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L’ANSE — L’Anse Fire Department will have the first aerial fire truck in Baraga County. The department signed a purchase agreement this week to buy a 2005 Pierce Dash truck for $350,000. The department’s been looking for a new truck for the past three years, with an aerial as ...

Township weighs in on water

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GREENLAND TOWNSHIP — The Greenland Township Board in a Friday release stated its elected officials have been actively working with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and others, in an attempt to retain public use of an artesian well located in Lake Mine since October 2021. “Now, ...

Busy MTU Sledheads turn focus to Snow Show

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After a busy weekend, the MTU Sledheads now turn their attention to the Snow Show. The public will see firsthand the evolution of snowmobiles as machines from decades ago to today’s modern sleds will be on display. The Sledheads Winter Carnival Snow Show will be on Feb. 11 at the ...

Early investment capitalists were not afraid of wilderness

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Alexander Agassiz was by no means the first investment capitalist to explore the Ontonagon mining district. Nor could he or the Calumet and Hecla Mining Company be considered pioneers of the Lake Superior Copper District. The distinction of being referred to as “pioneer” is reserved to ...

Another two COVID-19 deaths strike Baraga Co.

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For The Mining Gazette ESCANABA -- Baraga County had two confirmed deaths blamed on COVID-19 for a second straight week, while Houghton County had one, state data showed Tuesday. Virus activity in the region was down slightly since Jan. 24, according to figures posted Tuesday on the Michigan ...

A lot of potential

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HANCOCK — The site of numerous community activities — whether farmers’ markets, movie nights or wife-carrying competitions — now belongs to the City of Hancock. The council voted 6-0 Wednesday night to purchase Quincy Green from Finlandia University for $150,000. “I think it’s ...