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Former Village of Laurium Police Chief Dies at 61

The Village of Laurium’s former chief of police Robert Kyllonen has died at the age of 61. Kyllonen passed away on Sunday in Marquette at UP Health Systems. Kyllonen served Laurium’s police department until 2022 when he retired from his post as police chief. He served a 30-year law enforcement …

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Giving Tuesday Returns to the Copper Country to Support Several Causes and Programs in the Region

The big day has arrived, and the community’s generosity will flow to the Copper Shores and Non-profits of the Copper Country. Today is the Copper Shores Community Health Foundation’s Giving Tuesday fundraising campaign. Throughout the month the area has already begun to donate hard-earned dollars, that will work even harder …

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Stop Trafficking Education Program in L’Anse Tomorrow

Talking about human trafficking can be difficult. However the discussion around the topic help educate the public of what signs to look out for, and resource in the community to contact. Tomorrow evening the Stop Trafficking Project will offer an evening education program in the L’Anse area to discuss what …

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Michigan DNR Tracking Black Bears for the Department’s Study

The big sleep is coming for black bears across Michigan. And while residents and visitors are out taking in the few days left before snow turns hiking and ATV activities into snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. The Michigan DNR needs help with tracking black bears and their hibernation dens. During November …

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Giving Tuesday Non-Profit Spotlight: Baraga County Shelter Home

Through domestic violence shelters, Victim advocates, and strong support from the community, the Baraga County Shelter Home hopes to help people move forward. Baraga County Shelter Home staff believe that through empowering victims to take control of their situation and offering a support space for victims to come, they can …

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Giving Tuesday Non-Profit Spotlight: Copper Country Habitat for Humanity

Around the nation habitat of many groups work with communities and residents to build homes. The Copper Country Habitat for Humanity is not different. Over the years the group has helped several families in the region become homeowners. The group also works with residents in the Keweenaw Peninsula to provide …

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Giving Tuesday Non-Profit Spotlight: Copper Country Junior Hockey Association

The sport of hockey is embedded within the Copper Country. Many men and women have laced up a pair of skates at the time as a young kid having fun and playing the game. Around the area, many kids are interested in playing hockey. However, the sport has a history …

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MTEC SmartZone Receives $4.1 Million in Grants to Support Furthering Small Business Innovation

The Mtec SmartZone receives 4.1 million dollars to help small businesses move innovation forward in Michigan. MTEC SmartZone has received two grants to support its mission as a business accelerator and an incubator where small businesses can grow from an idea into much more. The first grant from the U.S. …

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Copper Shores Outreach and Education and Keweenaw Support 4 Healthy Minds Offer QPR Training for Suicide Awareness

CPR can help save a life in the case of cardiac arrest. Just like how QPR may help prevent suicide. Later this week Copper Shores Outreach and Education with Keweenaw Support 4 Healthy Minds will host a suicide prevention training opportunity in L’Anse. The program title Questions, Persuade, and Refer …

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Ontonagon Volunteer Fire Department Responds to Two Week Brush Fire Near 14 Mile Point Lighthouse

The Ontonagon Volunteer Fire Department responded to a brush fire over the weekend near 14 Mile Point Lighthouse. On Saturday the fire department responded to a brush fire around 3 pm. The department believes that it may have been burning for the past two weeks. The fire reached as close …

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