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Hancock School District Update

Parents in the Hancock and Houghton’s Portage Township School Districts, have a new form to fill out, to remain in the meal program. This, from an email sent to parents late Friday. The districts are receiving funding from a new source, and in order to continue, parents will have to …

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Most Outdoor Summer Concert Series Will Proceed

Several popular Copper Country free outdoor summer concert series will take place this summer. The Hancock Canal Rock series at Porvoo Park will open a week from tonight with Uncle Pete’s All Star BBQ Blues Band. After skipping Independence Day weekend, concerts are scheduled on Friday nights through July. The …

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Fire Destroys Atlantic Mine Home

A home in Atlantic Mine was destroyed by fire yesterday afternoon. The alarm was called in around 3:30. Firefighters and first responders from Adams Township, Hurontown, South Range, Stanton Township, Otter Lake and Twin Lakes battled the blaze. No injuries were reported. The Houghton County Sheriff’s Department reports that the …

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Local Juneteenth Walk Planned

Today is Juneteenth, a holiday which has been moved into the state and national spotlight because of the recent Black Lives Matter protests. On June 19th, 1865, following the end of the Civil War, Union Army General Gordon Granger announced at Galveston that slaves held in the state of Texas …

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Construction Delays, Detours at Porcupine Mountains

Road construction could cause delays or lengthy detours at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park over the next few days. The Ontonagon County Road Commission is replacing four culverts along a portion of South Boundary Road. The project began Thursday, and will continue today… with additional work Monday and Tuesday. Park …

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Free Covid-19 Testing Friday in Baraga

A free COVID-19 testing clinic will be operating in Baraga on Friday. Drive-through testing will be available to anyone age 18 or older. No prior doctor visit or referral are necessary. The clinic will be put on by the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department, the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, Michigan’s …

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Hancock Nixes Recreational Marijuana Sales

The City of Hancock will not open up for recreational marijuana sales at this time. At a public hearing held by the city council last evening, Dr. David Kass pointed out the health problems caused by marijuana use, especially among adolescents… Evan Lucas noted that adolescent use sometimes decreases in …

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Hancock City Public Hearings Tonight

The Hancock City Council will hold two public hearings tonight. One involves two ordinances that would establish the application process and fee structure for recreational marijuana facilities licenses. The other will address the proposed 2020-2021 city budget. The hearings will begin at 6:00. The council is scheduled to vote on …

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