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Ahmeek Fire Department using GoFundMe to help pay for new truck

After a grant from the United States Department of Homeland Security, the Ahmeek Fire Department remains $45,000 short of what is necessary to purchase a new rescue truck with equipment attached. The current one is nearly 40 years old, a 1985 model, and the department says it is a nightmare …

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Tiffany Lange; Hyper Connection at the Rozsa Center

Tiffany Lange’s Opening Reception: September 17th 5-7pm, Artist Talk 5:30 pm. Rozsa Center Main Lobby and A-Space. Exhibition Runs untio November 9th. Like many of us, Tiffany Lange felt overwhelmed over the past year. She noticed during the pandemic how often she dedicated time to screens and how that began …

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COVID cases jump, just above last year’s levels

Houghton County COVID activity boomed in the week ending September 15th. Cases surged from 19 to 64, and the five-county district of the WUPHD was up by 175 percent overall. However, that puts the numbers right about where they were in 2020. The New York Times COVID tracker for the …

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Keweenaw County seeking grant for new patrol car

At Tuesday’s Keweenaw County Board of Commissioners meeting an opportunity to give public comment on the preapplication for a United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development grant came and went with no input. That allowed the panel to vote on the document, which was approved unanimously. The county is seeking …

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Calumet fire clean up underway

A portion of 4th Street in Calumet is closed as the Environmental Protection Agency begins its cleanup of the May blaze that destroyed three historic structures. It means some obstacles to traffic heading into the Calumet Housing Commission building, and a reduction in the amount of public parking available just …

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Women turning to hunting more frequently

Portage Lake Sportsmen’s Club held their annual hunter education course this past weekend, and as has become the trend lately, many of the 45 students were girls. Member Ed Glowacki says he is glad to see everyone get a chance to pick up the hobby he loves. Most classes are…call …

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The City of Hancock Agrees to Help UPSET Combat Hard Drug Use in the Copper Country

Last night Finlandia University President, Dr. Philip Johnson, thanked the Hancock’s City Council for their continued support in building up the Finlandia community. The school celebrates their 125th anniversary this year. And Johnson extended invitations to the council and public to help the university celebrate this achievement. Dr. Johnson also …

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Tribal offices to close Friday in honor of Fred Dakota

The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community is gathering Friday to mourn the loss of former Tribal Council member Fred Dakota, who passed earlier this week. Dakota was instrumental in furthering the tribal casino industry, paving the way for some of the iconic gaming venues in the country like Mohegan Sun complex …

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Yom Kippur Marks Observance by Temple Jacob of Hancock

Yom Kippur is a time of reflection in the Jewish community, and at sundown tonight marks the beginning of the day long observance, resident David Holden expressed. The Temple Jacob in Hancock, Michigan is the second oldest active synagogue in the state. And the temple estimates that there are close …

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Houghton County names new top cop

The Houghton County Appointment Committee names Lieutenant Detective Josh Saaranen as Brian McLean’s replacement. Saaranen was one of seven candidates who put his name into consideration, including submission of a cover letter and recommendations, plus a public interview held September 8th. He was picked after two rounds of voting Wednesday …

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