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Heikinpäivä Polar Bear Dive Unlikely

It’s looking more and more as if one of Heikinpäivä’s most popular events will be missing from the schedule again this year. David Maki from the Finnish Theme Committee says they haven’t been able to find a group to organize the Polar Bear Dive. There’s more to making it happen …

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Another U.P. Church Goes “Big Box”

A second Upper Peninsula church is moving into a building formerly occupied by a big box retailer. Late last year, Evangel Church in Houghton took over the former Shopko location. Now, Northiron Church of Ishpeming has announced plans to purchase the former JC Penney building at the Westwood Mall in …

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Feds Fail to Fill US Attorney Vacancy

The political jockeying around who’ll become the next U.S. District Attorney for our area continues. President Donald Trump had nominated Tom Leonard for the Michigan Western District job last fall. Leonard is a Republican, and is a former speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives. He narrowly lost the 2018 …

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