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COVID-19 Update

For the seven-day period ending Wednesday, November 3rd, COVID cases were mostly stable, and extremely elevated, across the Copper Country. Houghton County is experiencing the highest transmission rate recorded since the beginning of the pandemic. Cases inched upwards from 210 to 227. Baraga and Keweenaw Counties are seeing less activity, …

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Houghton County Sheriff’s Office locates missing girl

Editor’s note: This article originally identified the name of the girl who was being searched for, printing it as it appeared in the press release from the Houghton County Sheriff’s Department. Her family has asked that we remove her name from the story and we have honored that request. Late …

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Incumbents Advance in KBIC Primary

All four sitting members of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Tribal Council whose terms expire this year are among those who advanced in Saturday’s primary election. Results are unofficial until approved by Tribal leadership. Two members will be elected from each district. The top four vote-getters from the primary will …

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League of Women Voters Inviting the Public to Learn about Voting Rights

League of Women Voters’ chapters across the state are talking about voting rights for Michigan citizens. Next Thursday, November 11th, Richelle Winkler from MTU’s college of science and arts will lead a conversation in the copper country. LWV Copper Country chapter President Barry Fink said Winkler will talk about the …

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Turn your clocks back this weekend

Daylight Savings Time ends early Sunday morning, meaning everyone will have an extra hour of sleep to cherish. Since the George W. Bush administration, the transition in the fall has happened the first weekend in November. We will stay on standard time until March. The change means that sunrise and …

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Toys for Tots campaign underway

The familiar boxes are back out at area businesses and the Toys for Tots collection is underway. On Friday, Jim Mattson was delivering a container to the Michigan Tech School of Forestry, one of his final stops. He is a part of the Marine Corps League’s Keweenaw Detachment, which oversees …

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Keweenaw Chamber taking applications for leadership program

If you are interested in improving your leadership skills and using those talents to potentially contribute to an area business or organization, the application deadline for the Leadership Keweenaw program is November 30th. Those accepted will meet once a month from January to June of 2022 to hone specific aspects …

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Holidays alter government meeting schedule

The meeting schedule for several Houghton governmental bodies will be altered in the coming months due to the holiday season. The Planning Commission traditionally convenes the fourth Tuesday of each month with City Council gathering the second and fourth Wednesday. Next Wednesday is the second public engagement session regarding the …

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Keweenaw Chamber helping to promote Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday was started barely a decade ago, but it has quickly become a staple of the holiday shopping season. It takes place a day after Black Friday, which has traditionally been a boon to larger retail stores. This year, the promotion is set for November 27th, two days …

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LaBine Picked for One More Year as Mayor of Hancock

Same seats, and new roles. Current mayor Paul LaBine will remain in his position. He was nominated by council member Ron Blau for a one year term. His re-election to the seat of mayor was voted unanimously among the council. Outgoing Mayor Pro Tem John Haeussler nominated Kurt Rickard to …

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