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Do the time, pay the fine

HANCOCK — The Hancock City Council approved updated parking fees at its meeting Wednesday night.  Most fines are $20 or $10, and in most cases doubled from their previous amount. Some, such as parking for a prohibited purpose, went from $5 to $20.  Of infractions with fines above $20, ...

Orbion launches rocket factory

HOUGHTON — Orbion Space Technology celebrated its new rocket factory in Houghton with a ribbon-cutting and panel discussion Tuesday afternoon.  The company was founded in 2016 by Michigan Technological University professors Brad King and Jason Sommerville. The company develops plasma ...

Polka a cultural vestige in South Range

ADAMS TOWNSHIP – The village of South Range was hopping this past weekend. The village’s Fourth of July Committee celebrated Oktoberfest to raise money for their annual Fourth of July events. Among the many attractions including, demonstrations, open houses, a classic car show and ...

Houghton County COVID-19 update

HOUGHTON — COVID-19 activity declined in Houghton County over the past week, while numbers held relatively steady in Baraga and Keweenaw counties, according to state data Tuesday. Houghton County had 21 confirmed positives since Sept. 27, down 10 cases from a week earlier. Baraga County ...

Ride against abuse

HOUGHTON — Dozens of motorcycles roared across the Keweenaw Monday night as part of an annual effort to raise awareness of domestic violence. The Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter hosted its ninth annual Ride Against Abuse Monday, starting at the AmericInn in Calumet and ending at the ...

Hancock Public Schools awarded over $500,000

HANCOCK — In a Friday release, Supt. Steve Patchin said that in the past 14 months, Hancock Public Schools has received more than half a million dollars in grants to develop coding, update the school’s public library and establish what is referred to as a PRIME School. The grants, he ...