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Eagle Mine Monitoring Increased

Groundwater monitoring will be increased at the Eagle Mine in Marquette County, under an agreement reached last week between the State of Michigan and Lundin Mining. Among the changes… – Water being returned to the environment will now be sampled before being treated by the facility’s reverse osmosis system, as …

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“Plan B” for Road Improvements?

Those who would like to see the Michigan Sales Tax increased to pay for road improvements continue to maintain that there is no backup plan if Proposal One fails in May. Campaign leader Roger Martin simply says, “What people need to understand is that the only viable option out there …

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Boaters Rescued Near Marquette

Three people were rescued Saturday night after their boat became trapped in ice on Lake Superior near Marquette. Rescuers from the Marquette County Sheriff’s Department and the U.S. Coast Guard had to cut their way through the ice to reach the stranded vessel in the Upper Harbor. They were able …

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Lift Bridge Closure Announced

The next significant closure of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge will occur early Tuesday morning. The bridge will be shut down from 2:00 until 4:00 as the contractor re-installs a balance chain. Snowmobile traffic on the lower bridge deck will not be affected by this closure. We keep the latest information …

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Baraga Man Killed In ORV Crash

A Baraga man is dead after crashing on his ORV. Troopers from the Michigan State Police Calumet Post were sent to investigate a missing person complaint shortly before 10pm last night. The body of 37-year-old Francis Krolik, Jr. was found on the snowmobile trail south of Krolik Rd in Baraga …

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Special Enrollment Period Open For Health Insurance

About ten percent of those in the Western Upper Peninsula still don’t have health insurance. There were roughly 3,500 people without health insurance in Houghton County alone in 2014. And unless they qualified for an exemption, they would have to pay a fine when they filed their taxes. To help …

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Two Houghton H.S. Students Honored

Two Houghton High School students are being recognized for their computing-related achievements and interests. Tech Today reports that Caitlyn McKenzie has been named winner of a Michigan regional award in the National Center for Women and Information Technology—Aspirations in Computing competition. Miriam Eikenberry-Ureel was a runner-up. They were honored at …

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Elvis Tribute Artist Coming To Calumet Theater

Elvis is returning to the building. The award-winning Elvis tribute artist Tony Rocker will be performing tonight at the historic Calumet Theater. Rocker and his band Comeback Special visited the Copper Country two years ago and the show was a huge success. With the costumes, the dancing and the music, …

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Partnership To Help Deer Survive Winter

A unique partnership is focusing on improving and maintaining conifer cover, which is essential to winter deer survival in the Upper Peninsula. The Department of Natural Resources and Plum Creek Timber Company are working together to manage more than 16,500 acres of industrial forest land for winter deer habitat. The …

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