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UP Representatives Hold Meet & Greet

The Upper Peninsula’s representatives in Lansing and Washington are spending part of their summer break visiting with the people who sent them there. U.S. Congressman Jack Bergman, State Senator Ed McBroom, and State Representative Greg Markkanen held a meet and greet at Michigan Tech’s Student Development Complex on Sunday. Bergman …

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Calumet Man Injured In Motorcycle Accident

A 60-year-old Calumet man is hospitalized after crashing his motorcycle on Saturday. Deputies from the Keweenaw County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the accident shortly after 3:30pm. Authorities say the man was traveling north on the Gay-Lake Linden Road near Coal Dock Road when he lost control of the 2002 …

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Bergman Speaks Out Against Line 5 Lawsuits

US Congressman Jack Bergman is lashing out at Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel for her legal actions to shut down the Enbridge Line 5. Nessel filed two lawsuits on Thursday in Ingham County Circuit Court calling for a shutdown of the dual pipelines underneath the Straits of Mackinac “as soon …

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Suspect Arraigned On Sexual Assault Charge

A Houghton man is facing a felony charge for an alleged sexual assault on Michigan Tech’s campus. 31-year-old Gerard Blake Dickerson was arraigned in 97th District Court Friday on one count of Criminal Sexual Conduct, 3rd degree, a 15-year felony. The incident reportedly happened on June 8th of this year. …

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Father’s Day Flood Anniversary Series

One year ago, the Copper Country was hit with what has been described as a 1,000 year storm when over six inches of rain fell in just a few hours. The rushing waters devastated the lives and landscape of local residents and would soon be remembered as the Father’s Day …

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Hancock Beach Reopened

UPDATE: The Western UP Health Department has retested Hancock Beach and the beach is now open! —————————————————————————————————— The Hancock Beach is temporarily closed after monitoring by the Western UP Health Department showed elevated bacteria levels. Samples were taken from the beach on Wednesday and was closed on Thursday. The Health …

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Expo Celebrates Moms & Babies

UP Health System—Portage and the Western UP Health Department will be hosting an event especially designed for moms and moms-to-be. It’s called the Celebrating Moms and Babies Summer Fair and Expo and will be held at the Copper Country Mall, Saturday, July 27th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Multiple …

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Local youth attend State-wide 4-H Exploration Days

The following press release was issued by Michigan State University Extension 4-H Program Coordinator Anne Kretschmann: Sixteen Houghton-Keweenaw County 4-H’ers joined over 2,200 other youth aged 11 to 19 at the Michigan State University (MSU) campus in East Lansing to participate in Michigan State University 4-H Exploration Days from June …

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