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M-26 Roadwork Starts in Dollar Bay – Tamarack City

Road work began yesterday in the Dollar Bay – Tamarack City area. The 4.6 mile stretch of resurfacing construction costs one million dollars, and is a part of the state’s record 3.5 billion dollars spent on road work across the state this year. The 6th Street to Tamarack Hill Road …

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Calumet, Laurium Village Councils to Meet Tonight

The Calumet Village Council could learn more tonight about how energy-efficient – or inefficient – its historic village hall and theatre complex is. U.P. Engineers and Architects is scheduled to make a presentation about the building’s thermal envelope. A thermal envelope is the structure that keeps the outside out, and …

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Finnish War Artifacts Displayed in Hancock

One of North America’s largest collections of Finnish war materials, memorabilia and artifacts will be open for public viewing through the rest of the summer. The Price of Freedom Museum is located on the sixth floor of Finlandia University’s Jutila Center in Hancock. The museum is part of the archival …

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UPSET West Executed a Warrant in Mohawk Last Friday

A one year investigation by the MSP UPSET West team into a Mohawk man concluded late last week. UPSET West executed a warrant on 43 year old Gregory Knuuttila’s home, after a traffic stop was conducted Thursday. During the past year, Knuuttila, had been transporting large quantities of methamphetamine to …

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Addressing Local Childcare Needs Town Hall on Wednesday

The Copper Country Great Start Collaborative will hold a town hall this week for parents, educators, and child care providers, to address issues in early child care and education in Houghton County. Early childcare and education are important resources that support families and serves as a economic driver in rural …

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The Portage Health Foundation Enjoys Sunny Sunday Afternoon at Inaugural Family Barbecue

The community enjoyed a hot and sunny Sunday afternoon yesterday in Chassell at Centennial Park. The Portage Health Foundation held the group’s first Family Barbecue, to bring the community together and highlight the work being done by the many organizations the foundation has helped over the years. Kids and families …

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Laurium Man Jailed Following Golf Cart Joyride

A Laurium man has been arrested for stealing a golf cart. Hancock police were called to the city campground yesterday, after the cart went missing. Local law enforcement agencies were notified, and it wasn’t long before the Houghton County Sheriff’s office received a tip that the cart had been observed …

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Friday Deadline for Short-term Laurium Council Seat

Laurium residents interested in joining the village council should apply this week. The opening on the council occurred when Glenn Johnson resigned last month. His term is scheduled to end in November. The application deadline for filling the unexpired term is Friday afternoon at 5:00. Letters of interest may be …

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Slam Sinks Crew in Ninth – Saturday Sports Wrap

Click on the highlighted scores for more game details. College Hockey The Finlandia University men’s hockey team has added a new player. James Eng is a center from Mississauga, Ontario. MLB The Guardians scored two runs off Michael Fulmer in the seventh inning, and edged the Tigers 5-4 last evening. …

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U.S. Deputy Attorney General Monaco Directs Federal Law Enforcement and Attorneys to Prioritize Violent Crimes Against Indigenous Women

Yesterday U.S. Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco directed federal attorneys and law enforcement agencies to prioritize violent crimes against women in Indian Country. In a memorandum, Deputy Attorney General Monaco, declared it a priority for the Department of Justice to work alongside tribal nations and federal enforcement agencies, to address …

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