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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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Local Trooper Becomes Security Officer

A local State Police trooper has been added to the state properties security officers force. Officer Sonya Hiser from Iron Mountain joins three other new officers to the force responsible for security of the State Capitol. Officials say for the past nine weeks, the recruits have received training in firearms, …

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Houghton City Council Meeting Recap

There was a lot of discussions at yesterday’s Houghton City Council meeting. The council approved a renewal of the city’s trunkline contract with the Michigan Department of Transportation. The council authorized the signing of the agreement between Houghton, Hancock, Marquette and Marquette’s Local Development Finance Authority on the establishment of …

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Houghton County Reaches Quarterfinals in Energy Competition

Houghton County has moved one step closer in the Georgetown University Energy Prize Competition. This week it was announced that Houghton County has advanced to the quarterfinals of the competition which looks for communities who want to reduce energy consumption. Competition Director Dr. Francis Stakey says the communities they selected …

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Houghton Named One of the Top Places to Live

When you think of great places to live in America, you might think of some place in California or Florida. But according to Outside Magazine’s Top 16 Places to Live in America, neither of those two states had one city represent them on the list. But who did make the …

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