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DNR Holding Public Meetings For New ORV Rules

In order to keep the public informed about a statewide effort to inventory and classify state forest roads in the Upper Peninsula, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources will host a series of meetings during the week of May 14. The meetings will give area residents the opportunity to share …

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Cleanup Of Straits Of Mackinac Complete

MACKINAW CITY, Mich. — The Unified Command announced that work on the remaining Consumers Energy cables was completed, Tuesday, and that the multi-agency response on the Straits of Mackinac has concluded. Crews contracted by Consumers Energy capped the remaining two retired cables, which featured no free flowing fluid, and returned …

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Lake Linden-Hubbell School Millage Renewal Passes

The Lake Linden-Hubbell Public Schools millage renewal passed during Tuesday’s special election with overwhelming support. Nearly 74 percent of the 255 votes cast were in favor of renewing the millage rate at 18 mills for five years. The millage will generate roughly $1,050,000 annually for the school’s operating expenses.

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Kangas’s Vehicle Pulled From Portage Canal

The vehicle belonging to a Hancock man who went missing last November has been found. The body of 38-year-old Duane Kangas was found in the Portage Canal ten days ago. Authorities pulled his black 1996 Olds Bravada from the canal Tuesday afternoon. The results from an autopsy on Kangas’s body …

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Addressing Climate Change on Lake Superior

The Portage Lake District Library will host Mark and Katya Gordon, their daughters, and the crew of their custom built 40 ft. steel sailboat, the Amicus II, for an evening learning about climate change on Lake Superior. This event will take place on Wednesday, May 9, at 6:30 p.m. The …

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Active Shooter Training At Hancock Public Schools

Summer vacation is something every teacher looks forward to this time of year, but before it begins, Keweenaw educators are taking one more lesson in public safety. The Houghton and Keweenaw Counties Active Shooter Training Team has been visiting area schools and conducting safety drills where teachers are polishing up …

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Lake Linden-Hubbell School Millage Renewal On Ballot

There’s one item on the ballot today for voters in the Lake Linden-Hubbell Public School District. The school’s operating millage is up for renewal, asking voters to approve 18 mills on taxable property for five years. The ballot language references an increase of .1326 mills, but School Superintendent Craig Sundblad …

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Come Meet The Candidates For Hancock City Manager

A special meeting will be held this Saturday to interview the candidates for Hancock City Manager. Current manager Glenn Anderson is retiring at the end of the year and has announced a run for Houghton County Commissioner. The candidates for the position are Barry Givens, Jill Murr, Robert Widigan and …

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