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Library Vote Back On Ballot In Chassell

Chassell Township residents will again vote in November on whether to leave the Portage Lake District Library. The proposal was defeated in the August Primary, but the Township board believes it was a mistake to put it on the Primary ballot. Chassell Township Supervisor David Mattson said, “This is an …

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Search Continues For Stolen Vehicle

The Ontonagon Sheriff’s Department continues to search for a stolen vehicle. A 2013 orange and black Dodge Dart was reportedly stolen Friday evening from the village of Ontonagon, from the River Street area. The vehicle has a Michigan registration DBZ-7782. The car has a 2 Black stripes along the hood, …

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Driver Of Beartown Fire Department Truck Arrested

ANOKA COUNTY, MINN. — The driver of the truck from the Beartown Fire Department that crashed and killed two people Saturday afternoon in Blaine, Minn. has been arrested. According to records from the Anoka County Jail, Michael Allen Johnson, 28, of Baraga, is facing a charge of criminal vehicular homicide …

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Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College To Receive Tribal College Initiative Grant

EAST LANSING, Mich., Aug. 26, 2016 – The U.S. Department ofAgriculture’s (USDA) Rural Development Under Secretary Lisa Mensah has announced funding to help eight tribal colleges upgrade their infrastructure, purchase equipment and make other improvements to their educational facilities. Funding is provided through USDA’s Tribal College Initiative Grant program. Mensah made the announcement while visiting Northwest Indian College in Whatcom County. “Education is one of the …

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UPDATED – Two Beartown Firefighters Killed – Names Released

Two members of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community’s Beartown Firefighting squad were killed Saturday in a traffic crash in Minnesota. Minnesota State Patrol investigators say the transport vehicle carrying nine passengers struck the median cable barriers “for an unknown reason” and rolled over on I-35W in Blaine, a northern Minneapolis suburb. Dead …

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Fire In Centennial Heights Home

Fire crews responded to a house fire Friday afternoon in Centennial Heights. The call came in around noon. By about 2pm, the fire was out.  There were no injuries reported. Calumet Village, Calumet Township and Laurium Fire Departments responded to the scene.

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