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Babcock Updates Hancock on Various Projects

Hancock has had a long year of many projects around the city. During a joint meeting on Monday, City Manager Mary Babcock updated the Council, Planning Commission and DDA on the status of several projects. The city is getting an EV charging station. The level 3 charger can fully charge …

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Early Registration Ends Tomorrow

Tomorrow is the last day for early registration for the Great Lakes Symposium. The June environmental advocacy event is hosted by Michigan Tech and will be facilitated by the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community. The goal of the Great Lakes Symposium is to bring together leaders, educators and experts to offer …

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Feeding America Food Pantry in Ontonagon Today

The Feeding America West Michigan mobile food pantry returns to Ontonagon today. The Pantry will set up at the Ontonagon Village Fire Hall at noon, with a variety of foods, including fresh produce and dairy items. They’ll bring enough for around 300 families. Service will be provided in a drive-through …

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Furyk to Challenge McBroom in GOP State Senate Primary

Republican State Senator Ed McBroom will have a challenger in the upcoming Michigan Republican primary. Matthew Furyk is a 32-year-old network engineer from Marquette. He has made several preliminary appearances across the district over the past few weeks, and officially filed petition signatures Monday. Furyk’s website says he’s running to …

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MHSAA Expands Hoops Season – Wednesday Sports Wrap

High School High school basketball teams will get to play two more games next season. The Michigan High School Athletic Association Representative Council recently approved the increase from 20 to 22 regular season contests for varsity, junior varsity and freshman teams. The move puts Michigan on the same page with …

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Houghton is Looking Into Lots for Redevelopment

Waara’s map of potential redevelopment sites Houghton will start reevaluating areas for redevelopment. There are several properties that City Manager Eric Waara pointed out to council members during last week’s council meeting. One of which is the well discussed parking deck downtown. The parking deck currently rests on 1 point …

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Coppo’s Arraignment in Grand Traverse County Moved

Houghton County Sheriff’s Kevin Coppo’s arraignment has been moved to April 4th. Coppo faces charges related to a drunken driving incident on March 3rd in Grand Traverse County. Those charges include operating a vehicle with a BAC above 0.17%, failure to stop after a collision, and refusing a breathalyzer. Coppo …

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Keweenaw Co-op Updates Relocation Plans

The Keweenaw Co-op is pushing forward with plans to relocate to downtown Hancock. At a joint meeting of the Hancock City Council, Downtown Development Authority and Planning Commission last evening, Co-op officials said they are close to taking ownership of the former Keweenaw Buick-GMC property on Quincy Street. Plans call …

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Easter Events Planned for Kids

A couple of Easter events for children have been added to the Copper Country schedule.  The Calumet Theatre will host a “Hoppy Easter” on Saturday, April 9th, from noon until 4:00. That’s the weekend before Easter. Activities will include an Easter egg hunt, arts and crafts, free Vollwerth’s hot dogs, …

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FinnU Baseball Drops Three – Tuesday Sports Wrap

High School Most Copper Country high school teams will compete in the same divisions next year as they did this year. The Michigan High School Athletic Association released its assignments for the 2022-2023 school year yesterday. None of our area schools will change class, although a school’s class is no …

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