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Laurium Will Make the George Gipp Park More Accessible to the Community

The George Gipp Recreation Area will get a new addition to help the park become more handicap accessible to the community. Through a grant with the Portage Health Foundation, the Village of Laurium plans to install a new handicap accessible swing and picnic table in the park. The swing and …

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The Second Verna Mize Triathlon Takes Off this Weekend

Verna Mize’s monument was moved last year to overlook the waters she dedicated her life to protecting. That move prompted Mary Kaminski to organize the first Verna Mize Triathlon, and the race returns again this weekend. Because Lake Superior was the water Mize sought to protect, Kaminski wanted to incorporate …

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Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash

A 64-year-old man has been killed in a single-motorcycle crash in Keweenaw County. Keweenaw County Sheriff’s deputies were called out around 4:15 Monday afternoon to the Mohawk/Gay Road, just east of the Copper City/Gay Road. The motorcycle driver was pronounced dead at the scene. His name is being withheld until …

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Dixon to Face Whitmer, Hill and Wagner to Meet in 109th – Local Election Wrap-Up

See full results for Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga and Ontonagon Counties in our Election Summary. Democrat Gretchen Whitmer and Republican Tudor Dixon will face off in the Michigan governor’s race in November. Dixon pulled ahead early last evening. The Republican Party declared her their nominee even before news organizations released their …

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Houghton Holds First Annual Bike Day

This morning, bright and early, City Manager Eric Waara joined Tour Da Yoop, Eh!’s Founder James Studinger on a short trip across the bridge, to commemorate the city’s first annual Bike Day. Bike day came about from two residents, highly involved in the tour, and knowledgeable of the vibrant bicycle …

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U.P. State Bank Moves into New Copper Country Location

U.P. State Bank is excited to move into the Copper Country. President and CEO, David Williams, has been on hand while the branch has been setting up. Helping around the new office, and getting acquainted with some of his newest team members. For a few months he’s been ecstatic at …

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A Missing Arvon Man Found Safe Near His Home

Yesterday a missing man from Arvon Township was found safe. At 5:40 pm Baraga County Sheriff responded to a call for a missing elderly man, who was suspected to have wandered off a trail near his home. At close to 7 pm, a MSP K-9 unit trooper found the 80 …

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2022 August Primary Results

Here are local results from the Michigan August 2, 2022 primary election. our story includes a summary of contested races and ballot questions for Houghton, Keweenaw and Baraga Counties, and the eastern portion of Ontonagon County, along with links to full results for each county. Governor – Republican Primary• Tudor …

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Suspect Sought in Gaastra Assault

Michigan State Police investigators are asking for the public’s help to find a man wanted in an assault that took place early yesterday morning in Gaastra. Troopers were called out at 6:30 a.m. to the Bates/Gaastra Road, just north of Gaastra. An 18-year-old woman reported that she had been running …

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False Bomb Threat at GCC-Ironwood

A bomb threat received yesterday afternoon at Gogebic Community College’s Ironwood campus proved to be a hoax. Officials were notified of the threat around 3:20. A search of the facilities turned up no explosives. A release from the Michigan State Police notes that similar threats were received at other colleges …

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