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White Pine Power Plant Sold; Traxys Sale Completed

The White Pine power plant and copper refining facility have been sold. Prairie Plant Systems of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan finalized terms of the purchase of the Traxys Power Group on Monday. Prairie Plant’s purchase also includes Upper Peninsula Power Marketing, which buys and sells energy across the electrical grid. The new …

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Highland Estimates for Potential Keweenaw County Mine

Highland Copper thinks it may be able to pull more than 100-million tons of copper out of an area it’s been exploring in Keweenaw County. The 543-S project is located west of Gratiot Lake. An Initial Resource Estimate released yesterday shows a potential yield of 109-million tons of copper, and …

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Community Energy Meeting

Many Copper Country residents are aware that there is an energy issue in Houghton County and a special meeting is being held today to help educate the community on what they can do to save energy. The Houghton Energy Efficiency Team will be meeting with local members of the community …

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Wolf Hunt Opponents to Protest in Lansing

Opponents of a wolf hunt in Michigan will be at the Capitol in Lansing Wednesday to urge lawmakers to vote ‘no’ on a citizen’s initiative that effectively would allow a wolf hunt in Michigan to continue. The group “Keep Michigan Wolves Protected” want state House members to vote no on …

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Fatal Motorcycle Accident in Gwinn

A woman is dead and a man is facing charges after a motorcycle accident in Gwinn early Saturday morning. The Forsyth Township Police Department said the accident happened just after 2 a.m. Saturday near The Happy Hour Bar. Police say the operator of the motorcycle, William Toyra Jr. was allegedly …

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Logging Accident in Gogebic County

A Wisconsin man is recovering from injuries after a weekend logging accident in Ironwood Township. The Goegbic County Sheriff’s Department says it happened at about 11 a.m. Central time Sunday. 24-year-old Kory Ofstad of Saxon, Wisconsin was working near the intersection of Lake Road and Upper Powers Road when a …

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Epinephrine Training for Teachers

Michigan educators are being trained this month on the use of epinephrine injectors to treat students suffering from severe and potentially life-threatening allergic reactions. Lawmakers earlier this year voted to require all public schools to have two of the EpiPens and two staff members able to administer the dosage starting …

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Win a Tour Atop the Mackinac Bridge

Mackinac Bridge lovers will have a chance to win a special tour of the bridge. MDOT is holding its third annual “Tell Us Your Story” promotion by asking the public to share their Labor Day Mackinac Bridge Walk experiences on social media. One person will be chosen at random and …

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Houghton County Fair Recap

Although the sun peeked in and out throughout the entire weekend, many are calling this year’s Houghton County Fair a success. Final numbers won’t be available until later today, but according to fair officials, as of Saturday night, attendance was 5 to 10% lower than it has been on average …

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Former Keweenaw Commissioner Stubenrauch Passes Away

Former Keweenaw County Commissioner Frank Stubenrauch has died. Stubenrauch spent 22 years on the Keweenaw County Board, including five years as chair. As an educator, he taught at the Gay School and the Arvon Township School… then served as superintendent of the Copper City and Centennial Schools, before finishing his …

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