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Assault Leaves L’Anse Man Gravely Injured

A 24-year-old L’Anse man is on life support this morning, following an assault yesterday in Houghton. Houghton police officers were called to the Arbor Green Apartments on Dodge Street around 4:50 a.m. They found the victim severely beaten and unconscious. The victim was taken by Mercy Ambulance to UP Health …

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Friends Remember Hancock’s Deb Mann

Around 100 friends of Hancock Downtown Development Authority Coordinator and community leader Deb Mann remembered her yesterday at a gathering at Quincy Green. Mann was killed Tuesday in an explosion and fire at her home. Her husband survived, and he attended the gathering, along with their daughters. Hancock city council …

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Ahmeek Fire Department Receives Hose Grant

The Ahmeek Village Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department will be better able to fight fires, thanks to a recent federal grant, The $42,623.00 award from the FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grant program will be used to replace existing fire hose, much of which was donated by downstate departments. Captain Michael …

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Most State Road Construction Suspended for Holiday Weekend

Travel will be a little easier on Michigan highways this Labor Day weekend, as the Michigan Department of Transportation will suspend work on many of its construction projects. From 3 p.m. today until 6 a.m. Tuesday, 96 out of 162 construction zones will open up. Officials note that caution will …

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The Arnold Air Society TSgt Robert E. LaMotte Squadron is Organizing Their Annual POW/MIA 5K

In one month the Air Force ROTC unit on Michigan Tech’s campus will hold their annual POW/MIA 5K run/walk. The fundraising event is set up and organized by the ROTC unit, to honor the men and women who have been lost to war without record of what happened to them. …

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The Keweenaw Learning Center Introduces Two New After School Tutoring Programs

The Keweenaw Learning Center has introduced a new after school program to help students with academics. Starting this fall, the organization will offer tutoring and homework help for area students grades 6 through 10. The after school program will go from 3:45 pm to 6 pm each school day. Certified …

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Hancock Twp Fire Victim Identity Confirmed

The Houghton County Sheriff’s Department has confirmed the identity of the female victim of the fatal explosion and fire at a Home in Hancock Township Tuesday morning as Deborah A. Mann. The City of Hancock, where Mann served as Downtown Development Association coordinator, also released the information in a memorial …

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School Bus Drivers Needed

Copper Country kids head back to school Tuesday, even as school districts struggle to fill critical jobs. Copper Country Intermediate School District Superintendent Jim Rautiola says that includes bus drivers…  Bus drivers are very difficult to find, with the CDL requirement, and the physicals that go with it, so if …

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Little Brothers Seeks Medical Drivers

Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly is seeking more volunteers to drive local seniors to medical appointments… We are in dire need right now of volunteers for our medical transportation program. Cathy Kass-Aten of Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly says the greatest need is in Houghton and Keweenaw Counties. Efforts begun …

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COVID-19 Numbers Slip Again

COVID-19 numbers dropped again in the Copper Country last week. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reported 58 confirmed infections in Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga and Ontonagon counties, compared to 73 in the previous week, and 90 the week before. Statewide numbers also dropped, with the average number of …

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