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Cannabis Club Raided in Menominee

A raid at a business in Menominee on Wednesday netted state police troopers a cache of guns, drugs, cash and business records. The items were seized as evidence after a warranted search of the Hush Lounge. The Hush Lounge’s website describes it as a members-only cannabis club. It has been …

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Laurium Sets Village Christmas Party Date

Laurium has set the date for its annual Christmas party. At an otherwise quiet village council meeting this week, it was announced that the Skating with Santa event will be held December 14th from 3:00 until 4:30 at the George Gipp Arena. Admission will be free again this year, and …

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U.P. Unemployment Rate Falls

The unemployment rate in the Upper Peninsula fell in October. The seasonally unadjusted rate dropped to 3.6 percent. That’s down from 4.0 percent in September, and just above the statewide rate of 3.5 percent.  Locally, Houghton County matched the 3.5 percent state average. Keweenaw County’s unemployment rate was 4.0 percent… …

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Senate Leader Shirkey Apologizes for Obscene Slam

Republican State Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey says he’s apologized to Governor Gretchen Whitmer for using a four letter word to describe her and other state Democratic leaders. In a public session at Hillsdale College, Shirkey described the Democrats as being on the “bats**t crazy spectrum.” The comments were reported …

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Man Drowns at Escanaba

A Hannahville man has drowned in Lake Michigan. Escanaba Public Safety officers pulled the body of 55-year-old Anthony McCullough out of the water just east of the Harbor Master building yesterday afternoon around 1:30. Officials say there’s no evidence of foul play, but they’re still trying to figure out how …

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Middle Schoolers Learn STEM Is Cool

Sixth and seventh graders from schools across the Copper Country got some hands-on STEM experience yesterday, as the first Copper Country Science and Engineering Festival was held at Hancock High School. The Michigan Tech Mind Trekkers brought an engaging array of displays and activities to inspire the kids’ interest in …

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