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KCF Exec Dir Rose Retiring

From a Keweenaw Community Foundation release: After eight successful years of guiding the Keweenaw Community Foundation (KCF) into a thriving and vibrant future, Executive Director Barb Rose is ready to retire. Named to her post in 2006, Ms. Rose brought enthusiasm for the foundation’s mission, passion for the Keweenaw community and …

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Dianda Excited About Next Term

Representative Scott Dianda will be back in Lansing for another two years. With 61% of the votes, Dianda defeated challenger Bob Micheals and he says he glad to see the support his district showed him at the polls. Dianda added that he can’t wait to head back to Lansing to …

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Casperson Reacts to Win

Senator Tom Casperson will be spending another two years representing his district in Lansing. With 62% of the votes, Casperson defeated challenger Christopher Germain and he says he was very pleased with the support he received. He adds that there are two issues he will continue to focus on in …

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Nassiri to Serve 20 to 40 years in Prison

The man convicted of second-degree murder in a domestic assault issue last December has been sentenced. Nima Nassiri appeared in Houghton County Circuit Court this morning and was sentenced to a minimum of 20 years and a maximum of 40 years in prison. He was credited for 332 days served. …

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General Election 2014

    Election 2014 coverage on 97.7, The Wolf Brought to you by: Econo Foods Copper Country Education Association White House Motel For the state governor’s race, click here. For the U.S. Senate race, click here. For the 1st U.S. Congressional District, click here. For the 38th MI Senate District, …

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U.P. Health-Portage Hospice Remembers

Friends and family members of those cared for by UP Health System Portage Hospice in the past year gathered to remember their loved ones yesterday. Bereavement Coordinator Marianne Berghefer said the Bells for Hospice ceremony is helpful to those who have suffered the loss… and to the Hospice staff… BERGHEFER. …

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MDOT Needs “Road Watchers”

The first signs of winter have arrived and the Michigan Department of Transportation has begun preparing for maintenance projects. However, MDOT is still looking for volunteer Road Watchers to give feedback on how well MDOT crews are maintaining highways in the Upper Peninsula this winter. MDOT’s Superior Region is recruiting …

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MTU Looking for New Provost and VP for Academic Affairs

Michigan Tech is looking for a new provost and vice president for academic affairs. A website for the search has been launched, and the job description has been posted. The provost and vice president for academic affairs is the chief academic officer of the University, responsible for all of Michigan …

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General Election 2014

The time for campaigning, TV ads and yard signs is over. Today is the midterm elections and there isn’t a shortage of races in the state of Michigan and the Copper Country. There are two races for Houghton County Commissioner seats: in District 1, Eugene Londo will go up against …

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New Police Chief in Hancock

The City of Hancock has a new police chief. Wayne Butler has been chosen to take over for the retiring Micheal Beaudoin, who served on the department for 38 years, including 26 as Chief of the Police Department. Butler, a Bruce Crossing native, began his career in Morrow, Georgia in …

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