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Small Business Saturday Successful

This weekend’s Small Business Saturday promotion has been deemed a hit. Tara Arens from the Keweenaw Peninsula Chamber of Commerce said they gave out lots of coupon books, coffee and doughnuts at their office… Retail members of the Chamber were also pleased… Arens reminds shoppers that many of the coupons …

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Advent Songfest a Hit

Despite snowy weather and lingering power outages, turnout was good for one of Baraga County’s favorite Christmas traditions yesterday. The annual Advent Songfest raised money for two non profits. Deacon John Cadeau from the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul praised the spirit of giving in Baraga County… Baraga County …

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Recreational Marijuana Sales Begin in Michigan

Marijuana is now being sold to adults in Michigan for recreational purposes. The first licensed distribution centers opened yesterday. Arbors Wellness Center in Ann Arbor was chosen to make the first sale. Arbors was an existing medical marijuana supplier. The first customer was 78-year-old John Sinclair, who became the center …

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2nd Michigander Dies from Vaping Injury

A second Michigander has died from the mysterious outbreak of lung injuries related to vaping. News of the death of an adult male was released last week. Because of medical privacy issues, no other details have been made public. 56 cases of the lung ailment have been reported in Michigan. …

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Gas Prices Trend Higher

Gas prices rose again last week in our area. AAA Michigan’s survey places the average cost of unleaded gasoline in the Marquette region at $2.57 per gallon. That’s a nickel higher than it was a week ago, four cents higher than a month ago, and a dime higher than a …

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New Outages Slow Power Restoration Effort

Crews trying to complete power restoration after Wednesday’s storm suffered setbacks Friday, as new outages occurred.  Early Friday, Upper Peninsula Power Company estimated the number of customers without service at around 1,200. By evening, that total had risen to around 2,300. Most of the new outages occurred in Marquette County. …

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Power Crews Make Slow Progress on Storm Repairs

THIS STORY HAS BEEN UPDATED AS OF 8:15 FRIDAY MORNING. Slowly but surely, electrical crews are restoring power to areas hit by Wednesday’s severe storm. UPPCO spokesman Brett French told us this morning that around 1,200 customers remain without power. Higher figures shown earlier this morning on the company’s online …

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UPPCO Crews Working on Holiday to Restore Power

The Upper Peninsula Power Company says it continues to devote its full resources to resolving power outages caused by Wednesday’s storm. At 8:30 Thanksgiving morning, company spokesperson Brett French told us that damage is so widespread that they’re still continuing to assess the situation. Around 4,200 customers remain without power …

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Storm Recovery Continues

THURSDAY, 9:30 AM – SEE UPDATED INFORMATION FROM UPPCO HERE. Power companies continue to struggle to restore electricity to some of the thousands who lost service during Wednesday’s winter storm. As of 5:00 Thursday morning, the Upper Peninsula Power Company had provided no recent updates about how many customers were …

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