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Tragedy teaches lessons

Tragedy teaches lessons

by Barry Drue Twenty-five years has not diminished the loss and grief faced by the family and friends of 14 wild land firefighters killed in a fire blow-up on Storm… Read more »

MTU grad student dies at Canyon Falls

MTU grad student dies at Canyon Falls

Troopers were dispatched to the Canyon Falls Park in L’Anse Township at approximately 8 p.m. on July 5, 2019. Officers received a call regarding an adult male who had disappeared… Read more »

Curtis earns CC Firefighter of the Year; Honored for lifesaving, credits firefighter training

Curtis earns CC Firefighter of the Year; Honored for lifesaving, credits firefighter training

  by Melissa Newland Baraga firefighter Wesley Curtis was honored this past weekend with being named the Copper Country Firefighter of the Year after saving the life of local resident… Read more »

Contain Sturgeon fuel spill

Contain Sturgeon fuel spill

by Barry Drue A well-coordinated and effective multi-agency response has resulted in the containment of 4,000 gallons of gasoline and an undetermined amount of diesel fuel at the Sturgeon River just… Read more »

L’Anse, Baraga fires during brutal cold

L’Anse, Baraga fires during brutal cold

by Barry Drue L’Anse and Baraga firefighters had a busy and brutally cold stretch from late on the night of Friday, Dec. 29 to Saturday morning, Dec. 30, 2017, extinguishing two… Read more »

Sisters, father badly injured in white-out crash; Huge outpouring of support for Peyton, Skarlett, Ryan

Sisters, father badly injured in white-out crash; Huge outpouring of support for Peyton, Skarlett, Ryan

by Barry Drue Lives were forever changed within seconds in a snowy, white-out, three-vehicle crash on U.S. 41 near Canyon Falls south of L’Anse on Wednesday night, March 8, 2017. Skarlett… Read more »

Tremendous response to natural gas outage; Quick action from SEMCO crews, community, restores service

Tremendous response to natural gas outage; Quick action from SEMCO crews, community, restores service

  by Barry Drue and Nancy Besonen An efficient, dedicated response to a natural gas outage across the Village of L’Anse prevented a heating emergency over the Christmas weekend. Dozens of… Read more »

Great support for firefighters

Great support for firefighters

by Melissa Lehto Crowds lined the roadway from Minneapolis, MN, to Reid’s Funeral Service in L’Anse as the bodies of the two young firefighters, Alan “AJ” Swartz and James “Jimmy” Shelifoe, were escorted home on Tuesday, Aug 30,… Read more »

Outpouring of support in tragedy; Communities reach out to Beartown crew

Outpouring of support in tragedy; Communities reach out to Beartown crew

by Melissa Lehto Following a catastrophic double-fatality crash of a Beartown Firefighters truck Saturday, Aug 27, 2016, in Blaine, MN, the community once again stands strong to help support grieving family members. A total of nine firefighters were in… Read more »

Train in missing person rescue

Train in missing person rescue

Multiple agencies coordinated on a search and rescue drill on Sunday, March 22, 2015. From the Civil Air Patrol based at Houghton County Memorial Airport to local police, fire and… Read more »

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