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COVID-19 calms again throughout the Copper Country

COVID-19 activity has not fallen to the lows seen in late February and early March, but Tuesday’s update represents a significantly better situation than in recent reports. In Houghton, Baraga, and Keweenaw Counties there were only 18 new cases over the weekend. That stands in stark contrast to the nearly …

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Grant application approved for Navy Street purchase

UPDATE: The City of Hancock has provided Keweenaw Report with the full presentation explaining the new logo and how it was designed. CoHancock-Logo-Concept-PresentationDownload The Hancock City Council held a snappy, 40-minute special session on Tuesday in which it approved three measures. It resolved a matter that had been tabled at …

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Local 4-H’er named to state council

Houghton-Keweenaw County 4-H member Micaela Geborkoff has been named to the statewide Youth Leadership Council. The body consists of only 12 members and any appointment requires a multi-stage application process. Geborkoff had to submit at least one reference and pass through a group interview session to get the nod. The …

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“Cat burglar” arraigned

52-year-old Warren Meyers of Calumet was arraigned Monday in 97th District Court for an incident that has earned him the “cat burglar” nickname on social media. He will stand trial for four felony charges, including Home Invasion – First Degree, Weapons/Firearms – Receiving and Concealing, Weapons/Firearms – Possession By A …

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Drug Take Back Day date announced

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day happens twice a year and continues to set records. The Drug Enforcement Agency says its last event brought in nearly 500 tons. The next one is set for Saturday, April 24th and the website is promising a list of local law enforcement agencies that …

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Charity director steps down

Jennifer Szubielak is leaving her post as Copper Country Senior Meals Executive Director after 14 years with the organization. The search for a new head comes as the group transitions to being part of the Portage Health Foundation. The full job posting can be found here. Copper Country Senior Meals …

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Dresch pleads not guilty in DC

It took months for Karl Dresch’s transportation to Washington, D.C., but he has been lodged in jail in the nation’s capital and made his first appearance in federal court. Public Defender Elizabeth LaCosse represented Dresch while he was awaiting extradition in Marquette. She described her role as mostly clerical. His …

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UP Health Portage named Top 100 hospital

The Chartis Group has recognized UP Health System – Portage as a Top 100 Rural and Community Hospital. The company designs an algorithm that weights publicly available information, such as affordability and quality of care metrics, to determine the list. UPHS – Portage CEO Ed Freysinger says it is the …

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Return North sets rare spring date

The three Upper Peninsula smart zones are joining forces for a spring version of the Return North job fair. It will happen in a virtual setting and is free for those who are looking. Employers are responsible for a $200 payment, but Vice President of Business Development Jason Mack says …

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Sellers market expected to resolve itself

RE/MAX Douglass Real Estate agents are beginning to prep for new home listings. The market is cyclical by nature, with spring seeing sellers begin to appear and buying peaking in the summer once kids are done with school. That didn’t happen last year as the emergence of COVID-19 threw a …

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