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Preliminary Results Suggest a Jane Doe Found in Florence County is Not Leah Harding

Preliminary identification results for a body found by Florence county sheriff in Wisconsin, suggests the Jane Doe’s remains are not Leah Harding. Earlier in the week, the Houghton county sheriff began sharing investigative reports and dental records with Florence and Dickinson County sheriff’s departments after the body of a Jane …

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IncredibleBank Begins Accepting Donations for the Western U.P. Food Bank and Copper Country Angel Mission

IncredibleBank’s annual food and winter clothing drive has begun. During November the bank will collect donated items such as non perishable foods and gently used winter coats, boots, hats, and gloves. The bank has also asked the community for help sourcing other items like snow pants, peanut butter, dry grains …

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Houghton Residents Opine About Master Plan

Residents from all over Houghton gathered at the City Center last evening to share their thoughts about the city’s master plan. Members of the Planning Commission hosted their final open house to gather public input as they prepare to update the document. Stations representing each section of the plan were …

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Tuesday Ballot Discrepancy Noted for CLK Board Election

Voters in the CLK School District will note a discrepancy on their ballots Tuesday.  The section for the board of education candidates says to “vote for not more than three” candidates. In fact, only two positions are available. Houghton County Clerk Jennifer Kelly says that the top two vote-getters will …

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Hancock Council Meets Tonight

The Hancock City Council appears to be facing a light agenda at its meeting tonight.  Hancock Schools Superintendent Steve Patchin will make a presentation. Council members will receive an update about FEMA repair projects at the Maasto Hiihto Trails, and schedule their post-election organizational meeting. The session begins at 6:00 …

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US-41/M-28 Detour Planned in Marquette

If you’re heading through Marquette tonight or tomorrow night, be prepared for a detour. US-41/M-28 is scheduled to be closed from 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. between the Front Street roundabout and Furnace Street for repaving. A detour will be posted. 

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Local COVID-19 Cases Drop

COVID-19 cases declined in our region last week.  The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reported 42 confirmed cases in Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga and Ontonagon Counties. That compares to 54 the previous week. Cases dropped significantly in Houghton County, but bumped upward in Baraga and Ontonagon Counties. Statewide numbers …

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State Seeks Help Mapping Forest Roads

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is looking for your help to update its usage rules and maps of roads in our state forests. Options include adding roads that are not currently mapped, removing roads that no longer exist, opening or closing roads to use by conventional vehicles, and opening …

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Volleyball District Semifinals Tonight – Wednesday Sports Wrap

Click on the highlighted scores for additional game details. High School In the high school volleyball tournament district semifinals tonight…• In Division Four, District 98, Dollar Bay-Tamarack City plays at Baraga, and Chassell plays at Jeffers. Both matches will start at 7:00.• In Division Four District 97 at Ontonagon, Ewen-Trout …

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Michigan’s New Online Deer Harvest System is Working Out Well in the First Year

The DNR has traditionally gathered most deer harvest information through check stations and mail surveys. Biological data, like harvest date and location, sex and age, antler diameters and points, came directly from harvested animals through face-to-face meetings with hunters at check stations. Response rates to the mail surveys have declined …

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