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L’Anse Schedules Christmas Parade

It’s been a few years since L’Anse has held a Christmas parade. The village Downtown Development Authority wants to bring it back this year… with the spotlight on snowplows. The “Sing A Song of Snowplows” parade will be held on Saturday, December 13th. Organizer Susan Rasch says that anything that …

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Hancock Christmas Walk Tonight

The Christmas season opens in Hancock tonight, with the annual Christmas Walk. This year’s theme is “Christmas Joy in Hancock.” Carol Freeman from the Hancock Business and Professionals Association tells us that Santa will board a fire truck in front of the Scott Building at 6:00. Kids and their parents …

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CHA To Unveil Zamboni, Salute Bracco

The Calumet Hockey Association will unveil its new Zamboni at tonight’s opening game of the Copper Island Classic. John Carroll of the CHA says the new unit doesn’t just replace the aging one… it’s an upgrade. “We got an automated wash system that’s going to improve the quality of our …

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Little Brothers Serving Today

Hundreds of volunteers will again spend the holiday preparing turkey dinners for elderly Copper Country residents who would otherwise be alone. Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly will serve free Thanksgiving dinners for seniors. Little Brothers Director Cathy Aten says this year’s addition of a meal site in Marquette …

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Turkey Trot This Morning

U.P. Health System – Portage will hold its third annual Turkey Trot  this morning. Registration begins at 8:15 at the lobby of the main campus in Hancock. The five-k fun run/walk will begin at 9:00. There is no charge. Participants will head south on Portage Drive to Ingot Street, connecting …

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Iron River Man Denies Terrorist Threat

An Iron River man accused of making terrorist threats has pleaded not guilty in Iron County Circuit Court this week. 36-year-old Anthony Nielsen is charged with making a false report or threat of terrorism, and possession of marijuana as a four-time habitual offender. Nielsen passed a competency exam this fall. …

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Escanaba Woman Charged with Embezzlement

An Escanaba woman could spend up to 20 years in jail after allegedly stealing more than 100-thousand dollars from a resident at the Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette. 37-year-old Frances Kreft was arraigned yesterday in Delta County District Court.  She is charged with one count of embezzlement from a …

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Dianda Calls for MDOT Reform

Following the state senate’s approval of an increased fuel tax to pay for road and bridge repair in Michigan, state Representative Scott Dianda is calling for changes in the Michigan Department of Transportation. In a statement released this week, Dianda said he would not vote for a tax increase until …

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Holiday Traffic Enforcement Increases

Law enforcement agencies in the Copper Country and across the state have increased their traffic enforcement activities for the long holiday weekend. Operation C.A.R.E. will run through Sunday. Officers will be watching for impaired driving, seat belt use, careless driving and speeding. The extra patrols are paid for by the …

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SCOTUS to Consider EPA Power Ruling Challenge

The United States Supreme Court has agreed to review a case that could have a bearing on the future of the Presque Isle Power Plant in Marquette… and electrical rates in the Upper Peninsula. Michigan and 20 other states have sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for dictating that electrical …

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