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Kayak launch site supported by county

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COPPER HARBOR — The Keweenaw County Board went on record at March’s regular monthly meeting as supporting Grant Township’s Department of Natural Resources Passport Recreation Grant program for the financing of a kayak launch site to be located at the Michigan DNR Copper Harbor Marina. ...

Man Stabbed

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PORTAGE TOWNSHIP — A 20-year-old male was stabbed during a reported domestic altercation at about 6:40 a.m. Tuesday in the Otter Lake area. The extent of the victim’s injuries were unknown as of 10 a.m. An unidentified female was taken into custody, according to a Sheriff’s Department ...

MSP stepping up texting patrols in April

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April is “U Drive. U Text. U Pay” Month, and law enforcement officers across the state of Michigan will be stepping up patrols for motorists who text while driving, according to a release from the Michigan State Police Calumet Post. Michigan’s texting law prohibits drivers from reading, ...

School offers students personal safety resources

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HANCOCK — The police department is looking to get more personal safety materials in the hands of local kids. The materials would include a handbook for each student that comes with online safety video access, a customized local app with local safety contact information and digital ...

Bishop from Holy Land appeals for humanity from people of faith

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HANCOCK — “How can you live with other faiths today in such a world where we are living today?” asked Bishop Munib Younan of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land. Speaking at Finlandia University on Monday on the relationship between Islam, Judaism and ...

Snowmobile season extended

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The Department of Natural Resources announed Monday it has extended the snowmobile season on its trails through Sunday. There will be one groomer in operation on trails north of Calumet. 

Emails Exposed: Communication shows possible removal plotting

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ONTONAGON — Housing Commission secretary Sue Lockhart released several pages of private messages at the Village Council meeting that she said demonstrate attempts to stack the commission to remove her. The documents were released to the council members and reporters. The bulk of the ...

Raising awareness for breast cancer with bras

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The Michigan Technological University Society of Intellectual Sisters (SIS) held its 14th annual Bra Show to raise money and spread awareness for Breast Cancer on Saturday. SIS is an organization for women on campus that promotes diversity, sisterhood and scholarship amongst its members and ...

Police: Drugs, domestic violence are crime issues

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Drugs and domestic violence incidents are the largest problems the Houghton community faces. Houghton Police Dept. Lt. Nick Roberts said throughout the 25 years he has been here, drug crime and domestic violence incidents have risen. “There are a lot more drug problems here than we used ...

Houghton OKs Portage Cove lighting

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HOUGHTON — Portage Cove is about to become brighter. The Houghton City Council approved $64,520 for additional street lighting, which was bid out to Erico Electric of Hancock. Erico was the lowest of three bidders, with another being rejected for an incomplete bid. The amount covers a ...

Timber company requests access to Greeley parcel

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EAGLE RIVER — J.M. Longyear Company has requested permission in writing to cross a parcel of property owned by Keweenaw County to access and remove timber products from lands owned by Lake Superior Timberlands property in Houghton Township. In an email from Bethany Baetsen of Longyear to ...

Vigilance, bridge construction discussed

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ONTONAGON — In a public statement at last week's Village Council meeting, Sheriff’s Deputy Matt Weaver urged residents to be alert and report suspicious behavior. “I just wanted to ask all of you to be very vigilant,” Weaver said, explaining that officers pay close attention to tips ...

Great Festivity: LBFE holds Easter dinner

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HANCOCK — People without a place to go for an Easter dinner could find one at nine Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly locations in the Copper Country and Marquette Sunday. At the Hancock site, they prepared about 100 meals, including ham, potatoes, vegetables and more, said lead ...

Challenge issued: Farm demands control of wells on property

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EAGLE RIVER — Two water wells and pump houses on Gratiot Lake Drive in Houghton Township were the subject of a letter to Keweenaw County Board Chairman Don Piche, dated Feb. 6, 2018. The wells had served the former U.S. Air Force base on Mt. Horace Greeley, and were installed over 60 years ...

Spring ice thaw begins

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HANCOCK — Even with spring temperatures being uncooperative, the Lake Superior ice is well on its way out. The level of ice cover was high this year, compared to the past few years, reaching 77 percent coverage according to Sarah Green of the Great Lakes Research Center. According to data ...

Garbage pail sounds: Turning scrap into musical instruments

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HOUGHTON — One man’s trash is another man’s world-touring musical instruments. Scrap Arts Music is exactly what the band's name sounds like. Making instruments himself from industrial scrap material, Gregory Kozak is able to create unexpected sounds with his finds. The group performed ...

Celebrating Youth Arts Month

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Provided image The Copper Country Community Arts Center (CCCAC) in Hancock is featuring artwork from local students throughout March to celebrate Youth Arts Month. Pictured here is “We Love CLK” by Isabella Kangas, a first-grade artist at CLK Elementary School.

KBIC focusing on food growth

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The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Natural Resource Department (NRD) encourages food sovereignty in Baraga County with its Community People’s Garden in L'Anse. Karena Schmidt, NRD ecologist, said the garden, in several different variations, has been around for about ten years, as an effort ...

‘You’re gonna need a bigger boat’

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I'm a movie and television fan and have been my entire life. When I was in 10th grade, I took a film study class that simultaneously made me love and hate movies. It taught me to watch for things that were out of place such as power lines in the old west, phones, lights, or anything that ...