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Rumors, Myths and Reality–Green Burial in the Keweenaw

What is green burial? It’s a natural, environmentally-friendly alternative to embalming, steel caskets and burial vaults.  And it is available in the Keweenaw. The Keweenaw Green Burial Alliance (KGBA)—a non-profit educational and advocacy organization—will give a community update on the status of green burial in our area, providing information and answering questions at …

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Dredging Project To Aid Buffalo Reef Gets Green Light

Final approvals were recently granted by government regulatory agencies for a dredging project set to begin this summer at the Grand Traverse Bay Harbor in Houghton County. The work is part of the ongoing effort to save Buffalo Reef, an important Lake Superior natural fish-spawning reef from being covered by shifting …

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Public Meetings On Jail Proposal Begin

As jail overcrowding has been an issue of concern in Houghton County for many years, local residents will have two more opportunities to voice their thoughts and concerns on the current proposed solution. Residents voiced their opinions this week at the Laird Township Hall in Alston and two more public …

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Red Wings Win – Wednesday Sports Wrap

Click on the blue highlights for additional details. NHL The beleaguered Detroit Red Wings picked up a 5-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins last night. Luke Glendening scored twice. Niklas Kronwall, Frans Nielsen and Darren Helm also found the net. Jimmy Howard stopped 22 shots. It was just their second …

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World Water Day Celebration Begins

Although global recognition of World Water Day was last week, the Great Lakes Research Center is celebrating it’s involvement today and tomorrow and featured a lecture last night from Greg Kleinheinz, professor of environmental engineering technology of the University of Wisconsin- Oshkosh. Originally created by the United Nations in 1993, …

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DNR Holding Public Engagement Meetings On CWD

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the Michigan Natural Resources Commission will host a series of public engagement meetings on chronic wasting disease – a fatal central nervous system disease found in deer, elk and moose. The meetings will provide an opportunity for the commission and department to hear …

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Pistons Win, Wings Fall – Tuesday Sports Wrap

Click on the blue links for additional details. NHL The Detroit Red Wings’ fade continued last night with a 4-2 loss to the Montreal Canadiens. Gustav Nyquist and Tyler Bertuzzi scored. Jared Coreau stopped 27 shots. The Wings have dropped 13 of their past 14 games, and will entertain the …

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