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Houghton exploring how to pay for parking deck demolition

With an estimated price tag of one-million dollars, how to pay to tear down the aging downtown parking deck is as complicated a problem for the Houghton City Council as figuring out what to replace it with. Manager Eric Waara gave a presentation at Wednesday’s meeting, laying out a potential …

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Winter Carnival gets off on the right foot

The 100th anniversary of Michigan Tech’s Winter Carnival roared to life Wednesday evening with the all-nighter. The Inter-Residence Hall Council entertained a boisterous crowd with a slate of All-Star Game contests for broomball’s different leagues. Pancakes, sausages, and other breakfast staples could be found in Fisher Hall. Speakers were set …

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Man hailing from Dollar Bay bleeds Honolulu blue and silver

For many, rooting for the Detroit Lions is a chore. For Gary Campioni, it is a passion. The former resident of Dollar Bay is part of a diehard contingent known as the Blue Mane Group. Campioni’s persona is the Macho Mane, where he dons attire similar to the former wrestler …

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Barnelopet this Sunday

The “children’s race” is back. Put on annually by the Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club and the Sons of Norway, the 15th Barnelopet will happen this Sunday with registration at the Four Seasons Chalet in the Hancock Driving Park. Wayne Stordahl says there are four different distances, depending on the age …

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Calumet planning commission readies zoning ordinance

Hancock is not the only municipality preparing to bring a revision of its zoning ordinance before its council. Calumet has employed Beckett and Raeder of Ann Arbor, Michigan to help prepare its 189-page rough draft. Members of the Calumet Planning Commission presented on their work and fielded questions at the …

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New gauge estimates tourism’s economic impact

The Keweenaw Convention and Visitors Bureau is attempting to estimate the economic windfall tourism creates for the Copper Country. The organization has included a new dashboard on its website that tracks what visitors spend on lodging, recreation, retail, food and drinks, and transportation. It gives an explanation on the methodology …

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Village of Calumet council president resigns

Today marks the final day in Calumet politics for Council President Brian Abramson. He has recently moved from the village, settling in Ontonagon County’s Rockland Township. Abramson has been president since the 2020 election, but served on the council prior to that. He says that eliminating outdated resolutions from the …

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Adams Township Approves New Zoning Ordinance

Adams Township board was presented last night with their planning commission draft of their zoning ordinance. And with the unanimous support of the room, the township accepted the new proposed zoning which splits the township into six new categories; agricultural, commercial, forest district, recreation, residential, and rural residential. The ordinance …

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Keweenaw Wild Ones stresses importance of native plants

Plant this, don’t plant that! Sigrid Resh from Michigan Tech and the Keweenaw Invasive Species Management Area (KISMA) will be giving a presentation on the subject tomorrow evening. The virtual talk is being sponsored by Keweenaw Wild Ones. Marcia Goodrich says that unfortunately some of the area’s most popular plantings …

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Ring of Silence showing tonight

A film about human trafficking, and what it can look like in Michigan, is screening at Hancock Central High School tonight. A reception will start at 5:30 for Ring of Silence and the movie begins at 6:15. Keweenaw Report spoke with Iron River Police Chief Curt Herrington. He says that …

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