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More to Pasty Fest than eating pasty

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CALUMET — Pasty Fest would not be the same without lots and lots of pasties, but there are many other exciting events taking place this year that are not about eating pasties directly, but that certainly celebrate the pasty’s home here in the Copper Country. It’s hard to be called a ...

More housing needed? Gogebic-Ontonagon CAA conducting area survey

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ONTONAGON — What type of housing would you consider living in? What are you willing to pay for rent? This are just two of nine questions the Gogebic-Ontonagon Community Action Agency is asking to determine housing needs in Ontonagon and Gogebic counties. "We have a grant to see if there's ...

Economy threatened by harbor shoal

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ONTONAGON — Ontonagon County Clerk Stacy Preiss is drafting a letter requesting immediate assistance from federal and state officials to help open the Ontonagon harbor to commercial traffic. Scott Roehm, local businessman and Northern Initiatives representative, asked the board to consider ...

Pastyculture: Calumet hosts 14th Pasty Fest

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CALUMET — Main Street Calumet’s Pasty Fest began 14 years ago in recognition of one of the cultures, which came to the area during the copper-mining era, according to Leah Polzien. Polzien, Main Street Calumet executive director, said miners and their families who came from Cornwall, ...

Keep White Street one-way? Public split

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HANCOCK — The Hancock City Council conducted a public hearing on the issue of leaving White Street one-way up-bound to Lincoln Drive, or return it to two-way. The council voted to make the street one-way up-bound in 2014, citing concerns about traffic volumes and safety issues on the narrow ...

Fun Run: Baraga-area nurse inspired people to live healthy lifestyle

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L’ANSE — For Denise Marth, wellness involved eating well, exercising and having support of family, friends and community, sccording to Gordette Cote Leutz. “She committed her life to holistic medicine and healing,” said Cote Leutz, who is the executive director of the Baraga County ...

Highland, DEQ agree: Drilling damage fix going well

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Highland Copper will wrap up its remediation of exploratory drilling sites in the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park this summer. “We have been working hard and rehabilitation is well underway,” said Highland Copper Executive Vice President Carlos Bertoni, who invited the Daily ...

Celebrating roots: CopperFest comes to Ontonagon County

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ONTONAGON — CopperFest 2017 celebrates Ontonagon County's historical roots in mining and timber this weekend with a wide variety of events. Visitors to “Harbortown” on Friday can enjoy a twin pin, four-person golf scramble at the Ontonagon Golf Club, but things really heat up near ...

Murphy’s Law With Medical Emergencies

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Anyone who’s ever tried to plan an event knows how fast an emergency can happen. Whether it’s a big event, like your son or daughter’s wedding, or small event, like taking your family to the beach for the afternoon, unexpected “emergencies” always have the opportunity to ...

Council deliberates on future of White Street

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HANCOCK — The City Council had on its agenda for its regular meeting Wednesday a vote for the use of White Street, but the vote was tabled as council members discussed the issue following a public hearing on the issue. In 2014, the council voted to turn White Street from two-way to one-way ...

Digital project at Tech logs decades of changes

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HOUGHTON — Local history enthusiasts can now study changes that have occurred in the Copper Country from the 19th century through the mid-20th century, using a recently launched digital map-based project, according to a June 9 article by Mark Wilcox. “This digital map-based project allows ...

Keweenaw County Board opposes conservancy land swap

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EAGLE RIVER — The Keweenaw County Board went on record Wednesday to officially oppose a potential land swap involving the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and a private land owner which is a conservancy. The Keweenaw Community Forest Company approached the DNR to propose a ...

New Bake-Off this year

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After a disappointing turn of events for last year’s Pasty Fest bake-off due to an unexpected storm, Main Street Calumet has decided to change the rules a bit and will open up the event to the public more so than ever. In past years, the Pasty Fest bake-off has been set up with three ...

Fed maverick holds Copper Country town hall June 27

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HOUGHTON — Copper Country residents have an opportunity to hear facts and observations on monetary policy and the region’s financial outlook from one of the top federal officials involved in setting that policy. Neel Kashkari, president of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank, will hold a ...