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Keweenaw Energy Summit

This Monday, the Keweenaw Renewable Energy Coalition is hosting a Keweenaw Energy Summit at the Finnish American Heritage Center on the campus of Finlandia University in Hancock. The primary purpose of this event is to unveil a plan to power 100 percent of electric demand in Keweenaw and Houghton Counties …

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U.P. Vote Drowned Out on Wolf Hunt Proposals

Upper Peninsula voters overwhelmingly approved two ballot proposals on Tuesday that would have allowed a wolf hunt to be held in the U.P. But the votes of people who live in Lower Michigan…where there are no wolves…drowned out the U.P. vote. According to the Secretary of State’s office, nearly 3 …

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New Leaders in the MI House and Senate

A Republican from Ottawa County will be the next majority leader in the Michigan Senate. And a Mt. Pleasant Republican will be the next speaker of the Michigan House. Arlan Meekhof of West Olive was elected as the Senate Republican leader yesterday. He will succeed outgoing Senate Majority Leader Randy …

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KCF Executive Director Rose Retiring

After eight years of serving as Executive Director of the Keweenaw Community Foundation, Barb Rose is ready to retire. Rose has been working at the KCF since 2006 and she has done a lot for the foundation, including the development of 37 endowments and other funds worth over $2.6 million. …

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Moyle Construction Receives Special Award

A local contractor has been recognized for their outstanding work on a construction project. Moyle Construction was awarded first place at the annual Excellence in Construction awards program recently held in Grand Rapids. The award was for Moyle’s work on the Enstrom Helicopter Corporation Addition and Renovation project in Menominee. …

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U.P. Food Exchange in Houghton

Today, the U.P. Food Exchange will be making one of its three stops on its annual Together at the Table local food summits in each region of the Upper Peninsula. The event will be held at Michigan Tech in the Memorial Union Building. New this year will be an afternoon …

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Wolf Hunt Still On

Good news for U.P. residents who overwhelmingly supported the two state proposals from this past election. Although Michigan voters turned aside a pair of proposals dealing with wolf hunting in the state, a new law was passed this summer by lawmakers that allows the hunt to continue in 2015. That …

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Snyder Looking Forward to Second Term

After being re-elected this week, Governor Rick Snyder is focused on his second-term. The governor made several stops yesterday to thank supporters and speak with the media about his goals. He said a plan to repair the state’s roads will be a top priority, but some lawmakers did not support …

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Republicans Take Control of State Legislature

The state Legislature will remain firmly in Republican control for the next two years. The GOP has a 63 to 47 seat advantage in the House and retains its supermajority in the Senate. Republicans will be selecting a new House Speaker in the coming weeks, with the first discussions on …

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Fall Donation Drive for UGLFHC

All this month, the Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center Team will be accepting donations of gently used or new winter clothes as part of their Fall Donation Drive. Items include coats, gloves, scarves, hats and boots. Donations can be made at health centers in Hancock, Houghton, Lake Linden and …

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