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Redd Bound Over for Trial

Another of the three Copper Country residents arrested on child sex charges in mid-March has had his case bound over to Circuit Court. In District Court Friday morning, 34-year-old Jeffrey David Redd of Laurium waived his preliminary exam. He faces charges of Child Sexually Abusive Activity, Use of a Computer …

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Houghton County Names Tom Tikkanen as New Chairman

Houghton County named a new chairperson for the Board of Commissioners. In a special meeting called this morning Commissioner Gretchen Janssen nominated, Vice Chairman Tom Tikkanen, to the role of Chairman. Tikkanen takes on the role after the sudden passing of former Chairman Albert Koskela. Koskela passed away on this …

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Crane Pads Stolen from Keweenaw Crane Service, LLC

  Keweenaw Crane Service, LLC recently had some crane mats stolen from their property on US-41 sometime in the last couple of days. They are asking for whoever did take the pads, to please return them. 30 pads were taken, at a value of $500. Keweenaw Crane Service has stated …

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Keweenaw Native Plant Symposium Held Virtually this Year

Keweenaw Wild Ones is hosting the Keweenaw Native Plant Symposium virtually this year. On Saturday attendees can tune in and hear from a variety of speakers talking about the importance of native plants, pollinators, and how native plants help reestablish a region’s biodiversity. Heather Holm is the symposium’s keynote speaker. …

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College Avenue Project Starts Back Up Soon

MDOT will restart the College Avenue project on Monday. The summer road project will impact travel around the university and going east out of Houghton on US-41. The next stage of the project is scheduled for throughout summer. To start MDOT will allow traffic to travel north on college avenue …

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Damage Noted at Net River Dam

A dam at the Net River Flooding State Wildlife Management Area in Covington Township is in trouble. Michigan Department of Natural Resources officials say a person visiting the area at the south outlet of Net River Flooding was the first to report a washed-out area around the dam on Wednesday. …

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Local Law Enforcement to Participate in Drug Takeback Day

Local law enforcement organizations will be taking part in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Saturday. The goal is to remove unwanted, unused and expired prescription medications from homes, and dispose of them appropriately.  Unused prescriptions can fall into the hands of people who might abuse them. Disposal into household …

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MTU Trustees to Meet Friday

Michigan Tech’s Board of Trustees will hold its graduation weekend meeting Friday morning.  The agenda is typically presentation-heavy, with many of the university’s constituencies briefing trustees about their accomplishments this year. The board will be asked to approve three new degrees…• Bachelor of Science degree in Business Analytics in the …

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LWV Posts Election Guide

The League of Women Voters of the Copper Country has posted its guide to Tuesday’s elections.  The website includes information about the three candidates running for the one available Houghton city council seat, along with other local issues, including:  • The proposal in the Village of Calumet asking if the …

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Portage Lake District Library Names New Director

The Portage Lake District Library has a new director.  Katrina Linde-Moriarty will start work at the library on Monday. Linde-Moriarty previously served as director of the public library in Monticello, Wisconsin – a small town south of Madison. She holds a bachelor’s degree in cultural anthropology and history from the …

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