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HEET Giving LEDs to Income-Qualified UPPCO Customers

HANCOCK–The Houghton Energy Efficiency Team (HEET) is distributing LED light bulbs at no charge to Upper Peninsula Power Co. (UPPCO) customers who meet income guidelines. The LEDs, which are provided by Efficiency United, use only one-sixth the energy of conventional incandescent bulbs and last up to 20 years. HEET will …

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Elementary Students Learn Earth Science At Michigan Tech

Twenty-four students are getting one last opportunity to attend summer camp and get a head start on their studies for the coming school year. The Michigan Tech Center for Science & Environmental Outreach has been hosting an end of summer camp this week. The theme is Earth science. Students in …

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Police & Truck Drivers Come Together For Safety

Trucks carrying heavy loads pose a risk to everyone if safety regulations are not followed. That’s why it’s important for them to know what those regulations are and what officers are looking for in the event they get pulled over. A truck traffic safety meeting was held in Houghton to …

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Beartown Firefighters Relief Fund Established

This press release was put out by the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community on Tuesday, August 3o: An account has established for the fundraising efforts and donations received to assist the families of the decreased and injured Beartown Firefighters. The Beartown Firefighter Relief Fund has been set up at the Superior …

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Two Arrested In Drug Bust In Atlantic Mine

On August 29th, detectives from the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team (UPSET) executed a search warrant at two adjacent residences located in Atlantic Mine. During a search of those residences detectives seized heroin and crystal meth. Two subjects were arrested for possession of crystal meth and possession of heroin. Both …

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Community Shows Support For Fallen Firefighters

Residents throughout the Copper Country are coming together in wake of the tragedy that left two Beartown firefighters dead and seven other injured. 25-year-old Alan Swartz and 23-year-old James Shelifoe Jr., died in the crash. Several fundraisers were held Monday, showing support for the families affected by the accident. Director …

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Library Vote Back On Ballot In Chassell

Chassell Township residents will again vote in November on whether to leave the Portage Lake District Library. The proposal was defeated in the August Primary, but the Township board believes it was a mistake to put it on the Primary ballot. Chassell Township Supervisor David Mattson said, “This is an …

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Search Continues For Stolen Vehicle

The Ontonagon Sheriff’s Department continues to search for a stolen vehicle. A 2013 orange and black Dodge Dart was reportedly stolen Friday evening from the village of Ontonagon, from the River Street area. The vehicle has a Michigan registration DBZ-7782. The car has a 2 Black stripes along the hood, …

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