Recent Updates

Laurium Sets Village Christmas Party Date

Laurium has set the date for its annual Christmas party. At an otherwise quiet village council meeting this week, it was announced that the Skating with Santa event will be held December 14th from 3:00 until 4:30 at the George Gipp Arena. Admission will be free again this year, and …

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Hancock Public Library Adds Preschool Reading Program

The national 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program has come to the Hancock Public Library. The addition to the library’s offerings is part of the recent arrangement that has turned operation of the Hancock Library over to the Portage Lake District Library. The PLDL has been running the 1,000 Books program …

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U.P. Unemployment Rate Falls

The unemployment rate in the Upper Peninsula fell in October. The seasonally unadjusted rate dropped to 3.6 percent. That’s down from 4.0 percent in September, and just above the statewide rate of 3.5 percent.  Locally, Houghton County matched the 3.5 percent state average. Keweenaw County’s unemployment rate was 4.0 percent… …

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