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Paint a Fire Hydrant Next Week with Hancock’s Fire Department

Hancock’s firemen needs the community’s help. After a year of some difficult weather, fire hydrants around town need a new coat of paint. Next Tuesday volunteers can pick up special hydrant paint, ad pick out a hydrant around town to paint. When volunteers arrive at their hydrant, they’ll need to …

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Great Lakes Encounter Symposium Invites Political Leaders from All Over the Great Lakes Region

After countless hours of work, coordination, and four years of hard work the Great Lakes Encounter Symposium starts in just two days. Organizers have invited government leaders from all levels, from all around the great lakes, including friends across the border in Canada. The purpose of the symposium is to …

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Copper Country Honors War Heroes

Residents gathered to pay their respects to those who died in defense of our country at Memorial Day observances across the Copper Country yesterday.  In Ahmeek, officials rededicated the refurbished local Honor Roll, with help from the Calumet High School band. At Evergreen Cemetery in L’Anse, James Dougovito from American …

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Newly-Minted State Troopers Head to Calumet

Three new state troopers are joining the Calumet Post, following their graduation from the latest Trooper Recruit School. Nineteen new officers were installed Friday, at a time when MSP Colonel Joe Gasper admits that relations between law enforcement and the community are at a low ebb… At a time when …

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Eastern Baraga County Highway Project Starts Today

Michigan highway construction projects that were paused for the Memorial Day weekend will resume in earnest today. In our region, an additional project will begin. Contractors will resurface 7.5 miles of highway from the US-41/M-28 intersection in Baraga County easterly to the Tioga Roadside Park. The effort will cost $4.3 …

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Copperwood Mine Inches Closer to Construction

The long-delayed Copperwood Mine project in northern Gogebic County has taken a step forward. Owner Highland Copper says it has received all the permits necessary to break ground. In its quarterly report released last week, officials noted the beginning of actual construction will still depend on financial market conditions, and …

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Peace Vigil at Bridgeview Park Tonight for Victims in Texas School Shooting

Tonight, members of the community are gathering at Bridgeview Park to observe a moment of silence for the 21 victims of the Uvalde, Texas school shooting. The event will start gathering at 5:30 pm, followed with a 20 minute vigil. Demonstrators will then begin to march along the Portage Lake …

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Houghton Preparing for the First Cruise Ship this Summer

Houghton is preparing for the cruise lines to start coming in next week. Everyone is exited and a little nervous to see everything go off without a hitch. As the summer progresses, City Manager Eric Waara anticipates the process of getting passengers off the boat and onto shore will go …

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Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Remembers Victims During Missing and Murdered Women Month

Human trafficking steals freedom from individuals, families and communities for the purpose of profits. The issue affects all races, creeds, ages, and demographics, and some more than others. Four out of five native women will be a victim of a violent crime (i.e. rape, murder, trafficking, abduction, sexual assault) during …

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High School Graduations Begin Tonight

Local high school seniors will begin to receive their diplomas tonight. Commencement ceremonies will begin at 6:00 at Jeffers High School, and at 7:00 at Calumet, Houghton, Lake Linden-Hubbell and Baraga. Hancock seniors will be saluted with a parade on Quincy Street tomorrow morning at 9:00. Graduation will follow at …

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