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Pilgrim River Fishing Restrictions to be Extended

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is proposing to extend restrictive fishing regulations on the Pilgrim River. Several years ago, the DNR included the Pilgrim in a group of nine rivers in which the coastal brook trout population would be protected and reestablished. From Paradise Road to Portage Lake, a …

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Obituary: William E. Obst

As received from the Memorial Chapel and Plowe Funeral Homes: Hancock William E. Obst, 83, a resident of Hancock passed away Saturday November 2, 2019, at home following a lengthy illness. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock are assisting the family with the arrangements which will be …

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Aspirus Salutes Luoma on Return to Air Force

Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital is saying “goodbye” to Dr. Michael Luoma this afternoon. Luoma is returning to the United States Air Force as a lieutenant colonel. He served as an Army medic during operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, and later spent seven years as an Air Force physician. He’s been …

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Gas Prices Continue to Slip

Gasoline prices in Michigan continued their downward trend last week. AAA Michigan’s survey puts the current statewide average for a gallon of unleaded regular at $2.41 – nine cents less than a week ago. Prices are generally higher in the Upper Peninsula. The average price in the Marquette metro area …

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KBIC Primary Narrows Crowded Field

The ballot is almost set for next month’s Keweenaw Bay Indian Community election. In Saturday’s primary, crowded fields of candidates were narrowed down to four competitors who will compete for two Tribal Council seats in each district. In the Baraga District, incumbent Rodney Loonsfoot led the field with 133 votes. …

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Lift Bridge Work Could Cause Evening Delays This Week

Work planned for the Houghton-Hancock Bridge this week could cause some evening traffic delays. The Michigan Department of Transportation will be replacing fiber optic communications cable connectors. During the day, the bridge will not be operational. It will be placed in the intermediate position to allow smaller watercraft to pass …

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Two Hurt in Slide-off Crash Near Tapiola

Two people were taken to UP Health System-Portage after a single-car crash Saturday afternoon on the Pelkie-Tapiola Road. Houghton County Sheriff’s deputies say a vehicle driven by a 17-year-old Pelkie girl passed another vehicle around 3:00, then slid out of control on the slushy road. The vehicle spun around several …

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No Injuries in SUV-Dump Truck Crash Friday

No serious injuries were reported from a two-vehicle crash in Portage Township Friday morning. Houghton County Sheriff’s deputies were called to Superior Road around 11:30. They tell us an elderly couple in a Jeep didn’t notice an oncoming dump truck when they pulled out from their driveway. The dump truck …

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