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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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Keweenaw Aspirus Recycles a Cars-worth of Plastic in Six Months

Late last year Keweenaw Asprius Hospital installed a recycling dumpster on their campus. Now, after six months of collecting plastics, paper, and other recyclable items, the hospital hauled away their first full collection. In total, Keweenaw Aspirus’ recycling collected 1.44 tons of material. That same weight is equivalent to America’s …

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Gear Up for First Annual Bicycle Day in Houghton

Downtown Houghton will fill up with bikes and cyclists next week, as Tour Da Yoop, Eh? makes their way through the Copper Country stage. Inspired by the great western Upper Peninsula participation and enthusiasm for cycling, Dan Dalquist and Gary Perala, petitioned Houghton to declare August 2nd as an annual …

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UP Firefighters Tourney Underway

The Upper Peninsula Volunteer Firefighters Tournament got off to a great start with two parades last night.  Some 700 firefighters from more than three dozen U.P. departments donned their formal uniforms for the Dress Parade through Calumet at 7, then changed into flannels and other comical costumes for the humorous …

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Ontonagon County Fair This Weekend

The Ontonagon County Fair takes place this weekend at the fairgrounds in Greenland. Exhibits, animals and entries in the pie and sweet treat contests can be checked in beginning at noon today. The Lions Club breakfast starts at 8 tomorrow morning. The craft and vendor show opens at 10, and …

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