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Running of Water May Be Necessary

Lake Linden has joined L’Anse in recommending that all water utility customers keep their water running continuously to prevent pipes from freezing. The unusually cold winter has frozen the ground to a depth dangerously close to the water lines. City crews in L’Anse report that the frost line is below …

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Houghton County Circuit Court Recap

Two criminal cases were in Houghton County Circuit Court yesterday for pretrial hearings. 34-year-old Nima Nassiri is being charged with second-degree murder for the fatal domestic assault incident involving his wife back in December. Defense attorney David Gemignani requested a forensics report which was granted by Judge Charles Goodman. Another …

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Combined Trial in Baraga County

A combined trial has been set for two suspects allegedly involved in an armed robbery this past summer. Donavan Waupoose was scheduled to have a trial at the end of the month, but this week’s motion hearing in Baraga County Circuit Court changed all that. Waupoose will now stand alongside …

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Chassell Man Gets Probation

A Chassell man will spend 24 months on probation after driving a snowmobile under the influence of alcohol. In addition to probation, 43 year old James Manderfield has his snowmobile privileges revoked for six months. He pled guilty to a misdemeanor charge of operating a snowmobile while intoxicated earlier this …

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County Board Meeting Recap

The Houghton County Board of Commissioners met last night and they had a very productive meeting. The board approved the revenue sharing resolution which involves the state’s surplus budget allocation. Commissioner Scott Ala says it would be great to bring in some money to the county. The board also approved …

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DeGulio Resigns

The newly appointed Executive Director of Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly has left his position. After just four months, Chris DeGulio has resigned with no explanation. Volunteers Coordinator Cathy Aten will serve as interim executive director for the time being. The committee will have a meeting February 24th for …

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Waara’s First Council Meeting

Tonight’s Houghton City Council meeting will be the first for new City Manager Eric Waara and he’s got a lot on the docket. Among the resolutions that will need approval is a lot split on the Woodhaven Estates. The council will look to approve the water budget deficit plan. Also, …

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Energy Emergency Extended

Governor Snyder has extended a State of Energy Emergency in Michigan until March 1 due to a shortage of propane in the state. The propane shortage and severe winter weather have caused delivery delays and unusually high prices for customers in the state who rely on heating oil and propane. …

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Highland Copper Plans on Another Purchase

The company that recently purchased the White Pine Mine is adding another potential western Upper Peninsula copper mine to its portfolio. Highland Copper has announced plans to purchase the Copperwood Project. Copperwood is located about 18 miles south of the White Pine property. It was developed by Orvana Minerals, and …

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More Potholes Than Usual

If you think there’s more potholes this year than last year, Michigan’s Director of Transportation says it’s not your imagination. Kirk Steudle says this winter has been rough on roads, and it comes just as Michigan’s need for road funding is growing. He says when this year’s thaw takes place, …

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