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Wisconsin man hospitalized after snowmobile accident

A 51-year-old Wisconsin man had to be treated at Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital following a single-snowmobile crash Thursday evening. Keweenaw County Sheriff personnel responded at roughly 5 PM. The accident occurred on Trail 3 where it intersects with the western end of Brockway Mountain Drive in Eagle Harbor Township. The man …

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Michigan Tech to receive COVID gene sequencing funds

Michigan Technological University will be on the forefront in identifying mutations of the next infectious disease. It is one of four colleges receiving federal funds over the next two years to help the state respond to emerging viruses, and the threats associated with them. $18.5 million will be spread between …

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L’Anse man arrested after meth bust

The Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team (UPSET) searched a home in L’Anse on Tuesday related to a four-month drug investigation. Once inside the Spruce Street residence, law enforcement personnel uncovered one ounce of methamphetamine, along with a digital scale and packaging materials for meth and heroin. They also picked up …

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Calumet Engineer Company recognized for National Guard excellence

Calumet’s 1431st Engineer Company is being hailed for its excellent track record. Using the Guard’s Key Performance Indicators tool, the national organization has determined the UP unit is the best of its kind in the country. There are approximately 30 engineering companies in the United States. According to a press …

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Concert to benefit Afghan refugees to be held locally

On Saturday, January 15th, Trinity Episcopal Church will be opening its doors for a benefit concert to aid Afghan refugees. John Austin is a member of the governing board for the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Michigan. He has been tasked with helping raise funds for a non-governmental organization called Episcopal …

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Law enforcement agencies warn of slick roads

County sheriffs and the Michigan State Police are both urging caution while traversing the area today. The Baraga County Sheriff’s Department posted to its Facebook page late Wednesday warning of black ice. The northeast winds that took hold yesterday brought significant snowfall to the Huron Mountains and along the Keweenaw …

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KBFD visits dispatch regional headquarters

Law enforcement and firefighters are familiar with the Negaunee Regional Communication Center from one end of the line. More commonly referred to as dispatch, the center routes 911 calls and coordinates responses as needed to various emergencies. Three members of the Keweenaw Bay Fire Department got to tour the facility …

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Baraga snowmobile trails stuck waiting on the white stuff

Baraga County Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director Barbara McEwen says the area’s snowmobile scene is still stuck in neutral. Unlike the rest of the Keweenaw, Baraga has not recovered from the warmth in the middle of December. McEwen says several trails were still well below what is needed to …

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Winter storm affects flights at CMX

Houghton County Memorial Airport has sidestepped cancellation and delay problems seen elsewhere in recent weeks, but it can’t escape the fury of a Keweenaw winter. Of the four flights scheduled Wednesday between CMX and O’Hare in Chicago, one is canceled and two others delayed as of 11:30 AM. In addition …

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UP State Bank opening first Houghton branch

Upper Peninsula State Bank hopes to have its first branch in the Copper Country operating by the end of June. The financial institution will be opening a location on Razorback Drive in Houghton. President and CEO David Williams says his bank really believes in its name. It wants to represent …

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