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Roadside Park Winter Closings Scheduled

The Michigan Department of Transportation is shutting down its Upper Peninsula roadside parks for the winter. Keweenaw County parks will close tomorrow. Parks in the rest of the western U.P. will shut down a week from today. Roadside parks are typically reopened in early May, depending on weather.

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Trucker Arrested After US-45 Jackknife

A semi truck driver was arrested early yesterday after his rig jackknifed across US-45 four miles north of Watersmeet. State police troopers who arrived on the scene shortly after 3:00 am found the highway blocked, and the driver drunk. He was taken to the Gogebic County jail. His identity has …

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State Senate Approves “Secret Address” Bills

Victims of domestic violence, stalking, sexual abuse and human trafficking could keep their addresses secret under legislation approved unanimously by the Michigan Senate yesterday. Participants in the program would receive an identification number. Mail intended for them would be sent to a state government address, and then forwarded. Driver’s licenses …

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Houghton Council to Consider Equipment Grant

The Houghton City Council will hold a public hearing tonight about a proposed federal grant. The $199,900 stipend from Rural Development would be used to help purchase a police vehicle, two dump trucks, a wheel loader, a skid steer loader, and an excavator thumb. Public comment is welcome. The hearing …

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DB-TC Saves on Bonds; H-PT Renews Winter Coaches

Taxpayers in the Dollar Bay-Tamarack City School District will save a little money on the upcoming projects they authorized in the millage election in August. Monday night, the Board of Education approved a bond purchase bid from BOK Financial Securities. The interest rate is 2.46 percent. That’s lower than expected, …

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Salvation Army Begins Coat Giveaway

The Salvation Army will begin its winter coat giveaway today. Families who need winter coats can stop at the Salvation Army building in Hancock between 9:00 and 3:00 today and tomorrow. Yes, it’s just October, but Envoy Brenda DeLacy knows winter’s on its way… Families who need winter gear are …

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Main Street Calumet Plans Trunk or Treat

Main Street Calumet is putting the final touches on Saturday’s Trunk or Treat event… That’s Main Street Calumet’s Leah Polzien, who says the treat side of the event is the crowd of kids who turn out to collect candy from the trunkers, and from participating downtown businesses… They’ll also be …

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