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Break-In Suspect Arrested

A suspect in a series of break-ins on the north side of Houghton this past weekend is in police custody. A witness says the suspect was apprehended early Saturday morning after he reportedly cut himself on one of the windows he attempted to break into. The witness was returning to …

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MTU Construction Adjusts Traffic

Construction at Michigan Tech for their new Welcome Center has caused a lot of congestion in front of the Memorial Union Building. Therefore, traffic changes, which are effective starting this week, have been announced. All traffic on Houghton Ave. will become one-way, from the stoplight at MacInnes Dr. to Hubbell …

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Little Brothers Fundraiser

Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly will be hosting a fundraising concert featuring Trees with Lindsay Tomasic and Jesse Fitzpatrick tomorrow at 6 p.m. at the Continental Fire Company in Houghton. This is the premiere fundraising event for Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly and will include delicious …

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Bereavement Group at Portage Health Hospice

Portage Health Hospice in collaboration with GardenView Assisted Living & Memory Care will be launching, Good Mourning, a social bereavement support group for adults in the community who have lost a loved one. This bereavement support group will aid participants in their grief journey as they work toward the reconciliation …

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Michigan Boating Week

Governor Rick Snyder encourages Michigan residents and visitors to experience the many boating opportunities the state has to offer as he declared this week to be Michigan Boating Week. According to the Michigan Boating Industries Association, Michigan is the third-largest boating market in the country and the boating industry has …

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National Guard Looking to Expand

The Michigan National Guard is exploring a possible expansion into Marquette County to help improve training for Upper Peninsula Guard members. The Guard met with county officials, the Department of Natural Resources, private companies and other various agencies last week to learn more about their options in identifying land compatible …

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Eagle Mine Monitoring

The Superior Watershed Partnership has developed a simplified format for distribution of the findings of their monthly monitoring of the Eagle Mine in Marquette County. Since early 2013 the organization has provided monitoring data to the public through the independent Community Environmental Monitoring Program. The agency will now produce simplified …

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Great Lakes Water Levels

Water levels at the Great Lakes are up heading into summer, but they’re still below the long-term average. Levels at Lake Michigan and Lake Huron -considered one lake – are 13-inches higher than last year but 8-inches below their monthly average. Heavy snow and ice from the past winter and …

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State Approves UPPCO Sale

The Michigan Public Service Commission has approved the proposed sale of the Upper Peninsula Power Company. Intgrys Energy Group is spinning off UPPCO to Balfour Beatty Infrastructure Partners for around 300-million dollars. The state did make its approval contingent on Balfour Beatty meeting a number conditions, including: – The sale …

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Lawmakers Want to End “Smurfing”

It’s called “smurfing.” And state lawmakers are trying to crack down on it. The Michigan Legislature is considering a package of bills that target the purchase of ephedrine or pseudoephedrine. The drug is used in the illegal manufacturing of methamphetamine. And part of the effort now moving through the Michigan …

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