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More Arrests Made In Houghton Marijuana Bust

Two people are facing drugs charges after a bust in Houghton County. Detectives from the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team arrested a 53-year-old Hancock man and a 28-year-old Houghton man Wednesday. The arrests followed the execution of search warrants By UPSET on four residences on April 5th. The search warrants …

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Power Plant Generators Arrive in L’Anse

Spectators crowded the L’Anse waterfront this afternoon (Thursday), as the cargo ship Palabora arrived at the CertainTeed dock. The Palabora is carrying 10 generators for use in new power plants in the region. She left Trieste, Italy, on May 1st. The L’Anse port has not hosted a deep water ship …

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North Woods Conservancy Raffling Off A New Truck

The North Woods Conservancy is raffling off a brand new truck as a fundraiser. The grand prize in the Keweenaw Truck Raffle is a 2018 Chevy Silverado LTZ Z-71, four door, 4×4, Midnight Edition. The truck is valued at over $56,000 and includes tax and license plus 25 percent of …

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New Business Shared Space Opens In Hancock

The City of Hancock is home to a new type of business.  A ribbon cutting ceremony was held yesterday afternoon to introduce the public to 101 Quincy. Co-Owner Lynn Makela says they offer a shared office space for independent professionals.  “The basic concept is that you’re working on an independent …

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Flag Contest For Franklin Township

A Houghton County community is boosting town pride and calling on its residents and neighbors to help do so with a public designing contest. Franklin Township will be selecting a design for its official township flag this summer and is currently accepting contest entries. Inside the township offices are both …

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Critical Need For O-, A-, and O+ Blood Types

The U.P. Regional Blood Center is experiencing a critical need for O-negative, A-negative and O-positive blood types. If you meet the requirements, you’re asked to please consider giving the “gift of life.” Donors must be healthy, hydrated, at least 110 lbs., at least 17 years of age, have a picture …

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Dianda Calls For Investigation Into High Gas Prices

State Representative Scott Dianda wants the state attorney general to investigate Michigan’s high gas prices. The Calumet Democrat sent a letter to Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette Wednesday asking him to begin the investigation. Michigan gas prices currently rank higher than the national average, and in many places exceed $3.00 …

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Alzheimer’s Program Being Held At Portage Lake District Library

The Portage Lake District Library will host the Alzheimer’s Association of Marquette for an afternoon of educational programs about Alzheimer’s Disease on Thursday, May 31, from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. The programs will be presented by Jake Bilodeau, Regional Director of the Alzheimer’s Association – Greater Michigan Chapter. The programs …

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Registration Open & Volunteers Needed For Canal Run

Summer is around the corner, which means so is the Canal Run! There are many ways for you to be involved in this great community event. Volunteers are needed to help with areas of the event on July 21st for water stations, road crossing patrol, finish line set-up, back-up timers, …

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