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CCISD Salutes Bishop

The Copper Country Intermediate School District Board saluted employee Sierra Bishop at its meeting this week. Bishop is the December recipient of the Superior Educator award through the Portage Health Foundation.  In a quiet meeting, the board hired Janie Erkkila as a Speech Language Pathologist, and Jeremy Sandrik, Instructional/Bus Aide. …

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Snowmobile Season is Underway with the Portage Lake Lift Bridge in Place

The mats are down, snow is being flattened, and the snowmobilers are rejoicing with the portage lake lift bridge staying in place for the winter. The Keweenaw snowmobile club members and volunteers started filling in the bottom section of the bridge with snow for snowmobilers travels north and south in …

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Delivery Drivers, Musicians and Clean Up Crews Needed for Little Brothers Christmas Day Dinners

It’s the season of the Spirit, and the message if we hear it, is to make it last all year. Christmas day is this weekend, and for Little Brother Friends of the Elderly, volunteering in the community makes this time of year a very special occasion. This weekend the Upper …

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One Dead in Agent Street Fire Last Night

One person has died in last night’s fire in Calumet. At 9:02 pm Houghton County Sheriff deputies responded to a structure fire at 25764 Agent Street in Calumet Township. Upon arrival the structure was fully engulfed in flames. One body was recovered from the site after the fire was put …

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Fire Closes US-41 in Calumet Township

A structure fire closed down US-41 in Calumet Township Tuesday night. Firefighters were called out at 9:08 p.m. to the intersection of Calumet Avenue and Agent Street. While they battled the fire in near white-out conditions, a highway detour was set up by Houghton County Sheriff’s deputies and Michigan State …

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Hancock Council to Consider Police Force Labor Contracts Tonight

The Hancock City Council will consider new labor contracts for its police officers and commanders at tonight’s meeting. The council will also discuss approving the rules that will regulate the city’s new business and technology park, and the letter of understanding that will assign a school resource officer from the …

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PHF Asking for “Wellness Campus” Input

The Portage Health Foundation is asking for public input about the possibility of building a community wellness campus. The initial concept is a large-scale, multimillion-dollar wellness facility that would provide community programming, human services outreach and recreational services. PHF Executive Director Kevin Store says the basic idea has been floating …

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Portage Lake District Library Starts a Fundraiser for Floor Redesign

Libraries are important to the health, education and development of residents within communities. And keeping the library doors open, and in great shape are high priority items for the Portage Lake District Library. The library opened at their current location along the Portage Canal, in June 2006. The library is …

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UPDATE: Columbus, Ohio, Murder Suspect May Be in the Keweenaw

UPDATE; Michigan Tech Public Safety and Police Services has announced that Columbus murder suspect, John Ferry was not on campus. The MTU public safety office says that at this time there is no reason to suspect that Ferry was on campus. Local law enforcement and MTU public safety had conducted …

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South Carolina Man Sentenced for Sexual Abuse of U.P. Girl

A South Carolina man has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for sexually exploiting two Upper Peninsula children. Prosecutors say 35-year-old James Masterson of Myrtle Beach groomed a Sault Ste. Marie girl online for years, and eventually persuaded her to post sexually explicit video herself and a sibling …

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