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M-28 Construction at Lake Gogebic Begins Today

Westbound travelers will encounter delays on M-28 near Lake Gogebic beginning today. The Michigan Department of Transportation will resurface nearly 13 miles of the highway from the junction of northbound M-64 westerly to the Ontonagon-Gogebic County line. Travelers will encounter intermittent single lane closures. The project will cost around $3 …

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Students Learn from the Best, How to Fly, at Houghton County Memorial Airport

For over a decade the Copper Country Civil Air Patrol has brought in students from near and far to learn how to fly. All week students from neighboring states and counties have met at Houghton County Memorial Airport to learn the ins and outs of flying, aviation, and all the …

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Resignations Rock Copper Harbor Water/Waste Authority

Copper Harbor’s water and sewer utility is experiencing a leadership vacuum, following the departure of two of its three board members. Mike Borlee resigned from the Copper Harbor Water Distribution and Wastewater Utility board, effective yesterday. He cited the recent resignation of Grant Township Supervisor Scott Wendt, and other unspecified …

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Investigation Continues into Ontonagon Truck-Pedestrian Crash

An investigation continues into a truck-pedestrian crash that took place in Ontonagon late last month. Details were just released by the Michigan State Police about the incident on the morning of June 24. No names were included. Investigators say a 69-year-old woman from Waukesha, Wisconsin, was in a crosswalk on …

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Copper City Honor Roll Rededication Tomorrow

The Copper City Honor Roll will be rededicated at a brief ceremony tomorrow. The Copper City Memorial before its recent renovation. The honor roll is located on Third Street. It was built in the 1940s, to memorialize the service of local servicemen and women. Weather and age caused the monument …

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SWP to Partner with Baraga County for New Sturgeon River Park

The Superior Watershed Partnership and Land Conservancy will work with Baraga County to manage and develop a huge new public area in Covington Township. The county will own the 1,184 acres of forestland, which includes more than four miles of frontage on the Sturgeon River. The land is being purchased …

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Hirvonen Hall Dedication Tomorrow

Finlandia University will dedicate its newest building tomorrow. The building itself isn’t new. It was built to serve as Hancock’s high school, following a fire that destroyed the previous school 100 years ago this coming Monday. It housed Hancock Central High until the new facility was built on Campus Drive, …

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A Whittemore Man Pleads Guilty to Placing Pipe Bombs at Cellphone Businesses in Cheboygan and Sault Ste. Marie

A Whittemore, Michigan man has plead guilty to two separate crimes related to placing improvised explosive devices outside of cellphone stores in Cheboygan and Sault Ste. Marie. John Douglas Allen pleaded guilty to charges on Tuesday, before U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Ludington, and faces up to 20 ears in …

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Houghton Hydrant Flushing is Scheduled for Next Week

Starting next Monday, Houghton has scheduled hydrant flushing throughout the city. Public works crews will begin work on Monday and continue through Friday next week. Work will occur from 6 am to 6 pm. During this time water may appear discolored. It is suggested by Houghton officials to run cold …

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