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Print Shop Hit by Car

A downtown Houghton business is beginning to recover after its building was hit by a car Saturday. Print Shop owner BJ Litsenberger tells us that a woman lost her brakes as she was driving down Pewabic Street toward Shelden Avenue around mid-day. Litsenberger says the driver did a good job …

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Baraga County Government Earns Energy Award

Baraga County was recently named as a leader in energy efficiency by the Michigan Energy Services Coalition.  County government was lauded for investing $1.47 million to upgrade lighting, replace heating and air conditioning systems, and install insulation and energy efficient windows and doors. In addition to replacing aging equipment, the …

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Shower of Water and Energy Savings at MTU

Sometimes, it’s the small things that add up. Tech Today reports that MTU Wadsworth Residence Hall building mechanic James Hanner noticed last summer that some of the shower heads in the building passed through a lot of water. Some of the ones he tested delivered eight gallons a minute. Hanner …

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Officials Hope to Secure Permanent Vet Center Office

As we celebrate Veterans Day, Houghton County continues to help local veterans through the Veterans Affairs Office at the airport. Veterans Service Officer Joe Battisfore says a local millage means their basic services aren’t threatened by the ongoing Michigan budget crisis. There is, however, concern about continuing local access to …

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Local Flu Vaccine Shortage Easing

Heading into the heart of the flu season, there have been shortages of the flu vaccine in our area. Kate Beer from the Western U.P. Health Department says the situation is being resolved… Beer says manufacturers have told her that future shipments will be delivered on time. They have received …

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Copper Country Honors Veterans Today

Today is Veterans Day, saluting those who have spent time in service to our country. Veterans Day is an official federal and state holiday, so many government offices will be closed. Some financial services may not be available, and there will be no mail delivery. Some local schools have scheduled …

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Two Arrested on Drug Charges in Baraga County

Two Zeba residents were arrested on drug charges Thursday along US-41, south of L’Anse. Detectives from the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team say they had been investigating the pair for four months. On Thursday, the suspects were driving on US-41 south of L’Anse, when their vehicle slid off the icy …

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Escanaba Man Seriously Hurt in Crash

A 51-year-old Escanaba man was badly injured in a two-vehicle crash in Delta County Friday morning. State Police troopers say a pickup truck that was southbound on M-69 near 14th Road in Ford River Township crossed the center line, and crashed head-on into a northbound sedan. The driver of the …

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