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It’s Time to Change the Batteries in Your Carbon-Monoxide Detectors

Winter is coming, and Michigan department of health and human services has encouraged residents to check service on their home’s carbon monoxide detectors. It can be fairly easy to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning with a few easy steps. Carbon Monoxide is a gas that forms when fossil fuels such as …

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Michigan Tech Huskies Travel to Egypt for COP27

Twelve Michigan Tech Huskies are currently half way around the globe on a special trip. For another week Michigan Tech Chemistry Professor Sarah Green and her students are attending the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Summit in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, for COP27. More than 35,000 participants are attending the …

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Baraga County Commission to Meet a Week Early

The Baraga County Commission will hold its monthly meeting tonight – a week early, to avoid conflict with the firearm deer hunting season.  The agenda includes consideration of a new contract with Tri-County Public Defenders to represent indigent defendants, and discussion about union contracts with sheriff’s department employees. Tonight’s session …

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Fundraiser Underway to Support Gemignani Family

A fundraising effort has begun to help a family whose Hancock restaurant was badly damaged by fire a week ago. The blaze at Gemignani’s Italian Restaurant is believed to have started in the restaurant kitchen in the early morning hours last Tuesday. A tenant in an upstairs apartment escaped safely, …

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Calumet Legion to Salute JROTC

UPDATE – As of late Monday morning, we are informed that tickets to attend the dinner have sold out. Veterans Day is Friday, and Calumet will celebrate the 105th birthday of its historic high school Junior ROTC program. American Legion Post 61 member David Crowley says the program is believed …

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KBIC Narrows Council Candidate Field

All of the incumbents running for reelection to the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Tribal Council survived Saturday’s primary election, but some could face stiff competition in the general election. In the L’Anse District, incumbent Edward M. Edwards was the top vote-getter, with 95 votes. Newcomer Austin Ayres garnered 79 votes, …

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Hancock Public Schools has a Traditional Bond and Sinking Fund Millage on the Ballot

Coming up soon, Hancock residents will decide on approving two proposals regarding Hancock Public Schools. The first Proposal deals with a traditional bond issues. The newest bond proposal for the school follows a trend downward, saving taxpayers money. The school would plan to take the money and use it for …

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Two Dead in Early Morning Single Vehicle Crash

A single vehicle crash this morning in Chassell claimed two lives. Shortly after 2:20 am Houghton County Sheriff deputies were dispatched to the intersection of Chassell-Painsdale Road and US-41 for an accident resulting in a fire. When deputies arrived on scene the vehicle was found in a wooded area west …

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Finlandia University Student Nurses Association

Finlandia University nursing students look for any way to help the community. This afternoon, the Finalndia University Student Nurses Association is hosting a community blood drive. The event can be found at the Chapel of St. Matthew on Finlandia’s campus. Donors will walk down the stairs to the lower level, …

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KBIC Primary Election Tomorrow

The ballots are crowded in tomorrow’s Keweenaw Bay Indian Community primary election.  Registered voters in the Baraga District will vote for two Tribal Council candidates at the Ojibwa Senior Center. L’Anse District voters will cast ballots at the Zeba Community Center. Polls will be open from 10 until 6. The …

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