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Boogren Claims Firefighters Organization Endorsement

Democratic State House candidate Joe Boogren has picked up another endorsement. Boogren is running for the Democratic nomination in the 109th district, which now includes Baraga County. The Michigan Professional Firefighters Union recently announced its support of his candidacy. 

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Hancock Dog Park Grand Opening Next Tuesday!

Editor’s Note: The Hancock Dog Park grand opening is next Tuesday. Hancock’s dog park will have a grand opening next Tuesday. Last year the city was able to raise more than enough funds for their estimated construction cost, through a series of crowd funding, and grants with Michigan Economic Development …

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Washington Middle School Principal, Joel Asiala Recognized by Michigan Virtual for Therapy Dog Program

A school principal’s highest priority is the education, health and welfare of students. Joel Asiala came up with a strategy for his students, starting a therapy dog program six years ago, when he was at Horizons Alternative School. It’s been successful there and at Washington Middle School where he is …

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Copper Country Bakes in Record Heat

Yesterday’s stunningly hot weather broke high temperature marks across the region. Records from the Houghton County Memorial Airport showed the thermometer topped out at 98 degrees between 5:55 and 6:30 yesterday afternoon. The previous high temperature record for June 20th was 85 degrees, set in 1995. The all-time record high …

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Keweenaw Ridge Guardians Plot Turbine Skyline Disruptions

The group opposing the placement of a series of wind power turbines in Adams Township has released a series of maps projecting the effect the windmills would have on the skyline. Circle Power’s Scotia Wind Project would place a dozen 575-foot structures on Keweenaw Ridge, west of South Range and …

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Calumet Council to Consider Pasty Fest Street Closing

The Calumet Village Council will consider closing Fifth Street to accommodate the annual Pasty Fest at its meeting tonight. Pasty Fest is set for August 20th. Other agenda items include discussions about electronic waste recycling, the Houghton County Recreation Authority, and a conditional use permit for 201 Fifth Street. Tonight’s …

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Lorinser Challenges Bergman to Debates

The sole Democratic candidate for Michigan’s First Congressional District seat has challenged the incumbent Republican to a series of debates. Dr. Bob Lorinser has proposed a series of three televised appearances, to take place before October 1st. In a letter to Representative Jack Bergman, Lorinser said “the honor of running …

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South Range Already Gearing Up for Another Fourth of July

South Range is getting ready for another exciting and fun fueled celebration this year. The national holiday will start early at 8 am with the town holding a flag raising ceremony, followed by many family friendly activities. South Range Fourth of July has been celebrating the birth of the united …

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Keweenaw County Sheriff Rescue Individual After Canoe Sinks

Yesterday Keweenaw County Sheriff deputies rescued a individual, after their canoe sunk in Eagle Harbor. At about 2:40 pm, deputies responded to a call about an individual in a canoe appearing too struggle getting back to shore due to stormy conditions, past the bell buoy in Eagle Harbor. A few …

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Negaunee Man Hurt in Sunday Night Crash

A Negaunee man was seriously injured in a single-vehicle crash late last night. The Houghton County Sheriff’s Department was called out to the intersection of Askel and Tapiola Roads just after 11:00. They found the 49-year-old victim had lost control of his vehicle and crashed. He was taken first to …

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