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Hancock Enters Phase 4 for New Zoning

Hancock is entering the final phase of work on zoning with OHM. The majority of the year the city has been looking to update zoning ordinances to prepare for becoming a redevelopment ready community. City Manager Mary Babcock laid out very early on into discussions that their goal for the …

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Baraga County Sheriff’s Office applauds alert business owner

Baraga County Sheriff Joe Brogan took to Facebook Tuesday morning to celebrate the actions of a local business owner. She noticed a customer acting in a suspicious manner. It turns out the woman, who lives in the area, had been duped into believing she owed money to scammers posing as …

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Laurium Manor Inn for sale

One of the most recognizable Copper Boom landmarks in all of the Keweenaw Peninsula is up for sale. The Thomas Hoatson House, better known as the Laurium Manor Inn, is part of an eight-property package with a listing price of approximately $3.5 million dollars. The seller’s description says all are …

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Holiday Hoopla charity dinner moved online

The Holiday Hoopla charity event put on by the Keweenaw Young Professionals, the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce, and the Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance has been canceled this year. It was scheduled for Thursday at the Bonfire Restaurant at the Continental Fire Company. In its place will be an online event …

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Giving Tuesday match program benefits 22 local organizations

The Portage Health Foundation is matching up to $200,000 for 22 local nonprofits in celebration of Giving Tuesday. Donations can be accepted in the form of cash or through stocks and other financial securities. You can learn more here. This is the fifth Giving Tuesday drive held by the Portage …

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Heikinpaiva canceled

COVID-19’s fall resurgence is causing Heikinpaiva to be canceled again. Finnish-American Heritage Center Interim Director David Maki says too many of the event’s most cherished activities involve large gatherings or meeting in confined spaces. The most popular events of the festival each year are without a doubt the parade, tori …

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Blood drive in Houghton this week

The UP Regional Blood Center is in critical need of several blood types, including O-positive and O-negative, A-negative, and B-negative. O-type blood is extremely important because it is universally accepted for all donations. There is an opportunity locally to help alleviate the situation. A blood drive is scheduled for Thursday …

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Keweenaw Chamber sees nice turnout for Small Business Saturday

Donuts and coffee were on the menu for those taking advantage of Small Business Saturday this weekend. At the Keweenaw Chamber office near Franklin Square in Houghton, staff greeted people about to embark on a shopping spree. Katie Schlief says the holiday season is off to an enthusiastic start. The …

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Hancock Christmas Walk a roaring success

Kids teemed throughout downtown Hancock on Friday night, making the city’s Christmas Walk the largest ever. Manager Mary Babcock was at City Hall helping with cookie decorating. By 6:00 she was handing out gift packs of stickers and other holiday themed giveaways, because they had run out of treats. Across …

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Several injured in Quincy Township crash

Correction: Article originally said Saturday when Friday was intended. Michigan State Police and Houghton County Sheriff’s Department personnel responded to a crash Friday evening just after six. A sport utility vehicle was rear ended by a pickup truck at the intersection of US 41 and French Town Road in Quincy …

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