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Keweenaw ATV Club gets bad news

Help is not on the way for the Keweenaw ATV Club, at least not yet. The group heard from Representative Greg Markkanen at its monthly meeting on Monday night, and got mostly bad news regarding two high priority issues. Markkanen says that the Department of Natural Resources has made the …

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Delta’s effect on Western UP still unknown

It has been very quiet on the COVID front across most of the Upper Peninsula recently, with one exception. For roughly three weeks, Gogebic County saw a rise in cases that caught the eye of the Western UP Health Department. Chief Medical Officer Dr. Robert Van Howe says that was …

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Final decision on sheriff pushed to September

The three-member panel tasked with appointing a new Houghton County sheriff met Friday, but is not in a rush to complete its mission. Made up of Clerk Jennifer Kelly, Prosecuting Attorney Brittany Bulleit, and Probate Judge Fraser Strome, the group agreed to accept resumes and letters of support for those …

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Torch Lake hosts watercross tournament

The weekend marked the return of the fastest show on H2O. Lake Linden’s Fire Department hosted the 2nd annual Jeff Moyle Memorial Watercross Tournament beginning Friday night. Hundreds gathered at the campground to watch competitors from the Upper Peninsula, Wisconsin, and Minnesota take part in a uniquely upper Midwest motorsport. …

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Touch-A-Truck surpasses expectations

The Village of Laurium held their first ever Touch-A-Truck event on Saturday. The goal was to let kids get to know some of the workers, and more importantly the heavy equipment, that keep the village going throughout the year. Fireman Jason Lund remembers being just like some of the children …

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Child Drowns in Torch Lake

A young girl is dead after life-saving efforts failed following her drowning in Torch Lake Thursday evening. Michigan State Police responded to the incident at 7:30 after an emergency call was made by a Brighton family camping in the area. The parents noticed their 20-month old daughter had wandered off. …

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Levin remembered for his contributions to Copper Country

United States Senator Carl Levin passed away Thursday. Reverend Robert Langseth has warm memories of Michigan’s longest-serving senator. Langseth and Levin worked together on the foundation of the Keweenaw National Historical Park centered in Calumet, Michigan as well as efforts around the world. Langseth talks about his USAID work in …

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Copper Country Senior Meals announces new leadership

New officers are putting their vision into place quickly at Copper Country Senior Meals. Executive Director Kathleen Harter and Director of Operations Rich Simpson are focusing heavily on engaging events that return the organization to its roots of ensuring the elderly build strong connections close to home. All community meals …

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MDOT weighs options to lessen bridge traffic

Shelden Avenue has borne the brunt of work being done on the Portage Lake Lift Bridge over the past two weeks. Traffic snarls can last for a half hour, longer in some cases. That construction won’t be over any time soon, and the City of Houghton has been exploring options …

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