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Baraga County Sheriff Investigating an Inmate Death

The Baraga County Sheriff confirms that an inmate has died while lodged in the county Jail. Earlier this month on October 10th, the sheriff transported an inmate to a nearby hospital for a medical emergency. The county sheriff has opened an investigation into the inmate’s death, says Baraga County Under-sheriff …

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The Portage Health Auxiliary Plans to Honor the Community’s Loved Ones with the Lights of Love

The Portage Health Auxiliary hopes to honor the copper country’s loved ones with the Lights of Love Banner that will hang in the hospital’s lobby. Additionally, the group seeks new volunteers who help support the Lights of Love program, work in the Guilded Rose Gift Shop, and help the Portage …

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Hancock Planning Commission to Consider Grant Letter of Support

Hancock’s Planning Commission will consider a letter of support for the city’s grant application with the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. The city of Hancock has plans to apply for the rural Readiness grant program. The rural readiness grant program with MDARD provides rural communities with up 50,000 …

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KBIC Public Works Cleans Up an Illegal Dump Site

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community’s Public Works department has cleaned up an illegal dump on Bayshore Drive. KBIC natural resources and Tribal police were aware of the site and investigating the location. Arrangements were being made to have the responsible party clean up the refuse. The KBIC Natural Resources thanks the …

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Houghton County Sheriff Investigates Abandoned Burned Vehicle in Adams Township

The Houghton County sheriff was called to investigate an abandoned vehicle in Adams Township late last week. On Friday the Houghton County sheriff investigated an abandoned vehicle at The Bluff behind South Range in Adams Township. The sheriff describes the vehicle as a 1997 Nissan light truck. The vehicle was …

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Gilchrist Hears of Staffing Needs in Baraga County

Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist II spent the weekend in the Copper Country, talking with small business owners about the challenges they’re facing.  In L’Anse yesterday, Gilchrist stopped at the iconic Hilltop Restaurant. While the Hilltop’s bakery remains open, the dining room has been closed for months, because owners can’t recruit …

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Enjoy an Evening at the Inn with the Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter Home

Next week the Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter will enjoy an evening a the Inn. Next Saturday BKG will host a fall fundraising event to help support their operations. During the fundraiser for the shelter home and to bring awareness to Domestic Violence Awareness Month, attendees will enjoy delicious food. As …

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The Copper Country’s Cool Season Farmer’s Market Starts Tomorrow

Summer days in the Copper Country are fantastic for meeting new people, and picking up some fresh local produce. But when temperatures begin to drop, and the snow starts flying, it’s difficult to host a farmer’s market. Tomorrow From the Ground Farmer’s Market Collective will start the group’s cool season …

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Hancock Public Schools Finalizes Purchase of McAfee Football Field

Hancock Public Schools has closed its purchase of McAfee Field from Finlandia University’s State Receiver. Earlier this week the school district finalized its acquisition of the football field after being owned by the university for the past 14 years. Interim Superintendent Chris Salani says that the district was able to …

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Start Your Engines at the Pumpkin Race with Keweenaw CAPE

Keweenaw CAPE challenges students to use their education in different creative ways. Tomorrow the organization will get youth in the copper country outside, thinking creatively and having some wacky fun with a new community event. One of CAPE’s instructors Anna Sanchez says that she wanted to start pumpkin races in …

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