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Relief work discussed by Foundation

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LAKE LINDEN — Initial estimates show about 617 homes were affected by the June 17 floods, said Kevin Store, director of the Portage Health Foundation. As of Thursday, only 147 applications had been submitted for aid through the Portage Health Foundation’s Flood with Love program. ...

Plants construction remains on schedule

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PELKIE — Construction of the A.J. Mihm Generating Station is progressing on schedule, according to Amy Jahns, senior communications specialist with WEC Energy Group (WEC). “We are currently in the process of constructing our engine building,” Jahns said. After the flooding in June, ...

Camp Nesbit experience discussed

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HANCOCK — Camp Nesbit Director Jen Beaudette reported 2018's camp experience to the Copper Country Intermediate School District Board on Tuesday night. "Smokey the Bear comes," Beaudette said. The camp, which happens the third week of June, is for current and former students of special ...

Sexual assault reported on College Avenue

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HOUGHTON — Houghton and Michigan Technological University police are investigating a report of a sexual assault occurring Saturday morning on College Avenue. The incident occurred about 2 a.m. in a vehicle in a parking lot on College Avenue, according to an email sent to Michigan ...

Millage language approved by L’Anse School Board

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L'ANSE — Members of the L'Anse Area Schools Board at Monday's meeting approved language for the November ballot concerning millage. The language is to renew the millage that would otherwise expire in 2019 and to be able restore to 18 mills after Headlee rollbacks, according to ...

Bulldogs see minimal flood damage in schools

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HANCOCK — The school did not escape completely unscathed from the Father's Day flood but the damage was minimal and will be covered by insurance. Superintendent Kipp Beaudoin updated the School Board Monday on the status of flood damage including a gym floor and carpet cleaning in the ...

Orthopedics offers top care to local patients

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Orthopedics is a branch of medicine concerning the skeletal system and related structures including the tendons and ligaments. Many people seek orthopedic surgery after an injury but many more seek it as they age and their joints begin to naturally deteriorate. Because of the range of issues ...

Keweenaw County to conduct Annual Public Safety Day

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MOHAWK — Keweenaw County will conduct its second Public Safety Day, Saturday, July 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mohawk Park. The safety day will feature several Keweenaw County Emergency Service organizations. Last year’s event was so popular that Sheriff Bill Luokkanen, and several ...

County Chamber to host garden tour

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BARAGA — The Baraga County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a garden tour at 4 p.m. on July 27. “This is our first, and hopefully annual, Garden Tour,” Debbie Stouffer, chamber president, said. The chamber hopes to attract guests that might not be interested in other community events ...

H-PT reaches agreement with support staff

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HOUGHTON — The Houghton-Portage Township School District Board approved a two-year contract agreement with support staff at its meeting Monday. The 16 staff members, part of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, will receive a 1.5 percent salary increase. ...

Ranger III experiences some technical problems

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HOUGHTON — The Isle Royale National Park Service’s Ranger III experienced some technical problems in one of its electrical systems last week that kept it docked in Houghton until repairs could be completed, which did not take long. On July 6, as the Ranger was preparing to leave Isle ...

Volunteer center now Saturdays only

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PORTAGE TOWNSHIP — Owing to staffing shortages, the Volunteer Resource Center, formed in response to the June 17 flood, has cut back to Saturdays only. The center, located in the back of the former JCPenney building at the Copper Country Mall, is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. ...

Spaghetti dinner helps family that lost home

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HANCOCK — After the June 17 flood destroyed their Dollar Bay home, Steve and Colette Patchin were amazed at the level of community support, from setting up Gofundme sites to providing them rental housing. But they were still taken aback when they walked into Church of the Resurrection in ...

Caledonia Road abandonment request denied

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ONTONAGON COUNTY — The request to abandon a portion of Caledonia Road was denied by the County Road Commission Tuesday, keeping it open to ORV traffic. The standing room-only meeting had people lined into the hall outside the small meeting room, many of them in opposition to the ...

Engineer offers to buy parcel of township land

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L'ANSE — On behalf of the Baraga County Road Commission, engineer Doug Mills made an offer to buy a parcel of township land he had approached the board about near Second Sand Beach. “We’re going to put it in permanent conservation status,” Mills said. The parcel is about 70 acres of ...

Taking shape: Blacksmith growing an artisan collective in L’Anse

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L'ANSE — “I love working with metal,” said Payne Chassen, blacksmith, mixed-metal artist and the founder of Village 104 Collective in the heart of L'Anse. In her smithy, named Peninsula Hotworks, she uses reclaimed metal to create steel potted plants, trout decorations, custom-engraved ...

Moving forward: EDC hears biofuel, rail and dredging updates

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ONTONAGON — The Ontonagon Economic Development Corporation (EDC) met Wednesday, revisiting three long-term projects: river dredging, reinstalling the rail system, and the SynSel biofuel plant plans. EDC member Pat Tucker and owner of Lost Bowl Development, holder of the former paper mill ...