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Hancock DDA Completes Purchase of Former Hardware Store – City Council Report

The Hancock Downtown Development Authority now owns the former Risto’s Hardware building on Quincy Street. At last night’s city council meeting, City Manager Mary Babcock reported that the purchase closed yesterday morning. After some initial cosmetic improvements… We will be looking at what we can do in the storefront that …

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Keweenaw County Deputy Honored for Saving Life

A Keweenaw County Sheriff’s deputy has been honored for rescuing a struggling canoeist earlier this summer. At last night’s Keweenaw County Board of Commissioners meeting, Sheriff Curt Pennala presented a lifesaving award to Deputy Matt Eberly.  In June, Eberly responded to a water rescue call in Eagle Harbor, where a …

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Laurium to Coordinate Halloween Activities with Calumet

The village of Laurium will coordinate plans for a Halloween celebration October 29th with the village of Calumet. At Tuesday’s Laurium village council meeting, council member Jeff Erickson noted that Calumet’s popular Trunk or Treat event will run from 3 until 5… We’re going to co-opt that same day, and …

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Michigan Tech Opens New Nucor Metrology Center on Campus

Yesterday Michigan Tech university opened the doors on the new Nucor Metrology Center. The center is inside the Mechanical Engineering – Engineer Mechanics building, on the first floor. Yesterday the university held a donor appreciation event in conjunction with the opening of the new center, thanking the Nucor Corporation, Milwaukee …

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Hancock Police Warn of Vehicle Break-ins on Depot Street

Hancock Police are investigating a string of vehicle break ins that occurred Sunday evening into Monday morning. On Monday the police department received numerous phone calls from residents who reported items stolen from the car ranging from electronic devices to loose change. Vehicles were broken into on Depot Street, south …

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Learn About Henry Ford’s Operations in the Upper Peninsula

In the Upper Peninsula mining and timber were and still are two of the biggest economic drivers. In the early 20th century, Henry Ford looked to take advantage of the regions raw materials for use in his first vehicles. Throughout Baraga County, Ford had three sawmills and hundreds of acres …

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Laurium Searches for Manager, New Council Member

Editor’s Note: Laurium will replace Amy Schneiderhan trustee seat at next month’s board meeting. As it is to late to file with the county for the upcoming election, the board will appoint a replacement. Schneiderhan’s position has two years remaining on it’s term. The village of Laurium is ready to …

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Goodman Departs; Calumet Begins Search for Manager

The search for a new village manager in Calumet is underway. At last night’s village council meeting, Amber Goodman announced that her final day will be October 3. She has agreed to be available in a part-time, on-call role to assist until a new manager is hired.  Village Clerk Patricia …

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Hancock Council to Consider Beach Property Purchase

The Hancock City Council could take a step toward expanding its waterfront holdings tonight. At its regular meeting, the council will consider accepting a grant from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Trust Fund to cover 75 percent of the $231,900 cost of the property. The city would need to …

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MTU Career Fair Returns Today

After two years online because of COVID-19 concerns, Michigan Tech’s fall Career Fair returns to an in-person gathering this afternoon. University officials report more than 350 companies have representatives in town, hoping to meet prospective new employees. The fair will be open today from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at …

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