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Keep Fire Safety in Mind This Holiday Season

Be fire smart as you decorate your homes and entertain this holiday season. The holidays are a peak time for home fires caused by Christmas tree and candle fires. “Christmas tree fires can turn deadly within seconds, allowing you little time to escape a potentially deadly fire. According to the …

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MDOT Plow Data Drives Faster Snow And Ice Removal

Connected vehicle technology is helping MDOT clear snow and ice from roadways faster — making winter a little easier for drivers and saving taxpayers money. MDOT started installing GPS-based automatic vehicle location (AVL) devices on its winter road maintenance equipment in 2013. These systems report where each truck is, and …

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Northwoods Break-In Suspects Arraigned

Two former Finlandia University students are now facing charges for allegedly stealing guns from a Hancock store. 18-year-old Alexander Santiago and 18-year-old Juan Carlos Pereyra are charged with Breaking and Entering with Intent, a 20 year felony, and Larceny of Firearms, a 5 year felony. The charges stem from a …

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Stolen Weapons Discovered At Finlandia University

Two suspects have been taken into custody in connection to Saturday’s breaking and entering at the Northwoods Trading Post in Hancock. Officers from the Hancock Police Department responded to the dorms at Finlandia University around 3:45 p.m. Saturday after Finlandia Security had notified Central Dispatch about their discovery of three …

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Ahmeek Teen Injured In Accident

An 18-year-old Ahmeek woman was taken to the hospital after a two-vehicle accident Saturday night just north of South Range. The Houghton County Sheriff’s Office said the woman was traveling north on M-26 just after 9:00 p.m., when she lost control of her vehicle. She reportedly spun sideways into the …

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Break-In At Northwoods Trading Post In Hancock

Police are investigating a breaking and entering incident that occurred early Saturday morning in the City of Hancock. At approximately 4:15 a.m., the Hancock City Police Department responded to a reported breaking and entering complaint at the Northwoods Trading Post on Quincy Street. When they arrived, police say the front …

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Suspension Of Five Finlandia Students Upheld

Finlandia University released the following statement Friday afternoon concerning the suspension of five students earlier this week: The Finlandia University Conduct Board has upheld the appeal of the five students who were suspended on December 6. The University is now entering an internal investigation which will be completed within 10 …

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Expelled Finlandia Student Arraigned On Assault Charge

An expelled Finlandia University student was arraigned in Houghton this morning. The former Finlandia University student and football player is facing a misdemeanor charge stemming from an alleged altercation with another student. Tajuante Anderson, 20, was charged with aggravated assault, which is punishable by a year in jail and a …

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