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Trail Camera Stolen, Suspect Caught On 2nd Camera

An Upper Peninsula man is asking for help in identifying the person who stole his trail camera. Ishpeming resident Fred Torreano says he placed his equipment on his family’s hunting property in Marquette County. The camera was reportedly stolen around 7pm on October 8th in Negaunee Township. The male suspect …

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Retiring Franklin Township Officials Recognized

Three longtime serving members of Franklin Township are being recognized by the State of Michigan. State Representative Scott Dianda visited the Franklin Township office on Saturday to present a tribute signed by lawmakers to Township Supervisor Glenn Ekdahl, Clerk Mary Brunet, and Treasurer Judy Counts. Ekdahl, Brunet and Counts are …

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VA Schedules Free Flu Shot Clinics for Veterans

The VA Clinic in Hancock, Michigan, has scheduled free walk-in flu shot clinics to Veterans enrolled in the VA’s health care system. The Hancock VA Clinic will offer the flu vaccinations Thursday, October 27, from 1 to 4 p.m. (ET) and Friday, October 28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. …

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Cyber Safety for Teens at Portage Lake District Library

The Portage Lake District Library and the Copper Country Reading Council invite teens, parents, educators, and library professionals for an interactive discussion at the library about the legal issues raised by the misuse of digital tools. Aimee M. Bissonette, JD, will present “Maximizing Safety in the Digital Environment” on Monday, …

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KNHP Advisory Commission Meets Tuesday

The Keweenaw National Historical Park Advisory Commission will convene for its regular quarterly meeting at 1:00pm on Tuesday, October 18 at park headquarters located on the corner of Red Jacket Road and Hwy. US-41 in Calumet. The meeting will include an update on the efforts and work of the Commission …

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Trial Pushed Back In Child Porn Case

The trial against a former Houghton high school coach is being pushed back.   71-year-old Don Sawaski is charged multiple felonies for allegedly possessing child sexually abusive materials. A trial had been set for next month. At a pretrial conference in Houghton County Circuit Court, the prosecution explained some of …

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Atlantic Mine Man Charged In Meth Bust

An Atlantic Mine man is charged with two felonies after he was arrested earlier this week by Deputies of the Houghton County Sheriff’s Department. 47-year-old Steven John Ruotsala was arraigned in 97th District Court on one count of Delivery or Manufacture of Meth, a 20 year felony…and one count of …

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Nordic Ski Gear Swap In Houghton Saturday

The Copper Country Ski Tigers Nordic Race Team will hold its Nordic ski gear swap at the Houghton High School Multi-Purpose Room Saturday. The annual fall sale is a great place to recycle Nordic ski equipment by buying and/or selling. Buyers find great bargains on used gear. Sellers pay just …

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