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Hancock dog park committee meets

Roughly ten people got together Monday evening for the first committee meeting on a proposed dog park in Hancock. The group met at the Four Seasons Chalet at the Fairgrounds to tour a one-acre parcel of property that may be the park’s future location. A private landowner has proposed an …

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Michigan Tech joins National Drug Take Back Day efforts

The Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is this Saturday. There are usually two events per year, and they continue to get bigger with each iteration. Locally, there is a drop box available year-round at the Houghton County Sheriff’s Office, but law enforcement is happy to see …

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Airport expects quick return to normal

Houghton County Memorial Airport is now expecting a return to normal traffic as early as this summer. That represents a significantly rosier picture than even a couple months ago. Vaccinations have boosted traveler confidence and led to a surge in Spring Break bookings, the first sign that consumers are ready …

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Saving a heritage orchard

Tucked away in Central are rows upon rows of rare apple trees. Dating back to the 1850’s, Cornish miners migrated to the area for work. Knowing that they would not be returning to their homeland, they brought with them seeds that took to the Upper Peninsula climate. Keweenaw County Commissioner …

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Houghton not planning a social district

Several Michigan communities have embraced a new law allowing for social districts, but don’t expect one in the Copper Country for some time. Sanctioned by the state’s liquor commission, social districts allow for to-go purchases at participating bars and restaurants, including alcohol. The cup used has the logo of the …

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Habitat for Humanity hosts dedication ceremony

Saturday marked the second time Habitat for Humanity dedicated a home at 16 Sixth Street in South Range. The organization retains the right to buy back a structure that it develops within five years of the initial sale. The first recipient moved from the area and that opened the door …

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Dial Help teaming with puppies for awareness

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Dial Help of Houghton is turning to puppies to help raise the issue’s profile within the community. The organization will create a virtual and in-person portion for the pet march. Masks and social distancing will be enforced for participants on Wednesday, April 21st …

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Michigan Tech hosts controversial BLM activist

Michigan Tech’s Institute for Policy, Ethics, and Culture wrapped up its “Justice in Transition” speaker series with the famous, and controversial, DeRay McKesson from Black Lives Matter Thursday night. He brought his trademark antagonism towards law enforcement to a virtual forum that featured lofty goals that would reshape policing and …

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Calumet Electronics unscathed by chip shortage

Ford Motor Company announced another production delay Thursday related to a crippling shortage in semiconductor chips. Calumet Electronics, currently undergoing a planned expansion, operates in a related space, but has so far been unaffected by supply constraints. Chief Operating Officer Todd Brassard says that his company produces printed circuit boards, …

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South Range adds parade to Fourth lineup

The South Range Fourth of July Committee met earlier this month, further solidifying plans for one of the area’s largest holiday celebrations. Member Mike Renier says they continue to add to the schedule. We had a meeting about a week ago and the committee decided we are going to have …

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