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Hancock Police requests help

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HANCOCK — The Hancock Police are requesting the public’s help in locating a Hancock resident reported missing at 10:45 p.m. on Tuesday, November 7. Missing is Duane E. Kangas, age 38, according to a release from the Hancock City Police. Kangas is a white male, 5 feet, 8 inches tall, ...

No Sale Again: Adoba withdraws offer to purchase Mountain Lodge

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EAGLE RIVER — Adoba Hotels withdrew its letter of intent to purchase the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge on Monday, according to Keweenaw County Board member Jim Vivian. James Henderson CEO of Adoba withdrew his letter of intent on November 6, the same day a special board meeting was held to ...

Planting natives can help prevent issues with invasive species

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HOUGHTON — Remove the invasive and reintroduce the native—a key combination for keeping Michigan's ecosystems healthy.  As part of her talk on invasive species removal, Jill Fisher, botanist and educator for the Keweenaw Invasive Species Management Area (KISMA) encouraged gardeners to ...

Upland Road made one-way during construction phase

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HOUGHTON — Upland Road will be made into a one-way street on a temporary basis while contractors use the uphill lane as they construct an apartment building. “It’ll be wide enough for the downhill traffic and then walking traffic,” Houghton City Manager Eric Waara said at ...

DEQ official unveils plan to improve UP electronics recycling

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HOUGHTON—Environmentally conscious community members and organizations are trying to make electronics recycling simpler in the local area. The Copper Country Recycling Initiative and the UP Electronics Recycling Network hosted a presentation by Steve Noble of the Michigan Department of ...

Toys for Tots campaign

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The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program has been remembering needy children at Christmas for seventy years. Beginning with a handcrafted Raggedy Ann doll in 1947, the program has grown to where eighteen million toys were distributed to seven million children by 792 local campaigns ...

Preseason Ritual: Salvation Army ringing again for Red Kettle drive

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HANCOCK — Every year around this time, the Salvation Army begins recruiting volunteers to ring the bells, said Leonita Schweigert, corps administrator — and as with past years, she is short volunteers. This year, the Red Kettle Season starts 12 days later than last year. “We decided ...

Too much lead: ‘Action’ levels in Houghton tap water

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HOUGHTON — Samples of tap water from three Houghton homes tested positive for elevated levels of lead, believed to have occurred from plumbing within the house. The three homes lifted the 90th percentile level for the Houghton water supply to 16 parts per billion — above the 15 ppb ...

MTU professor’s lecture discusses wolf conservation

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HOUGHTON — As part of Michigan Technological University’s Distinguished Lecture Series, Professor John Vucetich of the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science gave a presentation in the Memorial Union Alumni Lounge on Tuesday. The lecture, entitled “It’s Not About ...

Crash: 1 injured Tuesday on M-26

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ADAMS TOWNSHIP — One person was injured in a two-vehicle accident occurring on M-26 in Atlantic Mine at approximately 11:45 Tuesday morning near Erickson Drive in Adams Township. Both vehicles were damaged, and one of the drivers sustained minor injuries, said Deputy Jon Giachino of the ...

Dredging to protect Buffalo Reef

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The Michigan Department of Natural Resources recently completed an emergency dredging project in Keweenaw County to restore the Grand Traverse Harbor channel for commercial and recreational boating. The $246,230 dredging project, undertaken by Marine Tech, LLC of Duluth, Minnesota, through ...

Voters support library’s millage renewal

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HOUGHTON — Houghton and Portage Township voters overwhelmingly approved a millage renewal for the Portage Lake District Library Tuesday. Voters approved the 1.96-mill, seven-year renewal by a 1,071-131 margin. Library Director Dillon Geshel had been confident it would pass, but was happy ...

Conference format changed in Hancock

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HANCOCK — Hancock High School’s parent/teacher conferences (PTC) are scheduled for Thursday from 4 to 6:30 p.m. and Friday from 1 to 3:30 p.m. This year’s PTC will be set up differently from past conferences, said Ezekiel Ohan, middle school and high school principal. “You will find ...

Incumbents lead KBIC primary field

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BARAGA — Incumbents led the way in the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community’s Tribal Council primary election Saturday. The two incumbents in the Baraga and L’Anse District led vote-getters. The top four in each district advance to the general election in December. The top two in each ...

Broadband Primer: Terrain can present transmission challenges

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HOUGHTON — Pasty.Net has been a pioneer in wireless broadband service since the early 2000s, and for the past five years, ShoreWaves.Net has been serving the Copper County as well. Both companies specialize in delivering wireless internet service to remote areas which are difficult to reach ...

Chinese student offers culture comparison

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HOUGHTON — After 15 years of English classes and a top-quality education, Jingyuan Wang was coming to America. She was prepared for anything. Except for the question, “How are you?” Wang told her story Monday at the Portage Lake District Library. After four years of studying ...