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Highland Copper Issues Optimistic White Pine Report

Highland Copper’s latest report on potential operations at White Pine projects that the mine could produce more than a million tons of copper, and 31-million ounces of silver. The company recently released its Preliminary Economic Assessment. It projects start-up costs at around a half-billion dollars, and closure costs of around …

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Salvation Army Toy Drive Tomorrow

The Salvation Army is holding a Christmas Toy Drive tomorrow. The drive will take place at the Houghton Walmart store. Shoppers will receive a list of suggested items, which they can purchase and drop off with Salvation Army volunteers as they leave the store. Those who will not be visiting …

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Public Vote for Hancock Marijuana Sales?

Should the future of recreational marijuana in Hancock be decided by city voters? That was one of the suggestions that came out of the informational meeting held by the city council last night. Mayor Paul Lavine was open to it… While 57 percent of city voters supported the statewide proposal …

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Return North Business Sign-Up Deadline Today

Today is the sign-up deadline for companies that would like to take part in the MTEC SmartZone’s Return North event. Return North is designed to showcase professional employment opportunities to lure former Copper Country residents back to the region. It will be held November 29th from 3:00 until 5:00 at …

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UPHS-Portage Gets Top Patient Safety Grade

UP Health System-Portage has received an “A” grade for patient safety from a national organization. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade scores hospitals on their overall performance in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors. The scores are based on data reported voluntarily by the hospitals. It’s the third …

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H-PT Schools Continue School of Choice Success

The Houghton-Portage Township School District remains one of the state’s biggest beneficiaries of the School of Choice program. 44 percent of the kids who attend Houghton Elementary, Middle and High School come from other districts. Houghton lost 103 students to other districts this year, but brought in 619, for a …

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Hancock Marijuana Info Meeting Tonight

Hancock residents can learn more about where the city is in the recreational marijuana process at an information meeting tonight. The session will begin at 6:00 at the Finnish-American Heritage Center. Hancock council member Will Lytle is a member of the ad hoc committee that has been studying the issue. …

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Buffalo Reef Protection Options Clarified

The options for protecting Buffalo Reef in Lake Superior from migrating stamp sands have been reduced to three. Buffalo Reef is a major spawning area for whitefish and lake trout. Waste sands produced at Gay during the mining process a century ago are threatening to overtake it. A team of …

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“No Kid Without A Christmas” Seeks Donations

Keweenaw County’s “No Kid Without a Christmas” campaign is asking for donations. The program is in its 21st year. At this week’s Keweenaw Lions Club meeting, County Clerk Julie Carlson and Sheriff Bill Luokkanen told members that they typically provide toys, clothing, personal care items and food cards to between …

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