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Santa speaks: Santa talks Christmas Walk, Christmas Eve plans

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Editor’s note: The following story features a fictional interview with Santa Claus. Visiting all the homes in the world in one night is a dangerous thing to do in 2020, but Santa Claus is doing his best to be careful as he’s preparing for Christmas Eve this year. On Friday, he will be ...

Houghton County: No transfer station RFQ until at least late 2022

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HOUGHTON — If Houghton County does decide to sell or lease its transfer station, it will not happen for close to three years. The county was evaluating offering a request for proposals for companies that could offer county-wide recycling program at the transfer station. The county’s ...

Hancock Schools gives Thanksgiving updates

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HANCOCK — Superintendent Steve Patchin announced in a Tuesday email update that school will be closed Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday for the holiday, returning to classes on Monday, Nov. 30. “Classes will resume for the elementary and middle school,” Patchin said. “The three-week ...

Lake Linden raises garbage bag rates

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LAKE LINDEN — Lake Linden residents will be paying a little more for village garbage bags. At its Thursday night meeting, the village approved raising the price of yellow bags $1 per roll to $9, while blue bags go up 75 cents a roll to $6. The hike is to offset costs incurred by the ...

Michigan certifies Biden win despite Trump’s GOP overtures

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LANSING, Mich. — Michigan election officials on Monday certified Democrat Joe Biden’s 154,000-vote victory in the state amid President Donald Trump’s brazen attempts to subvert the results of the election. The Board of State Canvassers, which has two Republicans and two Democrats, ...

Amistad Project continues battle over voter integrity

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Since ballot counting began in Michigan, Bridge has constantly asserted that President Donald Trump has claimed, either “without proof,” or “without evidence,” that the elections were skewed by massive fraud. Yet, according to many sources and organizations beyond Bridge, there is ...

Copper Country Angel Mission in need of donations

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CALUMET — Copper Country Angel Mission needs children’s winter clothing; Jackets, snow pants, boots, hats, and mittens/gloves are in high demand. Monetary donations can be mailed to Copper Country Angel Mission %Kids Winter Clothing Drive, 119 5th Street, Calumet, MI 49913. Gently used ...

Deck the Village

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LAURIUM - Love to decorate for the holidays? Feel like your neighbor’s light display has nothing on yours? Get out all your lights, bows, and holiday displays. Laurium residents and business owners are invited to show off their holiday spirit by participating in Laurium’s first annual ...

Keweenaw Land Trust offers distanced-group hiking options

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OPT outside with KLT option 1 Opt outside with KLT board member Alex Hirzel on one of his favorite Churning Rapids trails, the Villa Maki. This option 1 will be a fast paced, 2.5 mile hike. We are asking for participants to register and keeping both groups at 15. Masks are mandatory and we ...

FinnU to raise money for student scholarships this Giving Tuesday

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HANCOCK — Finlandia University will be raising money for student scholarships on Giving Tuesday which takes place on Dec. 1. Finlandia donors can double their gifts this Giving Tuesday, as an anonymous donor has pledged to match the first $10,000 raised. Last year, Finlandia’s Giving ...

Share your thoughts with the DNR at upcoming virtual meetings

Outdoors

The Department of Natural Resources is committed to providing Michigan residents the opportunity to share input and ideas on policy decisions, programs and other aspects of natural resource management and outdoor recreation opportunities. One important avenue for this input is at meetings of ...

NARFE Chapter 1900 November meeting

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The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Chapter 1900 will meet via Zoom at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 25. NARFE members who are not on the Chapter email distribution and who want to receive the Zoom link and password should email narfe1900.scty@gmail.com. Any active or retired ...

Mount Bohemia featured in USA Today

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LAC LA BELLE, MI — Mount Bohemia has been recognized by USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards as one of the nation’s top downhill ski destinations. A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote. This ...

Whitmer Administration announces key staff changes

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LANSING — The Whitmer Administration announced promotions and a new staff hire within the executive office. Tiffany Brown, who previously served as the governor’s Press Secretary, has been promoted to Communications Director. The governor also hired Korey Hall to serve as Director of ...