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Record Attendance at Copper Peak Adventure

With beautiful fall colors becoming more and more prevalent, the Western Hemisphere’s only ski flying hill his breaking attendance records. 5,800 visitors have come to the Copper Peak Adventure ride in Ironwood so far this year, about 1,000 more than in previous years. The ride had 500 riders last Saturday. …

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Deer Population Down

Bow hunting season is officially underway in the state of Michigan, but it looks like the cold temperatures from this winter could have an effect on the deer population. In fact, the Department of Natural Resources says the last two winters have significantly decreased the deer population across the Upper …

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No Vote for Lawmakers on Pot

While local communities around the state continue to support the adult usage of marijuana in small amounts that so far has not produced any votes in the Michigan House to decriminalize grass on a statewide basis. Earlier this year, Republican Mike Shirkey of Grass Lake raised the hopes of pro-marijuana …

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New Job for Scott MacInnes

Former Houghton City Manager Scott MacInnes has a new job title. He will now be working for the Michigan Municipal League as the Northern Field consultant. The role will have MacInnes assist municipalities in the U.P. and act as a liaison for the League. MacInnes adds that many of his …

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Fall Career Fair at Michigan Tech

MTU students are breathing a sigh of relief after going through countless interviews in hopes of landing their next big job. Over 300 companies from across the country packed the Student Development Complex at Michigan Tech for the university’s job fair Tuesday. Students double and triple checked their resumes and …

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Testimony Begins in Fish Trial

After an attempt to fire his attorney on Monday, Bernard Fish will not be granted that request. Testimony in the armed robbery case began yesterday in Baraga County Circuit Court. Fish told Judge Charles Goodman on Monday that he wanted to fire his attorney, Matthew Tingstad, and represent himself. Judge …

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New Changes to Deer Hunting License Structure

Deer hunting season is fast approaching in the Copper Country and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources wants to remind hunters of the license structure change. Hunters are now required to by an $11 base license in addition to a regular hunting license. DNR deputy public information officer Debbie Munson …

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Delta County Domestic Assault Murder

With domestic violence at the forefront and Houghton County seemingly dealing with a new case every few months, another incident, this time in Delta County, has reached trial. 36-year-old Kallay Batchelor was bound over to Delta County Circuit Court on a charge of Open Murder/Homicide. Escanaba Public Safety says officers …

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Bike and Pedestrian Committee Meeting

The Copper Country has a well-known biking community and the Western U.P. Health Department is seeking their input on new plans for non-motorized transportation in the city of Hancock. The Bike and Pedestrian committee is taking public comments through an upcoming forum. The committee and city officials will host a …

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Anti-Meth Legislation Passes Senate

Many community members have acknowledged that there is an illegal drug problem in this area and one lawmaker continues his push to end it. Representative John Kivela’s bill that looks to combat meth production and smurfing has passed the Senate this week. The bill would amend the Criminal Enterprises Chapter …

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