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Local Dredging Projects Receive Funding

The Keweenaw Peninsula will benefit from funds released as part of the 2018 Work Plan of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. $70 million in total will go toward repairing breakwaters, dredge harbors and complete various projects and studies throughout the Great Lakes. $925,000 will go toward dredging the Keweenaw …

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Kayak Comes Loose And Damages Another Vehicle

An Ontonagon County woman’s vehicle was damaged when a kayak came loose on the vehicle ahead of her. The accident happened shortly after noon on Sunday on M-28 just east of Choate Road. The kayak became dislodged from the rack on the vehicle being driven by Bessemer resident Rachael Emery. …

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Public Enjoys “Free Three” Weekend

With so much to do and see over the weekend in the Keweenaw, many took to the trails, lakes and parks without the requirement of a license. The Department of Natural Resources concluded its “Free Three Weekend” which included ORV trails and state park entry and fishing. Free fishing weekends …

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Morgan Loses Appeal To Be Listed On Primary Ballot

The only Democrat candidate for Michigan’s 1st Congressional District will not be on the ballot in August. Candidate Matt Morgan will have to run as a write-in during the primary election after his appeal was denied last week by the Michigan Court of Appeals. Morgan’s nomination petition had been tossed …

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Petition To Dissolve Calumet Village Approved

The effort to dissolve the Village of Calumet is moving forward. A petition calling for the dissolution of the village was submitted to Calumet Township on May 31st by Calumet Village residents Nathan Anderson, Barbara Yannatta and Village Trustee Peggy Germain. The petition was reviewed and verified that it was …

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Church Fire In Calumet Catches House On Fire

A fire at a church in Calumet quickly spread to a nearby house over the weekend. The Calumet Village Police Department says it was dispatched to an abandoned church structure fire on the 300 block of 7th Street around 12:30am Sunday. The fire from the church caught a nearby house …

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Houghton County Commissioner Ala Out

There is an opening on the Houghton County Board of Commissioners after the board voted to advertise for applications to fill the seat for District 4. Board Chairman Al Koskela stated that Commissioner Scott Ala effectively vacated his seat because he does not reside in his district, pay homestead taxes …

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Dredging Work To Save Buffalo Reef Delayed

Permit and contracting issues are delaying dredging work planned for this spring and summer off the Keweenaw Peninsula that will help save Buffalo Reef from being covered by drifting stamp sands. “While the Grand Traverse Harbor will likely be dredged this fall, the project may be delayed until next year,” …

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