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Hancock Begins Business Park Push

The City of Hancock has taken the first step toward potential development of its business and technology park. The city has owned a 40-acre parcel between Tomasi Drive and Lake Annie Road on the north side of town for some years. It was purchased for this kind of use. City …

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Heikinpäivä Polar Bear Dive Rescued?

There may be a Polar Bear Dive at Heikinpäivä this year, after all. At last night’s Hancock City Council meeting, officials announced that the Alpha Phi Omega fraternity at Michigan Tech had agreed to take on the project. The jump into the Portage has tentatively been scheduled for 3:00 next …

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Lake Superior Shipping Season Ends

The Lake Superior shipping season is about to close for the winter. The 1,000-footer Burns Harbor cleared the Soo Locks upbound yesterday morning. With that passage, the Soo Locks officially shut down until spring. The Burns Harbor and the American Spirit are headed to Superior, Wisconsin for winter layup.  The …

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Aspiring Women Program Announced

The next Aspiring Women event will address atrial fibrillation. “Listen to Your Heart… Keeping the Beat AFib” will be held February 1st at 10:00 at the Memorial Union Building. Women are invited to learn about atrial fibrillation risks, symptoms and treatment options. There is no charge to attend, but advance …

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FinnU Men’s Hoops Falls to WI-Superior – Thursday Sports Wrap

High School In high school boys basketball last night, Houghton edged Gwinn 54-52. On the boys schedule this evening… – Calumet journeys to West Iron County. – Hancock tips off at Dollar Bay-Tamarack City. – Lake Linden-Hubbell plays at Jeffers. – Chassell welcomes Republic-Michigamme. – Ontonogan hosts Wakefield-Marenisco. – Ewen-Trout …

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Hancock Recycling Bins Available

The long-awaited shipment of curbside recycling bins for Hancock city residents has arrived. The 35-gallon bins normally cost $60.00, but are being made available for just $10.00 thanks to a grant. 400 bins are available. They can be picked up at the Department of Public Works on Tomasi Drive tomorrow …

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PHF Offers Recreation Grants

The Portage Health Foundation is looking to help pay for some projects that will enhance recreational facilities and resources in the region. Up to $100,000 is available to cover a collection of grants.  Previous projects funded through this effort include improvements to Gratiot River Park in Keweenaw County, Point Abbaye …

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Two Escape Injuries in Ontonagon County Crashes

Slippery roads caused a couple of traffic crashes in Ontonagon County. Tuesday morning around 7:30, Boyd Roberts of Ontonagon lost control while northbound on the Norwich Road near Perander Road. His vehicle overturned, and was badly damaged. Yesterday afternoon at 1:00, Marissa Brand of Marquette was turning from First Street …

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Houghton County Board Picks Potential Jail Site

The Houghton County Board of Commissioners has identified a site for a potential new jail, sheriff’s office and district court building. Commissioners Roy Britz and Gretchen Janssen have been researching sites of five to seven acres that are located within the Houghton City Limits, or could be annexed to the …

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