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Lac La Belle Lodge and Black Bear near agreement

Black Bear, Inc., which operates Mount Bohemia Ski Resort, and Lac La Belle Lodge are reviewing an agreement created during mediation on Monday. The case dates back to last May, filed in United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan. The deal is still preliminary until all documents …

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Houghton Planning Commission recap

Houghton City Manager Eric Waara began Tuesday evening’s Planning Commission meeting with a manager’s report, including an update on Michigan Tech’s Master Plan revisions. The school remains confident that it can substantially grow both the undergraduate and graduate student populations in the coming decades. The current goal is to expand …

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Two arrested after home search turns up crystal meth

Two men are currently housed at the Houghton County Jail following the execution of a search warrant at a Stanton Township home by law enforcement yesterday. Inside the Superior View Road residence was a “significant amount” of crystal methamphetamine, which has been seized by police. Both men, one 31- and …

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MSP Calumet Investigating Franklin Twp Homicide

UPDATE (Wednesday evening): The alleged murderer and his victim in Monday’s incident have been identified by the Michigan State Police. A copy of the full statement: “The suspect in the homicide was arraigned today in the 97th District Court.  Isaiah Strieter, 18 years old, from the Houghton/Hancock area, was arraigned on …

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US Dept. of Agriculture aids L’Anse sewer rebuild

The next phase of the L’Anse sewer system rebuild is proceeding. At Monday’s meeting, the village council approved $2.7 million in contracts for work on the collection system, the sewer plant, and several lift stations. Village Manager Bob LaFave thanked the federal government for stepping up when the bids came …

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Copper Country Senior Meals benefitting from grant

The Portage Health Auxiliary has awarded a $2,500 grant to Copper Country Senior Meals to improve the agency’s ability to keep food heated. New containers can be connected to the delivery vehicle directly, allowing temperature to be maintained for a prolonged period of time. Copper Country Senior Meals says including …

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Fallout in Lansing after nursing home death audit

A report from the state’s nonpartisan Office of the Auditor General says that an additional 2,386 people died in Michigan nursing homes while a controversial Executive Order was in effect in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. The document was first leaked mid-month and is already causing fallout. State …

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Baraga Elementary remote only for this week

Principal Lori Wisniewski has sent a letter home to parents, regretfully informing them that Baraga Elementary will be reduced to remote learning for this week, to return to in person instruction on January 31st. She says staff shortages and illness due to omicron are to blame. Changes in quarantine protocol …

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Hancock hosting skating party and Barnelopet on same day

Hancock’s Laurn Grove Ice Rink is going to look a little like Rockefeller Plaza on Sunday, February 13th when the city hosts a skating party. Refreshments will be provided and all are welcome. Municipal officials just ask that you leave the sticks and pucks at home. The facility is located …

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Guardians of the Keweenaw Ridge react to latest Scotia Wind Farm push

Rochester, Michigan based Circle Power updated plans last fall to locate all twelve turbines of its proposed Scotia Wind Farm within Adams Township. Originally, the proposal was to have a portion in neighboring Stanton Township as well. After both municipalities put a moratorium on any potential development for at least …

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