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Houghton residents Chalk the Vote

HOUGHTON — Sunday morning, Jana Nyberg and her family filled the sidewalk next to the Portage Lake District Library with colorful designs, voter information messages and slogans like “Vote out hate.” The drawings were part of #ChalkTheVote, a national get-out-the-vote effort in which ...

Newcomer Hakola challenges Eilola for Baraga’s first ward

Gale Eilola, the 28-year veteran of Baraga County’s board of commissioners, is being challenged this election by Liz Hakola, a new candidate with experience in management. Liz Hakola - D Liz Hakola is not trying to sell voters on her long experience as a politician. “This is the first ...

Ontonagon faces meeting changes and write-ins

For years the Ontonagon Village Council has met twice a month. The past few years the meetings were held on the second and fourth Monday of the month. However the meeting scheduled for Sept. 28 was cancelled. Then the meeting for Oct. 12 has been postponed until Monday, Oct. 19. Unlike ...

Proposed rental ordinance public hearing

Pursuant to MCL 117.3(k) notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Hancock, Houghton County, MI, proposes to enact the following Ordinance numbered 2020-306 summarized as follows: Residential Rental Property Ordinance An ordinance to regulate rental properties in the city of ...

Public Accuracy Test for the Nov. 3 election

HANCOCK — Notice is hereby given that the Public Accuracy Test for the Nov. 3 General Election has been scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 10 a.m. at the Hancock City Hall, 399 Quincy St., Hancock, Michigan. The Public Accuracy Test is conducted to demonstrate the computer program used to ...

Public notice- All night parking prohibited in winter

HANCOCK — Ordinance No. 146, Section 8.25a. All night parking prohibited in winter. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to stop, stand or park a vehicle, or to cause or permit a vehicle to be parked or left unattended between the hours of 2:30 a.m. and 7 a.m. on any day ...

Local economic development organization’s COVID-19 response

Local economic development organizations demonstrate leadership during coronavirus pandemic As state and national governments struggle to combat COVID-19’s adverse health and economic consequences, local economic development organizations have played a critical leadership role in the ...

Live streaming event examines the 1918 flu pandemic, its impact on sports

HOUGHTON — Join the Carnegie Museum of the Keweenaw on Tuesday, Oct. 27 from 7 to 8 p.m. for "The Spanish Flu . . . and Hockey," a Zoom presentation by Bill Sproule. In this live-stream Zoom presentation, Dr. Sproule will discuss the 1918 Flu Pandemic, and hockey — why it was called the ...

Residents, without water at home, offered to shoulder pipeline repair work

The ownership of the lines feeding water under Cole’s Creek Road to the homes there is in some question. While normally the cistern and pipelines would all be considered one system, some of the residents say they had, and were willing to continue, assuming ownership of the pipeline under an ...

USFWS, HILPA post new signage at Huron Island boathouse

A condition assessment conducted for the US Fish & Wildlife Service found the steel columns supporting the concrete walls and roof of the boathouse on Lighthouse Island are severely deteriorated. The island, part of the Huron National Wildlife Refuge, is administered by USFWS. Seney-based ...

Water Walk to honor water resources

BARAGA — The People of the Heart Water Walkers will host its second annual Water Walk to honor water resources from Oct. 10 to Oct. 12. Water Walkers will walk nearly 90 miles through the Keweenaw Peninsula along Gichigami. The route this year will be reversed from the previous year, ...

Eastern Equine Encephalitis found in Baraga County horse

BARAGA COUNTY – Eastern Equine Encephalitis has been found in a Baraga County horse. The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department (WUPHD) was notified of a horse in Baraga County that had died from Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). The horse became ill on Sept. 20. This is the first ...

League of Women Voters information update

The League of Women Voters of the Copper Country has candidate responses and election information available at VOTE411.org and the local website lwvccmi.org. Print versions of the familiar State and local Voter Guides are being distributed as soon as possible. Look for them in the Daily Mining ...

Floating World: New woodcut prints by Mary Brodbeck at CCCAC

HANCOCK – Mary Brodbeck spends a lot of time looking at, being in, and being on the water. Floating World, her newest body of work is at the Copper Country Community Arts Center this month. Brodbeck explains that her woodblock prints tell stories about places she has explored and revered. As ...