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Hancock police give update on tanker spill investigation

At least one citation will be issued in connection with the tanker spill at Santori’s Corner in Hancock last month. Police Chief Wayne Butler presented preliminary findings at Wednesday’s City Council meeting, detailing two parallel investigations. An interview with the driver revealed that he was going above the speed limit …

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Working Remote in the Copper Country

There are some that have put down roots recently in the Keweenaw Peninsula. A number of these new residents are continuing to work remotely, even as life begins to return to normal. The economic development group, Remote Workforce Keweenaw, has been working since 2018 to track this interesting sector of …

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Library plans trip to Boston Pond

The Portage Lake District Library is teaming up with the Keweenaw Land Trust and the Michigan Tech Center for Science and Environmental Outreach for Pond Tales and Tails on July 15th. Beginning at 4:00 PM, Joan Chadde will lead an exploration of Boston Pond to discover the different larval forms …

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Preview of Wednesday’s council meetings

Stanton Township and the City of Hancock both have council meetings tonight featuring some intriguing items on their respective agendas. The committee tasked with creating a new dog park at the Houghton County Fairgrounds is submitting an application for the PetSafe Bark For Your Park contest. The designs have come …

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Bear and elk hunting lottery results announced, turkey applications being taken

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources posted results for two fall hunting seasons, while opening up a third lottery period stretching into early August. Their Youtube page explains how the bear draw and elk weighted lottery systems work. While elk are not found in the Copper Country, bears certainly are …

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Hancock School District changes COVID policy

When the bell rings for the first time just after Labor Day, Hancock students are going to notice some changes. Many of the protocols put into place during the COVID-19 pandemic will be optional for next school year. Superintendent Steve Patchin says students get to choose whether to use face …

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Mining set to return to White Pine

The long-delayed project to resume mining at White Pine may be ready to take a big step forward. Highland Copper Company announced yesterday that it has arranged financing that will enable it to close on the purchase of the property from the Copper Range Company. The purchase has been pending …

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Banner program honors veterans

Light posts throughout the northern part of Houghton County are adorned with event reminders, and reasons to enjoy your summer in the area, but increasingly, they carry a more solemn message. Houghton County Department of Veterans Affairs Board President Gene LaRochelle was visiting family in Ohio when he saw banners …

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Area events looking for volunteers

Two fitness events happening in the next month are on the lookout for volunteers. One is a staple of the area, the other just getting off the ground. Canal Run takes place on July 17th and a list of the roles still available can be found online. Some of the …

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Michigan gas prices spike to new highs

The Copper Country has it pretty good at the gas pump, at least compared to the rest of the state. AAA Michigan says Metro Detroit is shelling out a whopping $3.28 per gallon for regular unleaded. Marquette, the nearest market, is at $3.13 and Traverse City is best at $3.06 …

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