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Hancock summer events series kicks off in full this week

Downtown Hancock will be bustling Thursday and Friday as the summer calendar hits full stride. The Farmers Market and Hancock Tori fill up Quincy Green weekly from June 17th until September 30th. Vendors will be selling their wares and fresh produce from 3:00 to 6:00 PM. Friday marks the return …

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Minigrants boost school gardens

COVID-19 has changed the plans of the Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative, Keweenaw Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, and Keweenaw Land Trust. Initially envisioned as a collaboration for last year, Joan Chadde says that instead, a series of minigrants have been awarded to several area schools and organizations. Eleven groups received $75 each …

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Hancock budget workshops wrap up

Wednesday night marked the final budget work session for the City of Hancock. Infrastructure and the capital improvement plan had been tackled the week before, leaving the city’s pension plan as the last major topic to address, says Manager Mary Babcock. And the only thing that was really discussed in …

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Natural immunity to COVID more resilient than first thought

A Cleveland Clinic study released Wednesday contained great news. For those who have had COVID-19 and recovered, they are not getting sick from it again. The reinfection rate is very low, in line with that from the various vaccines being offered. Marquette County Public Health Medical Officer Dr. Robert Lorinser …

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KBIC hires new CEO

The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community has hired a new Chief Executive Officer. A release from Tribal Council President Chris Swartz confirms that Brigitte LaPointe-Dunham has accepted the position. LaPointe-Dunham is wrapping up her tenure as Director of Strategic Initiatives for the Upper Peninsula Health Plan in Marquette. LaPointe-Dunham has confirmed …

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McBroom wolf panel bill passes Senate

A bill sponsored by State Senator Ed McBroom is heading to the House for consideration. It would change the composition of the Wolf Management Advisory Council to only Upper Peninsula residents. McBroom says that the people tackling the issue should be those dealing with it, and wolves have no footprint …

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Fishing Derby this Sunday

The Lake Linden-Hubbell Sportsmen’s Association is hosting the 47th annual Rice Lake Fishing Derby this Sunday from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Due to COVID there will be no raffles or concessions this year, but the rest of the event is set to go on as normal. That includes the …

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Fatal accident near Otter Lake

At 3:24 PM Thursday afternoon the Houghton County Sheriff’s Office was called out to a single-vehicle accident on Tapiola Road near Donken Road. Two men were in the car, a 67-year-old from Pelkie and a 35-year-old from Nisula. The older man was taken to Baraga County Memorial Hospital by Bay …

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New option for Houghton readers

Black Ice Comics has moved from under the parking deck to Sheldon Avenue and it is utilizing a larger store to expand its services. In addition to superhero fare and manga, traditional books are for sale. Nonfiction, fiction, all genres are available says owner Shana Porteen. And soon there will …

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Triathlon possibly returning to Houghton

Mary Kaminski presented to Houghton’s City Council Wednesday night on plans to create a new endurance event. She wants to name it the Verna Mize Triathlon and her proposal would create two courses, one for kids under 16 and another for adults. The longer route would feature a half mile …

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