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South Range Man Pleads Not Guilty To Nine Felonies

A case against a South Range man facing several drug charges continues. 24-year-old Charles Lester Knuckles appeared in Houghton County Circuit Court Wednesday for an arraignment. Knuckles is facing nine felonies–including operating a drug house, delivering contraband on jail property, and delivery of a controlled substance within 1000 feet of …

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Bipartisan Soo Locks Modernization Act Introduced

Washington D.C.– U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Representative Jack Bergman, U.S. Senator Gary Peters, and Representatives Sandy Levin, Fred Upton, Bill Huizenga, Tim Walberg, Dan Kildee, Mike Bishop, Debbie Dingell, Brenda Lawrence, John Moolenaar, Dave Trott, and Paul Mitchell today introduced the bipartisan Soo Locks Modernization Act. The legislation authorizes the …

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Chassell Residents May Use Library For Another Year

Chassell residents will be allowed to continue using the Portage Lake District Library–at least for now. Voters approved a proposal to pull out of the library district last November, which would have been effective at the end of this year. But an agreement between the library and Chassell Township extends …

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Houghton Man Instrumental in Third Gravitational Waves Detection

Syracuse, NY–Alex Nitz,  an alumnus of Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences, who grew up in Houghton, Michigan located in the Upper Peninsula, has been instrumental in the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO)’s third detection of gravitational waves, demonstrating that a new window onto astronomy is fully open. Nitz, who earned …

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First ‘Artist in Residence’ For 2017-18 Season Named at Porkies

The Friends of the Porkies has announced that Mark Jenzen, creator of the world’s first-ever high-resolution LED Virtual Sky, will arrive in mid-month for a two-week artist’s residency at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. Jenzen is the first artist-in-residency recipient announced for the 2017-18 season at the park. Earlier this …

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Deputies Help Two People Escape House Fire

Two people are safe after being helped out of their burning residence in Kearsarge. The Houghton County Sheriff’s Office says deputies responded to the call of a structure fire just before 1:30 this morning on Second Street. Deputies helped the two residents get out the house. The fire was put …

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