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KBIC Council Shake-Up; Casino Plan Rejected

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community voters Saturday put the brakes on a proposal to build a new casino, and ousted two incumbent Tribal Council members from their jobs. In the L’Anse District, where two seats were available, newcomer Randy Haataja collected 331 votes. Former Council member Toni Minton was returned to …

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Eagle Mine Hauler Overturns

State police troopers continue to investigate an accident involving an ore hauling truck that had just left the Eagle Mine in north Marquette County early Saturday morning. The southbound semi overturned off the right side of County Road 550, about two miles north of the Sugarloaf Mountain public parking lot. Sheriff’s deputies …

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Ryan, Johnson Named to MTU Board

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointments of Brenda Ryan, of Commerce Township, and William Johnson, of Newaygo, to the Michigan Technological University board of control. The eight-person board is the governing body of the University. “Brenda and William will bring great insight to one of Michigan’s …

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KBIC General Election Tomorrow

Tomorrow, the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community will hold its annual general election. Registered voters in the L’Anse District will vote at the Zeba Community Center. Registered voters in the Baraga District will vote at the Ojibwa Senior Citizens Center. Voters in the Baraga District will be asked to choose no …

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Santa Claus is Coming to Town

With Christmas just around the corner, tomorrow is your best chance to get your children on Santa’s lap as he will be visiting many areas in the Copper Country. Santa will be in Chassell at the Heritage Center from 11am to 2 for the Chassell Old-Fashioned Christmas. Santa will also …

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Hot Chocolate for Parker

A sorority at Michigan Tech is holding a fundraiser to raise money for a young child who has been diagnosed with cancer. Alpha Sigma Tau is holding a special hot chocolate fundraiser to raise money for Parker, a one-year-old boy who has been recently diagnosed with melanoma. Anyone can have …

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Help with Enrolling for Health Insurance

This weekend, the Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center will host two free seminars to educate, answer questions and help community members understand enrolling in health insurance. They will take place tomorrow at 1:00 at the Portage Lake District Library and Sunday at 3:00 at The Salvation Army in Hancock. …

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Gifts for Parents at the Angel Mission Store

Kids from families that are facing financial challenges this holiday season can shop for a gift for mom and/or dad tomorrow at the Angel Mission Free Store in Calumet. Angel Mission volunteers will help the kids pick out appropriate gifts, and wrap them for free. The Angel Mission also needs …

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Baraga Village Council Special Meeting

By the end of today, the Village of Baraga could have a new village manager. Three months into his tenure, Kurt Perron unexpectedly resigned from the position last week and now the village council have decided to offer the position to long-time office manager LeAnn Froberg at a special meeting …

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Warm Up in Temperatures Coming

Heading into winter many people are worried that last year’s persistent cold will return this year. Even though December may have started on the cold side, things are about to heat up. While there won’t be any sunny and 70 days for a few months temperatures are expected to hang …

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