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Vacancy opening up on Hancock Council

Hancock Councilman Will Lytle will be resigning from the body at Wednesday’s meeting. Since he was awarded his doctorate from Michigan Tech, various interview opportunities have opened up outside of the Copper Country for Lytle. The opening means the council will soon be accepting applications for the seat. To be …

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COVID test results slow to come back

It is taking longer to get test results back for COVID-19 samples than the length of the actual isolation period for a person suspected to be positive for the disease. Commissioner Glenn Anderson asked about testing available in the wake of the omicron surge at Monday’s Western Upper Peninsula Health …

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Inmate walks away from work crew

Update: Harri was located and returned to the Houghton County Jail according to a department release shortly after 6:30 PM. The Houghton County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the MSP Calumet Post, Laurium Police Department, MSP K-9, and Superior Search and Rescue. Houghton County Sheriff’s Department personnel are actively searching …

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Laurium hires new manager

Laurium’s new manager comes from a background in aerospace and the defense industry. Now her goal is to strap a rocket to the back of the village as it attempts a comeback story. Laurium has changed from an administrator role to village manager for the first time in its history, …

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More groups file suit against redistricting commission

Late last week several groups filed suit against the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission, alleging partisan bias. Drawing districts that are competitive is part of the mandate for the group, but there are many other factors to consider, including adherence to the Federal Voting Rights Act and attempting to keep …

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Dollar Bay – Tamarack City gets therapy dog

The Dollar Bay – Tamarack City School District has a brand new puppy. Bolt is an English Cream Goldendoodle and, at just nine weeks old, still very much in the training stages of becoming a therapy dog. Bolt was donated to the district by Steve and Marsha Daniels, who are …

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Baraga gets water system grant

The Village of Baraga received a $170,000 grant from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy to verify if any water lines contain copper or lead. Manager LeAnn LeClair says that nearly half of all pipes in the system are made from unknown materials. The number of unknowns …

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Tech Hockey Sweeps Bemidji – Sunday Sports Wrap

High School In high school hockey Saturday… • Houghton outskated Salem 4-1. Matthew Rowe, Camden Markham, Mike Maillette and Landon Stevens scored for the Gremlins. Bryant Lee made 16 saves. • Hancock lost to Bay Port 6-0. • Jeffers fell 2-1 at Manistique. Ethan Bell’s jump shot at the buzzer gave …

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Michigan Tech’s Winter Carnival starts tomorrow

The all-nighter is next month, but that doesn’t stop Winter Carnival from getting underway on campus tomorrow. The first special event begins Saturday morning. Snow volleyball begins on the softball diamonds off Sharon Avenue at 10:00. Snow soccer starts at 1:00 on Sunday afternoon on the recreation fields next to …

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Baraga County Chamber hosting third annual Ice Melt

It was a bit of a late start this season as Keweenaw Bay stayed stubbornly ice free through December and early January. That has not deterred the Baraga County Chamber of Commerce, though. They are announcing their third annual Ice Melt contest. The group has put a drum out, visible …

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