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Mid-summer Pole Dedication

Standing as a symbol of the area’s Finnish culture, and as a testament to the energy created by FinnFest USA 2013, a Midsummer pole on Finlandia University’s Quincy Green will be dedicated tomorrow. David Maki from the Finnish American Heritage Center says the event is part of embracing the Finnish …

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Nassiri Prelim Scheduled

A preliminary exam has been scheduled for the Dollar Bay man suspected of killing his wife back in December. 35-year-old Nima Nassiri allegedly assaulted his wife, 27-year-old Sanaz Nezami, who later died from the injuries she sustained. Nassiri is being charged with second-degree murder which carries a life sentence if …

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New DNR App for Fishing

  The Department of Natural Resources announced that a new Web application designed to educate anglers and fisheries professionals on local and regional trends in abundance, growth and survival of important fish populations in selected streams across Michigan is available for public use. The application was developed by the DNR’s …

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Local U.P. Basketball Team Fundraiser

A local U.P. girls basketball travel team called the Western Wild has qualified for the national tournament in Gainesville Florida taking place from June 26th to the 29th. They recently competed in the USSSA state tournament in Mt Pleasent and placed third. They are currently ranked #1 in the state …

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Levin Wants Help for Addicts

Michigan’s senior US Senator is pushing to make the powerful opiate buprenorphine more available to patients that need help breaking a heroin addiction. U.S. Senator Carl Levin, along with US Senator Orrin Hatch, said that while physicians may now prescribe the drug, the restrictions remain tight and the drug is …

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Aspirus Houghton Clinic Ribbon Cutting

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the new Aspirus Houghton Clinic located just behind Walmart Wednesday. The crowd gathered around the main entrance to hear from guest speakers, including Aspirus President and CEO Matt Heywood. Design and construction for the facility began in the fall of 2013 which incorporated …

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Hancock City Council Meeting Recap

At yesterday’s Hancock city council meeting, the $7.4 million budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year was presented. Among the highlights are $10,000 to establish a parks and recreation endowment, $20,000 for a bridge replacement at the Maasto Hiito Ski Trail and $40,000 for local street paving. The council was also …

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Portage Lake Bridge Rehab Project Meetings

The cities of Houghton and Hancock will hold a special joint council meeting later today at the Lakeview Manor Community Room. The councils will receive a presentation from MDOT Project Manager Alan Anderson on the upcoming $5.3 million Portage Lake Lift Bridge rehab project and discuss traffic detours and routes. …

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Missing Boy Found

A six-year-old boy is back home after he went missing yesterday afternoon. The Houghton County Sheriff’s office was dispatched to Lahti Road in Portage Township at around 4:30pm to investigate the missing child. Deputies arrived on scene and located the juvenile just after 5 o’clock.

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Koski Looking to Withdraw Plea

The man at the center of Michigan’s wolf hunt controversy has decided to file a motion to reopen his case. 68-year-old John Koski of Bessemer was ordered to pay $1,867 in fines and costs at his sentencing last month. However, two weeks after the decision, on May 22nd, Koski filed …

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