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Bill To Create Mining Advisory Committee Moves Forward

A proposal in Lansing to create a mining advisory committee is moving forward. The bill was introduced by Marquette Democrat State Representative Sara Cambensy in February to form the Committee on Michigan’s Mining Future If approved, the plan would create a two-year, fifteen-member committee would be responsible for making advisory …

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Celebrating Longtime Lions Service

The Range Lions club is gearing up for their warmer weather projects as well as recognizing those who have given decades worth of service. At their regular monthly meeting at the Range Lounge on Monday, 2nd Vice District Governor Joseph Maki of District 10 gave a presentation on the importance …

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Isle Royale National Park Now Open

Getting there will take some effort but Isle Royale National Park is now officially open. Island ferry service from the mainland to the island doesn’t begin until mid-May. Park officials say there is still some ice coverage in the bays and inlets, which is typical for this time of year. …

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KBIC Voices Opposition To Wind Farm

Opposition groups to a proposed wind farm in L’Anse Township are holding numerous public meetings to voice their stance. Members of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community were on the campus of Northern Michigan University Monday afternoon. The presentation allowed members from the KBIC to talk to students and the public about …

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Getting Ready For Easter

Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly will again serve free Easter dinners for seniors who would otherwise be alone on the holiday. Dinners will be served at 2:00 at St. Ignatius Church, Houghton The Church of the Resurrection, HancockSacred Heart Church, CalumetHorizons School, MohawkGrace Lutheran Church, South RangeDoelle Senior …

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Discussion Focuses On UPPCO Rates

Many utility customers are concerned about high energy rates from the Upper Peninsula Power Company. The Citizens Climate Lobby presents SparkUP editor in chief Elise Matz, who will lead a discussion on possible changes underway with UPPCO and the ways those changes might affect residents in the region. Matz is …

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Finlandia University Graduation ceremony to be May 5, 2019

Finlandia University baccalaureate and commencement activities for the class of 2019 are scheduled for Sunday, May 5, on the university’s campus in Hancock. Exercises for Graduation Day 2019 will begin Sunday morning at 10 a.m. with the Baccalaureate Worship Service at the Chapel of St. Matthew, and conclude with the Commencement Exercises …

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Houghton-Keweenaw County Youth Discover 4-H

4-H Spring Discovery allows youth to explore their interests while enhancing their communication, teamwork, leadership, and citizenship skills. Over 60 4-H’ers attended this year’s event at the Houghton Middle School. Youth ages 5-19 from Houghton and Keweenaw County attended their choice of morning workshop sessions that gave them a taste …

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