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U.P. Energy Summit Held At NMU

For the original story and video from ABC-10’s Melanie Palmer, click here. The U.P. Energy Summit was held Thursday on the campus of Northern Michigan University. Energy resources have been a topic of discussion in recent months, such as the potential natural gas plants being placed in Baraga and Marquette …

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Hancock’s Unsung Hero Honored At City Council Meeting

Described as one of Hancock’s true unsung heroes, the city council honored local resident Deborah Mann at their regular meeting Wednesday. The recognition was for her service as the volunteer coordinator between the city of Hancock, downtown businesses, the Michigan Department of Transportation, and the primary contractor and various sub-contractors …

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New Phone Scam Says They Are From Hancock Schools

A new scam is targeting area residents disguised as helping a local school system. Hancock Police Chief Wayne Butler gave his 4th Quarter Report to the city council at their February meeting Wednesday. Butler warned that people are receiving calls asking for money to support the Hancock Senior High Sports …

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Beartown Firefighter Facing Eight More Felonies

For the original story by ABC-10’s Jerry Taylor, click here. A Beartown Fire Department firefighter who is being held responsible for the deaths of two of his fellow firefighters is now facing additional charges. 28-year-old Michael Allen Johnson of Baraga was behind the wheel on August 27th, 2016, when the bus …

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Sawaski’s Bond Amended To Allow More Travel

A former Houghton High School coach facing child porn charges appeared in Houghton County Circuit Court Wednesday to ask that the conditions of his bond be amended. 72-year-old Don Sawaski is prohibited from leaving Houghton County except to travel to Marquette County to meet with his attorney. The motion before …

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Habitat For Humanity House Dedication Saturday

Copper Country Habitat for Humanity will be dedicating their new home this Saturday. All are welcome to the dedication of the home they built for the Beaudoin family in South Range in 2016. This is a good opportunity for people to see a Habitat house and perhaps volunteer to help …

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Road Restrictions Go Into Effect Noon Friday

The latest thaw has triggered road restrictions, going into effect this Friday at noon. The restrictions are for Houghton, Baraga, Keweenaw and Ontonagon Counties and will remain in effect until further notice. Maximum legal axle loads will be reduced to 65% of normal loads as prescribed by the Michigan Vehicle …

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