Man pleads guilty in child porn case

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HOUGHTON — A Chassell man pleaded guilty to charges of downloading child pornography in Houghton County Circuit Court Friday. Kyle Britz, 20, was arrested in 2022 after a Michigan State Police investigation stemming from a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children ...

Ontonagon Township on top of public recreation


One of the townships in the Copper Country that has a history of expanding outdoor recreation for its residents and visitors is Ontonagon Township. An example of the success Ontonagon Township has had when it comes to outdoor recreation is with the popular Ontonagon Township Park and ...

Here’s to more sunshine in days ahead


If I look away into the softly falling snow, I hear music in my head as I stand here, preparing to walk a bit farther into this February scene. I paused here to take a breath or two. An old and leaning paper birch steadies me at the shoulder. I wonder whether this tall tree, which may ...

How to love the Earth


In view of Valentine’s Day, here are some ways to love the Earth by throwing away less. • Bring a reusable bag to the grocery store so you don’t have to take plastic bags. • Recycle your collection of plastic bags at the grocery store. • Carry a refillable water bottle. Water ...

Pigs ’N Heat: Rivalry on ice

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HOUGHTON — Copper Country police and firefighters will renew their annual rivalry on the ice for a good cause Friday night in Houghton. The Pigs ’N Heat hockey game and fundraiser will take place 7 p.m. Friday at the MacInnes Ice Arena, with doors opening an hour earlier. Proceeds go ...

Houghton County supports startup

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HOUGHTON — The Houghton County Board approved a $45,000 permanent working capital loan to a startup roofing company in the area Tuesday. Peak Metal Roofing Products is a metal roof and siding manufacturer located on Quincy Hill. The Peak Metal Roofing project is expected to create two ...