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Renovated Copper Harbor Lighthouse still hidden from public

Restoration work has been ongoing at the Copper Harbor Lighthouse, but it remains mostly a mystery to the public. Only so much can be gleaned from a distance and the property connecting Fort Wilkins State Park to the remote structure is privately owned, with no easement in place. Park Supervisor …

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L’Anse road repairs almost finished

Two long-awaited street paving projects in L’Anse are nearing completion. At last night’s council meeting, village manager Bob LaFave said most of the paving on Baraga Avenue has already been completed. Paving on L’Anse Avenue should begin today. Work on both streets should be completed by early next week. LaFave …

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Calumet looking for new village manager

Former Calumet Board President Dave Geisler is in a familiar position again, serving the village’s government on an interim basis. Geisler says it wasn’t exactly the way he expected his summer to play out, but the departure of manager Caleb Katz for a job near Milwaukee, Wisconsin created a vacancy …

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Enhancements planned for Baraga circuit court

The circuit courtroom at the Baraga County Courthouse is scheduled to receive a significant technological upgrade today. A state-of-the-art recording and video projection system will be installed. One of the benefits will be the ability to display relevant exhibits and documents on a video screen. At last night’s county board …

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LaPointe-Dunham takes over at KBIC

Brigitte LaPointe-Dunham begins her tenure today as Chief Executive Officer of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community. She is a tribal member and her family has extensive experience in management roles within the group, says LaPointe-Dunham. My grandfather was an integral piece to what our tribe is today. He served as …

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Public Safety Day returning to Mohawk

The Keweenaw County Sheriff’s Department is hosting its fourth annual Public Safety Day this Saturday afternoon in Mohawk. Other agencies will be involved, including fire departments and ambulance crews. Sheriff Curt Pennala says there will be plenty of activities for the kids, important in uniting a community and those who …

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Houghton certified as a Redevelopment Ready Community

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced Friday that Houghton has been certified as a Redevelopment Ready Community. To gain the recognition the city had to complete an update to its Master Plan and make changes to the zoning code, review its internal processes, adopt new council and commission procedures, enhance …

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Boomtown Saints reclaim IFT championship

A familiar team from Lansing drank from the Julius T. Nachazel Cup Sunday evening, following two days of competition at the Hancock Driving Park. The 63rd International Frisbee Tournament consisted of 12 teams, with a local squad coming within points of playing for the championship. Hancock’s Shottle Bop crew ended …

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Strawberry Queen, Citizen of the Year honored

Sweet is the head that wears the crown. An overflow crowd lined the pavilion at Centennial Park in Chassell for the Strawberry Festival Queen competition Friday night. Thirteen contestants vied for the honor in the culmination of a week’s worth of effort. Sixty percent of the judges’ score came from …

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Mattila steps down as Stanton Township Supervisor

The Stanton Township Board of Trustees is tasked with replacing John Mattila as supervisor after he resigned at a meeting earlier this week. A controversial wind farm proposal has heated up in recent months, but Mattila said that was not a factor in his decision. I want to let you …

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