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DNR Lookin for Moose Poachers

The Michigan DNR is looking for information about a moose poaching case in Baraga County. The DNR says the bull moose carcass was found last Saturday. Conservation officers believe the moose was killed in late November along Heart Lake Road in the Three Lakes area, near Petticoat Lake Road. Logging …

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Huge Drug Bust in Baraga County

The Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team says 17 people have been arrested on federal, state and tribal warrants. The warrants include a total of 48 counts related to the sale and distribution of narcotics in Baraga County. UPSET says the arrests are the result of a year-long joint investigation with …

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Road Agencies to Expand Wing Plow Use

This winter, snow plows in Houghton and Baraga counties will have a different look. MDOT and county road commissions will be expanding wing plow use in an effort to plow snow more efficiently. Wing plows are typically deployed on the right side of a standard plow truck, extending the plow’s …

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MTU, REL Inc. Receive Grant for Light-Weight Gas Tanks

The work at Michigan Tech has caught the eye of an investor in Texas. In partnership with REL Incorporated, MTU has received a three-year, $2.1 million investment from Houston-based Southwestern Energy Company. The mission? Design, fabricate and test an adaptable, compressed natural gas tank for use in light-duty trucks. The …

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Guilty Plea in Iron Mountain Meth Case

A Kingsford man could spend up to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to meth-related charges. 41-year-old Dennis Schuirmann pleaded guilty to manufacture of meth and possession of meth in Dickinson County Circuit Court Monday. The charges stem from a suspected meth lab found by the KIND Drug Enforcement …

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Highland Copper Announces New Investment

Highland Copper has brought in some new money to advance its mining projects in the Western Upper Peninsula. Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd will loan Highland 10-million dollars Canadian. Osisko will swap that loan for a royalty on minerals produced at Highland’s proposed White Pine North mine in Ontonagon County once …

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MTU Bans E-Cigarettes

E-cigarettes are now banned from the Michigan Tech campus. Student government bodies recently conducted surveys and after the results were reviewed by the Tobacco-Free Task Force and the Executive Team, President Glenn Mroz announced a total ban of all tobacco and smoking-like products, including e-cigarettes. Mroz adds the action is …

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YAC Awards Grants

Several grants are on the way to local organizations, thanks to the Youth Advisory Council of the Keweenaw Community Foundation. Over $13,000 have been awarded to seven organizations, including the Movie Magic Film Series and the Winter Skills Adventure Program. The grants will help support projects that benefit youth in …

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Body Cams for Police Officers

With altercations between police and citizens making national news headlines recently, many police departments are looking to equip officers with body cameras. The Upper Peninsula’s Regional Homeland Security Board is looking at a project that would equip as many U.P. police officers as possible with the body cams. Delta County …

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Reward for Poaching Information

A new group calling itself Great Lakes Patrol is offering a $1,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the people who have poached two wolves in Michigan. The animals were found in the Upper Peninsula near Gulliver and Newberry. Rewards will be offered for other illegal …

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