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KBIC Receives Victim Assistance Grants

The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community is receiving $1.4 million dollars from the federal government to help improve services to victims of crimes. $505,795 is coming from the Tribal set-aside portion of the federal Crime Victims Fund. It’s one of 113 grants handed out nationwide, totaling nearly $113 million. An additional …

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Gundlach Shelter Plans Move

The Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter is celebrating its 40th anniversary by moving into a new facility. Director Mary Niemela says the new building is not far from the existing shelter. It will offer a number of advantages… [NIEMELA A]. “To be able to be on one story, and have more …

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Local Businesses Benefit from COVID-19 Assistance

More than 11,300 businesses and nonprofits in Michigan have been awarded grants totaling $69 million to help offset COVID-19 losses. In Hancock yesterday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer said the grants were funneled through local economic development organizations via the Michigan Small Business Restart Grant Program… “This program was launched to provide …

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Assault Suspect Captured in Ontonagon Woods

An assault suspect was captured yesterday afternoon in a wooded area in Ontonagon County. Sheriff’s deputies were assisted by Michigan State Police troopers and canine units, and Michigan DNR officers in tracking down the individual. The suspect was wanted in conjunction with an alleged assault that took place early yesterday …

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U.P. State Rep Tests COVID-19 Positive

One of the state’s most strident opponents of the governor’s strict COVID-19 guidelines now has the disease. On a social media post, Republican Representative Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain confirmed that he experienced symptoms over the weekend, and has tested positive. He says he’ll remain at home until he is …

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Local Guard Troops Head to Border

Governor Gretchen Whitmer today bade farewell in person to National Guard troops from the local 1431st Engineers, who are beginning a deployment along the Mexican border. Major General Paul Rogers outlined the mission… “They’re not involved with law enforcement or any type of detention, but they will be helping to …

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