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Gas Prices Trend Higher

Gas prices rose again last week in our area. AAA Michigan’s survey places the average cost of unleaded gasoline in the Marquette region at $2.57 per gallon. That’s a nickel higher than it was a week ago, four cents higher than a month ago, and a dime higher than a …

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New Outages Slow Power Restoration Effort

Crews trying to complete power restoration after Wednesday’s storm suffered setbacks Friday, as new outages occurred.  Early Friday, Upper Peninsula Power Company estimated the number of customers without service at around 1,200. By evening, that total had risen to around 2,300. Most of the new outages occurred in Marquette County. …

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Power Crews Make Slow Progress on Storm Repairs

THIS STORY HAS BEEN UPDATED AS OF 8:15 FRIDAY MORNING. Slowly but surely, electrical crews are restoring power to areas hit by Wednesday’s severe storm. UPPCO spokesman Brett French told us this morning that around 1,200 customers remain without power. Higher figures shown earlier this morning on the company’s online …

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UPPCO Crews Working on Holiday to Restore Power

The Upper Peninsula Power Company says it continues to devote its full resources to resolving power outages caused by Wednesday’s storm. At 8:30 Thanksgiving morning, company spokesperson Brett French told us that damage is so widespread that they’re still continuing to assess the situation. Around 4,200 customers remain without power …

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Storm Recovery Continues

THURSDAY, 9:30 AM – SEE UPDATED INFORMATION FROM UPPCO HERE. Power companies continue to struggle to restore electricity to some of the thousands who lost service during Wednesday’s winter storm. As of 5:00 Thursday morning, the Upper Peninsula Power Company had provided no recent updates about how many customers were …

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Blizzard Blasts Keweenaw

NOTE: This story was posted at 7:20 a.m. on November 27th. It contains timely information which may be out of date if read later. Mother Nature has thrown a monkey wrench into a lot of Thanksgiving travel plans with an ill-timed storm. Most areas could see a foot or more …

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Turkey Trot Tomorrow

The pre-Thanksgiving snowfall will not stop tomorrow’s Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk. Angela Luskin from UP Health System-Portage says it will force them off the regular trail, and onto a back-up route… There’s a silver lining in that, for those who might not want to do the full distance… The Turkey …

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Houghton Deputies Seek Info About Thefts

The Houghton County Sheriff’s Department is asking for your help to solve some recent thefts in the Calumet area. On November 2nd, a red 1970’s-era Suzuki moped was taken from a yard on Allouez Street in Florida Location. It has a square headlight, chrome handlebars, and black duck tape on …

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