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Houghton Planning Commission to Consider Pot Shop, Doughnut Shop Tonight.

The Houghton City Planning Commission’s meeting tonight will include a public hearing regarding a request for a special use permit. NU Group, LLC, wants to open a marijuana retail outlet at 1301 Ridge Road, in the former Bambu Restaurant building. The commission could act on the request, following the hearing. …

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Northern Lights Make a Copper Country Appearance

In a rare appearance, some residents caught a glimpse of the northern lights last night night. The Keweenaw Trails Report page re-posted several facebook posts from the local area, showing photos of the Aurora Borealis as far north as Copper Harbor. One commenter even posted a photo from Alpena, in …

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Feeding America West Michigan Returning to the Ontonagon Fire Hall Next Week

The Feeding American Mobile Food Pantry is set to return to Ontonagon very soon. The Portage Health Foundation plans to bring Feeding America West Michigan to the Ontonagon Fire Hall next week on  Thursday March 9th. The foundation hopes to bring the mobile food pantry back to the area at …

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Hancock Planning Commission to Consider Solar/Wind Energy Code

The Hancock Planning Commission has a couple of major items on its plate this evening. They’ll consider approving the city’s five-year capital improvement plan, and endorsing the proposed Solar and Wind Energy Ordinance. The energy ordinance would be forwarded to the city council for final consideration and improvement. The meeting …

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Health Department Board to Hold Hearing on New Health Code Tonight

The Western Upper Peninsula Board of Health will hold a public hearing on the new regional health code tonight. The hearing will begin at 5:30, and will be followed by the board’s regular monthly meeting at 6:00. To accommodate an anticipated larger-than-usual crowd, tonight’s meeting has been relocated to the …

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VA Health Center Welcomes New Director

The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain welcomes a new director today. John Shealey will take over from acting director Christine Kleckner. Shealey served eight years in the U.S. Army, and has 20 years of healthcare experience in the VA and private sector. He was most recently …

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Downstate Woman Hurt in Marquette County Snowmobile Crash

A Genesee County woman was injured Saturday in a snowmobile crash in Marquette County’s Sands Township. Marquette County Sheriff’s deputies received the call around 4:40 Saturday afternoon, and responded to Trail 8, just west of County Road NC. Officials say the woman misjudged an intersection, hit a snowbank, and was …

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MSU Shooting Victim Released from Hospital

One of the five Michigan State University students injured in a mass shooting at the University February 13th has been released from the hospital. Troy Forbush revealed his identity on his Facebook account yesterday, writing “I took a bullet to my chest, had a brush with death, and almost didn’t …

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Two Atlantic Mine Residents Arrested for Selling Methamphetamine

Two people have been arrested for three counts of selling methamphetamine in Houghton County. On Tuesday UPSET West concluded a six month investigation into Michael Statler and Arleen Statler of Atlantic Mine. Detectives have made multiple drug purchases from the Statler’s home in Atlantic Mine, during the course of their …

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Break Out the Denim Tuxedos for the Up-Cycled Fashion Show

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Tonight the Up-Cycled Fashion shows off 30 local fashion designers will put their skills to the test. And will create new original designs out of up-cycled fabrics or other materials. The show’s theme this year is Indigo Mood, and will have the designers …

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