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Hancock signs lease for dog park

The new Hancock dog park is gonna stick around awhile, at least 50 years. The City Council approved a lease at Wednesday’s meeting to use the one-acre parcel owned by David and Lisa Mattila near the Maasto Hiihto Trailhead. What the park looks like is still up in the air, …

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Houghton Elementary School hosting Gem and Mineral Show

The Copper Country Rock and Mineral Club is bringing up a prominent Michigan paleontologist for its annual Gem and Mineral Show next week. Taking place at the Houghton Elementary School, the event is set for August 13th-15th. The featured presenter is Joe Kchodl, better known as Paleo Joe. He is …

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Planning continues for September fireworks display

At Wednesday’s Hancock City Council meeting, Manager Mary Babcock updated the group on progress in planning a joint event being put on alongside the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce and the City of Houghton. Being billed as the Community Night Out, it will happen on Saturday, September 4th. Babcock says the …

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Karl Dresch to be released

A plea deal has been accepted by Federal Judge Amy Berman Jackson in the case of United States of America vs. Karl Dresch. The Calumet native agreed Wednesday to be found guilty on one misdemeanor count of Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building. The maximum sentence allowable for …

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Scotia Wind Farm permit denied

Several state and federal agencies are opposed to a wind farm proposed for Adams and Stanton Townships. Michigan’s Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) cited concerns over potential effects on local bat populations as being the main driver in denying a permit to Circle Power. James Mihelcic from …

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Three Michigan universities require COVID vaccine

College students in Ann Arbor, Flint, Dearborn, East Lansing, and Detroit must be vaccinated by the beginning of the fall semester or risk being shut out of the classroom. The state’s three largest universities all made announcements this week that at least the first shot needs to be in the …

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Houghton County August 3rd election results

All millages on the ballot, both county-wide and at the municipal level, are renewed by overwhelming margins. As might be expected, turnout was generally low, between 13 and 17 percent depending on the measure. Kim Salmi and Adam Laplander of Canal View – Houghton County were on Copper Country Today …

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Cash being raised for potential Ontonagon County mining operations

Highland Copper Company is selling mineral rights to more than 400,000 acres of land in the Upper Peninsula. The company announced that Sweetwater Royalties will purchase the rights to approximately 447,842 acres located in the Huron Mountains, and described as being “near the Eagle Mine.” The rights were purchased in …

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Wild Ones leading campus tour Saturday

Exploring every stage of life from nascent seed to mature growth, Keweenaw Wild Ones will be hosting a Tree Tour on Michigan Tech’s campus Saturday, August 7th. The tour will begin at 2 pm, taking up to 30 participants around the university grounds. The walk will be led by Professor …

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Copper Range Depot Family Restaurant opens

All aboard for a new dining experience in Houghton! Owner Trisia Narhi has successfully modified the old train station into a sit-down restaurant located next to her other property, Roy’s Pasties and Bakery. The venue is open from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM Tuesday through Sunday serving breakfast, lunch, and …

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