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Senate Approves “Rape Kit” Bill

A Michigan Senate committee has approved bills designed to ensure that sexual assault investigations are completed with proper speed. The legislation creates the Sexual Assault Evidence Kit Tracking and Reporting Commission to help track and provide progress reports on investigation into those assaults. One bill in the package requires the …

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Snyder Urges Propane Customers to Stock Up

Because propane became a scarce commodity during the most recent heating season in the U.P., Governor Rick Snyder is urging propane customers to get their tanks filled before the heating season starts. The Governor says last winter was one everyone in the state will remember, especially for some propane customers …

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Foes of Eagle Mine React to Appeals Court Decision

Reaction to the decision by the Michigan Court of Appeals last week to affirm the permit process for the Eagle Mine County has been bitter from those who oppose the Marquette County project. Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve Executive Director Mindy Otto said the judges should have been required to visit …

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Heritage Fest Drizzled Out; Morrison School Attracts a Crowd

Inclement weather forced an early end to Saturday’s Heritage Festival celebration in Calumet. Organizers were pleased with the early turnout, as Agassiz Park filled up after the parade, and the sun tried to make an appearance. Unfortunately, clouds returned, and a cold breeze brought a persistent drizzle that sent spectators …

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KBIC Judges’ Suspensions Lifted

Operations at the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Tribal Court have returned to normal today. After a heated meeting yesterday morning, with a 7 to 5 vote, the Tribal Council voted to lift the suspensions of both Tribal judges, and reopen the court building. Associate Judge Violet Friisvall Ayres was ordered …

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Keweenaw Brewfest

Over 40 breweries and nearly 150 beers will be on display tomorrow for the fifth annual Keweenaw Brewfest that will be held at the East Houghton Waterfront Park. Come try some of the country’s best craft beer from 1pm to 5. So where do all these beers come from? Event …

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Great Deer Chase This Weekend

Get out those bikes and helmets because tomorrow is Great Deer Chase mountain bike races. The races, which are organized by Aspirus Keweenaw, will be held at the Swedetown trails in Calumet. Kids races begin at 9 a.m. The 15 and 28 mile mountain bike races start at 11, leading …

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Keweenaw MINI Rendevous

Fans of Mini Coopers will be cruising through the Copper Country this weekend as a part of the Keweenaw MINI Rendevous and if own one, there’s still time to sign up. Registration will be available this morning until 10 am at Michigan Tech. Event Organizer Mike Rose says the MINI …

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Colorado Fugitive Arrested in Iron Mountain

Iron Mountain Police have arrested a man who had been on the run from authorities in Colorado. Officers and Parole Agents with the Michigan Department of Corrections found 31-year old Brandon Bishop hiding in a home in Iron Mountain. He was taken into custody without incident. Bishop is wanted by …

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Rape Kite Legislation

A Michigan Senate committee has approved bills designed to ensure that sexual assault investigations are completed with proper speed. The legislation creates the Sexual Assault Evidence Kit Tracking and Reporting Commission to help track and provide progress reports on investigation into those assaults. It follows reports that thousands of kits …

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