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Brownfield panel looks at former saw mill

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EAGLE RIVER — Chuck Bennetts, chairman of the Keweenaw County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority, discussed three brownfield sites his organization has worked with since its founding and having received a $200,000 grant from the Michigan Department of Environmental Protection Agency in 2009. ...

Rookie success generates robotics interest in L’Anse

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L’ANSE — The L’Anse High School FIRST robotics team made it to the state championship at Saginaw Valley State University, and that’s where their participation ended, but Cara Wightman said it was good experience for them anyway. Wightman, who is the team’s coach, said the LHS team ...

Senate candidate found dead after repeat drunk driving arrest

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LANSING — Following a years-long public battle with alcoholism, state Rep. John Kivela, D-Marquette, was found dead in his Lansing home Tuesday. Lansing Police Department Public Information Officer Robert Merritt said authorities responded to a residence on the 200 block of North Chestnut ...

4-Business Open House & Customer Appreciation Day this Saturday!

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Three of the biggest segments of the Copper Country economy are tourism, construction and outdoor recreation. This Saturday, four businesses, covering all three segments of those important parts of the economy will hold an Open House and Customer Appreciation Day. This includes DB Motorsports ...

KNHP in fierce competition for Park Service funding

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CALUMET — The Keweenaw National Historical Park is hoping to secure funding for projects in the park’s Calumet and Quincy units, according to Park Superintendent Wendy Davis. During her report to the KNHP Advisory Commission, Davis said one of those proposed projects is to place a ...

Air Force Brownfield: Keweenaw County hears cleanup plan

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EAGLE RIVER — The Keweenaw County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (BRA) hosted an informal informational presentation to describe upcoming environmental activities at the former Calumet Air Force Station, also referred to simply as Mount Horace Greeley. Chuck Bennetts, BRA chairman, ...

Board gets Medical Care Facility update

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HOUGHTON — With renovations at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in their fifth week, administrator Tammi Lehto updated the County Board on the progress Tuesday. The facility broke ground on the first phase of an $8.5 million construction and renovation project in March. Areas ...

Water, police work up in Baraga

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BARAGA — Water rates in Baraga Township are on the rise again. In accordance with the terms of its water system grant from the Department of Agriculture Rural Development, Baraga Village has been incrementally raising rates every six months. The rates were raised one year ago, then again ...

NPS won’t move Isle Royale headquarters across lake

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CALUMET — After almost 10 years of consideration, the National Park Service decided not to move the Isle Royale National Park headquarters from Houghton across Portage Lake to the former Quincy Smelting Works site in Ripley. During his report to the Keweenaw National Historical Park ...

Die-in protest against GOP health care plan

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The Houghton County Democratic Party, in partnership with Indivisible and Houghton/Keweenaw Forward Action Michigan, is hosting a “Trumpcare Die-In” to protest the AHCA The event will be held on Saturday at noon in Veteran’s Park in Houghton.

Lake Linden-Hubbell Board backs regional CTE millage

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The Lake Linden-Hubbell Public Schools board gave its unanimous backing to the Copper Country Intermediate School District’s proposed millage to support career and technical education Monday night. The CCISD’s proposal for 1 mill will be at the August special election. It would generate ...

Store opens for kids to shop for Mother’s Day gifts

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CALUMET — From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, the New Beginnings Angel Mission Free Store will be open for Mother’s Day shopping only to children, no parents allowed. Terry Bazin, Free Store co-director, said four years ago, the store started the special kids only shopping days to allow ...

Bank Startup: Baraga officials see land bank as moneymaker

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L’ANSE — The Baraga County Land Bank Authority has the startup funds necessary to begin managing abandoned properties, with an eye at the bottom line — increasing revenues. The Baraga County Board adopted a resolution Monday to transfer $10,000 to its newly formed land bank, at the ...

LL-H Board approves bond-funded upgrades

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LAKE LINDEN — After bids came back $445,000 under budget for projects related to the Lake Linden-Hubbell Public Schools, the district board approved an estimated $270,000 of work at its meeting Monday. “There’s an advantage to us of running some more things through the construction ...

Drug awareness workshop for parents starting

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HOUGHTON — Guiding Good Choices, a parenting workshop focusing on drug awareness is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. on Thursday at the Copper Country Mental Health Institute on Sharon Avenue in Houghton. Guiding Good Choices is a five-session parenting workshop series that has been tested and ...

KBIC police now armed with Narcan

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BARAGA — A local police department has begun carrying opioid antagonist to treat people who overdose on narcotics. “The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community’s Tribal Police Department has issued Narcan to all its patrol officers,” Chief Duane Misegan announced in a press release last ...