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State Historic Preservation Office Announces Next Year’s Lighthouse Grants are Open

With five large fresh water seas, Michigan’s fascination with the state’s over 100 lighthouses is prevalent in any coastal town. In the western Upper Peninsula, there are 22 lighthouses located along the Lake Superior coast from Ontonagon, Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga counties, Isle Royale National Park and the lonely Stannard Rock …

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C.R. England Trucking Acknowledges Employee Involved in Last Week’s Semi Truck Accident in L’Anse

Baraga County Prosecutor Joseph O’Leary stated this afternoon that Johnson was allowed to leave the state after posting bail, to go home with his parents to Illinois. O’Leary said he expects to bring more charges before the court. And an investigation into the trainee’s knowledge of Johnson’s state while driving …

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Calumet Village Council Nears Manager Decision

The Calumet Village Council is moving toward hiring a new village manager. The council was scheduled to interview one candidate at a special meeting yesterday. A second candidate is set to be interviewed at a special session today at 6:30.  The council’s regular monthly meeting will follow this evening’s interview. …

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Winter Storm Brings Winds, Rain, Snow

Warmer-than-expected temperatures contributed to lower-than-expected snowfall totals during the first winter storm of the season. On the Keweenaw Peninsula, most of the precipitation Monday fell as rain. Inland areas, where temperatures were slightly cooler, were hardest hit. The National Weather Service reports that southern Baraga County received about six inches. …

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Community Reception Scheduled for New NMU President

Community members and alumni will have a chance to meet Northern Michigan University’s new president at a reception this afternoon. Brock Tessman will be introduced at the Northern Center in an event that will run from 4:30 until 6:30. The NMU Marching Band and the NMU Jazz Combo will perform. …

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Illinios Man Arraigned in Baraga County 97th District Court

The man charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated resulting in a death, from last week’s incident in L’Anse has been arraigned in Baraga County 97 district court. 22 year old, Dawaun Johnson, is charged with one count of an OWI – resulting in the death of Allan Dantes Junior. …

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Copper Country Recycling Initiative is Taking Old Tires

Editor’s Note; This event is not being sponsored by the CCRI. It is being sponsored by the Superior Watershed Partnership, Houghton County, and the Great Lakes Climate Corps. It is being paid for by an EGLE grant. Old tires are difficult to get rid of. On Wednesday clean out the …

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CCCAC Asking for Artists for their Community Exhibit

The Copper Country Community Arts Center will have The Shaft, an annual community exhibition on the region’s mining heritage, in November. Artists are invited to submit work the physical signs of the mining industry’s presence or the effect it has had on the area and its people. Deadline for entry …

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Isaiah Strieter Agrees to Plead No Contest

Isaiah Strieter has agreed to plead no contest to a manslaughter charge, last Friday in Houghton County Circuit Court. In January, Strieter was arrested for the alleged murder of, 38 year old Ashley Harvey, at a home in Franklin township. Strieter’s other two charges, Homicide – Open Murder, and Possession …

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First Winter Storm Threatens Region

Revised 6 a.m. 10/17 to reflect lower anticipated snowfall totals. The first winter storm of the season is arriving in the Copper Country. Forecasters at the National Weather Service have issued a Winter Storm Warning for Houghton, Baraga and Ontonagon Counties. Keweenaw County is under a Winter Weather Advisory. The …

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