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No One injured in Bus Fire on Askel Road this Morning

At 7 am this morning Houghton sheriff deputies responded to a bus fire on Askel Road. The bus driver had just started her route, and no students were on the bus. The driver pulled over to the side of road due to a loss in power steering. Lamars Bus was …

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Hancock Council Extends Free Vets Ride Program

Veterans will continue to enjoy free rides from Hancock Transit. At last night’s meeting, city council members extended the program for four months, and held out hope that it could continue even longer. Residents who have used the program have told city officials that they appreciate it. Veterans of all …

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State Police Ask for Help in Voyeur Investigation

Michigan State Police investigators are asking for your help in identifying a location. The Winnebago County, Wisconsin, Sheriff’s Office has been investigating a voyeurism case. Some photographs have been recovered that appear to have been taken illicitly inside a changing or dressing room. It’s not known when the photos were …

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Western U.P. Bridge Repair Projects Announced

Road construction season is getting underway. The Michigan Department of Transportation has announced four bridge projects that will be undertaken this summer. In each case, the road deck will be replaced, along with structural repairs and roadway approach work. The first will involve US-45 over Roselawn Creek, just north of …

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MSP Posts Across the State are Supporting Victims of Sexual Assault

MSP Calumet Post is joining their brothers and sisters around the state to raise awareness for sexual assault. The Purses with a Purpose campaign began in 2019 at MSP’s Cadillac Post and has grown to become a statewide effort. Trooper Brian Poyhonen is in charge of the Calumet Post’s campaign, …

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Great Lakes for Sale Author, Dave Dempsey Webinar with UPEC Tomorrow

Lack of water out west once again is threatening the safety of the great lakes. Tomorrow night author Dave Dempsey will speak before the upper peninsula environmental coalition in a online seminar. Dempsey will discuss issues that deal with fresh water commercialization, curbing the impacts to the great lakes compact …

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Little Brothers Seeks Easter Dinner Help

Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly is asking for help to produce and deliver Easter dinners to seniors in the community who would otherwise be alone on the holiday. Executive Director Cathy Kass-Aten says volunteers are needed that Sunday… Kitchen help, which is at 8:00 in the morning at most sites, …

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Ballots Set for May Election

The next round of local elections is less than a month away. Voters in several jurisdictions in the Copper Country will be deciding on local issues on May 3rd. In the City of Houghton, three candidates are running for the opportunity to fill out the unexpired council term of Dan …

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Redd Preliminary Hearing Delayed Again

The preliminary hearing for one of the three Houghton County men charged with child sex crimes has been postponed again. Thirty-four-year-old Jeffrey David Redd of Laurium was supposed to have appeared in court on Monday. His new hearing date is April 29th. The other two charged in the case also …

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Keweenaw Bay Fishing Tournament Registration Now Open

The 2022 Keweenaw Bay Classic Fishing Tournament returns once again June 10th and 11th. Described as one of the largest fishing tournaments in the state, the Keweenaw Bay has a long history of anglers pulling out some of the largest trout and salmon Superior has to offer. Chase Palosaari volunteers …

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