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Hancock discusses motor pool fund

HANCOCK — The Hancock City Council held its second budget meeting workshop Wednesday night, following the regular council meeting. The first budget issue to be addressed was the motor pool fund. “I’m using the information that Bill Marler presented to us,” said City Manager Mary ...

Liability a question between trails club, county

EAGLE RIVER — The Keweenaw County Board has asked the Copper Harbor Trails Club (CHTC) who would bear the liability costs in the event of a catastrophic accident involving a biker on one of the trails. The matter was discussed at Wednesday’s regular board meeting. Nathan Miller, ...

Houghton projecting closer-to-normal year in budget

HOUGHTON — Revenues in Houghton during the first year of the pandemic weren’t as high as they could’ve been, but they were better than anticipated. City Manager Eric Waara outlined a “cautiously optimistic” budget for the general, major street, local street, Tax Increment Finance ...

What’s causing woman’s hair to fall out? Exams can explain a lot

DEAR DR. ROACH: What is causing my hair to fall out? What can I do to stop it? I’m 72 years old and female. Could I be hypothyroid? -- L.O.I. ANSWER: By far, the most common cause of hair loss in women in their 70s is female pattern hair loss. This pattern of hair loss can be highly ...

County Board hears about trails club bike patrol

EAGLE RIVER — The Copper Harbor Trails Club (CHTC) gave a presentation to the Keweenaw County Board at Wednesday’s regular meeting. The purpose of the presentation was to inform board members of steps the club is taking to reduce liability risks on the mountain bike trails operated by the ...

Hancock looks at outdoor projects

HANCOCK — The Hancock City Council held it’s April meeting on Wednesday, and largely addressed upcoming outdoor projects. After the approval of the last meeting’s minutes, Mayor Paul LaBine began with a communication correspondence from Charter Communications. Charter announced that ...

CCISD approves auto lab improvements, new PT position

HANCOCK — The CCISD board approved posting an assistant supervisor of special education position for the CCISD Learning Center at its monthly meeting Tuesday. The special education department has continued to grow, with classrooms in Baraga, Calumet, Hancock’s elementary and high schools ...

Ontonagon Republicans adopt pipeline resolution

ONTONAGON COUNTY — The Ontonagon County Republican Party (OCRP) on April 6, 2021, adopted a resolution urging Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to allow the existing Enbridge Line 5 pipeline to remain open. The resolution also asks the governor to take no further action to prevent or delay the ...

COVID-19 cases, positivity rate declining in Michigan

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan’s seven-day average of daily new coronavirus cases has fallen by more than 1,200 in a week, a sign that the outbreak may be subsiding in a state where infection and hospitalization rates remain highest in the country. The state health department on Wednesday ...

Houghton teachers report on MTSS

HOUGHTON — The percentage of classes failed during the first semester was vastly higher for virtual students compared to face-to-face at the high school, Houghton-Portage Township Schools teachers said during a presentation to the district board Monday night. Special education teacher Anna ...

Michigan House unveils plan to spend federal COVID-19 aid

LANSING, Mich. — Republicans who control the Michigan House unveiled a plan Tuesday to spend federal COVID-19 aid, including a proposed $1.6 billion for road, water and broadband infrastructure. The legislation, which a committee will start to discuss Wednesday, would allocate $13 billion ...

MSP: Condition of woman injured in officer-involved shooting is improving

HUBBELL — A woman who was shot by police during an incident in Hubbell on April 12 is no longer in critical condition at a Green Bay, Wisconsin, hospital as of Monday, a Michigan State Police spokesperson said. Lt. Mark Giannunzio, public information officer for the Michigan State ...

Michigan commits to $97 million investment into recycling

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A group of environmental, political and business leaders in Michigan announced an initiative Monday to invest in recycling infrastructure and eventually triple the state’s recycling rate. The NextCycle Michigan initiative has committed $97 million since last year in ...

Shelter from the storm

Courtesy of Portage Health Foundation Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter Home residential advisor Mary Fosness (left), Mary Niemela, and board member Carrie Newman (right), participate in a ribbon-cutting for the shelter’s new building in Calumet.

Number of LL-H virtual students trending down

LAKE LINDEN — The number of virtual students at Lake Linden-Hubbell Elementary School has continued to decrease, Elementary Coordinator Jack Johnson said at the monthly Board meeting Monday. The number was at 16 as of last Monday, Johnson said; another one or two may be opting to come ...

Hancock announces summer learning and adventure programs

HANCOCK — Superintendent Steve Patchin announced Friday afternoon that Hancock Schools has teamed up with other area school districts to create the Northern Lights Summer Learning Program. The districts included are: - Lake Linden-Hubbell Schools - Chassell Schools - Copper Country ...

MTU holds second Waste Reduction Drive

HOUGHTON — At least 31,000 items otherwise bound for a landfill were collected for reuse Saturday as part of the second annual Waste Reduction Drive. Members of Michigan Technological University’s Sustainability Demonstration House and other volunteers collected items at Tech’s Student ...

Habitat for Humanity dedicates home in South Range

SOUTH RANGE — Kathy Balog finally has a house of her own. Copper Country Habitat for Humanity held a dedication ceremony for the home in South Range Saturday afternoon. “It’s a little bit overwhelming, because I never thought I’d see this day,” Balog said. “Everybody dreams of ...

COVID clinic for MTU students to proceed

HOUGHTON – A COVID-19 vaccine clinic restricted to Michigan Technological University students next week will go on as scheduled, the organizer said Thursday. The three-day clinic, put on by Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center (UGL), had originally been slated to use the Johnson & ...