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Tigers Snap Losing Streak – Thursday Sports Wrap

Tigers Snap Losing Streak The Tigers snapped their four game losing streak with an 8-4 victory over the Pirates last night. Buck Farmer gave up four runs over five innings in his major league debut. He left with the Tigers trailing 4-1, but that’s when the Detroit offense woke up. …

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KBIC Tribal Court Remains Locked; Hearing Set for Thursday

The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Tribal Court Building remained locked and under police guard this afternoon, as the dispute between the Tribe’s two judged and the ruling Tribal Council continued. Chief Judge Bradley Dakota and Associate Judge Violet Friisvall Ayres were suspended without pay Monday, after Ayres declined to withdraw …

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Eagle Mine Permits Upheld

The Michigan Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court ruling that state permits were properly issued for the Eagle Mine. A coalition of groups including the YellowDog Watershed Preserve, the Huron Mountains Club and the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community had filed the original suit, claiming that federal mining and …

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Houghton County Board of Commissioners Meeting

It was a busy docket for the Houghton County Board of Commissioners meeting yesterday. The board approved a resolution for the Houghton County Medical Care Facility for improvements in the building and Chairman Scott Ala says the board has been made aware of the details. The board was introduced to …

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Snyder Visits ThermoAnalytics

One week after the primary elections and Governor Rick Snyder has already begun making stops all over the state including right here in the Copper Country. Yesterday, he stopped by ThermoAnalytics in Calumet Township to get an inside look at the work they are doing in software design. Snyder added …

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Houghton City Hydrants Flush

Beginning today and continuing for the rest of the week, the City of Houghton will flush hydrants until 3:00 pm each day. Residents may notice some discoloration in the water supply. If that occurs, the city says you should be able to clear it up by running your cold water …

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Trimming to Take Place Near Elm River

Aerial tree trimming around electrical transmission lines is planned for this month in parts of the Upper Peninsula. American Transmission Company says a helicopter and heavy-duty air saw will be used to trim trees along a 138,000-volt transmission line between the Perch Lake Substation in Marquette County’s Republic Township and …

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More Legislation Coming Against Fireworks

Another effort is beginning to repeal Michigan’s recent change in the consumer fireworks law. State House Democrats Andy Schor of Lansing and Dian Slavens of Canton have introduced bills that reinstate Michigan’s fireworks law back to it’s pre-2011 regulations, which prohibited firecrackers and aerial fireworks of any sort. The lawmakers …

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Standoff at KBIC Court – Shalifoe Suspends Both Tribal Judges

A legal dispute within the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community developed into a physical standoff today, as Tribal Council President Donald Shalifoe issued an order suspending Chief Judge Bradley Dakota and Associate Judge Violet Friisvall Ayres. The argument began last week, when Ayres issued a temporary restraining order voiding the results …

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2014 Festa Italiana

A great crowd showed up to the first ever Festa Italiana this past weekend at the Houghton County Arena. The festival featured traditional Italian music and entertainment as well as many different historical exhibits. Chairperson Deborah Mann says the festival was created through interest of local Italians.   With so …

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