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Seaplane Base Zoning Hearing Postponed

A planned public hearing by the Portage Township Planning Commission regarding plans to base a seaplane business at the former Onagaming Yacht Club was postponed last night. Illness threatened the commission’s quorum. The proposal has generated opposition from some residents, who have voiced concerns about noise and disruption to wildlife …

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Porcupine Mountains Music Fest Adds Performers

The Porcupine Mountains Music Festival has filled out the line-up for its return in August. Late additions to the list of performers include Copper Country native Erik Koskinen, perennial favorite Charlie Parr, along with funky bluegrass band Armchair Boogie, slide-guitar wizard Luke Winslow-King, “folk-rock diva” Lilli Lewis and Massachusetts-based singer-songwriter …

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Calumet Village Spring Cleanup Starts Tomorrow

Spring Cleanup in the Village of Calumet will begin tomorrow. Through Memorial Day, residents may place leaves and branches at the curb for pickup by the village crew. Leaves must be bagged or covered, to keep them from blowing into the street. Branches should be cut to four feet or …

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Civil War Vet’s Grave to Be Honored in Kenton Today

The grave of a Civil War soldier will get a long-overdue tribute today. Sgt. Hiram H. White According to Trout Creek American Legion Post 494, Hiram H. White was born in 1846 in Pennsylvania. He joined the 25th United States Colored Troop, which was formed in Pennsylvania in 1863, and …

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Lake Superior Water Levels Projected to Remain Average

Recent concerns about high water levels in Lake Superior are fading… Lake Superior is currently very near its long-term average, and is forecast to remain near average, or slightly below average over the next six months. That’s U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Detroit District Watershed Hydrology Section Chief Keith Kompoltowicz, …

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Hancock Police Receive Grant from the Portage Health Auxiliary

Hancock’s Police department has received a grant from the Portage Health Auxiliary. The department is getting $6,552 to replace old AED’s and needed accessories. Police respond to many medical calls, and can often times be the first on scene. AED’s are used to quickly shock the heart, after someone suffers …

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Keweenaw County Approves East Bluff Campground

Keweenaw County has approved a special use permit for the new East Bluff Campground. East Bluff plans to set up 25 primitive campsites, along with a single privy and a hand pumped well. The privy will have a 12 watt solar light to help people see at night. The county …

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COVID-19 Cases Climb

The latest COVID-19 surge continues to push diagnoses up in the Copper Country, although numbers remain far below where they were early this year. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reports 82 new confirmed cases in Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga and Ontonagon Counties in the past week. That’s 41 …

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CCISD Makes Summer, Staff Hires

The Copper Country Intermediate School District Board was in a hiring mode at Tuesday’s meeting.  Directors approved staff members for the Summer Program for Students with Severe Disabilities, and for Camp Nesbit. They okayed extended school year staffers for the upcoming summer, and filled a number of open staff positions.  …

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