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Teen Killed in Ontonagon County Shooting Accident

A teenager is dead, following a shooting accident in Mass City. The Ontonagon County Sheriff’s Department was called to a residence in Mass City Friday afternoon at 3:08. Sheriff Dale Rantala report that a 13-year-old male who lives at the home was loading a rifle, which discharged and struck a …

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Grants Helping To Fight Local Food Insecurity

[Hancock, MI]  In the spring of 2018 the Portage Health Foundation continued their support of their food initiative. PHF’s initiative has taken three main approaches to addressing food needs in the four-county community: community education, access, and affordability. In May, two grants were awarded that addressed one or more of …

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Hancock Puts Marijuana Businesses On Hold

Local municipalities are in discussions this week as they decide how to address the legalization of marijuana in Michigan. Voters passed Proposal 1 during the November 6th election, legalizing recreational marijuana use and as the state prepares its guidelines for regulation, the city of Hancock is taking its own measures …

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“Move Over” Law Expanded To Protect More People

LANSING, Mich. – Drivers will now be required to slow down and move over when passing emergency, maintenance, and utility vehicles on the road under legislation signed Thursday by Gov. Rick Snyder. “This legislation will better protect those responding to emergencies as well as workers on busy roadways,” Snyder said. …

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Crowdfunding campaign launched for RICC Pocket Park + Mural project in Ontonagon

LANSING, Mich. – Downtown Ontonagon will soon be home to an inclusive pocket park and historical mural through a new crowdfunding campaign, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, the Village of Ontonagon, and the Ontonagon Regional Inclusive Community Coalition (RICC) announced today. The campaign is being offered through Michigan-based crowdfunding platform Patronicity. If the …

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