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Investigation Continues into Ontonagon Truck-Pedestrian Crash

An investigation continues into a truck-pedestrian crash that took place in Ontonagon late last month. Details were just released by the Michigan State Police about the incident on the morning of June 24. No names were included. Investigators say a 69-year-old woman from Waukesha, Wisconsin, was in a crosswalk on …

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Copper City Honor Roll Rededication Tomorrow

The Copper City Honor Roll will be rededicated at a brief ceremony tomorrow. The Copper City Memorial before its recent renovation. The honor roll is located on Third Street. It was built in the 1940s, to memorialize the service of local servicemen and women. Weather and age caused the monument …

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SWP to Partner with Baraga County for New Sturgeon River Park

The Superior Watershed Partnership and Land Conservancy will work with Baraga County to manage and develop a huge new public area in Covington Township. The county will own the 1,184 acres of forestland, which includes more than four miles of frontage on the Sturgeon River. The land is being purchased …

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Hirvonen Hall Dedication Tomorrow

Finlandia University will dedicate its newest building tomorrow. The building itself isn’t new. It was built to serve as Hancock’s high school, following a fire that destroyed the previous school 100 years ago this coming Monday. It housed Hancock Central High until the new facility was built on Campus Drive, …

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A Whittemore Man Pleads Guilty to Placing Pipe Bombs at Cellphone Businesses in Cheboygan and Sault Ste. Marie

A Whittemore, Michigan man has plead guilty to two separate crimes related to placing improvised explosive devices outside of cellphone stores in Cheboygan and Sault Ste. Marie. John Douglas Allen pleaded guilty to charges on Tuesday, before U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Ludington, and faces up to 20 ears in …

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Houghton Hydrant Flushing is Scheduled for Next Week

Starting next Monday, Houghton has scheduled hydrant flushing throughout the city. Public works crews will begin work on Monday and continue through Friday next week. Work will occur from 6 am to 6 pm. During this time water may appear discolored. It is suggested by Houghton officials to run cold …

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Portage Township is Asking the Community for Feedback Regarding an Updated Recreation Plan

Portage Township is beginning to work on an updated recreation plan with the help of the Western Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Region. The updated plan hopes to include improvements in the township’s recreation facilities and sites. The plan will also ensure that Portage Township is eligible for certain grants …

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Hancock Introduces Zoning Plan; Launches Business Park

Hancock’s proposed new zoning ordinance is a step closer to approval.  City council members officially introduced the new rules at last evening’s meeting, and advanced them on a 5-2 vote, with councilors John Hauessler and Whitney Warstler opposing The first major rewrite of the zoning law in a half century …

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CCISD Board Leadership Stays Largely Intact

The leadership of the Copper Country Intermediate School District will remain largely the same this year. At its organizational meeting this week, the board re-elected Karen Johnson of Lake Linden as president, Gale Eilola of Pelkie as vice-president, and Nels Christopherson of Houghton as treasurer. Adam Loukus of Calumet will …

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Local Absentee Ballot Requests Soar; Hand Delivery Recommended

With the August primary election less than two weeks away, state officials are advising that absentee ballots no longer be submitted by mail. Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson says ballots should be hand delivered – either to the relevant clerk’s office, or to a drop box. Ballots that are …

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