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Celebration Of Mary Tuisku’s Life Planned

A moment of silence will be observed at tonight’s regular meeting of the Hancock City Council for 70-year-old Mary J. Tuisku, who passed away Sunday at her home following a short illness. Mary spent more than 16 years on the city council during three periods, including serving as mayor from …

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Keweenaw Bike To Work Day Is Friday

Leave the car keys at home, strap on your helmet and pull out your bicycle for this Friday’s Keweenaw Bike To Work Day. This is the 9th annual event, part of the National Bike To Work Day, coordinated by Bike Initiative Keweenaw. The purpose of the event is to raise …

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Keweenaw Guts Day Slated for Saturday

CALUMET: Players from novice to professional will be flinging Frisbees at the fifth annual Keweenaw Guts Day, Saturday, May 20, from noon to 4:00 p.m. on Highway 41 in Calumet. A major feature of the event is the Top Gun Award, given to the high school student who throws the …

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Highland Copper Waiting For Sample Test Results

Highland Copper Company is awaiting test results from samples taken during exploratory drilling earlier this year in Gogebic County. Highland began drilling at its Copperwood Project in February but had to halt operations in early April as ground conditions along County Road 519 began to deteriorate due to an early …

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UPPCO Warns Of Another Phone Scam

The Upper Peninsula Power Company says residents are being targeted with another phone scam. UPPCO says scammers are calling customers and asking that they call back a certain phone number, stressing that a technician is on the way to their home to disconnect, not the phone, but the power. Officials …

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New K-9 Unit At Keweenaw County Sheriff’s Office

There’s a new deputy on patrol for the Keweenaw County Sheriff’s Office–and his name is Dogo. Dogo is a Dutch Shepherd dog from Slovakia, trained for tracking and detecting narcotics, and is part of the county’s first ever K-9 unit. Sheriff Bill Luokkanen says the community came together to bring …

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Experience The Keweenaw This Memorial Day Weekend

The Portage Health Foundation is hosting a weekend chock full of events–centered around healthy outdoor activities and helping the community. Experience the Keweenaw takes place over Memorial Day Weekend. Chelsea Goodreau with Portage Health Foundation’s Communications and Marketing, said, “We’re looking at trying to highlight all the resources that we …

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Hancock’s Mary Tuisku Passes Away

Hancock City Councilmember and former mayor Mary Tuisku has died. The following was posted on the Downtown Hancock Facebook page: It is with deepest sympathy that we mourn the loss of Mary J Tuisku who passed away May 14, 2017. Mary was an active and compassionate proponent for the City …

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