been in short supply this summer. There will be one tomorrow, however. Registration for the Bootjack Fun Run 9.06k will open at 8:00 at the Dreamland Bar. Participants can walk or run over their choice of …

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