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Search for Missing Gogebic County Man Continues

The Gogebic County Sheriff’s Department continues the search for a missing man. Rudy Patrick Massi was last reported seen March 19th at 9:00 in the evening on Bundy Street in Ironwood. Foul play is not suspected. In addition to the Ironwood area, Massi is known to spend time near Park …

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Old Time Dance Draw Big Time Crowd

Friday night’s Old Time Copper Country Dance drew a big crowd to the Finnish American Heritage Center.  The evening was a fundraiser for the Kivajat Youth Dance program, and the several groups it sponsors each performed during the event. Kivajat director Kay Seppala said the money raised will help pay …

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May Election Features Millage Requests

The May consolidated election takes place May 2nd, and there are numerous millage requests on local ballots. Houghton County• Houghton County – 1.37 mill renewal for 10 years for road maintenance• Calumet Township – 1.5 mill renewal for eight years for building and maintenance• Chassell Township – 0.5 mills for …

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Updated State Forest Road Map Released

Michigan’s updated State Forest road map is scheduled to be released today. Maps are revised each year based on changing road conditions, new data, and input received from users and residents. They show which state forest roads are open or closed to both off-road and conventional vehicle use. In the …

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Community Blood Drive at Finlandia April 3rd

On April 3, there will be a community blood drive in the lower level of the Chapel of St. Matthew on the Finlandia campus from 1pm-4pm, hosted by Finlandia’s Student Nurses Association. The Upper Peninsula Regional Blood Center (UPRBC) depends on donations to serve 13 hospitals across the Upper Peninsula. …

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Keweenaw Snowmobile Club Closes Trails Tonight for the Season

Though the Michigan DNR extended the snowmobiling season until April 2, President of the Keweenaw Snowmobile Club, Ryan LaPorte, said their season will end tonight at midnight. Check to see if your favorite trail is closing tonight or on Sunday. President of the Keweenaw Snowmobile Club, Ryan LaPorte said, “Yeah, …

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Ice Shanty Removal Highlights End-of-March Deadlines

The last day of March brings an official end to some winter activities and regulations.  Ice fishing shanties must be removed from Upper Peninsula lakes by midnight.  Shanties can be returned to the ice on a daily basis as long as conditions permit, but must be removed at the end …

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Houghton County February Unemployment Rate Holds Steady

Employment edged upward in the Upper Peninsula in February. Figures released yesterday by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget showed that 123,700 Yoopers reported to work last month. That’s 600 more than were on the job in January. However, the number of available workers increased by 1,000, so …

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Ontonagon County Man Arrested on Drug Charges

A White Pine man is in jail following a drug bust yesterday. Detectives from the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team tell us they received a tip that a known drug dealer was suspected of receiving large amounts of crystal meth and fentanyl pills. A search of the suspect’s residence turned …

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Two MTU Faculty Members Earn CAREER Grants

Two Michigan Tech faculty members have been honored with prestigious CAREER Awards from the National Science Foundation. Radwin Askari was honored for his study of the dynamics of magma-filled cracks inside volcanoes.  Hassan Masoud was recognized for his research into aquatic robots. Both will receive grants to continue and expand …

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