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State Superintendent asked about FBI school board directive

Earlier this week, Attorney General Merrick Garland put out a memo to United States Department of Justice employees, particularly the ranks of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, to actively pursue threats, intimidation, and harassment of local school board members. When asked on Tuesday about the move, State Superintendent Michael Rice …

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Copper Country Today 10-03-21

Mary Niemela from the Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter stops by to talk about Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The facility is one of the oldest of its kind in the state and has recently moved into a new location.

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Pistons Win Preseason Opener – Thursday Sports Wrap

High School in high school volleyball last night…• Baraga swept Dollar Bay-Tamarack City 3-0. In volleyball tonight…• Calumet travels to Gwinn.• Houghton plays at Lake Linden-Hubbell.• Hancock visits L’Anse.• Chassell welcomes Wakefield-Marenisco. In cross country today…• Jeffers runners will be among those competing at the Ewen-Trout Creek Invitational. See the …

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Another top education official in the Copper Country

Copper Country Career and Technical Education Director Shawn Kolbus is entertaining the head of the State of Michigan’s Department of Education – Office of Career and Technical Education Wednesday. Dr. Brian Pyles began his day at the monthly Keweenaw Alliance breakfast held at The Bonfire in Houghton. Pyles’ visit comes …

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Looking at the Copper Country’s contribution to Notre Dame hockey

Less than two weeks until the Fighting Irish skate at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena, perhaps the highest profile nonconference opponent for the Huskies to visit the Copper Country in years. Hancock councilman and historian John Haeussler says there is a lot of history tying this region to Notre …

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Houghton County names new administrator

When Ben Larson leaves his post at the end of the month, the current controller will be the one filling the coveted administrator spot. At a meeting Tuesday afternoon, the Houghton County Board of Commissioners unanimously selected Elizabeth Bjorn for the job. Bjorn has risen through the ranks, starting as …

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Circle Power explains its reasoning behind FOIA request

Supervisor Gerald Heikkinen revealed that Circle Power and a Grand Rapids law firm had submitted a Freedom of Information Act request at Monday’s Adams Township Board of Trustees meeting. The Guardians of the Keweenaw Ridge released a statement the next morning saying that the tactic represented an attempt at intimidation. …

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Kings Sweep Gremlins – Wednesday Sports Wrap

High School In high school volleyball last night… • Calumet swept Houghton 3-0 (25-5, 25-7, 25-6). Lizzie Torola led the Copper Kings with 11 kills, and Helen Beiring added 10. Marybeth Halonen had 13 digs. • Hancock blanked Gwinn 3-0. • Lake Linden-Hubbell got past L’Anse 3-2 (17-25, 25-9, 23-25, …

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State Superintendent visits CCISD

State Superintendent Dr. Michael Rice visited six different Copper Country Intermediate School District member facilities today. He began his tour at E. B. Holman School in Stanton Township, where he read to a first grade classroom and then was taken on a tour by three middle school students. It is …

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Circle Power amends its wind farm plans

Circle Power executive Chris Moore said his company intends to triple the number of wind turbines in its development proposal for Adams Township at a Monday meeting of the Board of Trustees. [Correction: Story originally said Circle Power is increasing to eight in Adams Township. It is increasing its proposal …

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