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Calumet’s Elise Matz part of presentation on climate change

Citizens’ Climate Lobby, an organization that describes itself as a “nonprofit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy climate change organization focused on national policies to address climate change,” is hosting a presentation Wednesday night featuring Calumet Trustee Elise Matz. The talk is entitled, “Climate and Community in Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula.” …

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Huge turnout for Ahmeek Fire fundraiser

Saturday’s Ahmeek Fire Department spaghetti dinner saw over 100 more people attend than was expected. Grant Administrator Michael Defina says the fundraiser is seeing explosive growth over the past couple of years. It was an overwhelming success. We planned on feeding 500 people and the unofficial final count was 635. …

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Light Up Baraga County returning Dec. 11

Plans are coming together for the annual Christmas celebration in L’Anse. At a brief village council meeting last night, councilor LeAnn Davis said the date for Light Up Baraga County has been set for December 11th. Santa is coming December 11th from 12 to 2:00. The [L’Anse] Fire Department is …

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Project Lifesaver enrollment open

Project Lifesaver is a cooperative program among several Copper Country county law enforcement departments that is designed to help find those with cognitive impairments quickly. Houghton County Sheriff Josh Saaranen says everyone in his agency has been trained on the technology. It’s been a good week. The weather’s been a …

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L’Anse Health Department office suspending services temporarily

Baraga County commissioners are concerned about what they hope is a temporary reduction in direct services from the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department. At last night’s meeting, board members noted that staffing shortages have forced the health department to suspend services at its L’Anse office at least through the end …

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Hancock dog park soft opening still on track for this year

A ribbon cutting and full grand opening is not likely until next spring, but dogs will have a chance to test out the new pet park at the Houghton County Fairgrounds by the time the snow flies. Hancock Recreation Chairperson Deb Mann talks about the progress at the site. The …

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Copper Island Academy gives mid-semester report card

The area’s newest school is two months into its maiden year and Principal Steve Aho is happy with the progress being made. He said that the most difficult aspect of the Copper Island Academy launch was filling out staffing needs. Finding teachers has been a problem in recent years for …

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COVID-19 Update

For the seven-day period ending Wednesday, November 3rd, COVID cases were mostly stable, and extremely elevated, across the Copper Country. Houghton County is experiencing the highest transmission rate recorded since the beginning of the pandemic. Cases inched upwards from 210 to 227. Baraga and Keweenaw Counties are seeing less activity, …

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Houghton County Sheriff’s Office locates missing girl

Editor’s note: This article originally identified the name of the girl who was being searched for, printing it as it appeared in the press release from the Houghton County Sheriff’s Department. Her family has asked that we remove her name from the story and we have honored that request. Late …

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Incumbents Advance in KBIC Primary

All four sitting members of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Tribal Council whose terms expire this year are among those who advanced in Saturday’s primary election. Results are unofficial until approved by Tribal leadership. Two members will be elected from each district. The top four vote-getters from the primary will …

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