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Bridge Delay This Afternoon

The Portage Lake Lift Bridge was delayed almost a half hour today due to a mechanical malfunction. According to the Houghton Police Department, plowing on the bridge caused a piece to get stuck and held up drivers around 2 p.m. this afternoon. The issue was resolved and no other problems …

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Moilanen Stands Mute on Charges

The suspect involved in a stabbing in Hubbell appeared in Houghton County Circuit Court Thursday. Paul Moilanen is charged with second-degree murder for the death of 48-year-old Marcy LaVigne and the attempted murder of LaVigne’s daughter. He chose to stand mute on both counts. A preliminary hearing will be scheduled in …

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What Kind of Hunting License Should You Get?

With opening day of firearm deer season coming up Saturday, those heading out to the hunt should be aware of this year’s changes to Michigan’s hunting license structure. Hunters now have two license options: the single deer or the combination deer license. The single license is applicable to archery, firearm, …

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