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Culvert Work On M-26 Resumes May 6th

There will be a single lane closure with a temporary traffic signal on M-26 near Dollar Bay staring May 6th. Contractors for the Michigan Department of Transportation will resume work on a culvert replacement project over a tributary of Gooseneck Creek. MDOT is investing about $1.3 million to replace the …

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Abandoned Mining Wastes Project Open House

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) – formerly the MDEQ, will hold an informal open house to learn about the project findings and next steps for the Abandoned Mining Wastes Project. The focus of the Project is the mining-era chemical containers and residues historically discarded in …

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Young Finnish Folk Dancers Entertain on May 18

The Kivajat Folk Dancers (ages 8-17) from the Finnish American Heritage Center at Finlandia University will present a program of music and dance, Footwork and Fiddles to Finland, on Saturday, May 18, at 2:30 pm in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. The Marquette Folk Dancers, led …

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KBIC Celebrates Ojibwa Casino Reopening In Baraga

Major renovations are complete at the Ojibwa Casino in Baraga. The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community held a ribbon cutting Saturday as part of the facility’s grand reopening. The focus for the renovations has been a combination of aesthetics, economic improvements, and a more user–friendly atmosphere. One improvement was the installation …

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Markkanen Meets With Residents In Calumet

Lansing is a long way from the Copper Country which is why it’s important for our representatives to make sure they are accessible to the local public. State Representative Greg Markkanen held an office hour at Keweenaw Coffee Works on Friday to hear what local residents had on their mind. …

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Copper Country ISD Ranked #1 In The State

The following press release was issued by the Copper Country ISD. A ranking of the top school districts in Michigan for 2019 was released by BackgroundChecks.org. The rankings were determined by assessing scholastic and financial metrics, including student-to-teacher ratios, standardized test scores, teacher quality, graduation rate and school funding. Information …

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