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Iron River Police Search for Bandit

The Iron River Police Department is asking for the public’s help in solving a Christmas Eve armed robbery. Officers say the incident took place around 8:00 Saturday evening in the McDonald’s parking lot. Citizens who may have been in the area at the time are urged to call the Iron …

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Fish Armed Robbery Appeal Denied

A Wisconsin man who posed as a federal officer to commit an armed robbery in Baraga County will remain in prison. Bernard Fish was convicted on several counts for trying to extort money from the operators of a marijuana growing operation in Watton in 2013, and holding them prisoner. He …

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Houghton to Purchase New Police Vehicle

Like every town in the Copper Country, this year’s rough winter is taking a toll in the City of Houghton. But the city is coping with the situation. At Wednesday night’s city council meeting, city manager Eric Waara reported that snow removal equipment is holding up well. Waara also said …

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Gundlach Fund Announces Grants

The Herman Gundlach Fund of the Keweenaw Community Foundation is closing out 2016 by awarding more than $19,000 in grants to 23 local organizations. Individual grants range from $200 to $5,000. Recipients include: · Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter · Bay Cliff Health Camp · Boy Scouts of America-Hiawathaland · Calumet …

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Caution Urged on Snowmobile Trails

Snow has been plentiful on the Keweenaw Peninsula, but the Michigan Department of Natural Resources says some snowmobile trails in other part of the Upper Peninsula are in questionable shape. DNR trails specialist Paul Gaberdiel says last weekend’s warm weather caused two problems for trails that didn’t have a good …

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Aquila Mine Earns Permits

A controversial mining project in Menominee County has received two permits from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. Aquila Resources’ Back Forty Project received a Nonferrous Metallic Mining Permit, and a Michigan Air Use Permit to Install. MDEQ says the decision was made after a full review of the application, …

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Iron River Fire Victim Identified

Authorities in Iron River have identified the man who died in a house fire. He is 60-year-old Douglas Lintz, who lived in the home at 1119 River Avenue. Firefighters were called to the scene Monday afternoon around 3:30. The house is considered to be a total loss. The state fire …

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CopperDog 150 Activities Planned

Plans are well underway for the 2017 CopperDog 150 dogsled race. Kids can ride a dogsled for free Saturday at Agassiz Park in Calumet. Musher Tom Bauer will provide the rides between 1:00 and 3:00. The first 100 kids will receive free photo keepsakes. Refreshments will be available, including custom …

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KCF Hockey Grant Deadline Near

The Keweenaw Community Foundation has $2,800 it would like to hand out to help youth hockey programs in the area. KCF spokesperson Laura Smyth says the money is being disbursed from the Copper Country Youth Hockey Endowment Fund, and can be used to support existing programs, or start something new. …

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Dealing with Christmas Overspending

As the joy of Christmas fades, the reality of Christmas bills begins to set in. If you racked up too much debt on a high-interest credit card or two, Mia Moilanen at the Michigan Tech Employees Credit Union says you might be able to lower payments by transferring the balance …

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