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Houghton County Emergency Manager Updates Leadership on Flood Assessment Plans

Estimates on damage from recent flooding in Houghton County should be available soon. Houghton County’s flooding this year has had a strange progression, according to County Emergency manager Chris Van Arsdale. That is due to the pace of storm systems moving through the region, broken up by periods of warm …

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Bridgefest Searching For Parade Entries

Bridgefest parade entries are open, with the 2023 parade theme announced to be Keweenaw Treasures. Rev up your imagination and register your entry by June 13. The parade lineup will start on South Lincoln drive, Hancock, and the parade will take place through the usual route in Hancock and Houghton …

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What’s In Your Drinking Water? EGLE’s Drinking Water Week

EGLE’s Office of the Clean Water Public Advocate, in collaboration with various state divisions and agencies, is using this week to educate the public on their drinking water and provide tips that residents can use to make sure they have good tap water by connecting residents to drinking water resources. …

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Houghton City Council to Vote on Beekeeping Ordinance Tonight

The Houghton City Council meeting will hold a public hearing for ordinance 2023-330 tonight, which will place rules and restrictions on animals within city limits, such as beekeeping, rabbits, and poultry. The proposed ordinance accepted the suggestions of the Copper Country Beekeeping Club, which limits the number of beehives to …

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Thank Our Educators During Teacher Appreciation Week

National teacher appreciation week is recognized this week, and the Copper Country Intermediate School District is not missing out. James Rautiola wants to extend his sincere thanks to all the faculty. “I mean it’s a very difficult job that these folks do, and often times it’s a very lonely profession, …

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Recent Flooding Will Not Impact Start of Trail #3 Project in Lake Linden, KORC Keweenaw Clean Up Day Coming Up

Despite the recent flooding near the Trail #3 project in Lake Linden, the project remains on schedule. Keweenaw ATV club leadership assured membership, that the damage around project sites did not harm conditions any further. In the meantime bids on ATV projects around Eagle Harbor have come in, and will …

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Houghton County Commission Preview

The Houghton County Commission will finalize a few things tonight according to their agenda. The ordinance to change the pricing of trash and recycling pickup will be finalized tonight, as will the sewage plan for the Houghton County Airport. There will also be resolutions put up for vote regarding the …

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Baraga County Board Reiterates Second Amendment Support

The Baraga County Board of Commissioners has become the latest local county board to go on record supporting Second Amendment Rights.  At last night’s meeting, commissioners passed a resolution supporting firearms ownership. The full text of the resolution was not provided to those attending the meeting, but commission Chair Gale …

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L’Anse Summer Preparations Proceed

Despite last week’s heavy snowfall, L’Anse continues to prepare for the summer season. At last night’s village council meeting, staff members reported that most of the amenities at Waterfront Park are now operating, including the fish cleaning station and restrooms. The floating dock at the marina is scheduled to be …

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Help Clean Up Hancock’s Parks Tomorrow, and Join the F.D. for a Hotdog Cookout

Tomorrow evening the city of Hancock will host Pitch in for Parks. The spring cleaning activity seeks to beautify the city’s many parks, and clean up trash that has been revealed by the melted snow. Residents planning to participate in the clean up day are encouraged to bring their own …

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