Three running for Houghton council seat

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HOUGHTON — Three candidates will vie for an open Houghton City Council position in the May 3 election. Robyn Johnson, Mike Salmi and Craig Waddell filed for the council seat, which has been vacant since Dan Salo left the council last year. All three candidates were among the eight who ...

Can I cut out my brother?


Dear Annie: I spent my early childhood years with a loving foster family, and today, at age 75, I have a great relationship with my foster brother. I lived with my biological family from age 7 until I left for college. I have one biological brother, and long story short, we are not close. ...

Community blood drive at HCH Thursday

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HANCOCK — Hancock Central High School’s Interact Club is teaming up with the U.P. Regional Blood Center in hosting a Community Blood Drive Thursday, Jan. 27, at the school gymnasium from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The U.P. is experiencing a critical need for all blood types, so this is a perfect ...

You can still do weight-bearing exercise at home indoors


DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a healthy 79-year-old female who recently underwent a right total knee arthroplasty. In a routine post-operative X-ray there was indication of early osteopenia in my long bones. I live in Montana and walk regularly during the summer months, but during winter it is more ...

Names released in fatal Laird Township fire

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LAIRD TOWNSHIP — Investigators released the names of two people Thursday, including a 5-year-old, thought to be fatalities from a Laird Township fire Tuesday morning. Christopher Fogg, 37, and Leonidas Fogg, 5, are believed to be those who died in the fire. Troopers from the Michigan State ...

Minnesota man killed in Baraga Co. snowmobile crash

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COVINGTON TOWNSHIP — A Minnesota man was killed after losing control of his snowmobile in a crash in Covington Township Wednesday night. The operator, a 44-year-old Minnesota man, was thrown from his snowmobile after failing to negotiate a curve while riding westbound on Trail No. 8, the ...