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Surplus Outlet Celebrates 60 Years in Houghton

60 years in business is a great reason for celebration. Since 1962 Surplus Outlet in Houghton has served the copper country’s outdoor enthusiast. The small family business started with military surplus items, then began helping customers find the right outdoor and work wear gear in later years. Current owner John …

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Hancock Planning Commission Endorses Co-op Zoning Change

The Keweenaw Co-op’s move to downtown Hancock took another step forward last night. The Hancock Planning Commission gave its approval for the zoning permit needed for the grocer to move to the former Keweenaw Buick-GMC location on Quincy Street. The existing building will be expanded to accommodate the co-op. The …

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Gasoline Prices Easing

Gasoline prices continue to ease back.  AAA Michigan’s statewide average cost for a gallon of regular unleaded yesterday was $4.05. That’s 15 cents less than a week ago, but 16 cents higher than a month ago, and 76 cents higher than a year ago. On the Keweenaw Peninsula, prices were …

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L’Anse Council Salutes Holiday Fire First Responders

Members of the L’Anse village council took time at last night’s meeting to thank all those who battled the explosion and fire at the Holiday gas station October 13th… I commend our fire department. I commend all the fire departments that came to help, and I commend our water plant …

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Ranger III Fare Increases Proposed

NOTE: The link to the full proposed rate schedule initially provided by the Isle Royale National Park was incorrect. It has been updated. The cost to visit Isle Royale via the Ranger III could go up next year. Isle Royale National Park is proposing an increase in passenger and freight …

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Keweenaw County Sheriff Investigating Historic Society Structure Fire in Central

Keweenaw County Sheriff is investigating the cause of a structure fire in the old ghost town of Central. At approximately 9:00 PM yesterday a deputy with the Keweenaw County Sheriff’s Office responded to assist the Allouez Township Volunteer Fire Department with a structure fire in Central Location. An old house, …

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Ontonagon County Sheriff Reminds Drivers to Watch for Deer

Ontonagon County Sheriff responded Saturday to a car crash involving a deer. The sheriff’s deputies arrived to the scene at 7:30 pm Saturday night, for a single vehicle crash. The driver of the vehicle was traveling west on Firesteel Road, about a mile east of Tikka Road, when he struck …

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Hancock High School Prepares Students for Future Careers in Advanced Manufacturing

Students across the state have new opportunities to learn some very important, and applicable skills for careers, in science, technology, engineering and manufacturing. The SME Education Foundation is putting 6 million dollars of state funds into schools across the state to build a pool of young, motivated, and knowledgeable workers …

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Hancock Woman Arrested in Meth Investigation

A Hancock woman and a man from Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin were arrested in a drug bust in Bergland Thursday. Detectives from the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team say they had been investigating the pair for two months, and believe they had been bringing large quantities of methamphetamine into the Hancock …

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Houghton Schools Seek Community Input on Strategic Plan

The Houghton-Portage Township School District is updating its strategic plan, and is looking for community input.  A public session to discuss the district’s future will be held tonight at 6:00 at the high school library.  For those who cannot attend, but would like to contribute, an online survey is available …

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