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This Alligator Was Left for Dead in Freezing Lake Michigan, With His Mouth Tied Shut

For once we have acrazy alligator storythat takes placeoutsideof Florida.According toPeoplemagazine, David Castaneda was fishing from his kayak in Lake Michigan when he came upon something with an odd shape. At first he thought it was a pool toy shaped like an alligator.But it turned out to be a REA

AZULA.COM - 2018-10-15 13:44:09

Houghton police get ‘remarkable’ state report

“Normally what you get after that audit is what you need to do, not how well you did,”Chief John Donnelly said.“…It’s unbelieveable how little I do involving that, other than just letting Lt. (Nick) Roberts and Polly Salmi take the reins on that.”

DAILY MINING GAZETTE - 2018-10-15 00:00:00

Crews racing the weather to build Upper Peninsula skatepark

HOUGHTON, Mich. (AP) — With the designers of the Houghton Skatepark on scene for construction, they hope to beat the weather."If the frosts start coming in early, then it's a little bit of a problem. But we're hoping to take actions to be able to get it done before the winter," said George Zadrozny,

SHORELINEMEDIA.NET - 2018-10-14 05:05:38

Bowling ball smashed on worker's head at Michigan bowling alley

The Detroit Newsreported that the fight unfolded at around 11:45 p.m. Wednesday after the employee, a 28-year-old Roseville man, asked a group of unruly guests to leave, the Roseville Police Department said.

FOX NEWS - 2018-10-14 20:30:18

Holidays Gift Mart vendors sought

The annual Home for the Holidays Gift Mart is a juried show, guaranteeing patrons an excellent and varied assortment of quality hand-crafted items to shop.Fifty vendors will be accepted into this year’s Gift Mart, and local crafters and artists are encouraged to apply. Interested vendors, contact th

MINING JOURNAL - 2018-10-15 00:00:00

U.S. Marshals comb West Michigan for man wanted on 3 warrants

U.S. Marshals officials and the Fugitive Task Force are looking for Daniel Lee King, 30, who is described as 5-foot, 5-inches tall and weighs 170 pounds, according to the Kent County Sheriff's Office.

MLIVE.COM - 2018-10-14 09:03:00

Notes: Chryst Sees Bright Spots From Michigan Loss

MADISON, Wis. --Saturday's final score was anything but in Wisconsin's favor. The Badgers, needing a win to keep their college football playoff hopes alive and stay unbeaten in Big Ten Conference play, were handled by Michigan 38-13 at The Big House.

247SPORTS - 2018-10-15 19:01:57

Rain Delay: Recent storms set repairs back

“We lost a couple of days due to the rain this week on our flood repair projects,”said Dan Weingarten, communications representative for the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT).


Petrelius makes ballot debut in South Range

The lifelong South Range resident, save for a stint away in law school, put her name forward to fill a vacancy and to her surprise at the time was appointed in November of 2016.


Doctor seeking to serve in public office

“Finally, I’m just in a position where it makes sense,”said Stoll, who also studied political science at Northern Michigan University before attending medical school.“I’ve been in this community for eight years. I feel like I know the workings of the community. My kids are older now, they’re all in


More wolf relocations to Isle Royale park planned for 2019

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Work continues on trails affected by Houghton County floods

Following devastating summer flooding in Houghton County, Michigan, remediation of dozens of miles of recreational trails continues to take place as the Department of Natural Resources looks toward the Dec. 1 opening of the snowmobile season.


Saturday night structure fire in Champion almost destroys building

CHAMPION, Mich. (WLUC) -Marquette County fire departments worked to put out a structure fire in champion township Saturday.A witness to the blaze tells TV6 and FOX UP the fire broke out just around 9:30 p.m. Saturday on County Road AAJ in champion.According to that witness the structure is an old ga


Postgame: Tufte, Samberg get first goals of season in 5-2 win...

HOUGHTON, Mich. — Third-ranked Minnesota Duluth wrapped up a nonconference series sweep of No. 19 Michigan Tech with a 5-2 victory on Saturday before a crowd of 3,100 at John MacInnes Student Ice Arena in Houghton, Mich.

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE - 2018-10-14 03:31:15

Rainfall forces early campground closures at Baraga, Porcupine Mountains state parks

“The park has received nearly 18 days of continuous rain and the campsites are completely saturated,” said Michael Knack, park supervisor. “All of the campsites have standing water and ruts from vehicles and campers that have been getting stuck.”


Rains force campgrounds to close early

“The park has received nearly 18 days of continuous rain and the campsites are completely saturated,”said Michael Knack, park supervisor.“All of the campsites have standing water and ruts from vehicles and campers that have been getting stuck.”


KEDA Tech Talk: New president offers his first impressions

“Students aren’t accidentally here just because they couldn’t decide and end up in Houghton, Michigan,”he said.“It’s a conscious decision, and if you look at the students, it’s remarkable. They have a quiet calmness about them. They have a self-confidence they don’t talk about.”


Houghton approves flood work contracts

The first is the design contract for initial response services and design of repairs for Sharon Avenue, Military Road, Garnet Avenue, Houghton and portions of Lakeshore Drive. MDOT will conduct the repairs, while the city is responsible for the 20 percent match for Federal Highway Administration fun


Containment Mission: Workers hold off flood damage from this week’s heavy rainfall

Members of the Ripley, Tamarack City, and Hubbell fire departments conducted traffic control along the threatened route, while front-end loaders from MDOT pushed mud back to the far sides of ditches, rerouted waterflow and fought to keep culverts from becoming blocked.


Copper Kings continue to find ways to win

“When they push themselves, they can play well,”Braga said.“I was proud of them for that set.”