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Delaware Mine Skunk Mascot Dies

If you’ve heard anything about the Delaware Mine, it may have something to do with the pet skunks the owners keep in the gift shop. Last week, beloved skunk Oreo passed away.   Mine owners and operators Tom and Lani Poynter say they have kept skunks for fifteen years and …

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Warning Signs Placed At Lake Linden Beach

Ten years ago, low lake levels exposed stamp sands around the water’s edge on Torch Lake. When the Department of Environmental Quality tested those stands, they found contamination. This launched a clean up of the beach near the stormwater outlet by the EPA, who then conducted more tests. Two months …

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No Decision On White Street

There will be no change to traffic flow on White Street for now. The Hancock City Council voted to table the issue of whether to return the downtown bypass to two-way traffic or keep it as a one-way northbound street at their regular meeting Wednesday. The vote came after the …

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Keweenaw Jiu-Jitsu A Hit

A martial arts school is quickly gaining attention in Houghton. Jiu jitsu is a Japanese martial art and a method of close combat that uses the opponent’s force against themselves rather than confronting with one’s own force. Keweenaw Jiu-Jitsu Owner/Head Coach Stan Myaskovskiy said, “The big thing about jiu jitsu really is that …

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Quincy Smelter Tours Begin Saturday

With the arrival of summer, tours of the Quincy Smelter are set to begin. The first tour will take place Saturday, giving visitors a unique opportunity to see an intact early 20th century copper smelter. Tour guides will lead people through the buildings of the former Quincy Mining Co. where …

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