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We Energies to Lower Reservoir

WE Energies will begin lowering the reservoir behind its Brule Hydroelectric Plant on the Upper Peninsula border with Wisconsin beginning today. Officials say the reservoir, located in Florence and Iron Counties, will be lowered approximately 10 feet from the normal elevation. The public boat launch at recreation site 28 and …

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Rock Camp Concert at the Rozsa

This week, the musicians at PJ Olsson’s Rock Camp are wrapping up their program and getting ready to take the stage this weekend at the Rozsa Center for the big rock concert. This year’s camp featured 42 participants spanning all music genres including country, pop and hip-hop. Creative Director PJ …

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KBIC Vote on Lakeside Inn Purchase

Members of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community will vote on a proposal to purchase the Baraga Lakeside Inn and the adjacent marina. The proposed purchase was approved by the Tribal Council on July 17th. Because it involves spending more than $10,000, Tribal members must also approve it. If approved, the …

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Little Brothers Raffle

Tomorrow, Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly will hold the drawing for its grand raffle prize at their office in Hancock. You can still purchase tickets, which are $40.00 each. If all 1,200 are sold, the grand prize will be $20,000. Otherwise, the raffle will be a 50/50 drawing. Mark …

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Baraga County Fair This Weekend

The Baraga County Fair is here and there will be many different kinds of live entertainment, competition, displays, and fun activities for kids and adults. On the schedule today is the Junior Horse Show which will feature a petting zoo and pony rides. Livestock judging will start tomorrow morning and …

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U.S. Reps to Sue President Obama

Things may heating up in Washington, where for the first time in history, the U.S. House of Representatives has authorized an institutionally-backed lawsuit against the President of the United States. The lawsuit claims that President Obama’s handling of the Affordable Care Act is an abuse of power, saying the legal …

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Schauer Accused of Flip-Flopping

The state Republican party chair has accused the Democratic candidate for governor of flip flopping on the Detroit bankruptcy issue, a charge the Mark Schauer campaign denies. On Tuesday, the former Battle Creek congressman indicated if he had been governor he would have probably placed Detroit in bankruptcy. But, Bobby …

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Eagle Mine to Produce Ore Soon

The Eagle Mine in Marquette County remains on track to begin producing ore by the end of the year. In its second quarter results statement issued yesterday, Lundin Mining says there are 500 people working at the site, including its own employees and those of contractors. Surface construction at the …

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Kuopus Pleads Guilty

A Houghton County man scheduled to go to trial yesterday for his role in an April high-speed police chase has pleaded guilty instead. As part of his deal, 26-year-old Travis Kuopus admitted to third-degree fleeing and eluding police and attempted stalking. Three other charges, include aggravated stalking and obstructing, resisting …

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MTU Board of Control Meeting Next Week

Michigan Tech’s Board of Control will meet next Thursday with a very busy docket on hand. On the agenda is a report that the University has surpassed its fundraising goal for the year and ended the fiscal year with a positive balance. The Board will also hear that five Michigan …

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