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Dianda Confirms Interest in State Senate

110th District State Representative Scott Dianda is about to begin his third term in the house. In an interview with Todd VanDyke this morning on KBear 102.3, Dianda said he’s interested first and foremost in doing the best job he can in his final term. “I’m very happy to serve the …

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Casperson Calls for Flexibility for Special Needs Students

The percentage of special needs children in Michigan schools continues to increase. Educators are struggling to provide accommodation. Parents are frustrated. State Senator Tom Casperson suggests that part of the problem is caused by state rules that mandate what must be taught to special needs students. “Every student must meet …

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Schedule Change for Chassell Schools

There’s been a schedule change for the Chassell Schools. Superintendent Howard Parmentier says students will have just a half-day when they return from the holiday break on Tuesday. Elementary students will be dismissed at 11:45. Middle and high school students will be let out two minutes later.

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2017 Houghton County Fair Dates Set

The dates have been confirmed for next year’s Houghton County Fair. At its recent annual meeting, the Fair Board set the event at its usual time in late summer – specifically, August 24th to 27th. The 2017 fair will have a familiar look. Most of the major entertainment offerings will …

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14-Year-Old Injured in Snowmobile Crash

An Illinois girl was hospitalized yesterday after she was thrown off a snowmobile in southern Houghton County. The 14-year-old from Fox Lake lost control of her 2006 Arctic Cat while traveling northbound on Trail 8/15 in Duncan Township near Sidnaw. The mishap took place around 1:45 yesterday afternoon. The Houghton …

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Iron River Police Search for Bandit

The Iron River Police Department is asking for the public’s help in solving a Christmas Eve armed robbery. Officers say the incident took place around 8:00 Saturday evening in the McDonald’s parking lot. Citizens who may have been in the area at the time are urged to call the Iron …

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Fish Armed Robbery Appeal Denied

A Wisconsin man who posed as a federal officer to commit an armed robbery in Baraga County will remain in prison. Bernard Fish was convicted on several counts for trying to extort money from the operators of a marijuana growing operation in Watton in 2013, and holding them prisoner. He …

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Houghton to Purchase New Police Vehicle

Like every town in the Copper Country, this year’s rough winter is taking a toll in the City of Houghton. But the city is coping with the situation. At Wednesday night’s city council meeting, city manager Eric Waara reported that snow removal equipment is holding up well. Waara also said …

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Gundlach Fund Announces Grants

The Herman Gundlach Fund of the Keweenaw Community Foundation is closing out 2016 by awarding more than $19,000 in grants to 23 local organizations. Individual grants range from $200 to $5,000. Recipients include: · Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter · Bay Cliff Health Camp · Boy Scouts of America-Hiawathaland · Calumet …

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