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Panthers Best Bolts – Wednesday Sports Wrap

Click on the highlighted scores for full stories. High School In boys’ high school basketball last night… – Calumet shut down Baraga 61-36. – Lake Linden-Hubbell remained unbeaten with a 55-49 victory over Ewen-Trout Creek. – Hancock dropped a 36-35 heartbreaker to West Iron County. – Houghton slammed Ontonagon 80-41. …

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Public Forums for Pelkie School Shutdown

Because of declining enrollments, Baraga Area Schools will hold three community forums to discuss the possibility of closing the Pelkie School for the 2015-16 school year. Superintendent Jennifer Lynn says the discussions within the board have been ongoing and a decision has to be made very soon on the school. …

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Fatal Accidental Shooting in Republic

The woman involved in an apparent accidental shooting in Republic Township Friday afternoon has died. Troopers from the Negaunee post of the Michigan State Police say they responded to the home of 67-year-old Athena Engle after the shooting was reported shortly before 4:00 p.m. Engle had suffered a single gunshot …

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Senator Looking for Delay on Post Office Closure

Looks like the post office in Kingsford may not be closing after all. Michigan’s senior U.S. Senator has introduced an amendment stopping the U.S. Postal Service from closing facilities for two years. Democratic Senator Debbie Stabenow joined with 12 other senators in authoring the measure, which seeks to prevent delays …

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Michigan Trail Gets New Name

The name of the statewide hiking and biking trail that will stretch from Belle Isle Park in Detroit all the way to Ironwood finally has a name. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources received over 9,000 suggestions and the name that was selected was Michigan’s Iron Belle Trail. DNR Director …

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New CFO at U.P. Health System-Portage

A new face will join the leadership team at U.P. Health System Portage. Steve Bishop will become the new Chief Financial Officer effective today. He most recently served as the assistant CFO at Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello, Idaho. Bishop will oversee all the finances at the hospital. He says …

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Dead Bats Found in Keweenaw County

The white-nose syndrome effecting bats in Michigan has taken its first victims this winter. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has announced that members of the public have found dead bats outside the opening of an abandoned copper mine near Mohawk in Keweenaw County and reported it to DNR field …

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Michigan Tech Bans E-Cigs

For decades, Michigan Tech has had policies on tobacco use and a few months ago, discussions began about banning the use of e–cigarettes as well. And due to the fact that many health organizations really don’t know how to classify it, that leaves the Tobacco–Free Task Force with their hands …

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B&E Suspect Sentenced

The man who had 12 cases relating to various Keewenaw County breaking and entering incidents was sentenced Friday in 97th District Court in Eagle River. 52-year-old Jeffrey Koski of Copper City will spend a minimum of three years and seven months to a maximum of 15 years behind bars. He …

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Early Poll Shows Little Support for Tax Hike

Governor Rick Snyder started his campaign to sell the sales tax increase from six to seven percent in his State of the State message, but new polling data is not very encouraging. A poll that came out yesterday shows a vast majority of Michigan voters would rather tax marijuana to …

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