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Hancock Dog Park nearing clean sweep of its funding goals

The Hancock Recreation Committee is trying to secure tens of thousands of dollars for a new dog park near the trailhead for the Maasto Hiihto system by the Four Seasons Chalet. So far, tails should be wagging as two of the milestones of the three goals have been met. The …

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Western UP getting regional diagnostics lab

The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department is finalizing purchase plans for a new Panther System machine, which allows for assay testing on a broad range of health concerns. Yes, it will be used for COVID-19, but Chief Executive Kate Beer there are several other tests of public concern that will …

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Hancock superintendent says bus routes are not finalized yet

In an email missive Tuesday night, Hancock School District Superintendent Steve Patchin says that bus routes about to be published in the local newspaper are not finalized and were not provided by the district. Patchin says a completed map will be emailed to district parents by the end of the …

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Apportionment Commission working under tight timeframe

Following the census, Houghton County is required to go back to the drawing board to remap districts. The Apportionment Commission is made up the County Clerk, Prosecuting Attorney, Treasurer, and the heads of the county chapters of the Republican and Democratic Parties. They have 60 days to complete their work, …

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Copper Harbor Trails Club opens new downhill

By the time Trails Fest kicks off Friday, there will be a new downhill route in place on East Bluff. Speed is the name of the game, one of many options for competitors this weekend. Christopher Guibert says across the entire spectrum, most courses are designed for intermediate riders. Given …

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In-person interviews for Calumet manager taking place

The first of two finalists for the Calumet manager position was in town Monday. Kelly Beattie says it is his first time ever visiting the village and it has left him impressed. Everyone I’ve talked to today, people that, you know, my friend that grew up here, when I called …

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Colleges without vaccine mandates seeing less COVID-19 transmission

UPDATE: Michigan Tech confirms that it has never reached levels seen at Duke the past week. It records over 14-day intervals, and has always been under 100 cases during that period, equating to just under 700 per 100,000 on a weekly timeframe. UNC-Chapel Hill is seeing a milder COVID outbreak …

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Ahmeek Fire gets coveted FEMA grant

Ahmeek’s Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department has won a sought-after grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Captain and Administrator Michael Defina says that the department only gets money through the efforts of its members, which makes the nearly $214,000 coming its way a true lifeline. With a budget annually …

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Keweenaw Co-op moving downtown

The former Keweenaw Buick GMC location at 612 Quincy Street is about to have a new tenant. For the first time since 1986, the Keweenaw Co-op is on the move. The organization has signed a purchase agreement for the building, but so far has not said when the relocation will …

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