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Man Killed in Marquette County Crash

UPDATED TO INCLUDE THE NAME OF THE VICTIM. A 69-year-old Florida man was killed in a traffic crash on US-41 in Humboldt Township yesterday. Witnesses told State Police troopers that Douglas Johnathan Paul Butcher lost control on a curve at approximately 12:20, a half- mile west of the M-95intersection. Butcher …

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MTU Presents Faculty Awards

From Michigan Technological University: Michigan Technological University’s most prestigious faculty awards which were announced last spring, were presented Wednesday at a ceremony in the Van Pelt and Opie Library. Making the presentations were University President Richard Koubek, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Jacqueline Huntoon and Vice President …

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Sheriff’s Officers Lauded for Flood Heroism

Four Copper Country sheriff’s officers have been honored for their heroic actions during the Father’s Day Flood. Houghton County deputies Hans Tolkinen, Tyler Harju and Angela Miles, and Keweenaw County sergeant Brad Pelli coordinated the rescue of 12-year-old Thatcher Markham, after the boy was trapped in the rubble of a …

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SNB to Purchase Suburban Detroit Bank

Superior National Bank has made its first acquisition outside the Copper Country with the purchase of Main Street Bank of Bingham Farms, Michigan. Bingham Farms is located near Southfield, Michigan, northwest of Detroit. Main Street Bank and its parent company, North Star Financial Holdings, Inc., claim assets over $280 million. …

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Hancock to Consider Water Rate Increase

The Hancock City Council will consider a significant hike in city water rates tonight. The increase to $9.05 per 1,000 gallons represents a more than 15 percent jump over the $7.85 rate currently in effect. The Council will hold a public hearing on the increase at 6:00. A vote on …

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Laurium Prepares Grant/Loan Requests

The Village of Laurium held two public hearings last night as part of its application to get some federal money. The village is asking for a $19,800 Rural Development Grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help purchase a new police car. The village would add another $16,000 to …

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More Flood Relief Money Coming from FEMA

There’s another million dollars in flood relief headed to Houghton County. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is providing $1,057,908 to the state Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy to pay to remove debris that was washed into waterways during the Father’s Day Flood in June, 2018. That money will …

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