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Obituary: Clara E. Kivela

As received from the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home: Clara E. Kivela, 85, a resident of Calumet passed away on Wednesday October 14, 2020 at Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital. She was born on May 31, 1935 in Mohawk to John and Margaret (Larson) Lehtola. She was married to Leo Kivela on …

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Benson Encourages Hand Delivery of Early Ballots

Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson is encouraging absentee voters to hand-deliver ballots to their local election clerk’s offices or ballot drop boxes. While ballots can still be requested and submitted by mail, Benson said yesterday that the risk of postal delays grows greater as the election nears. Absentee ballots …

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Calumet Suspends Police Officer Search

The Village of Calumet is giving up its effort to hire a police officer.  At last night’s village council meeting, council member Doug Harrer said the current posting has produced no qualified applicants. The public safety committee suggested abandoning the effort – for now – and considering using the money …

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Trump Jr. Coming to Keweenaw

President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign is coming to the Copper Country. Donald Trump Jr. is scheduled to make a stop at the Houghton County Memorial Airport tomorrow afternoon at 4:30. Doors will open at 3:00. Tickets must be obtained in advance online, and are limited to two per request. The …

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Whitmer Signs Unemployment Extension

Extended unemployment benefits will continue in Michigan – for now. Governor Gretchen Whitmer yesterday signed the bills recently passed by the state house and senate that will keep the extended benefits in place through the end of the year. Whitmer called for the legislature to make the extension from 20 …

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New Redistricting Commission Member To Be Named

A new member of Michigan’s Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission is expected to be named this morning. Independent commissioner Glenn Shaw resigned last weekend, citing changed personal circumstances that would not allow him to fulfill his obligation. Shaw had been named to the commission September 23rd, to replace original member James …

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COVID Spotlight Turns Back to Gogebic County

The COVID-19 focus in the Western Upper Peninsula is swinging back to Gogebic County. The latest report released by the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department shows 59 more confirmed positives and 38 more probable positives in the five-county region. 24 of the confirmed positives and 35 of the probables came …

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