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Houghton waterfront welcomes 18th century sailing ship replica

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HOUGHTON — The Houghton waterfront welcomed a visitor on Tuesday of a rare type: a tall ship built in 1953, designed in the style of traditional 18th century sailing ships. The STV (Sail Training Vessel) St. Lawrence II, 72-foot brigantine, which hails from Kingston, Ontario, Canada, tied ...

New health data released

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HANCOCK — The Western Upper Peninsula District Health Department, located on Depot Street, announced last week the release of the Upper Peninsula Community Health Needs Assessment 2021. The 458-page book, available on-line to the general public, includes health survey results; data on ...

Cyclists pedal through Keweenaw as part of 1,200-mile trek

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HOUGHTON — Before a pack of about 30 riders set off from Bridgeview Park in Houghton Tuesday morning, Houghton bicyclist Dan Dalquist gave them the phrase of the day, courtesy of former pro bicycle racer Jens Voigt: “Shut up, legs.” “You guys are going to remember that as you go ...

Ex-Houghton Co. undersheriff sentenced

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TRAVERSE CITY — A former Houghton County undersheriff was sentenced to 18 months probation Monday for operating a county-owned vehicle while intoxicated in March while attending a banquet for first responders in Traverse City.  Kevin Coppo pleaded guilty in 86th District Court in June to ...

Prices trim grocery lists

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According to a survey of 3,500 adults, ages 18 and up, conducted by CouponBirds to determine how many have skipped meals entirely or cut down on their food portions due to unaffordable food prices, it was found that overall, 45% of adults in Michigan said they have eaten less food as a result ...