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Senia-Wicks’ Sexual Misconduct Case Moves to Circuit Court

Kahleb Senia-Wicks’ case is now bonded to the circuit court.  This waives his right to a preliminary examination. The action by the court means that prosecutors have found enough probable cause to charge Senia-Wicks with a felony charge. He was arrested during a sting operation by the Houghton county sheriff. …

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Local Farmers’ Markets Join Forces

Three local farmers’ markets are joining forces to strengthen their offerings for the summer. The markets in Houghton, Hancock and Calumet have created a new management organization. The From the Ground Farmers Market Collective will oversee the logistics of operating the markets, including relationships with local providers. It will coordinate …

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CLK CopperBots Head to World Championships

Calumet High School’s CopperBots robotics team is headed to the world championships. The CopperBots earned a berth at the First 2022 Championship in Houston based on the performance of their robot, “Ranger,” at the state tournament in Saginaw over the weekend. The team is scheduled to leave for Texas tomorrow …

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Federal, State Tax Returns Due Today

Today is the final day to file federal and state income tax returns for 2021. The usual April 15th deadline was extended because of the District of Columbia’s official Emancipation Day holiday, which was celebrated Friday.  If you’ve waited until the last minute, officials say electronic filing is the most …

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August Primary Election Filing Deadline Nears

Most candidates who wish to appear on the August 2nd primary election ballot need to file nominating petitions by 4:00 Tuesday. The deadline applies to anyone seeking to run for a partisan office as a candidate representing a political party, and all those wishing to run for non-partisan offices. Those …

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A Special Easter Sunday at the Rozsa Center

Easter Sunday service is going to look a little different for Evangel Community Church. At 10am Pastor Levi Matteson will lead a sermon of hope in the face of adversity, from center stage at the Rozsa Center. Easter Sunday is always a special time of the year, and one of …

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Addiction Recovery and Harm Reduction in the Upper Peninsula

Nationwide opioid overdoses have reached record highs. The most recent data recording overdoses in Michigan show close to 3,000 people died in a 12 month period. Harm reduction solutions are an increasing topic of discussion around addiction and drug enforcement. In the Upper Peninsula, UPSET teams work with NorthCare Network …

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Local COVID-19 Rates Remain Low, Despite Spike Downstate

COVID-19 levels remain low across the region.  The most recent weekly report from the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department includes 21 new confirmed cases – 16 in Houghton County. Officials caution that official statistics do not necessarily include all cases, because most at-home positive test results are not included. One …

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MI-TRALE Updates Trails Map

Just in time for the warm weather trail season, the Michigan Trails and Recreation Alliance of Land and the Environment has released its updated trails map.  It’s the first update for MI-TRALE’s comprehensive map since 2020. The new release contains more than 400 miles of DNR Designated trails, and another …

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Local Fire Departments are Seeking New Volunteers

Editors Note; The vast majority of fire departments in the Upper Peninsula are volunteer based. There are some paid individuals in the region, closer to urban centers. The number of house fires across the state has reached a record high. That’s only one problem, as every department in the UP is …

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