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2014 Houghton County Fair Kicks Off

For the first day of the Houghton County fair, a large crowd showed up to take in the sights of motocross, big pretzels and farm animals. Seven Copper Country women vied for the title of Miss Houghton County Fair Queen and this year, Hope Gockenbach from Chassell was the winner …

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Louie’s Files for Bankruptcy

After just over a year of operation at their new location in Calumet, Louie’s Supermarket has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in federal court. The filing allows the company, which operates grocery stores in Lake Linden and Calumet and an additional hardware store in Lake Linden as well as other …

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Dangerous Dogs Legislation

Legislation has been introduced in the Michigan House in the effort to curb the problem of dangerous dog bites. The two bill package sponsored by House Democrat Sean McCann of Kalamazoo creates a system where a dog can be officially designated as “dangerous.” Specifically, the measure allows a person to …

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Higher Energy Costs on the Way for the U.P.

It’s going to cost more for electricity in the Upper Peninsula. A decision by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to exempt Wisconsin customers from having to pay to keep Marquette’s Presque Isle Power Plant open means that every electric customer in the U.P. will have to foot the entire bill. …

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Meth Ingredient Sales Down

A national exchange that tracks sales of certain over the counter medications says new state laws have reduced so-called meth ingredient sales. Michigan and two dozen other states have been using a new system that tracks the sales of cold medicines that include pseudephedrine and ephedrine, key ingredients for the …

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Hancock City Council Recap

Hancock residents are letting their voices be heard about this summer’s road adjustments on White Street. Back in June, the Hancock City Council passed a ruling making White Street a one-way street going up towards US-41, which in turn brought more traffic to residents of Scott St. Last night at …

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2014 Houghton County Fair

Elephant ears. The ferris wheel. Farm animals. All of this and much more as the 63rd annual Houghton County Fair kicks off today and will continue throughout the weekend. This year’s fair theme is “Transportation Moo-ves The World” and the event will feature a major change as Spectrum Entertainment will …

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Rosza Center Season Preview

The Rozsa Center at Michigan Tech held a press conference Wednesday to give people a sneak peek on its upcoming season of shows. The event was held on stage to give those in attendance a feel for what performers go through during their acts. Among the shows scheduled are Macbeth, …

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No Charges for Munising Officer

No charges will be filed against the Munising City Police officer who shot and killed a man last month. 46-year-old Timothy Mitchell of Munising died at the scene of the shooting in the Wetmore area of Alger County moments after a high speed chase ended. Marquette County Prosecutor Matt Wiese, …

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MI Has Generous Health Plans for Employees

A new report shows that health plans for state employees in Michigan are more generous when compared to the average for state workers in the rest of the country. The study was conducted for the Pew Charitable Trusts and the John D-and Catherine T-MacArthur Foundation. It also says that premiums …

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