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DNR Seeks Input on Wolf Management Plan

Michigan is updating its wolf management plan, and is looking for public input. The plan was created in 2008, and updated in 2015. The Department of Natural Resources has set out four goals: • Maintaining a viable wolf population. • Facilitating wolf-related benefits. • Minimizing wolf-related conflicts. • Conducting science-based and socially responsible management …

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Replacement of Jacobetti Vets Home Funded

Michigan’s new 2022-2023 budget includes money to replace the D.J. Jacobetti Veterans Home in Marquette. Plans call for the 41-year-old dormitory-like facility to be retired. The new compound will include a series of smaller, home-like, structures, with private bedrooms and common kitchen and gathering areas. It will house 100 residents. …

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Bergman Mute on Debate Request

Republican U.S. Representative Jack Bergman has not responded to a request from his upcoming election opponent that the two meet in a series of televised debates.  Democratic challenger Dr. Robert Lorinser had suggested three such events, and had asked Bergman to agree in principle by July 4th. In a release …

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Houghton-Keweenaw County 4-H 2022 Senior Scholarship Awarded

As received from the MUS Extension Service: The Houghton-Keweenaw County 4-H Program is excited to announce the presentation of the annual Houghton-Keweenaw County 4-H Senior Scholarship to Caleb Bach of Houghton. We congratulate Caleb for his dedication and active participation in 4-H for over 11 years. He credits 4-H for …

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Keweenaw County Sheriff had a Busy Holiday Weekend

The Keweenaw County Sheriff had a busy holiday weekend. On Thursday the sheriff department responded to an incident in Ahmeek for a man threatening a woman with a knife. The suspect was arrested near Dollar General in New Allouez. Sheriff deputies were assisted by Michigan State Police troopers. The following …

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Some Celebrate the Fourth of July, Others Demonstrate for Abortion Rights

While many celebrated the weekend with fireworks and backyard barbecues. Some residents embraced the rain yesterday as they demonstrated in favor of abortion rights in Michigan, from Veteran’s Memorial Park in Houghton. Protestors said, while reactions were mixed, the majority of the feedback consisted of positive honks and shouts from …

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Lumberjack Queen Crowned, but South Range Fireworks Delayed as Fourth Weekend Ends with Rain

Rain dampened the festivities, but didn’t dampen spirits at Independence Day celebrations across the region yesterday. Good turnouts were reported at parades, despite the wet weather.  Other activities were limited by the day-long soak. The showers also created foggy conditions beginning in the late afternoon. The South Range fireworks were …

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M-26 Paving Near Hubbell Begins Today

Traffic delays will begin as early as today between Hubbell and Lake Linden. The Michigan Department of Transportation is repaving 2.2 miles of M-26, running north of 21st Street. The project will cost around $1 million. Intermittent single-lane closures are expected to slow traffic through August.

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New State Budget to Help Ontonagon, Other Local Governments Struggling with Unfunded Retirement Debt

Michigan’s new budget includes help for local governments struggling to pay down debts to their employees’ retirement system. For years, during the ‘90s and early 2000s, the Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan underestimated the amount of money it would need to fund to cover future pensions. When retirements hit, …

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Carnegie Museum Increases Hours

The Carnegie Museum of the Keweenaw is increasing its operating hours.  After two years with reduced access because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Museum in downtown Houghton will be open Tuesdays through Fridays from noon until 5:00, and Saturdays from noon until 4:00. The museum’s current exhibits include:• “From Village …

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