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Michigan Tech Highlights Wildlife Rehab Work by a MTU Public Safety Officer

Michigan Tech loves to shine a light on their incredible students, faculty and staff. Recently the university highlighted work done by MTU Public Safety Office Beth Maata, off campus. Maata, who has worked in law enforcement for seventeen years, volunteers with the U.P. Wildlife Rehabilitation as the only certified raptor …

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Giving Tuesday: Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly

Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly in Hancock was the international group’s very first location in the United States. Over their many years of service they have expanded to include meal delivers during the holiday, weekly groceries, chopped up fire wood and fellowship events throughout the year. Little brothers has …

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Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly is Seeking Volunteers for Thanksgiving Meal Sites

Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly are nearly ready to spread some holiday joy this week. Thursday, for thanksgiving, the group plans to bring seniors together for a nice meal and fellowship. There are a number of meal delivery and in person meal sites throughout the copper country and in …

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Fire Destroys Iron River Buildings

Two buildings were destroyed in a Saturday afternoon fire in Iron River. With some firefighters unavailable because of the firearm deer hunting season, both the West Iron County and the Caspian Gaastra Fire Departments were called out just before 2:00 to the 800 block of West Adams Street. Officials report …

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Houghton HS Students Compete in Soapbox Challenge

UPDATE NOVEMBER 22, 2022 – Houghton High School junior Ian Evans took the title, after talking about his experiences as the target of homophobic slurs. Evans won a trip to Washington, D.C., where he will have the opportunity to discuss the issue with lawmakers. ORIGINAL STORY NOVEMBER 21, 2022 – …

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Bail Reduced for Driver Charged with Killing Two

Bond for the man charged with causing two deaths in a car crash November 4th has been reduced. Thirty-four-year-old Ryan Orzechowicz from Covington faces two counts of Operating While Intoxicated Causing Death, and two counts of Reckless Driving Causing Death. He could face up to 15 years in prison. At …

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Pure Michigan Launches Winter Campaign

With snow falling across much of the state over the past few days, the Pure Michigan winter advertising campaign has launched. The $2.4 million budget includes national television ads on the Hallmark channel, along with buys in Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis and South Bend. The western …

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Gas Prices Fall as Holiday Nears

With the heavily-traveled Thanksgiving holiday approaching, gasoline prices are at their lowest levels in weeks. AAA Michigan’s ongoing survey pegs the statewide average of a gallon of unleaded regular at $3.81. That’s 22 cents lower than a week ago, and 30 cents lower than a month ago, but still 41 …

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Copper Country Lags Behind in Deer Harvest

Deer hunters in Michigan are experiencing the best results downstate. The latest figures from the Department of Natural Resources show nearly 200,000 deer have been reported harvested since the firearm season began last Tuesday. Montcalm County, in the central Lower Peninsula, led the way with 5,300 kills reported. Sanilac County, …

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Dawuan Johnson’s Blood Alcohol Content was Above 0.15 During L’Anse Semi Truck Accident

We have received more information regarding the semi truck accident in L’Anse that killed one man, and destroyed the Holiday Gas station on US -41, on October 13th. According a police report obtained from the Michigan State Police, Dawaun Johnson had a blood alcohol content above 0.15, when his blood …

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