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Boater Rescued

On Saturday evening, approximately 7:37, Houghton County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to East Grosse Pointe Shores across from the Dreamland Restaurant after a boater had fallen into the water. A 20 year old male fell out of the boat, when a 22 year old male jumped in to help, and …

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MDOT Begins Work On M 26 Today

MDOT will begin repairs on a 3.9 mile stretch of M 26, between Painesdale and South Range today.  MDOT Spokesman Dan Winegarten. The work starts on Kersearge Street in Painesdale, and will go north of Cemetery Road in South Range. Traffic regulators will manage lane closures, and the project is …

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Defund Or Defend The Police?

Defund or Defend the Police? That was the question, and after Houghton County showed up in force, the answer was clear. Approximately 300 people, young, old, in between and even dogs, showed up, to show support for our police and the work they do for the community. The event was …

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Ripley ORV Trail Reopened

The ORV trail between Hancock and Dollar Bay has been reopened. The trail was closed this spring, because of environmental contamination discovered on property owned by the Julio Construction Company. The following is a press release issued Friday afternoon by the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department: The Western Upper Peninsula …

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COVID-19 Strikes Hubbell Nursing Home

GreenTree of Hubbell, a nursing home, has reported that five of their employees have tested positive for COVID-19. This from their Facebook page. All the positive employees are currently released from work for the next two weeks, and must test negative for COVID-19 twice, before being allowed to return. They …

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