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CCISD veterans recognized for years of service

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HANCOCK — Two longtime members of the Copper Country Intermediate School District (CCISD) were recognized for their years of service Tuesday by the CCISD Board. Peggy Myllyoja, executive secretary to the superintendent of the CCISD, was recognized at Tuesday’s regular meeting for four ...

Hundreds of companies attracted to MTU fair

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HOUGHTON — Wednesday's Fall Career Fair at Michigan Technological University is shaping up to be one of the biggest on record. Career Services Director Steve Patchin is calling it "the third largest career fair in Michigan Tech history." To date, 340 companies have registered to be a part ...

Finlandia’s Ruska Festival celebrates explosion of fall colors

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HANCOCK — In the Copper Country, September ends with an explosion of color in the forests, much like in Finland. Finlandia University’s Festival Ruska celebrates that synergy and the Keweenaw Peninsula’s Finnish roots through cultural activities starting today and running through ...

Airport gets $1.6M grant

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HOUGHTON — The Houghton County Memorial Airport will rehabilitate its runway and apron and buy snow removal equipment with a recent $1.6 million federal grant. The Federal Aviation Administration grant is distributed from a $3.5 billion set aside for airports with more than 10,000 ...

Mobile Food Pantry tomorrow

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Tomorrow the much-anticipated Mobile Food Pantry will take place in the parking lot of Baraga High School. The event will begin at 4:30 p.m. The Mobile Pantry will contain a variety of foods, including fresh produce. Clients will not have to show identification or proof of income to receive ...

Board moves forward with lodge sale process

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EAGLE RIVER — The Keweenaw County Board last Wednesday discussed moving forward with a Dallas company in reaching a purchase agreement for the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge. County attorney Charles Miller said he is recommends moving forward with Anthony Lane Partners (ALP). “My view is ...

Lost teen found in Hancock

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HANCOCK — Houghton County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the area of Hancock Township’s Waasa Road and M-203 in response to a missing, endangered juvenile at approximately 3 p.m. Monday. The teen was believed to be in the woods in the surrounding area, according to a release from the ...

Letter of intent starts sales negotiations: attorney

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EAGLE RIVER — Charles Miller, attorney for Keweenaw County, explained to the public what procedure would be in negotiating a purchase agreement for the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge with Anthony Lane Partners (ALP) at the County Board’s meeting last week. “I think what the public needs to ...

Ontonagon REA member arrested at board meeting

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A member of the Ontonagon County Rural Electrification Association (REA) was arrested at a Board of Directors meeting Aug. 21 when he refused to leave the meeting after making a statement to the board. After being informed he could address the board, cooperative member Patrick Kitzman of ...

Hancock student drowns Sunday

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HANCOCK — Jimmy Bell, a 17-year-old Hancock Central High School student, is being mourned by students and staff today after his death from a drowning incident in Houghton Saturday. “The community has been reached out to the district,” he said. “We have counselors available for our ...

Big turnout for celebration

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Rain didn’t keep more than 400 people from celebrating Aspirus-Ontonagon Hospital’s 10th anniversary held earlier this month. The event was held outside of the hospital under tents, and included games, prizes, food, and the opportunity for both local hospital management and management ...

New Vision: Bidder lodge plan is to change resort’s nature

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EAGLE RIVER — Anthony Lane Partners (ALP) of Dallas, which has expressed an interest in purchasing the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge from Keweenaw County, has a vision that would change the nature of the resort into an institute. Nancy Bruce, one of the APL partners, discussed her company’s ...

Lodge’s August numbers up from last year

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EAGLE RIVER — The Keweenaw Mountain Lodge showed a profit again in August in spite of a decline in revenue from the year before, according to Harvey Desnick, KML coordinator. “All the engines were firing in August, and the results were excellent,” Desnick told the KML Board last ...

Rise of Robots: Automation hitting labor economy

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HOUGHTON — Within years, the increase of automation could put millions of people out of work and cause economic chaos, advisers warned the president. The president was Lyndon Johnson, and the warnings of wide-scale catastrophe in the mid-1960s didn’t come to pass — then. However, they ...

Big turnout for Ewen’s 41st Log Jamboree

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EWEN — In this country’s bicentennial year of 1976 that Ewen held its first Log Jamboree. Even the active volunteers of the Ewen Civic Association could not have asked for better weather and more people that took place on this past weekend’s event. The 41st Ewen Log Jamboree started ...

DNR meets at Porkies: Several issues were in conversation

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Representatives from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the Michigan Natural Resource Commission met Wednesday at the Porcupine Mountains Ski Chalet for the Western Upper Peninsula Citizens Advisory Council (WUP-CAC) and hosted by Gogebic Community College (GCC). Before the ...

Changes potentially in store for lodge

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EAGLE RIVER — Nancy Bruce of Anthony Lane Partners (ALP) told the Keweenaw County board that she is not sure if the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge would operate as it has if her company takes possession of it. “That we’re not sure (of) yet,” she said. “What we’ve been doing is ...

Lake Linden looks at campground signups for Fourth of July

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LAKE LINDEN — Lake Linden will keep its system for allocating Fourth of July campground spots for the coming year, but will explore alternatives for 2019. The village now allows campers to sign up for spots on a first-come, first served basis on Jan. 2. Many residents line up at the ...

Hancock honors officers, citizen

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HANCOCK — Two Hancock police officers who saved a woman’s life were honored during Wednesday’s Hancock City Council meeting, as was the organizer of the city’s Key Ingredient event. Sgt. Wayne Ohtonen and Officer Ryan LaBerge received the city’s Life Saving Award for successfully ...