Ontonagon’s 19th Hometown Christmas this weekend

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The village that has come to count on its volunteers to coordinate a Festival and a parade is set to host its 19th Annual Hometown Christmas this weekend. Ontonagon’s Hometown Christmas begins Thursday and runs to this Sunday. It begins with a Christmas Concert at the Christian Center, ...

Wickley ready for next chapter in life

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HANCOCK — Peter Wickley officiated his last meeting of the Hancock Downtown Development Authority on Monday. Wickley had earlier announced that he would be stepping down as DDA chairperson after holding the position for 39 years. The occasion was marked by kind words from members of the ...

Food pantry special delivery

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Joshua Vissers/Daily Mining Gazette (From right) Tina Coon, Heidi Edgar and Courtney Edgar wait to see what else is coming off the Eagle Radio trailer, which dropped off more than 1,000 pounds of food at the St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry in Hancock as part of the WLUC Canathon.

Quincy Mine is a great place for holiday shopping


HANCOCK — It is hard to think of the Copper Country without thinking about the Quincy Mine. It’s a sign of the area’s rich cultural legacy visible from most of Houghton County. However, not enough people think of it as a destination for holiday shopping. It’s true, the Quincy Mine ...

State Police reminds public to celebrate holidays responsibly

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With marijuana now a legal substance in Michigan, the State Police Calumet Post would like to encourage the public to celebrate the holiday season responsibly. If holiday parties involve marijuana or alcohol, designate a sober driver before the party begins, advises Community Service Trooper ...

Holiday open house at Keweenaw National Historical Park

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CALUMET — Keweenaw National Historical Park is hosting a holiday open house at the Calumet Visitor Center on Friday, Dec. 6, from 5-7 p.m. This event is part of the Main Street Calumet's Christmas in Calumet kickoff. The park will host ornament making activities and tree trimming, live music ...

Girls on the Run U.P. recruiting new sites

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Girls on the Run Upper Peninsula is recruiting new sites and volunteers in all U.P. communities for its Spring 2020 season. Girls on the Run, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, is dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly ...

U.P. Energy Task Force to meet Dec. 10 in Marquette

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The U.P. Energy Task Force has scheduled a working session on Dec. 10 at Northern Michigan University in Marquette. The meeting will be from 12:30-3:30 p.m. in Harden Hall Room 109 and will include an opportunity for public comment. The public can also submit comments to ...

Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative partners with Horizons

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EAGLE RIVER — The Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative and the Calumet-Laurium-Keweenaw Horizons High School have formed a partnership under which Horizons school received a grant for its students to serve as model stewards of the Gratiot River Park. The LSSI grant money was awarded to pay ...

In online survey, Hancock votes for marijuana

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On Wednesday, the Hancock City Council’s Ad Hoc Recreational Marijuana Committee released the results of an online survey meant to gauge the public’s feelings on recreational marijuana licensing in the city and more specifically in the downtown district. The results, which were shared with ...

Researchers: Wolves faring well on Isle Royale

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HOUGHTON — When gray wolves are airlifted to Isle Royale National Park, their first meal is one of the moose carcasses left for them at spots around the island. The wolves have successfully fended for themselves on Isle Royale since, according to findings from researchers studying the new ...

Houghton County Hazard Mitigation Plan available for review

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The Western Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Region (WUPPDR) has recently made updates to the Houghton County Hazard Mitigation Plan. Hazard mitigation is any action taken before, during or after a disaster to eliminate or reduce the risk to human life and property from natural, ...

Keweenaw Holiday Hoopla Fundraiser

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HOUGHTON — Mark your calendar and join us on Wednesday, Dec. 11 for the fifth annual collaborative holiday celebration with a cause! This year, Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce, Keweenaw Young Professionals (KYP), Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance (KEDA), and The Continental Fire Company are ...

Welcoming the season

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HANCOCK — The Annual Christmas Walk took place on Mainstreet in Hancock Friday Evening from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Held annually on Black Friday, the event kicks off the holiday shopping season. The event featured a parade, the lighting of Hancock’s Christmas tree, and the opportunity for ...