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Hancock Schools Interviewing Superintendent Candidates

A special meeting of the Hancock School Board is being held tonight to interview three candidates for Superintendent. Current Superintendent Kipp Beaudoin announced earlier this year that he would be stepping down in June. Each candidate will be interviewed for an hour. The board will hear from candidates Steve Patchin …

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KCVB Hires New Executive Director

The Keweenaw Convention & Visitor’s Bureau (KCVB) has a new executive director. Michigan Tech alumnus Brad Barnett has been hired for the position. Barnett said he is excited to join the KCVB and looks forward to promoting the Keweenaw as a destination for a variety of tourism activities. “Our area …

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Hiawatha Utilizes Aerial Ignition for Prescribed Burns

Gladstone, MI — On Tuesday and Wednesday, May 7 and 8, 2019, Hiawatha National Forest fire personnel successfully conducted two prescribed fires in the Raco, Michigan, area. The 573-acre Rifle Range Prescribed Fire and 237-acre Porcupine Prescribed Fire both served the ongoing objectives of improving wildlife habitat and reducing hazardous fire fuels. …

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Calendar Filling Up At Calumet Public Library

The Calumet Public Library is rolling out their schedule of events for the coming months, featuring several great programs and events, as well as ways people can get involved. Author Karen Dionne will be visiting May 29th and multiple copies of her book, The Marsh King’s Daughter, are available to …

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Spring/Summer Hours Begin At Finlandia University Gallery

The Finlandia University Gallery in the Finnish American Heritage Center in Hancock is now operating under their spring and summer hours.  The gallery is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Please check the gallery webpage http://www.finlandia.edu/universitygallery/ for exhibition schedule.  The current exhibit Finlandia University International School of Art …

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Local Organizations Take Part In National Prevention Week

This week is SAMHSA’s National Prevention Week as communities and organizations across the country are helping to raise awareness about the importance of substance use prevention and positive mental health. Houghton/Keweenaw Communities That Care and Baraga County Communities That Care are focusing on prevention for youth, working with the UP …

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L’Anse Community Energy Kick-Off Tuesday

L’Anse electric utility customers are invited to learn about several new community energy programs to help save residents and businesses money on their electric bills. Participants of the L’Anse Community Energy Kick-Off will learn the details on the new Community Solar Program and learn if they qualify to participate in …

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