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New Hancock Rental Code Passed, then Paused

The City of Hancock has new rental property rules, although they won’t take effect right away. At a four-hour meeting last night, the city council voted unanimously to adopt the ordinance that has been in the works for months.  Last night’s discussion uncovered a couple of lingering issues. The first …

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CCISD to Develop Student Mental Health Program

The Copper Country Intermediate School District will be part of a significant effort to provide services for students with mental health issues.  The District will receive $2 million from the state over the next five years through a Michigan Department of Education grant entitled Project AWARE.  The money will be …

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Whitmer Notes COVID Increase

Michigan’s COVID-19 rate continues to skyrocket. Yesterday afternoon, Governor Gretchen Whitmer noted that the average daily diagnosis rate now is three times higher than it was in June, and has doubled in the last three weeks. The governor noted that the spike began after the state Supreme Court ruled that …

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Ontonagon VB Tops DB-TC – Thursday Sports Wrap

High School In high school volleyball last night, Ontonagon defeated Dollar Bay-Tamarack City 3-0 (25-19, 25-23, 25-14). On the high school volleyball schedule tonight…• Hancock plays at Houghton in the Copper Spike match.• Lake Linden-Hubbell visits Jeffers.• L’Anse hosts West Iron County.• Ewen-Trout Creek visits Wakefield-Marenisco. The WestPAC volleyball tournament …

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Benson Encourages Hand Delivery of Early Ballots

Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson is encouraging absentee voters to hand-deliver ballots to their local election clerk’s offices or ballot drop boxes. While ballots can still be requested and submitted by mail, Benson said yesterday that the risk of postal delays grows greater as the election nears. Absentee ballots …

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Calumet Suspends Police Officer Search

The Village of Calumet is giving up its effort to hire a police officer.  At last night’s village council meeting, council member Doug Harrer said the current posting has produced no qualified applicants. The public safety committee suggested abandoning the effort – for now – and considering using the money …

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Trump Jr. Coming to Keweenaw

President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign is coming to the Copper Country. Donald Trump Jr. is scheduled to make a stop at the Houghton County Memorial Airport tomorrow afternoon at 4:30. Doors will open at 3:00. Tickets must be obtained in advance online, and are limited to two per request. The …

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