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L’Anse Council Extends LaFave Contract

An upgrade is in the works for the L’Anse Marina. At last night’s meeting, village council members awarded a contract to install a seating wall at the west edge of the marina. DP Construction will do the work, at a cost of $14,400. It should be complete by the end …

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Hancock Dog Park Opens Tonight

The long-awaited official opening of the Hancock Dog Park takes place tonight. The facility was built by the city, with help from citizen donations, and matching funds from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. The christening ceremony will run from 5:15 until 6:15 at the Dog Park, which is located at …

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Abortion Confusion Spreads in Michigan

Confusion is growing about the status of abortions in Michigan.  Yesterday, Attorney General Dana Nessel reiterated that abortions remain legal under the terms that existed before the U.S. Supreme Court upended Roe v Wade. Nessel based her statement on a temporary restraining order issued by the Michigan Court of Claims, …

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Allouez Township Wins C.C. Firefighters Competition

The Allouez Township Fire Department came away with top honors at the 68th annual Copper Country Volunteer Firefighters Tournament Saturday. Official results were released Monday afternoon. The Allouez team took first place in the Hose Roll, Rescue Fred and Bucket Brigade competitions, and earned the Tom Mottonen Memorial Trophy. The …

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Little Brothers Accepting Nominations for Volunteer of the Year Award

Throughout the summer Little Brothers -Friends of the Elderly is celebrating with the community their 40th anniversary. With those celebrations, comes their Volunteer of the Year Award and a Volunteer Appreciation Picnic coming up an a few weeks. Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly reaches a wide network of …

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C.C. Firefighters Honor Bianco, March 13th Heroes

The longtime chief of the L’Anse Fire Department was named Firefighter of the Year at the 2022 Copper Country Firefighters Tournament Saturday. Mike Bianco has been a member of the L’Anse Fire Department for 39 years, and has served the past 14 years as chief. He will be retiring from …

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Michigan Abortion Rights Hang in Balance Following Roe v Wade Overturn

Protests erupted across the state over the weekend, following the release of the United States Supreme Court’s decision overturning the Roe v Wade decision that protected a woman’s right to an abortion. Demonstrators took to the Houghton-Hancock Bridge Saturday afternoon to express their feelings.  At this point, nothing has changed …

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Forensic Audit Clears Antrim County 2020 Presidential Vote

Yet another investigation into the results of the voting in Antrim County in the 2020 presidential election has turned up no evidence of fraud. Antrim gained national attention when a clerical error briefly made it appear that Joe Biden was winning the heavily-Republican county. The mistake was quickly corrected, and …

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Finlandia Giving Day Surpasses Goal

Results are in from Finlandia University’s annual Giving Day campaign.  On June 14th, the Alumni Board conducted its annual effort, with a goal of raising $10,000 to help students purchase textbooks.  With the receipt of some late donations, the goal was reached, with 44 gifts totaling $10,300.  Since 2019, the …

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