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KORC to host cleanup across the Keweenaw

KEWEENAW COUNTY — The Keweenaw Outdoor Recreation Coalition is conducting its Keweenaw Clean-Up on Saturday, May 18, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Individuals, groups and organizations are invited to the event. The focus will be on the trails and roads around the Keweenaw. The starting point ...

Baraga County celebrates Covington Twp. land preserve

COVINGTON TOWNSHIP — Baraga County board members held a ribbon-cutting Wednesday to celebrate preserving more than 1,000 acres of land near Covington for public use. The county worked with the Superior Watershed Partnership to purchase the 1,184-acre parcel with the assistance of a $2.7 ...

Local schools compete at World Robotics Championship

By GARRETT NEESE gneese@mininggazette.com HOUGHTON — Two local high school robotics teams traveled to Houston last month to compete among the top teams in the world. Houghton High School’s Superior 857 Roboworks team and Ontonagon Gladiator Robotics 6569 both competed in the FIRST ...

Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly warns of texting scam

HANCOCK — Little Brothers — Friends of the Elderly (LBFE) said in a release that staff has received reports of a texting scam impersonating the organization. The text messages, from an unknown source, solicit donations for services provided, the release says. “All LBFE programs and ...

Baraga Co. closes on new preserve near Covington

L’ANSE — Baraga County will hold a ribbon-cutting Wednesday to commemorate the opening of a new scenic park. Last week, the county, in cooperation with the Superior Watershed Partnership, formally closed on the acquisition of 1,184 acres in Covington Township. The forest land includes 4 ...

L’Anse pursues dredging project

L’ANSE — L’Anse is lining up a dredging project for this summer. At Monday’s council meeting, Village Manager Bob LaFave said the storms of five weeks ago had deposited sand into the marina channel. Because it involves Lake Superior, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers also needs to ...