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League of Women Voters Inviting the Public to Learn about Voting Rights

League of Women Voters’ chapters across the state are talking about voting rights for Michigan citizens. Next Thursday, November 11th, Richelle Winkler from MTU’s college of science and arts will lead a conversation in the copper country. LWV Copper Country chapter President Barry Fink said Winkler will talk about the …

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Turn your clocks back this weekend

Daylight Savings Time ends early Sunday morning, meaning everyone will have an extra hour of sleep to cherish. Since the George W. Bush administration, the transition in the fall has happened the first weekend in November. We will stay on standard time until March. The change means that sunrise and …

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Toys for Tots campaign underway

The familiar boxes are back out at area businesses and the Toys for Tots collection is underway. On Friday, Jim Mattson was delivering a container to the Michigan Tech School of Forestry, one of his final stops. He is a part of the Marine Corps League’s Keweenaw Detachment, which oversees …

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Keweenaw Chamber taking applications for leadership program

If you are interested in improving your leadership skills and using those talents to potentially contribute to an area business or organization, the application deadline for the Leadership Keweenaw program is November 30th. Those accepted will meet once a month from January to June of 2022 to hone specific aspects …

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Holidays alter government meeting schedule

The meeting schedule for several Houghton governmental bodies will be altered in the coming months due to the holiday season. The Planning Commission traditionally convenes the fourth Tuesday of each month with City Council gathering the second and fourth Wednesday. Next Wednesday is the second public engagement session regarding the …

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Keweenaw Chamber helping to promote Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday was started barely a decade ago, but it has quickly become a staple of the holiday shopping season. It takes place a day after Black Friday, which has traditionally been a boon to larger retail stores. This year, the promotion is set for November 27th, two days …

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LaBine Picked for One More Year as Mayor of Hancock

Same seats, and new roles. Current mayor Paul LaBine will remain in his position. He was nominated by council member Ron Blau for a one year term. His re-election to the seat of mayor was voted unanimously among the council. Outgoing Mayor Pro Tem John Haeussler nominated Kurt Rickard to …

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Michigan drivers set to catch a break

The Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association (MCAA) voted unanimously to grant Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s request to deliver refund checks to every Michigander with auto insurance earlier this week. Changes to Michigan’s insurance laws in 2019 revoked the requirement that unlimited coverage be provided for medical related to automobile accidents. That has …

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Western UP Health Department gets $20,000 grant

The National Association of County and City Health Officials has awarded the Western UP Health Department a $20,000 grant, one of only four given throughout the country. Each award is aimed at bolstering communications with mothers and their families. Sue Kauppi says the WUPHD program will take the form of …

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Gogebic Community College recognized by UP Michigan Works!

If you are looking to transition into manufacturing or health care, and are in need of short term training for a necessary credential, Gogebic Community College is expanding access to solutions that fit your situation. The opportunity is available for both current students or those outside of campus who meet …

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