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Michigamme Residents Fight for Tiny Park

Some Michigamme residents are concerned about the future of a small park. The 1,625-square-foot parcel is located at the lake’s edge, and has been public property for nearly 150 years. An individual who recently purchased adjoining property has inquired about purchasing it, and Michigamme Township officials are considering it. Members …

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No Joke – SNL Leaves Out U.P.

It’s happened again. This time, it was Saturday Night Live that left the Upper Peninsula off a map they used in this weekend’s program. SNL joins a long list of entities that don’t understand us, including Walmart, which left us off a map two years ago… and Mountain Dew, which …

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Gas Prices Drop Slightly

Gasoline prices fell slightly over the past week. AAA Michigan’s survey placed the average price of a gallon of unleaded regular at $2.60 in the Marquette region. That’s three cents less than a week ago, two cents less than a month ago, and 44 cents less than a year ago. …

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Bruce Crossing Man Hurt in ATV Crash

A 45-year-old Bruce Crossing man was injured last evening in an ATV rollover. The Ontonagon County Sheriff’s Department tells us the man was driving the ATV along M-28 north of Nurkkala Road when sleet impaired his vision. The ATV went up an embankment, and overturned. The driver sought his own …

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Man Shot by State Police Trooper

A 68-year-old man is hospitalized in critical condition after having been shot by a Michigan State Police trooper. State Police officers and Marquette County Sheriff’s deputies were called to a house on Crusader Street in Gwinn just after 4:00 yesterday afternoon to check the well-being of the man. Troopers say …

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MTU Celebrates Computing College

Michigan Tech is devoting this week to a celebration of the university’s new College of Computing. President Dr. Richard Koubek says it’s the first such college in the state… The College of Computing will be followed quickly by Tech’s new varsity e-sports program… Today at 11:00, researchers from the Michigan …

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Houghton Sheriff Wary of Budget Cuts

Efforts continue in Lansing to restore some of the funding that was cut from the 2019-2020 budget by Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Houghton County Sheriff Brian McLean is following two line items… Permanent loss of secondary road patrol funding could lead to layoffs in departments that are already thinly staffed… The …

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Wisconsin Man Dies in Iron County Crash

A Wisconsin man was killed in a single-car crash in Iron County, Michigan, yesterday. State Police troopers say a pickup truck driven by 64-year-old Verne St. Pierre of Phelps veered off Forest Highway 16 near the Smokey Lake Road intersection in Stambaugh Township, and hit several trees. As he was …

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MTU Celebrates Indigenous People

Michigan Tech has scheduled Indigenous People’s Day activities over the next several days. Today, the Woodland Singers will perform at noon at the Husky Statue, and there will be a discussion about “American Indian Identity in Contemporary Media” at 6:00 in Fisher 138. Kalvin Hartwig from the Sault Ste. Marie …

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Munising Woman Hurt in Portage Township Crash

A Munising woman was injured in a three-car crash Friday morning on US-41 between Houghton and Chassell. State Police troopers say a northbound vehicle driven by 20-year-old Jake Patchin from Lake Linden was slowing to make a left-hand turn when it was rear-ended by a vehicle driven by 19-year-old Laura …

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