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Competition secondary mission for vets at Battle of the Bridge

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HOUGHTON — The Michigan U.P. Veteran Hockey Club came away with the win against the Spirit Warriors of Saginaw Saturday night. But the score, and even the outcome, were secondary to the camaraderie among veterans, and the help other veterans could get. Saturday’s Battle of the ...

Money speaks louder than voters in Michigan

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HOUGHTON — Michigan ranks as the highest state for automobile insurance rates in the country, according to a University of Michigan study released in March 19, 2019. U-M’s Poverty Solutions found that the estimated annual premium of $2,610 is nearly double the national average. According to ...

CopperDog could not happen without volunteers

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CALUMET — The Copper Country has long set a national standard for its volunteerism, and the annual CopperDog 150 dog sled race that runs between Calumet, Gay, and Copper Harbor is a perfect example. Aspirus is very proud to be the Official Volunteer Sponsor of the CopperDog, according to ...

Buffalo Reef task force seeks Grand Traverse flooding information

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SCHOOLCRAFT TOWNSHIP — The Buffalo Reef Task Force wants reports from shoreline property owners about any flooding and ice shove events along Grand Traverse Bay. More than 20 million tons of stamp sands were deposited on the lakeshore in Gay from the Wolverine and Mohawk mines a century ...

MTU to host Keweenaw’s first waste reduction drive

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HOUGHTON — Michigan Technological University’s Sustainability Demonstration House, partnered with the Alternative Energy Enterprise, is hosting “The Keweenaw’s First Waste Reduction Drive.” The event encourages locals collect difficult-to-recycle items to be collected at Fisher Hall ...

Tubman steps down from Hancock council

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HANCOCK — The Hancock City Council held its regular February meeting Wednesday evening with a vacant position. Councilor Stephanie Tubman, whose term would have expired in November of this year, submitted a letter of resignation to Mayor Paul LaBine and Clerk Mary Babcock on ...

Village council: ordinance update will include marijuana facilities

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CALUMET — The village council Tuesday assured an audience of approximately 40 that the marijuana ordinances will be back, and soon. They were temporarily repealed in order to update the Village Zoning Ordinance, said Trustee Roxanne King, and the council wants them back in time for businesses ...

First Calumet High School Career Fair coming on March 18

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Calumet High School invites you to the first annual Calumet Career Fair. The purpose of this career fair is to expose our students to the many career opportunities found right here in our community. It is our intent that during the fair students will ask questions about your business, learn ...

MDARD announces value-added grant opportunity

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LANSING - The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is now accepting applications for its latest round of value-added grants. The Value-Added Grant Program is designed to help retain, expand, attract or develop agricultural processing in Michigan through targeted investments ...

Johnny Cash tribute in Island Showroom

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HARRIS - Nashville recording artist Doug Allen Nash will perform his Johnny Cash Tribute in the Island Resort and Casino Showroom for one night only – Saturday, June 6, 2020. Nash, a popular regular on the Island’s Club 41 Lounge stage, perfectly captures the appearance, vocals, speech, ...

Task force updates efforts to protect Buffalo Reef fish habitat

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The multi-agency Buffalo Reef Task Force is looking for help from shoreline property owners in reporting flooding and ice shove events along Grand Traverse Bay. Over the past roughly 100 years, historic copper mine tailings from the Wolverine and Mohawk mines – called stamp sands – were ...

No disassembly required of team: Ontonagon excited about robotics

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At this week’s Ontonagon Area School District Board meeting, excitement was shown by all of the board members and the high school students on this year’s robotics team toward the two instructors of the team. Glen Beck gave a demonstration of this year’s robot which will compete in ...

PACs pay legislators to disregard voters

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HOUGHTON — “Lansing is rife with lobbyists,” states the Michigan Campaign Finance Network. “If you can think of it, there’s a trade group that represents it — fruit growers, high school principals, hospitals, trial lawyers, millwrights, carpenters … the list goes on.” One ...

Baraga County man faces federal charges

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MARQUETTE — A Baraga County man faces federal charges for allegedly assaulting a Keweenaw Bay Indian Community officer. David LeClaire was indicted Wednesday for allegedly using his automobile to assault and resist a Keweenaw Bay Indian Community officer while she was performing her ...

The U.P. is in Critical Need for O- and O+ Blood Types

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The U.P. Regional Blood Center is currently experiencing a critical need for O negative and O positive blood types. The UP Regional Blood Center has collection sites in Marquette, Hancock, Escanaba, Sault Ste. Marie and is the primary supplier of blood to 13 UP hospitals. Please call ...

KHF donation supports Omega House

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Keweenaw Health Foundation (KHF) Executive Director Ed Jenich presents a $362 donation to Omega House Executive Director Mike Lutz and Omega House employees, on Friday, Jan. 31. The Omega House opened in 2005 and provides a home-like environment where people at the end of life may live fully, ...

Ice conditions may prompt early removal of fishing shanties

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The Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds anglers that changing ice conditions could require removal of fishing shanties before required removal dates. This is a possibility every year, as all shanties must be removed once ice can no longer safely support them. People venturing onto ...