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Friends of the Calumet Library announces 2023 calendar

The Friends of the Calumet Public Library has released it spring 2023 schedule, starting with a Thursday preschool event. The email release reports that the Preschool Story Time will start up onThursday, Apr. 27, starting at 10:15 a.m. in the children’s section of the main library. This ...

Hancock to make formal offers on Quincy Green, Ryan St. gardens

HANCOCK — Hancock will put in formal offers to buy Quincy Green and the Ryan Street Community Garden properties that had belonged to Finlandia University, City Manager Mary Babcock said at Tuesday’s Hancock Planning Commission meeting. O’Keefe & Associates, the firm overseeing the ...

Calumet focuses on existing base economy

CALUMET — One of the goals Executive Director of the Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance, Jeff Ratcliffe set for himself in 2015, was to help change the perception of the Calumet area “down the peninsula,” a perception, he said that is changing. “The folks that I work with down in ...

MTU remembers Milt Olsson

HOUGHTON — Overseeing the creation of the Rozsa Center was just one of Milt Olsson’s accomplishments in 33 years at Michigan Technological University. And even his work at Tech — conducting Tech’s choral ensembles and the Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra, becoming the first chair ...

Houghton holds Earth Day cleanup

HOUGHTON — With snowbanks finally receding, Visit Keweenaw and the Houghton Beautification Committee teamed up for the first Earth Day cleanup. “In the past, we’ve never done it because the weather can be so spotty,” said Julie Waara, co-founder of the Houghton Beautification ...

Building a ‘total loss’ in South Range fire

SOUTH RANGE — An auto repair shop on Trimountain Avenue in South Range is believed to be a total loss after a fire Saturday afternoon. The fire at Fred’s Auto Repair started about 3:20 p.m., said South Range Fire Chief Mike Balma. Nobody was in the building at the time of the ...