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Keeping memories alive: Keweenaw County honors fallen soldiers

AHMEEK — As they stood facing an honor roll of Keweenaw County residents who had served their country, dozens of people mourned fallen soldiers at a Memorial Day ceremony in Ahmeek Monday. The Keweenaw County Veterans Affairs Office and American Legion Post 230 in Mohawk hold the event ...

Flying straight: Seaplane operators, residents weigh in on Hubbell project

HUBBELL — Operators of the Isle Royale Seaplanes base in Hubbell and nearby residents weighed in on the project during a public hearing Thursday on a marina built for the plane. Isle Royale Seaplanes, which had previously operated in Ripley, plans to operate out of the Hubbell starting this ...

Development hits snags with EGLE over uranium

PORTAGE TOWNSHIP — A proposed housing development near Houghton is running into regulatory issues with the state uranium levels in the water. The River Trails condominium project lies between the Michigan Tech Trails and the Portage Lake Golf Course. Developer Don McLean is looking to build ...

H-PT approves bond scope, budget

HOUGHTON — The Houghton-Portage Township School District board Monday approved the scope of work and budget for a proposed bond project of more than $23 million that would fund construction of new classrooms at the elementary school and make other improvements both there and the middle-high ...

Keweenaw Search and Rescue responds to faulty distress beacon

GRANT TOWNSHIP — The Keweenaw County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a S.O.S. distress signal, located offshore from Horseshoe trail, in Grant Township on Monday, at approximately 2 p.m. According to a Tuesday morning press release from the Sheriff’s Office, the Sheriff’s Office ...

Seeking to be healthy in spite of the stigma

On Oct. 13, 2023, National Public Radio’s The Pulse came to the heart of what stigma actually is: “Dealing with a serious or chronic health condition is hard enough — but what happens when that condition comes with moral judgment? That’s the case for millions of people around the ...