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“Blue Geese” Stuffed Full

The Copper Country stepped up big time in the recent State Police “Stuff A Blue Goose” Food Drive. Trooper Kevin Rajala says the Calumet Post collected 10,355 pounds of food. That’s 2,000 pounds more than last year… Grocers helped by selling discounted donation packages. Food collected has been turned over …

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Whitmer Reaffirms State Relationships with Tribes

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has signed an executive directive designed to enhance relationships between the state and Native American tribes. The directive reaffirms Michigan’s recognition of tribal sovereignty and right of self-governance. It orders each state department and agency to adhere to the principles, and requires training on tribal-state relations for …

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Limits Relaxed for Public Assistance Applicants

It’s now easier for Michigan residents to qualify for public assistance. Effective today, a person may have up to $15,000 in assets to qualify for cash, food and emergency assistance. Previous limits set by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services had been $500 in assets for State Emergency …

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Tire Cleanup Money Coming to Region

There’s some state money coming to the Upper Peninsula to promote tire recycling. The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy is giving $70,000 to the Superior Watershed Partnership to use across the peninsula, and $4,000 to the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community. The money will be used to clean …

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Judge OK’s Line Five Tunnel Plan

Construction of a tunnel under the Straits of Mackinac that would contain the controversial Line Five pipeline and other utilities can proceed – for now. Judge Michael Kelly of the Michigan Court of Claims ruled yesterday that the law enabling the project is constitutional. The deal with pipeline owner Enbridge …

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KBIC Primary Features Full Ballots

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community members will have a lot of candidates to sort through in the annual primary election tomorrow. Registered voters in the L’Anse District will vote at the Zeba Community Hall. Registered voters in the Baraga District will vote at the Ojibwa Senior Citizens Center. Polls will be …

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Little Brothers Food Drive Tomorrow

Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly will hold its fall food drive tomorrow. Non-perishable donations may be left on porches or near mailboxes tomorrow morning by 8:00. Nate Marus and around 30 of his Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity brothers will pick up those donations across a wide area… Little Brothers’ …

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Calumet Theatre Fundraiser Sunday

The Calumet Theatre is premiering a major new fundraiser on Sunday. Theatre Executive Director Marlon Lee says the Red Metal Fest will feature eight hours of music from some of the area’s top performers… Performances run from 1:00 until 9:00 Sunday. Food and drink will be available. Tickets are $15.00 …

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