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DNR Addresses Trail Easements & Right-Of-Way Questions

The regulations regarding the use of the trail system can be confusing–even controversial. Such a situation arose recently between a property owner in Houghton County and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. The issues were mainly trail easements and right-of-ways. Easements are required when a landowner has to cross state …

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Polar Bear Dive Cancelled

The recent warming trend has weakened the ice on the Portage Canal, so the Heikinpäivä Polar Bear Dive for 2017 is cancelled. The annual plunge into the icy waters is a tradition of the Finnish-themed mid-winter celebration and is usually held the same day as the Heikinpäivä parade this Saturday. …

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Copper Country Students Return From Inauguration

The inauguration of President Donald Trump will be remembered for a long time. Students from Dollar Bay, Chassell, Hancock and Ontonagon witnessed history in person when they attended the ceremony in Washington D.C. on Friday. Some 40 students and 14 adults made the trip. Dollar Bay High School11th Grader Korey …

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Applications For Keweenaw Heritage Grants Being Accepted

(Calumet, MI) The Keweenaw National Historical Park (NHP) Advisory Commission and the National Park Service announce the 2017 Keweenaw Heritage Grant Program. The purpose of this grant program is to assist interested parties with activities related to the preservation and interpretation of the story of copper. As in past years, …

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