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District Court Looking to Increase Security Measures

At the meeting of the whole last week, county department heads were asked to submit their annual list of items needed to improve department efficiently and work progress. Many departments have already submitted their lists to the county’s controller, Elizabeth Bjorn, but she is still waiting for list from just …

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Daylight savings time on verge of being permanent

A bill just two lines in length threatens to cause some major changes across the Upper Peninsula. The Sunshine Protection Act passed the United States Senate earlier this week unanimously. Given the support for the measure in the upper chamber, it is hard to imagine the House of Representatives will …

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New review process for Line 5 tunnel beginning

The United States Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District has opted to complete an Environmental Impact Statement regarding the proposed Line 5 tunnel under the Straits of Mackinac. The process is the most comprehensive review of its kind conducted by the agency. The permit review is only for the changes …

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Calumet council addresses several maintenance projects

Calumet’s Village Council meeting Tuesday began with a public hearing addressing the final status of the Elm Street infrastructure project. It was carried out with help from the State of Michigan’s Community Development Block Grant program. In total, roughly $1.6 million was spent with the Village of Calumet contributing $144,581. …

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C-L-K schools receive two large donations

At the last Calumet-Laurium-Keweenaw School District Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Chris Davidson announced two sizable donations, both over $100,000. Stephen Danis’ gift will allow for the purchase of “a plasma cutter and a Wazer waterjet cutter for the Industrial Arts Program.” Additionally, Davidson says it will help Calumet High …

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Salvation Army assisting in fire relief

For tenants of the apartment complex at 908 College Avenue, they face a long road to fully recoup what was lost in Sunday’s fire. Pete Mackin from the Salvation Army is helping to lead relief efforts. He says his organization is being helped by other charities for both furniture and …

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Three arrested in Houghton County for child sex crimes

The Houghton County Sheriff’s Department, collaborating with the UP Human Trafficking Task Force and the UP Human Oppression Strike Team, arrested three men recently for child sex crimes. 34-year-old Jeffrey David Redd of Laurium, along with 21-year-old Kahleb Thorsson Senia-Wicks and 27-year-old Jason Wesley Davis of Calumet, have all been …

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Two Baraga County commissioners retiring after term

The Baraga County Board of Commissioners will have at least two new faces by this time next year. Last night, board chair Bill Rolof and commissioner Dan Robillard both announced that they will not run for reelection in November. Rolof is a Democrat. He represents District Five, which includes the …

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Democratic Congressional candidate hosts town halls

A potential opponent for incumbent Republican Jack Bergman is in the Copper Country this week, hosting three town halls. On Monday night Dr. Robert Lorinser was at the Keweenaw Heritage Center, in the reception area on the lower level of the former St. Anne’s Church. The crowd numbered perhaps 25, …

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Movie theaters get creative to fill screens

Crowds are returning to theaters but there aren’t enough new films for them to see. In the wake of the omicron wave of COVID, many studios pulled back substantially on what they are allowing to be shown on the silver screen. In particular, families have had no options for over …

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