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Global Climate Strike Comes to U.P.

Some Upper Peninsula residents will join others around the world today in what’s being called a “global climate strike.” Worldwide, more than 3,000 events have been organized in more than 130 nations. In the Copper Country, students and community members will demonstrate at the Houghton-Hancock Bridge from 4:00 until 7:00. …

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UP Energy Task Force to Convene in Keweenaw

The Upper Peninsula Energy Task Force will meet in Hancock today. The task force was formed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer to assess energy needs in the U.P., and propose solutions.  The meeting will be held at the Jutila Center in Hancock. Sessions will run from 10:00 until 1:00, and 2:30 …

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CCISD Board Appoints New Chair

The Copper Country Intermediate School District has a new board chair. Dr. Nels Chistopherson has taken over, following the resignation of Robert Tuomi from the board. Gale Eilola has been elected vice-chair. Tuomi stepped down because he’s now working for the CCISD in the construction trades program. His hiring was …

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MTU Student Named to State Panel

A Houghton woman has been named to Michigan’s new Collegiate Student Advisory Task Force. Zoé Ketola is a student at Michigan Tech. She’ll be one of 33 students advising Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson about ways to improve voter engagement among young voters and college students. The task force will …

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Four Nabbed in Iron River Drug Raid

Four people were arrested yesterday when Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team members raided a home in Iron River. Detectives found prescription pills, evidence of drug distribution, and two firearms. Two face charges of distributing cocaine and other drugs, The other two are being held on probation violations. Nearby West Iron …

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Hancock Water Rates Rising

Water rates are going up in Hancock. The 15 percent increase was approved unanimously by the city council last night. No one spoke at the public hearing that was held in advance of the decision. City clerk and acting manager Mary Babcock said the water fund finished last year more …

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Man Killed in Marquette County Crash

UPDATED TO INCLUDE THE NAME OF THE VICTIM. A 69-year-old Florida man was killed in a traffic crash on US-41 in Humboldt Township yesterday. Witnesses told State Police troopers that Douglas Johnathan Paul Butcher lost control on a curve at approximately 12:20, a half- mile west of the M-95intersection. Butcher …

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MTU Presents Faculty Awards

From Michigan Technological University: Michigan Technological University’s most prestigious faculty awards which were announced last spring, were presented Wednesday at a ceremony in the Van Pelt and Opie Library. Making the presentations were University President Richard Koubek, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Jacqueline Huntoon and Vice President …

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Sheriff’s Officers Lauded for Flood Heroism

Four Copper Country sheriff’s officers have been honored for their heroic actions during the Father’s Day Flood. Houghton County deputies Hans Tolkinen, Tyler Harju and Angela Miles, and Keweenaw County sergeant Brad Pelli coordinated the rescue of 12-year-old Thatcher Markham, after the boy was trapped in the rubble of a …

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