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McLean remains in critical condition

MARQUETTE — Houghton County Sheriff Brian McLean was airlifted to UP Health System - Marquette late Saturday night following an accident that occurred in his home, according to a release from the Houghton County Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff’s Office has indicated that his injuries were ...

Benson advances service-driven operations, applauds bipartisan support

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson today announced advances to the department’s service-driven operating model, and applauded the bipartisan support for legislation that affirms the model. “Right now anyone can access in-person services at our 130 branch offices by walking up, calling ahead ...

Gypsy moth feeding season nearing its end

Gypsy moth caterpillars have been busy this spring in areas across Michigan. As these now large caterpillars near the pupal or cocoon stage, tree defoliation is at its peak. In highly infested areas, the caterpillars’ munching is audible, and round pellets of frass, or waste, rain down ...

Youth ranks in top 5 in Michigan Mathematical Competition

HOUGTHON — The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) recently recognized Meghan Hemmer, a 10th grade student at Houghton High School, for scoring among the top five women in Michigan on the annual American Mathematics Competition (AMC-10) exam. The MAA describes itself as the world’s ...

Keweenaw Bay firefighters earn advanced credentials

KEWEENAW BAY — Two firefighters from the Keweenaw Bay Fire Department (KBFD) have recently earned new certifications, ensuring that they are better prepared to respond to emergencies in Baraga Township. KBFD members Garrick Lamb and Jake Putala successfully completed Firefighter I, ...