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Five Names Released in Baraga Drug Bust

The names of those arrested on federal warrants have been released. Teri Lynn Decota, James Frederick Shelifoe, Barbara Ann Loonsfoot, Cindy Lou Knapp and Clifford Keith Durant, Jr. were all arraigned in federal court Wednesday. They were arraigned on five separate indictments. Only Durant is being held in the Marquette …

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Houghton Fire Department Looking for Upgrades

The Houghton Fire Department will be getting some important upgrades through a grant application that was discussed at last night’s Houghton City Council meeting. The first was for the purchase an industrial washing machine which City Manager Eric Waara says would be very important when cleaning their equipment. The second …

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Hancock to Regulate Open Fires and Burning

For the first time ever, the city of Hancock will be regulating open fires and burning. During last night’s city council meeting, the ordinance passed that would designate certain burning conditions as a misdemeanor punishable by a maximum of 90 days in jail and/or a $100 fine. Fire pits can’t …

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DNR Lookin for Moose Poachers

The Michigan DNR is looking for information about a moose poaching case in Baraga County. The DNR says the bull moose carcass was found last Saturday. Conservation officers believe the moose was killed in late November along Heart Lake Road in the Three Lakes area, near Petticoat Lake Road. Logging …

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Huge Drug Bust in Baraga County

The Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team says 17 people have been arrested on federal, state and tribal warrants. The warrants include a total of 48 counts related to the sale and distribution of narcotics in Baraga County. UPSET says the arrests are the result of a year-long joint investigation with …

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Road Agencies to Expand Wing Plow Use

This winter, snow plows in Houghton and Baraga counties will have a different look. MDOT and county road commissions will be expanding wing plow use in an effort to plow snow more efficiently. Wing plows are typically deployed on the right side of a standard plow truck, extending the plow’s …

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MTU, REL Inc. Receive Grant for Light-Weight Gas Tanks

The work at Michigan Tech has caught the eye of an investor in Texas. In partnership with REL Incorporated, MTU has received a three-year, $2.1 million investment from Houston-based Southwestern Energy Company. The mission? Design, fabricate and test an adaptable, compressed natural gas tank for use in light-duty trucks. The …

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Guilty Plea in Iron Mountain Meth Case

A Kingsford man could spend up to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to meth-related charges. 41-year-old Dennis Schuirmann pleaded guilty to manufacture of meth and possession of meth in Dickinson County Circuit Court Monday. The charges stem from a suspected meth lab found by the KIND Drug Enforcement …

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Highland Copper Announces New Investment

Highland Copper has brought in some new money to advance its mining projects in the Western Upper Peninsula. Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd will loan Highland 10-million dollars Canadian. Osisko will swap that loan for a royalty on minerals produced at Highland’s proposed White Pine North mine in Ontonagon County once …

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MTU Bans E-Cigarettes

E-cigarettes are now banned from the Michigan Tech campus. Student government bodies recently conducted surveys and after the results were reviewed by the Tobacco-Free Task Force and the Executive Team, President Glenn Mroz announced a total ban of all tobacco and smoking-like products, including e-cigarettes. Mroz adds the action is …

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