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JR Richardson honored

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At the annual joint meeting between the Western and Eastern Upper Peninsula Citizens Advisory Council, former Natural Resources Director Chairman J.R. Richardson was honored. Richardson, an Ontonagon native, was one of the only Ontonagon County residents to ever serve as chairman of the State ...

CLK elementary students invited to Hockeyville

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CALUMET — Calumet-Laurium-Keweenaw elementary students have been invited to participate in Kraft/NHL Hockeyville activities during the upcoming week of Sept. 23. According to an email from Calumet Schools, the activities will include the Stanley Cup, welcoming the players into the ice rink, ...

Former air base is for the birds

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EAGLE RIVER — The Keweenaw County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a motion allowing the Copper Country Audubon Society to mount a small, high-tech antenna at the top of Mount Horace Greeley. David Flaspohler, professor of forestry at Michigan Technological University, requested ...

MTU holds bystander engagement training

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HOUGHTON — In many cases of assault or harassment, there are people who could have done something to intervene, or done more. Getting people to understand the importance of speaking up or acting was the subject of a seminar by Michigan Tech’s Title IX program Thursday. The presentation on ...

Hancock mulls water rate hikes

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The Hancock City Council discussed a number of issues including complaints regarding the condition of area rental properties, a proposal to add a waterpark attraction to Hancock Beach, and a proposed water rate increase at their regular September meeting on Wednesday. The waterpark requires ...

Officers honored for Father’s Day Flood heroics

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HOUGHTON — Four Copper Country officers received a statewide honor for their heroism during the Father’s Day Flood Wednesday. Houghton County deputies Angela Miles, Hans Tolkkinen, Tyler Harju and Keweenaw County Sgt. Brad Pelli received the Police Officers Association of Michigan award ...

Wagers demolition begins

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ONTONAGON — The demolition of the former Wagers building in downtown Ontonagon began on Monday morning. The demolition contract was awarded to Norm Pestka Construction at the July 22 meeting.  The contract was for $76,500.00. There were only three bids for the contract, with the biggest ...

SNB buys downstate bank

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HANCOCK — After nearly 130 years, Superior National Bank and Trust is expanding below the bridge.  Superior’s parent company, Keweenaw Financial Corp., announced the impending purchase of North Star Financial Holdings and its subsidiary, the Bingham, Michigan-based Main Street Bank, ...

GS Engineering founder talks about federal case settlement

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HOUGHTON — Paying $1 million to the federal government to settle allegations of false claims by GS Engineering was the company’s least-bad option, its founder said Thursday. “We strongly disagree with the allegations, but it would cost more to take it to court through lawyer costs than ...

Parade of Nations this weekend

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The 30th annual Parade of Nations is set to take place in Hancock and Houghton on Saturday, Sept. 21. The event begins with the parade but continues throughout the day with a cultural fair. The event is meant to showcase the cultural diversity in the area and also serves as a welcome to ...

Village police department still an issue

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CALUMET — The Village Council received more backlash for its lack of action on the police department issue at Tuesday’s regular meeting. A resident told the council that because of Elm Street construction, the section of the street on which he resides is without street lights, and three ...

Paavola joins school board

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HANCOCK — The Hancock School Board has appointed a new member, Rod Paavola, who replaces former trustee Mary Babcock. Babcock, who was the board vice president, stepped down in July because of her excessive work load at City Hall, where she serves as city clerk. “I have a lot to ...

HMS seventh-graders experience Day of Science

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HOUGHTON — From purifying water to learning the reactions creating ice cream, Houghton Middle School seventh-graders got hands-on learning as part of the school’s annual Day of Science activity at Michigan Technological University. About 120 students took in four stations out of 11 ...

CCISD board president resigns

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The Copper Country Intermediate School District Board of Education held its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday. The Copper Country ISD Board of Education accepted the resignation of Board President, Robert C. Tuomi, leaving an open seat on the Board. Dr. Nels S. Christopherson has been ...

State Police launch smart phone app

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LANSING — Beginning today, Michiganders can download a free mobile app that allows users to follow the Michigan State Police (MSP) post that covers their area to receive breaking news and information. The app, called MSP Mobile, is available for download in the Apple App Store and Google Play ...

Ontonagon Board agrees to teacher contract

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The Ontonagon Area School District Board agreed to a new teachers and support staff contract. The contract with both unions was agreed upon during a closed meeting this past Monday. The teachers’ contract is for one year, while the support staff contract is for two years. Teachers that have ...

Critical need for blood in the U.P.

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The UP Regional Blood Center is currently experiencing a critical need for O-pos, O-neg, A-pos, and A-neg blood types. The UP Regional Blood Center has collection sites in Marquette, Hancock, Escanaba, and Sault Ste. Marie and supplies 13 UP hospitals. Please see our website at ...