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CC GOP Blasts Delay on Filling District Two County Board Seat

The Copper Country Republican Party is disagreeing with the Houghton County Board of Commissioners’ decision to wait until after the August primary to fill the seat left vacant by the recent death of Albert Koskela. A release sent to Keweenaw Report called the delay in filling the seat “a disgrace …

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Part II: Portage Health Foundation and CCISD Working in Tandem to Retain a Young Copper Country Workforce

On the technical career side, the Copper Country Intermediate School District has a large role to play. Through the CCISD’s Career and Technical Education program, they can offer a wide variety of future career options for students to explore. The district would like to begin focusing on how to keep …

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Part I: Portage Health Foundation and CCISD Working in Tandem to Retain a Young Copper Country Workforce

During the Keweenaw Alliance Breakfast this morning PHF’s Executive Director, Kevin Store, announced the 11 recipients of their scholarship with the Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance. As well as talked broadly about challenges facing students accessing resources for higher education or technical training. And how those challenges affect the health of …

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Houghton County Leaves District Two Seat Open, for Now

The new Houghton County commissioner for District Two is – nobody. At yesterday’s meeting, the four remaining commissioners decided to hold off on filling the seat left vacant by the recent death of Albert Koskela.  State law requires that a replacement be appointed within 30 days, but, with a primary …

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Calumet HS Assistant Principal/AD to Retire

Longtime Calumet High School assistant principal and athletic director Sean Jacques is retiring. The CLK Board of Education accepted Jacques’ retirement notice with regret at last night’s meeting. It will take effect July 1st. The board also accepted with regret the resignation of high school and middle school physical education …

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Portage Health Foundation Accepting Applications for the James Bogan Health Administration Scholarship

James Bogan led Portage Health, now UP Health Systems – Portage,  as someone who pursued community, curiosity, and leadership. And since he left the hospital system, the Portage health Foundation, has awarded a resident of the western Upper Peninsula with a 5,000 dollar scholarship given in Bogan’s name. The scholarship …

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High Winds Cause Electrical, Fire Problems

Yesterday’s high winds caused problems across the Western Upper Peninsula. A windblown tree partially blocks Golf Course Road in Baraga County. Power outages were reported in a number of locations. At one point, UPPCO reported 4,500 customers without power across its service area, and crews worked through the night. WE …

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L’Anse Hopes for MSP Return – Village Council Wrapup

The L’Anse village council has thrown its support behind an effort to reestablish a presence by the Michigan State Police in Baraga County. The former L’Anse State Police post. There was a post in L’Anse from 1935 through 2011, when budget problems forced the state to shut it down. Last …

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