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Little Brothers Christmas Dinners

This Thursday, Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly will be holding their Christmas dinners at several locations across the Upper Peninsula. They will also be sending out Christmas gifts for the senior citizens in the community. Meals will be delivered to home-bound seniors. Deliveries will begin at noon from Grace United …

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Angel Mission Needs Christmas Help

The New Beginnings Angel Mission in Calumet is appealing for last-minute help to fill a need for Christmas gifts for area kids. The Mission received requests from area families to provide presents for nearly 300 children. The profiles of those children were placed on their Angel Tree. With the holiday …

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Gray Wolf Back on Endangered Species List

According to the Detroit Free Press, a federal judge has ordered that the gray wolf be put back on the endangered species list. This decision will further ban wolf hunting and trapping in three states: Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell in Washington, D.C., ruled today that the …

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Sonco Ambulance Gets Help from Kivela, Casperson

Two local lawmakers spent the final day of the legislative session trying to make sure ambulance service in Ontonagon County continues and it worked. State Representative John Kivela and State Senator Tom Casperson sent an amendment to a bill to the governor’s desk that without it, Sonco Ambulance would have …

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MDOT Public Meeting Goes Well

The public has spoken and it sounds like they are ready for the Portage Lake Lift Bridge Rehab project to begin. Last night, the Michigan Department of Transportation held a public meeting at Michigan Tech for discussion on the project. Zenith Tech Inc., the contractors who will be working on …

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Iron River Man Dies After Falling Through Ice

An elderly Iron River man who was reported missing Tuesday night has been found dead. The Iron County Sheriff Office says family members of 87-year old Albert Melchiori reported that they had not had contact with him since Monday evening when he had ventured out ice fishing on Chicagon Lake. …

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Roads Proposal Approved

A tired Michigan Legislature had to meet all night and into the morning, until it gave approval to a proposal asking voters to increase the state sales tax by a penny to pay for better roads. Under the package, most of the revenue would come from a one percent increase …

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Five Names Released in Baraga Drug Bust

The names of those arrested on federal warrants have been released. Teri Lynn Decota, James Frederick Shelifoe, Barbara Ann Loonsfoot, Cindy Lou Knapp and Clifford Keith Durant, Jr. were all arraigned in federal court Wednesday. They were arraigned on five separate indictments. Only Durant is being held in the Marquette …

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Houghton Fire Department Looking for Upgrades

The Houghton Fire Department will be getting some important upgrades through a grant application that was discussed at last night’s Houghton City Council meeting. The first was for the purchase an industrial washing machine which City Manager Eric Waara says would be very important when cleaning their equipment. The second …

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Hancock to Regulate Open Fires and Burning

For the first time ever, the city of Hancock will be regulating open fires and burning. During last night’s city council meeting, the ordinance passed that would designate certain burning conditions as a misdemeanor punishable by a maximum of 90 days in jail and/or a $100 fine. Fire pits can’t …

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