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Looking at the Copper Country’s contribution to Notre Dame hockey

Less than two weeks until the Fighting Irish skate at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena, perhaps the highest profile nonconference opponent for the Huskies to visit the Copper Country in years. Hancock councilman and historian John Haeussler says there is a lot of history tying this region to Notre …

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Houghton County names new administrator

When Ben Larson leaves his post at the end of the month, the current controller will be the one filling the coveted administrator spot. At a meeting Tuesday afternoon, the Houghton County Board of Commissioners unanimously selected Elizabeth Bjorn for the job. Bjorn has risen through the ranks, starting as …

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Circle Power explains its reasoning behind FOIA request

Supervisor Gerald Heikkinen revealed that Circle Power and a Grand Rapids law firm had submitted a Freedom of Information Act request at Monday’s Adams Township Board of Trustees meeting. The Guardians of the Keweenaw Ridge released a statement the next morning saying that the tactic represented an attempt at intimidation. …

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State Superintendent visits CCISD

State Superintendent Dr. Michael Rice visited six different Copper Country Intermediate School District member facilities today. He began his tour at E. B. Holman School in Stanton Township, where he read to a first grade classroom and then was taken on a tour by three middle school students. It is …

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Circle Power amends its wind farm plans

Circle Power executive Chris Moore said his company intends to triple the number of wind turbines in its development proposal for Adams Township at a Monday meeting of the Board of Trustees. [Correction: Story originally said Circle Power is increasing to eight in Adams Township. It is increasing its proposal …

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Michigan Tech putting on a flurry of concerts

From campus to the Quincy Mine Hoist, Michigan Tech is making sure the hills of the Copper Country are alive with the sound of music this week. Six concerts will take place over four days. In what may be a musical first, hard hats will be a necessary accessory for …

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Volunteers help touch up Calumet structures

The Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance has been helping to organize volunteer groups to “button up” dilapidated properties in Calumet. The structures range from commercial businesses to residential homes, all of which have already been foreclosed on. Main Street Calumet has also been instrumental in organizing the work. Executive Director Leah …

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Worker shortage focus of intense study

Michigan Tech School of Business and Economics Professor Gary Campbell says few subjects are drawing more interest right now than the struggle of companies to find new workers. Campbell says it will be a fascinating situation to watch unfold if you are not involved. He warns that it may prove …

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Update: Fatal Vehicle Crash in L’Anse

John Saarinen of L’Anse Fire Department added that the L’Anse Fire Department extinguished the burning vehicle and the vehicle was removed by 906 Towing after the MSP did a crash reconstruction.   ********************************************************************** On Friday a vehicle crash in L’Anse led to one fatality. At approximately 10:15 pm October 1st, …

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Trail Marker System Efforts Continue

Correction: The story originally read that the Mohawk Fire Department assisted with Off Road rescues, it in fact the Ahmeek Fire Department. ***************************************************************************** With snowfall right around the corner, efforts to mark the hundreds of miles of trails in Keweenaw County continues. The gofundme.com campaign has a goal of $7,500, …

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