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Hancock High Principal To Move On

There will soon be a job opening for Principal of Hancock High School. That’s because long-time Principal John Sanregret will be leaving the school to try a new career path. The Hancock resident has been in his current position for the past 18 years and he says it was simply …

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Houghton County Jail Inmate Dies

An inmate at the Houghton County Jail is dead. The inmate was taken by ambulance to UP Health System – Portage on Saturday, due to an unknown medical emergency. The inmate was then taken to UP Health System – Marquette, where he later died. No further information is available at …

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Casperson Explains Presque Isle Power Plant Deal

More information is now known concerning the about-face in the deal to sell the Presque Isle Power Plant. WE Energies will not be selling the Upper Peninsula-Based power plant to UPPCO as planned under an energy agreement announced in January. Instead the Wisconsin company will operate the plant until it’s …

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New Tire Store Opens In Houghton

Tired of having to cross the bridge to get service for your car?  Well, thanks to a new business in Houghton, you won’t have to. Fine Line Tire Express opened its doors this week to their newly completed Houghton location on Montezuma Avenue. Bridgestone/Firestone Representative Jerry Nejedlo says they are just …

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Drunk Driving Patrols Out In Force

With NCAA tournament basketball action, high school and college spring breaks and St. Patrick’s Day this week, police in Michigan are gearing up for an increase in drunk drivers with a”Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. The latest effort involves local law enforcement officers, and those from county sheriff’s …

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New Department Focuses On Developing State Talent

Governor Rick Snyder says Monday’s launch of the Michigan Department of Talent and Economic Development demonstrates that Michigan is taking the lead in closing the talent gap by preparing residents for the highly skilled, technical jobs of today and tomorrow. Snyder created the new state department through an executive order …

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Sales Tax Increase Would Also Support Mass Transit

Some opponents of Proposal 1, which increases taxes and triggers other revenue primarily for roads, schools and local government say it should be voted down because revenue also goes to things like mass transit. Those opponents argue that its wrong to put more money into a system that includes a …

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Ticket Scalping Could Become Legal Under Bill

A legislative committee Tuesday again takes up a measure to repeal Michigan’s ban on ticket scalping. Ticket scalping is when an event ticket is sold for more than the face value, sometimes a lot more. Sponsors say when a person buys a ticket for a game, it should be considered …

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Public Invited To Help Decorate New Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital

When the Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital’s expansion and renovation project is complete, it will feature a new emergency center, ICU and a Med Surge. Something else it will include–photos from the public. People are invited to submit up to ten digital photographs to www.Aspirus.org, the best of these will be displayed …

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All-Night Bridge Closure This Weekend

The longest closing to date in the ongoing extensive maintenance project of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge is coming up this weekend. The bridge will be closed for 11 1/2 hours starting Saturday night at 9:00pm.  The bridge is scheduled to reopen at 8:30am Sunday morning. Unlike the shorter bridge closings …

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