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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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A Chassell Man is Charged with Multiple Counts of Child Sex Crimes and Using a Computer to Commit a Crime

A Chassell man has been arraigned on multiple counts of child sexual abuse and using a computer to commit a crime. 18 year old Kyle Edward Britz of Chassell, was investigated by the MSP – Internet Crimes Against Children unit, following a cyber tip from the National Center for Missing …

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Former Under-sheriff, Kevin Coppo, Pleads Guilty to Drunken Driving, Sentenced in 86th District Court

Former Houghton County Under-Sheriff Kevin Coppo received his sentencing for a drunken driving incident in Grand Traverse County back in March, today. Coppo, joined by his attorney Patrick Fragel, stood before Judge Michael Stepka this morning, in 86th District Court. Pleading guilty to drunk driving. Coppo, apologized to the judge …

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Stanton Township Considers Starting a Planning Commission in Tomorrow’s Election

Over a year ago Circle Power began locating potential sites in the western Upper Peninsula to develop a wind energy farm. Believing the forest ridges near Stanton Township would fit their needs for a small wind development. Before construction can take place, the company encouraged the local municipalities to work …

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Champion Claims U.P. Firefighters Title

The Champion Fire Department lived up to its name Saturday, earning top honors at the U.P. Volunteer Firefighters Tournament. The Champion squad nearly swept the board, taking first place in the Night Shirt Parade, the Commercial Parade, and the races. The Laurium Fire Department took top honors in the dress …

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