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Four Nabbed in Iron River Drug Raid

Four people were arrested yesterday when Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team members raided a home in Iron River. Detectives found prescription pills, evidence of drug distribution, and two firearms. Two face charges of distributing cocaine and other drugs, The other two are being held on probation violations. Nearby West Iron …

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Some State Budget Progress Reported

There’s been a little progress on the Michigan budget. House Democrats and Republicans agreed on funding for K-12 education yesterday. Details have not been released, but reports indicate it would add $30-million in special education funding. A spokesperson for Governor Gretchen Whitmer called it “a move in the right direction… …

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Hancock Water Rates Rising

Water rates are going up in Hancock. The 15 percent increase was approved unanimously by the city council last night. No one spoke at the public hearing that was held in advance of the decision. City clerk and acting manager Mary Babcock said the water fund finished last year more …

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Man Killed in Marquette County Crash

UPDATED TO INCLUDE THE NAME OF THE VICTIM. A 69-year-old Florida man was killed in a traffic crash on US-41 in Humboldt Township yesterday. Witnesses told State Police troopers that Douglas Johnathan Paul Butcher lost control on a curve at approximately 12:20, a half- mile west of the M-95intersection. Butcher …

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MTU Presents Faculty Awards

From Michigan Technological University: Michigan Technological University’s most prestigious faculty awards which were announced last spring, were presented Wednesday at a ceremony in the Van Pelt and Opie Library. Making the presentations were University President Richard Koubek, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Jacqueline Huntoon and Vice President …

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Sheriff’s Officers Lauded for Flood Heroism

Four Copper Country sheriff’s officers have been honored for their heroic actions during the Father’s Day Flood. Houghton County deputies Hans Tolkinen, Tyler Harju and Angela Miles, and Keweenaw County sergeant Brad Pelli coordinated the rescue of 12-year-old Thatcher Markham, after the boy was trapped in the rubble of a …

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SNB to Purchase Suburban Detroit Bank

Superior National Bank has made its first acquisition outside the Copper Country with the purchase of Main Street Bank of Bingham Farms, Michigan. Bingham Farms is located near Southfield, Michigan, northwest of Detroit. Main Street Bank and its parent company, North Star Financial Holdings, Inc., claim assets over $280 million. …

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Hancock to Consider Water Rate Increase

The Hancock City Council will consider a significant hike in city water rates tonight. The increase to $9.05 per 1,000 gallons represents a more than 15 percent jump over the $7.85 rate currently in effect. The Council will hold a public hearing on the increase at 6:00. A vote on …

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