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Village of Laurium to Consider Police Pay Raise

Laurium’s part time police officer may get a raise soon. On Wednesday the village decided to table pay raises to next month’s meeting. The goal for the police department would raise wages up to 20 dollars an hour for part time police. This will help the department be more competitive …

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Hancock Changes Trash System, Will Ask for Public Safety Millage

Hancock residents will no longer need to purchase special bags for their trash. At last night’s meeting, the city council voted to replace the custom bags with stickers. Stickers will cost a dollar each. City officials say they’ll actually lose money at that rate, but they hope the shortfall will …

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Few Local Contests on August Primary Ballot

Voters in the Copper Country will face very few decisions about local races in the August primary election. In Houghton County, clerk Jennifer Kelly tells us the only competitive contest is for the Republican nomination for county commissioner in District Two. Long-time board chair Al Koskela is retiring. Four candidates …

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MTU Design Expo Returns Today

The annual Michigan Tech Design Expo returns to a live format today, after two years as a virtual event.  More than 1,000 MTU students in the Enterprise and Senior Design programs will present projects live on campus. The public is invited to see what they’ve come up with between 10:00 …

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Lake Linden Delays Spring Clean-Up

Because of the delayed onset of legitimate spring weather, the Village of Lake Linden has postponed its seasonal leaves and brush cleanup. The pickup set for this coming Monday has been canceled. The new dates are Monday, May 9th, and Monday, May 23rd.

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Lake Linden Farmers Market Changes Days

The Lake Linden Farmers Market is moving to a new day this summer. Instead of Saturdays, the Market will take place each Friday evening from 4:00 until 7:00, beginning July 8th, and running through September 30th, at the Lake Linden Park. The Market features locally grown produce and prepared foods, …

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Jeff Olson Destigmatizing Mental Illness at Hancock High School

Do it for Daniel is a movement that grew from tragedy. The story of the Ishpeming Hematites and their courageous 2012 season, that followed the loss of their star quarterback and their coach’s son, Daniel Olson, is one of overcoming loss and remembering the best qualities in a person. Today …

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MTU Line 5 Forum at Fisher Hall

Lansing Climate Reality chapter and Line 5 activists will join MTU alumni, Gary Street tomorrow to talk the Enbridge pipeline, and its impacts on life in Michigan. The forum will start at 6 pm, and is scheduled for about an hour. The group will also discuss line 5’s history, and …

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Crews Removing Lift Bridge’s Old Motors

More work is scheduled for the Portage Lake Lift Bridge tonight. Starting at 10 pm and until 5:15 am crews will shut down the both inside lanes. A series of 10 minute shut downs will start after 10 pm, and there will be one to two 25 minute shut downs …

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Laurium Village Manager Resigns

Diana Lewitzke Laurium is again looking for a new village manager. After just four months on the job, Diana Lewitzke resigned on Monday. Lewitzke was Laurium’s first manager. The village had upgraded the position following the retirement of longtime village administrator Ed Vertin. She had no previous governmental experience, but …

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