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Tigers, Brewers Fall – Thursday Sports Wrap

Click on the highlighted scores for more details. Twilight League In Copper Country Twilight League baseball tonight… • Northern Driveline faces Craig Heinonen Coldwell Banker at the Hancock Driving Park. • REL-Mohawk Technology meets Garnet Garage at the Houghton Baseball Field. MLB The Tigers fell to the Twins 4-1 yesterday. …

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Tech Trustees Meet Today

The Michigan Tech Board of Trustees will meet this morning. Agenda items include consideration of a performance bonus and four percent raise for university president Dr. Rick Koubeck. Several potential faculty appointments will be reviewed, and four longtime professors will be considered for emeritus status. Presentations will include updates on …

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MTU Alumni Reunion Begins Today

Nearly 450 MTU graduates and guests are in the Copper Country for the university’s annual Alumni Reunion. Activities begin this morning, with a kickoff event at 10:30 at the Memorial Union Building. Options for the day include a picnic and hike in Copper Harbor, a canoe trip on the Sturgeon …

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Slight Dip in Local COVID-19 Cases

The number of COVID-19 diagnoses in the Copper Country edged downward slightly last week, even as cases statewide continued to rise. Figures released by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services show 114 confirmed cases in Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga and Ontonagon Counties last week. That’s six fewer than in …

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Farm Block Music Fest Opens Tomorrow

This year’s Farm Block Music Fest takes place this weekend near Allouez.  The music begins Friday at 5 pm, and continues into Sunday evening.  Around two dozen performers are scheduled to appear, including Seth Bernard, May Erlewine, Breathe Owl Breathe and the Go-Rounds.  Single-day or full weekend passes are available …

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Iron County Assault Suspect Arrested in Alabama

An Iron County man wanted in connection with an assault near Gaastra Monday morning has been arrested in Alabama. Caleb Scott Anderson Michigan State Police investigators say Caleb Scott Anderson is believed to have attacked a woman while she was running. The woman was able to fight him off, and …

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Laurium Will Make the George Gipp Park More Accessible to the Community

The George Gipp Recreation Area will get a new addition to help the park become more handicap accessible to the community. Through a grant with the Portage Health Foundation, the Village of Laurium plans to install a new handicap accessible swing and picnic table in the park. The swing and …

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The Second Verna Mize Triathlon Takes Off this Weekend

Verna Mize’s monument was moved last year to overlook the waters she dedicated her life to protecting. That move prompted Mary Kaminski to organize the first Verna Mize Triathlon, and the race returns again this weekend. Because Lake Superior was the water Mize sought to protect, Kaminski wanted to incorporate …

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Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash

A 64-year-old man has been killed in a single-motorcycle crash in Keweenaw County. Keweenaw County Sheriff’s deputies were called out around 4:15 Monday afternoon to the Mohawk/Gay Road, just east of the Copper City/Gay Road. The motorcycle driver was pronounced dead at the scene. His name is being withheld until …

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Dixon to Face Whitmer, Hill and Wagner to Meet in 109th – Local Election Wrap-Up

See full results for Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga and Ontonagon Counties in our Election Summary. Democrat Gretchen Whitmer and Republican Tudor Dixon will face off in the Michigan governor’s race in November. Dixon pulled ahead early last evening. The Republican Party declared her their nominee even before news organizations released their …

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