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Keweenaw Snowmobile Club Hosts Trailside Bonfire and Cookout Tomorrow Evening

After weeks of maintaining the snowmobile trails it’s time for the Keweenaw Snowmobile Club to relax. And enjoy some time meeting new members, share a meal with friends. This weekend the Keweenaw Snowmobile Club will host a Trailside Bonfire & Cookout, tomorrow evening. The club hopes many locals will come …

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One of Two Accidents Reported as Fatal in Schoolcraft County, MSP Encourages Caution on Trails

One of two snowmobile accidents yesterday in Schoolcraft County was fatal. Yesterday a little before  three pm, 46 year old Alain Davis of Charlotte, Michigan, was killed when she lost control of her snowmobile at a trail intersection, and was not able to negotiate the curve, causing her to go …

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Heikinpäivä Fun Returns Tomorrow

Heikinpäivä wraps up tomorrow, as the traditional Hancock midwinter festival events return after a COVID-19-enforced absence.  And, after a remarkably mild January, more typical Heikinpäivä weather should arrive just in time, with highs predicted in the low teens. Jim Kurtti from the Finnish Theme Committee says the cold doesn’t bother – …

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Jail Term for Hunting Saboteur

A downstate man has begun serving a jail term, after admitting he intentionally sabotaged a hunter’s tree stand in Marquette County. Twenty-three-year-old Thomas Steele III, of Chelsea, was sentenced to 60-days in the Marquette County Jail. Steele recently pleaded guilty in Marquette County Circuit Court to misdemeanors of aggravated assault …

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Local Scam Alert – Real Estate

As received from the Houghton County Clerk/Register of Deeds office: The Houghton County Clerk and Register of Deeds, Jennifer Kelly, is urging homeowners to be aware of MV Realty’s Homeowner Benefit Program that temps homeowners with an upfront cash payment in exchange for the exclusive right of MV Realty to …

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Joe Hovel Invited to Speak with UPEC Tonight about Conservation and Land Trust Managment

The Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition plan to hear from Director of Northwood Alliance and Author of From Barbells to Spruce Grouse, Joe Hovel tonight. Hovel will join UPEC during their livestream conservation speaker program. Hovel plans to discuss a variety of conservation topics centered around his experience managing a land …

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Laurium Hires Village Manager

The Village of Laurium has hired a new manager. Ian Lewis took over management of the village effective January 16th. Lewis is a graduate of Northern Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration. He earned his Juris Doctor from Michigan State University College …

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Congressman Jack Bergman to Rejoin Budget Committee in Washington

Michigan’s first congressional district representative, Jack Bergman, has found his committee assignments for the 118th congress. Representative Bergman will return to the committees on veterans affairs and house armed services. He also rejoins the House Budget committee; he served with the budget committee previously in 2017 and 2018. Bergman additionally …

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Houghton Council Factionalism Boils Over

Rancor between the warring factions on the Houghton City Council reached a fever pitch last night. In a two-and-a-half hour meeting, the council did manage to accomplish about an hour’s worth of business. They unanimously approved the reauthorization of the sale of $1.5 million in bonds to help pay for …

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Sparkplugs Drive the Keweenaw Forward

Over the past year there have been so many great volunteers and individuals making strides within the Copper Country. And each year the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce does their best to recognize those innovators, leaders and volunteers in the community. Coming up soon is the Chamber’s annual Sparkplug awards, that …

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