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Deputies Locate Walkaway Prisoner

A Houghton County jail inmate was recaptured last night after less than four hours of freedom. 26-year-old Kevin Michael Anderson was working with a brushing crew at the Houghton County Memorial Airport, until he walked away into the woods around 6:30. Anderson was located and picked up near Dollar Bay …

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McLean Warns of IRS Phone Scam

Houghton County Sheriff Brian McLean is warning that someone claiming to represent the Internal Revenue Service called a local resident twice on Thursday. The caller told the resident to call a toll-free number immediately, or they would be arrested by Sheriff’s deputies. McLean says the Sheriff’s Department is not serving …

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Quincy Smelter Tours Saturday

When the Quincy Smelter Association offers another set of tours of the historic site on Saturday, something will be different. You won’t see it… but the site now has a new owner. The Keweenaw National Historic Park has officially taken over the property that was owned for many years by …

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Sibelius Festival Plans Announced

This year’s Sibelius Academy Music Festival will feature a classical pianist and a female a capella vocal group. Pianist Kristina Annamukhamedova will perform works by Beethoven, Schumann, Chopin and Sibelius. The group Ensemble Norma will feature folk, pop and jazz. The Festival will open with a concert in the Chicago …

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UPPCO Warns of Scam

Upper Peninsula Power Company is warning of another telephone scam in the area. Company officials say someone pretending to be an UPPCO employee is calling customers, saying that electrical service is about to be disconnected for non-payment. The caller then promises to keep the power running, if the customer provides …

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Dianda Endorses Germain

State Representative Scott Dianda has endorsed fellow Democrat Chris Germain in his run for the 38th District State Senate seat. Germain is trying to unseat incumbent Republican Tom Casperson. Here is the full statement: CALUMET – State Representative Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) announced his endorsement of Christopher Germain today, the Democratic candidate running to represent the …

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Health Endowment Fund Hearing Today

The second of six public meetings about the new Michigan Health Endowment Fund is scheduled for this morning in Marquette. The Fund was created last year by the legislature to pay for health programs for children and seniors. It’s being paid for by 1.5-billion dollars being collected from Blue Cross …

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GRE To Be Offered at MTU

Students who wish to enroll in graduate level college programs no longer need to travel out of the area to take the entrance exam most universities require. Michigan Tech has been approved as an official test site for the Graduate Record Exam. Until now, the nearest test sites were in …

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Esky Police Arrest Murder Suspect

Police in Escanaba have arrested a man suspected of murdering a woman in that city. Officers were called to a home on Stephenson Avenue around 4:00, where they found the woman’s body. She appeared to have been stabbed. The victim’s name has not yet been released. The suspect’s name will …

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Ishpeming Rider Suffers Minor Injuries

A motorcycle rider escaped serious injury in a crash that involved two cars in Ishpeming yesterday afternoon. Officers say a white van pulled out in front of the motorcycle on US-41 in the Country Village area… forcing the motorcycle to hit another car. The driver of the white van left …

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