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Laurium Residents’ Opinions Sought

Residents of Laurium are being asked to help determine the future of the village. The village’s planning commission is conducting a survey to help update the Laurium Village Master Plan. Officials are encouraging all residents to fill it out by the end of the month. You can access the survey …

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Sons of American Legion to Organize in Hancock

An organizational meeting for the new Sons of the American Legion chapter in Hancock will be held Saturday. Legion Post 186 is organizing the chapter. It’s open to all male descendants, including adopted sons and stepsons of members of the American Legion, and to male descendants of deceased veterans who …

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Toivola Native Killed While Fighting Oregon Wildfire

A Toivola native has been killed while fighting a wildfire in Oregon. Officials with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department say 27-year-old Collin Hagan was working with a crew battling the Big Swamp Fire near Oakridge. That’s about 45 miles southeast of Eugene, near the Willamette River in the western part …

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Heldt Honored with MTU Distinguished Service Award

Michigan Tech’s 2022 Faculty Distinguished Service Award has been given to Caryn Heldt. Heldt holds the James and Lorna Mack Endowed Chair of Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering in Michigan Tech’s Department of Chemical Engineering, and is also the director of Tech’s Health Research Institute. She was honored for leading the …

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Houghton County Fair Deadlines Approaching

With the Houghton County Fair just two weeks away, some important deadlines are approaching. Registration for all livestock, including horses, poultry and rabbits must be turned in to the fair office by Monday at 7 p.m. Paperwork for 4-H or other large clubs should be submitted by Wednesday at 7 …

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Michigan Center for Rural Health receives $1.4 Million Grant from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Michigan’s Rural Health Center recently received a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, for workforce education and training for healthcare workers in the Upper Peninsula. NMU’s Elise Bur, will lead the project for the Rural Health Center to support their project dubbed UP WIN, short for …

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Blood Donations are Needed Throughout the Upper Peninsula

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The need for blood donations throughout the Upper Peninsula has become a critical need. The UP Regional Blood Center says that they are especially in need of A, B and O negative type of blood. The regional blood center is the primary blood supplier to 13 Upper Peninsula hospitals. Contact …

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Hancock Council Adopts Zoning Update

Hancock’s extensive new zoning ordinance is officially on the books. After hearing from more than a dozen residents at a public hearing last evening, the city council voted 5-2 to enact the first major update to the code in a half century.  Citizen comments included concern about the “mixed use” …

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Houghton City Council Celebrates First Octantis Visit – Council Meeting Wrap

The Houghton city council celebrated the first actual visit to the area by the Viking Cruise ship Octantis last evening. At the council’s regular meeting, City Manager Eric Waara said the day went smoothly… All indications are people had a great day here. Everything worked out well. People got to …

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CLK Board Ratifies Teacher Contract

CLK School District teachers have a new contract. At Tuesday’s meeting, the board of education ratified the agreement that runs into 2024. Details about the pact were not released. The board approved hot lunch prices for the upcoming year, and ratified contracts with food providers. Ivan Niemi was named an …

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