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Hancock Trails Club Will Enjoy the Candlelight Luminary Despite the Lack of Snow

There might not be snow on the ground but that won’t stop the Hancock Trails Club from enjoying an evening on the trails. Tonight the Hancock Trails Club will hold the annual candlelight luminary event. Traditionally the event would include families getting out the cross-country skis for the first time …

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NMU Center for Rural Health Partners with Everyday Life Consulting to Offer Community Health Worker Certification Training

Northern Michigan University’s Center for Rural Health announces a partnership that will support training and certificate opportunities for Community Health Workers. The NMU Center for Rural Health has partnered with Everyday Life Consulting to offer Community Health Worker certification training to residents in the upper Peninsula through a virtual format. …

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Charges Filed Against the Hancock Township Murder Suspects

Two people suspected of the murder of a Hancock Township man have waived extradition. 50-year-old Margaret Kempainen of Hartland Wisconsin, and 20-year-old Jacob Kempainen also from Hartland, will be delivered to the Houghton County jail, following charges being officially filed by the Houghton County Prosecutors office. Margaret Kempainen has been …

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Calumet Remembers Those Lost 110 Years Later

This year marks the 110th anniversary of remembering the lives lost in the Italian Hall disaster. On the evening of December 24th, 1913, Miners and their families while amid the Copper Country Strike gathered at the Italian Hall in Calumet to celebrate Christmas. During the festivities, it was reported someone …

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81 Year Old Wisconsin Man on the Road to Recovery Following a Tragic Hunting Accident

A terrifying hunting accident ends miraculously after a Wisconsin man begins a road toward recovery. About a month ago 81-year-old Ed Mongin of Wisconsin was hunting with his party of ten on federal land in Iron County. While at his location a tree limb was broken in a windstorm, falling …

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The Nature Conservancy Connects the Wilderness Lakes Reserve Lands with 640 Acre Purchase

The Nature Conservancy has purchased 640 acres connecting two other The Nature Conservancy properties in Baraga County. On Wednesday the Nature Conservancy announced that the conservation group has purchased land connecting its existing Wilderness Lakes Reserve lands, combining more than 11,500 acres. The reserve resides near Michigan’s remote Craig Lake …

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Garbage Rates will Increase in Laurium to Start the New Year

It will soon cost more to throw out garbage for Laurium residents. The Village of Laurium announced yesterday that garbage rates will increase starting in 2024. Laurium needed to increase the price for garbage pickup to continue waste management services. The new rates will cover the rising costs associated with …

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Secretary of State Will Randomly Select a New Member of the Michigan Independent Citizen Redistricting Commission

The Michigan Department of State will replace a commissioner on the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission at the start of the new year. Yesterday the secretary of state office announced that redistrict commissioner Dustin Witjes submitted his letter of resignation from the commission. Witjes represents one of the four democratic …

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Chris Patritto Officially Named the 10th President of Gogebic Community College

Gogebic Community College has officially approved hiring its 10th president of the college. Chris Patritto has been hired as President of Gogebic Community College. His first day with the college will begin on January 2nd, 2024. Patritto is an alumnus of the college and a lifelong resident of the area. …

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Northern Michigan University Receives $13.4 Million from the State to Assist with the Construction of the Northern Enterprise Center

Northern Michigan University will receive 13.4 million dollars in state funds to assist with the construction of the College of Business’ new home. Governor Gretchen Whitmer recently signed off on appropriations to support the construction of the NMU Northern Enterprise Center. The center will house the university’s College of Business, …

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