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DNR Website Shows Local Trail Closures

With all this snow that the Keweenaw has to offer, it’s easy to see why this is such a popular spot for snowmobiling, but the Department of Natural Resources is reminding riders to check its website for updated trail closures before riding. DNR Public Information Officer John Pepin said, “In the …

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Survey Open For “Innovation Shore” Community Brand Project

There’s Silicon Valley, now there’s Innovation Shore. Michigan Tech is partnering with Houghton-based Marketing Department to develop this region-wide community brand project. The purpose of Innovation Shore is to position the area as a high-tech region to attract STEM-related talent and business. A survey is available for people working in …

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World’s Longest Pasty Made In Mexico

The Copper Country may make some of the best pasties around but there’s one town south of the border that can claim something no Yooper baker can. Real del Monte is in central Mexico and they also have a history of Cornish immigrants, so the pasty is part of their …

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Juvenile Bald Eagle Released Back Into The Wild

A juvenile bald eagle is back in the wild following its New Year’s Day release. The rehabilitated bird was rescued here in the Keweenaw by the U.P. Wildlife Rehabilitation—Keweenaw Group in July, then transported to the Chocolay Raptor Center. The eagle was said to be emaciated and weak and was …

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Casperson Linked To FBI Corruption Probe

State Senator Tom Casperson is reportedly being linked to an FBI investigation into corruption surrounding the affairs of a Detroit towing leader. The FBI briefly released wiretap transcripts last week concerning towing company owner Gasper Fiore and possible bribes and other special favors. Casperson’s name appeared in transcripts printed by …

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Snowmobilers Alerted To Closed Trails

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is alerting snowmobilers to several trail closures in effect. Trails Nos. 124 and 133 in Keweenaw County are closed for the season because of active logging operations. Access to the community of Gay is available via Trail No. 122. Trail No. 132 in Keweenaw …

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