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Fire Damages Calumet Township Home

Fire damaged a home in Calumet Township yesterday afternoon. Firefighters were called to 54927 M-26, between Laurium and Lake Linden, just after 2:00. An apparent chimney fire had spread to the roof. Heavy smoke hindered the effort to extinguish the blaze. Officials say the smoke may have been produced by …

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Residents Rip Houghton Council over Ethicist, Mayoral Votes

The much-anticipated conversation between the Houghton City Council and its attorney regarding when and if councilor Jan Cole should recuse herself from voting fizzled last night, because of a balky Zoom connection. Attorney Patrick Greeley was scheduled to share his opinion about the issue, but the discussion was tabled after …

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Obituary: Evelyn L. Olson

As received from Memorial Chapel Funeral and Cremation Service: UPDATE: A memorial service will be held on Monday, May 15, 2023, at 1:00pm in the Siskiwit Reception Hall in Calumet, MI. Burial will follow in the Lake View Cemetery, section 56.     Evelyn L. Olson, 93, a former resident of …

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Jaws of Life Used to Extract Driver from Vehicle, In Critical Condition after Two Car Crash

One female driver is in critical condition after a two car crash in Portage Township yesterday. At approximately 7 pm Calumet Post Troopers responded to a two car crash at the intersection of Paradise Road and Broemer Road in Portage Township. Hurontown Fire and Rescue was called to the scene …

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Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce Elects New Board and Executive Members, Shares Annual Report

Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce members met this morning to review the past year and begin their election of new board members and executive roles. Retaining Mary Myers for the role of Past President. The Chamber also added Eric Coon, Barbara Comier, and Lexie Jacques onto their board. The Keweenaw Chamber …

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Baraga Man Sentenced for Threatening L’Anse Store Owner

A Baraga man will remain in jail for threatening a L’Anse store owner with a gun. Fifty-three-year-old Edwin Allen Bonham was arrested a year ago, after the store owner filed a complaint.  Investigators also found illegal marijuana and a butane hash oil laboratory at his home. At his sentencing yesterday, …

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KBIC Tribal Council Elects New President

The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community has a new leader. At its organizational meeting Saturday, the Tribal Council elected 14-year member Doreen Blaker as its new president. Blaker succeeds Kim Klopstein, who served one year in the position.  The council certified the results of last month’s election, and swore in members …

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Marquette Man Sentenced for Fake Hospital Bomb Threat

A Marquette man has avoided jail time for calling in a fake bomb threat to a hospital. Seventy-year-old Patrick Bassett was sentenced Monday in 96th District Court in Marquette. He pleaded guilty to a charge of malicious use of telecommunications services, after phoning the threat to UP Health System-Marquette last …

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CLK Board Re-Elects Leaders

Leadership of the CLK Board of Education will remain the same this year. At their organizational meeting this week, board members re-elected Phyllis Locatelli as president, Jason Wickstrom as vice president, Melanie Parker as secretary, and Daniel Zubiena as treasurer. The board also accepted the resignation of Katie Bonacorsi as …

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Baraga Chamber of Commerce’s Lunch and Learn Series Returns Starting Tomorrow

The Baraga Chamber of Commerce brings back business development lunch and learn series to the community. The first Lunch and Learn presented by the chamber for 2023, will host Gary Kruzich from the Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College, Business Department, to share strategies for digital marketing with Baraga County entrepreneurs …

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