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Houghton Crash Sends Motorcyclist to Hospital

A downstate woman was injured in a car-motorcycle crash this afternoon in Houghton. The Houghton police department tells us that a 59-year-old Wheeler woman was driving her motorcycle southbound at the intersection of US-41 and M-26 just before 1:30. She crossed from the far-left lane into the center lane, and …

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Western U.P. COVID-19 Numbers Jump

COVID-19 numbers continue to increase in the western Upper Peninsula. The Western U.P. Health Department is reporting 16 more cases confirmed in Gogebic County since Thursday. Houghton County has five more confirmed cases, and two probables. Ontonagon County has one new probable. The number of diagnosed cases in Houghton, Keweenaw, …

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Michigan Wolf Population Stabilizing

Michigan’s gray wolf population seems to have settled in at around 700. The results of the state Department of Natural Resources survey released yesterday pegged the total at 695, divided among 143 packs. The survey was conducted over the winter. It does not include pups born this spring, nor does …

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Governor Whitmer Signs And Extends Executive Orders

Youth work permits just got a little easier to obtain. This, after Governor Whitmer signed an executive order, relaxing paperwork requirements. Work permits required by the Youth Employment Standards Act, which previously required special colored paper, can now be emailed, mailed or faxed, as opposed to in person. Whitmer also …

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Dial Help Offers Help To Victims

Dial Help is known for their 24/7 UP wide crisis line, but they also offer a number of specialized services here in the Copper Country. The Victim Services Department, serving Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw and Ontanagon Counties, offers help with child and elder abuse, fraud and sexual abuse, along with other …

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Hancock Prepares For Fall Sports Season

It’s almost time for high school sports. In an email sent to parents, Hancock High School Principal/Athletic Director Chris Salani, said parents can expect information next week, on a webinar he’ll be hosting, in preparation for the upcoming Fall sports season. Topics to be covered include the student-athlete code of …

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State Managed ORV Trail Reopened

The state managed ORV Route between the Portage Lake Lift Bridge and Dollar Bay has been reopened, after work was completed to create a bypass trail route. The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department along with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, lifted an advisory this past Friday. The …

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