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Ballot Items For Tuesday, May 7th Election

There are a few items on the ballot coming up on Tuesday, May 7th. In Houghton County, Hancock Schools is seeking renewal of their operating millage at 18 mills for 10 years. If approved, the proposal would bring in about $1.2 million in 2020. There is a Cemetery Millage renewal …

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Munising Patrol Car Involved In Crash

A Munising Police Officer is said to be at fault for causing a crash in Munising on Wednesday. The crash happened around 4:45pm on West Munising Avenue near Commercial Street. Troopers from the Michigan State Police Negaunee Post say the officer was traveling westbound in a patrol car when it …

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Markkanen invites residents to first May office hours

State Representative Greg Markkanen has two additional office hours scheduled for the 110th District. The Hancock Republican will be at Char’s Café on US-45 in Bruce Crossing Friday from 2-3pm. He will also be at the Portage Lake District Library in Houghton on Saturday morning from 10:45-11:45. “These office hours …

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Volunteers Needed For MTU Disaster Exercise

Volunteers are needed for a full-scale disaster exercise that will be held on the Michigan Tech campus Thursday, May 9.  The exercise is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. and volunteers will be needed from 2 to 8 p.m. In order for the exercise to be successful, approximately 100 volunteers …

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Historical Park Looks To Renovate Old Warehouse

It’s going to be a busy summer for the Keweenaw National Historical Park. Park Superintendent Wendy Davis outlined the packed schedule to the park’s Advisory Commission Tuesday. For years, Davis said there has been discussion surrounding the warehouse on Red Jacket Road across from the Calumet Township offices. Davis said …

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Park Support For Calumet Produces Results

Main Street Calumet continues their work to help support Calumet businesses and the surrounding area. Executive Director Leah Polzien gave a presentation to the Keweenaw National Historical Park Advisory Commission at their quarterly meeting Tuesday. Polzien thanked the Commission for supporting Main Street Calumet in getting a grant to help …

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Painesdale Man Facing Meth Charges

A Houghton County man is facing charges for delivering meth. Detectives from the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team arrested a 34-year-old Painesdale man on Monday following a six-month long investigation. The suspect was arrested during a traffic stop near Twin Lakes. During the traffic stop approximately 8 grams of meth …

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Planning Your Own Green Burial Workshop

The following press release was issued by the Green Burial Alliance: So you want a green burial—no embalming, no vault, just returning to mother earth?  Learn how to plan for it at a free community workshop sponsored by the Keweenaw Green Burial Alliance (KGBA). The workshop, “Planning a Green Burial,” …

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