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YAC talks Spring Youth Fund cycle

HANCOCK — The Keweenaw Community Foundation’s Kellogg Youth Fund’s Spring 2024 scholarship and grants application period is set to close on March 16. When the Kellogg Youth Foundation established the fund, contributing $500,000, the foundation issued a challenge to the Keweenaw Community ...

MTU raises room, board rates for 2024-25

HOUGHTON — The Michigan Technological University Board of Trustees approved increases in room and board costs at Friday’s meeting. The standard rate for dining and housing combined rose to $13,020, a 3.96% change. That rate, required to be reported to the U.S. Department of Education ...

Keweenaw County, Pasty.Net reach agreement

EAGLE RIVER — A second amended license agreement between Keweenaw County and Pasty.Net has been accepted by both parties. The county owns an antenna tower at the former Air Force radar base at Mount Horace Greeley (referred to in the agreement as the “HG Tower,” along with the building ...

Neighborly backup: Hancock OKs summer ice for HoCo Arena

HANCOCK — There will be ice time at the HoCo Arena through most of the summer. The Hancock City Council approved operating the arena through Aug. 15 at Wednesday’s meeting. Extending the ice time should be a one-time occurrence, City Manager Mary Babcock said. The MacInnes Student Ice ...

Bill proposes renaming section of M-26 for Karna

State Rep. Greg Markkanen introduced a bill on Wednesday to rename a section of M-26 in Houghton County as the Private Wesley Karna Memorial Highway. Markkanen made the announcement in a press release. “Pvt. Karna served his country bravely in its time of greatest need,” Markkanen said. ...

Proposals to look for on Tuesday’s ballot

When voters in Houghton County head out to the polls for the presidential primary Tuesday, residents of Adams Township, Stanton Township and the village of Laurium will also consider proposals for millage renewals. Stanton Township residents will vote on renewing the operating millage for the ...