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Winter Carnival Ramps Up Today

Winter Carnival shifts into high gear today, as the snow statue contests take center stage. The All-Nighter competition begins at 4:00 this afternoon. Work on those statues, and those being built in the month-long competition, must be completed by tomorrow morning at 9:00. Judging will take place tomorrow morning, and …

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Stabenow, Peters, Bergman Offer Predictable State of Union Responses

Reaction by the U.P.’s congressional delegation to last night’s State of the Union address by President Joe Biden was quick and predictable. Democratic U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow said “Our nation has come such a long way these past two years under the steady leadership of President Biden and Vice President …

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Department of Natural Resources Launches Free Snowmobile Weekend

This upcoming weekend is the Department of Natural Resources first free snowmobiling weekend in Michigan. The Department of Natural Resources will waive trail registration and permit fees for the state’s more than 6,000 miles of snowmobile trails. DNR Deputy Public Information Officer, John Pepin, says that the state wants to …

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Michigan Tech Students are Constructing Our Lady of the Snows

The annual ice mass at St. Albert the Great Parish on Michigan Tech’s campus will take place this Friday and Saturday. Construction of the Our Lady of the Snows Chapel has begun. And students have been working hard to complete the structure, going all out for decorating and shaping the …

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Houghton, Hancock Girls Keep Winning – Tuesday Sports Wrap

Click on the highlights scores for more game details. High School In girls basketball last night…• Houghton downed Marquette 66-50. The Gremlins improve to 14-1.• Calumet downed Westwood 73-51.• Hancock smothered West Iron County 66-33. Bella Hebert scored 19 for the Bulldogs, who improve to 14-1.• Lake Linden-Hubbell got past …

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Gas Prices Ease Slightly

Gasoline prices are easing a bit, after an increase through the first month of the year. AAA Michigan’s continuing survey places the statewide average cost of a gallon of unleaded regular at $3.37 this morning. That’s 8 cents less than a week ago, but still 4 cents more than a …

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Minnesota Woman Dies in Gogebic County Snowmobile Crash

A Minnesota woman is dead following a snowmobile crash Friday evening in Marenisco Township. The 26-year-old driver was part of a group of snowmobilers westbound on Trail 2 at around 7:45 p.m. Investigators say she was thrown from her sled when she failed to navigate a curve in the trail. …

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Baraga Prosecutor: No Plea Deals on Meth

Baraga County’s Prosecuting Attorney is hoping to ramp up the pressure on those who traffic in methamphetamine. Calling meth an “insidious drug that is threatening to overwhelm law enforcement,” Joseph O’Leary says he’ll stop offering plea deals to those charged with manufacturing or delivering the substance within the county.  In …

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Two Student Athletes Claim MHSAA Scholarships

Two local high school students have earned MHSAA Scholar-Athlete Awards. Amos Norland from Dollar Bay-Tamarack City High School and Makennah Uotila from Ontonagon High School will each receive $2,000 scholarships from the Farm Bureau Insurance Company, which has sponsored the program for 34 years. Norland won the U.P. Division Three …

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Superior Health Foundation Accepting Grant Applications for the Indigent Care Fund

The Superior Health Foundation is accepting grant applications for their Indigent Care Fund. The foundation plans to award a little over 50,000 dollars at their spring grant celebration in early May. Qualified health centered non-profits can apply for up to 10,000 dollars in funding to help support indigent care in …

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