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Try Hockey For Free Day Coming to Houghton County

Hockey can be a very expensive sport. Copper Country Junior Hockey Association Auxiliary is inviting boys and girls to Try Hockey for Free as part of Come Play Hockey Month. The Clinic starts at 11am on Saturday, November 7 at the Houghton County Arena. Local youth, ages 4 to 9, …

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US-2 Construction in Ironwood Completed

Travelers heading to Wisconsin won’t have to worry about detours on US-2 in Ironwood for a while. The Michigan Department of Transportation says the two-year construction project of the road is complete and all lanes are now open. The 15-million dollar project was intended to improve a motorist’s first impression …

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Michigan Tech Psychology Program Ranks Highly

Michigan Tech has been named as having the #6 up and coming undergraduate psychology program in the Midwest. The ranking, by bestpsychologydegrees.com, considered many factors including the presence of graduate degree programs, research opportunities, internships, student organizations and “wow” factor. The Department of Cognitive and Learning Science at Michigan Technological …

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Baraga Man Sentenced For Strangulation

A Baraga man is headed to prison after pleading guilty in June to one count of assault by strangulation. 35 year old Jacob Charles Maki was sentenced to 27 months imprisonment in U.S. District court. Judge R. Allan Edgar additionally sentenenced Maki to serve 3 years of supervised release following …

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Tree Removal Project at Park Headquarters and History Center

National Park Service Press Release (Calumet) The National Park Service would like to notify the public about a project to remove several mature cedar trees from the Keweenaw National Historical Park headquarters area this week. One tree at headquarters will be removed. It is located on the northeast corner of …

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DNR Reminds Hunters of License Structure Change

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources would like to remind hunters of changes to the state’s hunting license structure that took effect in 2014. A base license is now required for all hunters. The base license includes small game hunting, whether they choose to hunt small game or not. Base …

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Gas Prices Rise Locally as National Averages Fall

Gas Prices are up slightly this week across Michigan after two weeks of decline. A AAA Michigan survey shows about a penny per gallon increase, compared with last week, while GasBuddy.com posts the increase at 3.9 cents higher. Both cite a statewide average of $2.35 per gallon. GasBuddy.com says the national …

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New Study Finds Long-term Impacts to Lead Exposure

New research from Wayne State University has found that exposure to lead can have serious health impacts to children of pregnant woman, and even her grandchildren many years later. The research, from Doctor Douglas Ruden, professor at WSU’s obstetrics and gynecology department, shows that a mother’s lead exposure can affect …

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Gov Appointed Opioid Task Force Makes Recommendations

A governor appointed task force charged with looking into opioid use and abuse in Michigan is making recommendations to help curb the growing problem. The Michigan Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse Task Force, headed by Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley, is suggesting more than a dozen changes. Among them would be …

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