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Chicago Heroin Suspect Arraigned

A Chicago area man arrested last week after a drug bust conducted by the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team has been arraigned. 38-year-old Fountaine Gordon faces three felony drug charges, including delivery/manufacture of heroin or cocaine, less than 50 grams. Gordon was arrested on November 30th at the Super 8 …

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Hancock Woman Killed In Weekend Crash

A Hancock woman is dead following a rollover accident Sunday night. The Ontonagon Sheriff’s Department says the accident happened around 7:30 p.m. 29-year-old Mandy Kela was driving northbound on U.S. 45 when she lost control of the vehicle. Her vehicle reportedly spun 180 degrees and hit a ditch, where the tires …

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Candidates Sought For DNR’s U.P. Citizen’s Advisory Councils

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is now soliciting applications for open volunteer positions on the Eastern and Western Upper Peninsula Citizens’ Advisory Councils. The councils are designed to advise the DNR on regional programs and policies, identify areas in which the department can be more effective and responsive, and …

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Vietnam Veterans May Join U.P. Honor Flight

Vietnam Veterans are now welcome to apply for the Upper Peninsula Honor Flight. That means all veterans from 1941 thru May 1975 are now eligible to apply. Anyone who served in war time or peace time during that period is eligible to fly to Washington D.C. with the U.P. Honor …

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Finnish Independence Day Celebration Tuesday

As it has each year since the country became independent 99 years ago, Finlandia University will celebrate Finland’s Independence Day with a program of music and theater at the Finnish American Heritage Center. The Finnish Indepedence Celebration will be held tomorrow evening at 6:00pm. The program will feature a short …

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White Pine Mine Acquisition Period Extended

Highland Copper Company and Copper Range Company have agreed to extend the period to complete the acquisition of the White Pine project to February 28th. The final closing of the acquisition is subject to releasing Copper Range from certain environmental obligations associated with the remediation and closure plan of the …

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New UPSET West Drug Enforcement Team Created

HANCOCK, Mich., Dec. 1, 2016 – After holding four public safety gatherings that date back to August of last year, area law enforcement agencies and the Portage Health Foundation are pleased to announce a community-wide partnership, which formed to financially support an increased Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team, known as …

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Christmas In Calumet Begins This Weekend

If you need a little Christmas, make your way up to Calumet this weekend. The annual Christmas in Calumet season officially kicks off this evening with the lighting of the tree in the park next to the Calumet Theater at 7:00pm. There will live music, refreshments and community caroling. Main …

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