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Baraga County Drug Suspects Arraigned

The man and woman arrested Thursday on drug charges in Covington were arraigned yesterday.  In 97th District Court, Judge Nicholas Daavettila set bond for 22-year-old Madisson Leah Tikkanen at $50,000. Bond for 40-year-old Prince Preston was set at $100,000. He is considered a habitual offender. Preliminary examinations for both are …

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Calumet Village Begins Search for New Manager

The Calumet village council will receive an update on the search for a new village manager this evening. The job was posted last week on the village website. It specifies an annual salary of between $50,000 and $60,000, plus benefits. The previous manager, Amber Goodman, had filled the position for …

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More NMU Presidential Candidates Revealed

The second of four candidates to become Northern Michigan University’s next president was introduced to the community last night. Brock Tessman was raised in Plymouth, Michigan. After undergraduate studies at Brown University, he received both his MA and PhD in Political Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He …

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Road Association Recommends Color Tours

Fall Color Season is underway, at least, according to the County Road Association of Michigan. The Association has released its annual list of the best fall color drives in the state, noting that color is typically best in our region between now and October 8. Among the local drives recommended: …

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Bryan Smith: Capturing the Impossible Tonight at the Rozsa

Don’t miss the chance tonight to hear from National Geographic’s Bryan Smith, with National Geographic Live! The event will start at 7:30 pm at the Rozsa Center. Smith is a renowned nature film-maker and got his start with the film 49 Megawatts. In recent years he has produced various television …

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4th Annual People of the Heart Waters Walk Starts Soon

Plans are set for the fourth annual People of the Heart Waters Walk, coming up in a couple of weeks. The event is meant to celebrate and bring awareness to the conditions and issues faced by the great lakes, and is organized by the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, in collaboration …

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Hundreds Turn Out for the 33rd Annual Parade of Nations

Saturday morning hundreds gathered in downtown Hancock and Houghton for the annual parade of nations. During the past two years Covid has reduced the number of activities the university has organized during the celebration of international cultures. Saturday’s rain held off just long enough for the parade to have students …

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Salmi to Stay On, as County Board Supports Canal View Resolution

Faced with the resignation of Canal View administrator Kimberly Salmi, the Houghton County Board of Commissioners reversed course Friday, and supported a resolution to encourage lawmakers to relax COVID-19 restrictions at extended care facilities. Salmi was pleased with support for the statement, which had been slightly revised from an earlier …

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Breakwater Credit Union Suffers Card Fraud Attack

Officials at Breakwater Federal Credit Union are promising that none of its members will suffer loss, after a recent card-based fraud attack. Around 500 cards were compromised. Fraudulent transactions appeared on 147 accounts. The total amount of the fraudulent transactions was estimated to be around $43,139. Officials say all members …

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Two Arrested on Drug Charges in Baraga County

Two people have been arrested following a four-month drug investigation in Baraga County. Detectives from the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team say they had identified two individuals who had been bringing large quantities of fentanyl into Baraga County. On Thursday, they stopped a vehicle with a 22-year-old woman and a …

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