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Bernard F. Gaffney Memorial Scholarship Now Accepting Applications

Houghton, Michigan – The Bernard F. Gaffney Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Keweenaw Community Foundation (KCF) is now accepting applications from Houghton High School students or graduates who demonstrate character, need, and determination to achieve their specific educational or training goals. The Bernard F. Gaffney Memorial Scholarship Fund was established …

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Spring weight restrictions expanding to all state roads Monday

March 16, 2018 — The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and local agencies are enacting additional annual spring weight restrictions to protect roads. Effective at 6 a.m. Monday, March 19, weight restrictions will be expanded to cover all state trunkline highways for the entire state of Michigan, both Upper and Lower …

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Proposal Would Introduce Up To 30 Wolves To Isle Royale

Houghton, MI – The National Park Service (NPS) has proposed a project to introduce 20 to 30 wolves at Isle Royale National Park. The proposal is the preferred alternative in a Final Environmental Impact Statement that is available at: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/isrowolves for the next 30 days. The Final Environmental Impact Statement to Address the Presence …

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Two Baraga County Residents Arrested For Drugs

On March 15, 2018 detectives assigned to the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team (UPSET) executed a search warrant at a residence on Puuri Rd in Baraga County. The homeowners, a 34 year old male and 34 year old female, were arrested on March 14, 2018 for operating under the influence …

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DNR To Limit Number Of Backcountry Campsites At Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will limit the number of designated backcountry campsites at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, to better protect park resources and help ensure a quality backcountry camping experience. At roughly 60,000 acres, Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park is Michigan’s largest state park, home to towering old-growth …

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