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Hancock Sets Arena Board, Approves Poplar Street Project, Begins Budget Work – City Council Meeting Wrap

Hancock continues to ready itself to run the Houghton County Arena. At last night’s meeting, the city council established a six-member Hancock Arena Advisory Board, to oversee arena operations. Initial membership includes Jon French from the Copper Country Junior Hockey Association, Craig Sporalski from the Copper Country Old-Timers Hockey Association, …

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Finlandia Adds Seventh Teach-Out Destination

From Finlandia University: Finlandia University has finalized a Teach-Out Agreement with Waldorf University in Forest City, Iowa. Waldorf is Finlandia’s seventh official Teach-Out Institution, joining Michigan Technological University, Bay College, Adrian College, Wartburg College, Northern Michigan University and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. Founded in 1903, Waldorf University is a friendly, private liberal arts …

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Portage Health Foundation Opens Nutrition Needs Survey

From the Portage Health Foundation: Portage Health Foundation (PHF) is excited to announce the new Community Nutrition Education Needs Survey available for the community. PHF Community Health Educator Meghan Jaszczak, RD, plans to create educational community programming for healthy eating and nutrition, but first needs to know what residents are looking for.  …

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Little Brothers to Again Host Easter Ham Dinners

The Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly (LBFE) is serving an Easter Ham Dinner in 5 counties. They estimate over 1000 meals will be served Easter Sunday, April 9. Below are the corresponding places and times:  Hancock is serving dinner starting 2 p.m. at the Church of Resurrection. Houghton is …

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Hancock Council to Create Arena Advisory Board, Discuss Wind/Solar Ordinance

The Hancock city council is expected to take another step forward tonight, as it assumes control of the Houghton County Arena. The city recently purchased the arena from Houghton County, but management of the facility remains under the day-to-day management of Portage Lake Multi-Educational Services until the end of June. …

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Keweenaw County Needs Planning Commissioner

Keweenaw County is looking for a new member of its planning commission.  The term would run through the end of 2024. The commission typically meets 10 times per year, at 4:00 p.m. on the last Monday of the month. Meetings usually last around 90 minutes. If you’re a Keweenaw County …

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U.P. Man Faces Child Porn Charges

A Saint Ignace man has been arrested on child sex charges. Eighteen-year-old Tyrel Lee Matson was taken into custody last week after an investigation by the Michigan State Police Computer Crimes Unit, Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.  Investigators say they seized digital evidence in a search at his residence, …

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LSSU Seeks New President

As received from Lake Superior State University: The Board of Trustees of Lake Superior State University has accepted the resignation of Dr. Rodney S. Hanley as president of the institution. He had been in the role since July 2018. LSSU Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Lynn G. Gillette has been …

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Millions Poured Into Repairing ATV Trail 3 (Dollar Bay to Lake Linden)

A huge construction project is being undertaken by the Keweenaw ATV Club along with the Keweenaw Snowmobile Club this summer. Over 340 different construction sites totaling over $8 million so far to repair the trail between Dollar Bay and Lake Linden (AKA Trail 3). The trail hasn’t seen tourism since …

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