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March in support of abortion planned for October

Several area groups are organizing a march October 2nd to condemn the recent Texas law that restricts abortion to before the presence of a baby’s heartbeat, thought to occur around the sixth week of pregnancy. Mississippi and other states have also passed laws that conflict with Roe V. Wade, a …

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Local Families Against Narcotics chapter starting

Judge Linda Davis has been a distinguished guest this week throughout the Copper Country. She spoke in Baraga Monday, Hancock on Tuesday, and was at a panel on addiction in Houghton Wednesday. The whirlwind tour is in support of a new Families Against Narcotics chapter that is starting locally. Davis …

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The Howl-O-Scream getting ready to go bump in the night

Meadowbrook Arena in L’Anse will be transformed over the next couple weeks into the town of Meadowevil. Friday and Saturday nights starting October 8th are sure to bring the screams out again as the Copper Country’s biggest haunted house comes to life. L’Anse Hockey Association Treasurer Polly Schaefer says the …

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Winter salt arrives

Monday saw a vital arrival on the Portage Canal. The 650-foot dry bulk carrier Algoma Innovator brought in the first load of winter salt for the Western Upper Peninsula, dropping it off in Hancock. Kevin Harju of the Houghton County Road Commission says the vessel brought in about 12,000 tons …

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School year off to a mostly smooth start

County health departments in Marquette and Dickinson have implemented mandatory masking measures for students under 12 years old, but the Copper Country has seen a smoother start to the school year. Lake Linden-Hubbell School District at one point had 30 students and staff in quarantine on a precautionary basis after …

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Man threatens cell phone companies across UP

75-year old John Allen of Whittemore was arrested earlier this week for placing pipe bombs at AT&T and Verizon stores, including one Sault Ste. Marie location. The improvised explosive devices were dropped off last Wednesday night. Additionally, Allen is accused of leaving threatening letters at the base of cell phone …

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Green burials becoming more common

The Keweenaw Green Burial Alliance held a tour of the Chassell Cemetery on Saturday, where a section of the land is dedicated for the practice. Department of Public Works employee Joe Youngman led the group, and has been in charge of slowly expanding the size of the facility. Not all …

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Calumet School District purchases new snow removal equipment

At last week’s Calumet-Lauirum-Keweenaw Board of Education meeting, the district approved the purchase of a front loader and a tractor to help with snow removal. Superintendent Chris Davidson says the first buy replaces an existing asset, but the tractor is something new. The tractor was one of those things that …

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China property market troubles could have effect in the UP

A gigantic Chinese real estate developer is fighting for survival after it missed a debt payment earlier this week, sparking fears over what the global financial repercussions could be. Michigan Tech Professor Gary Campbell has spent time in China, even visited one of the country’s famed ghost cities. Whereas the …

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Hancock Schools has Ability to Test for COVID, and Received MSTEP Results

At the Hancock School Board meeting last night Superintendent Steve Patchin informed the group there are a couple of students who are quarantining. The students did not contract the illness at school, but rather a family member tested positive. And students and families are playing it safe right now. Patchin …

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