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Ontonagon Council further discusses marijuana again

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While the Ontonagon Village Council has moved on with the appointment of a new president, the former Wagers business now completely demolished, a water leak repair contract awarded, residents still used the Public Comment time to state their support or opposition to allowing a marijuana retail ...

Houghton mulls city center move

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HOUGHTON — After receiving a formal offer to purchase the city center, Houghton City Manager Eric Waara shows the city council concepts for another location at Wednesday’s meeting. The city received an offer from Midwest Loan Services, a tenant in the building that is looking to expand. ...

Sheriff’s department boat sinks

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HOUGHTON — The Houghton County Sheriff’s Department is waiting for word on reimbursement for a sunken patrol boat. Over the weekend, the department was notified the boat was taking on water at its dock at the marina, said Sheriff Brian McLean. What caused the boat to sink is still ...

Houghton vape shop sues to stop state ban

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HOUGHTON — A Houghton vape shop owner is suing the state for an injunction against its ban on flavored vaping products, which he said is unnecessary and will force him to close his shop. Marc Slis, owner of 906 Vapor, filed the suit in Houghton County Circuit Court Wednesday. Gov. ...

Tech students attend giant fall career fair

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HOUGHTON — With resumes in hand, about 3,500 students came to the Student Development Complex to meet with companies Wednesday for the fall Career Fair. This year’s fair had 355 companies, making it one of the largest fairs in the country on a company-per-student basis, said Beth ...

Calumet peps up for Hockeyville game

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CALUMET — With three hours to go until the Calumet Colosseum hosted the NHL’s annual Hockeyville game, those lucky enough to score a ticket were already pumped. Just in case, Hockeyville hosted a pep rally in advance of Thursday’s game at Calumet High School. Decked out in Red Wings ...

Trinity Episcopal Church to ordain new priest

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Deacon Shane Spellmeyer will be ordained a priest by Rayford Ray, the Bishop of Northern Michigan, at Trinity Episcopal Church in downtown Houghton on Oct. 5. All members of the surrounding community are welcome to attend this service, which will take place at 1 p.m. Shane Spellmeyer wasn't ...

River Valley Bank launching new brand, IncredibleBank

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Wausau, WI — For the last 52 years, they were known as River Valley Bank, the successful community bank with 15 locations dotting Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula with $1.4 billion in assets. But, in a departure that could only be described as bold and non-traditional, IncredibleBank ...

Keweenaw County recognizes long years of service

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EAGLE RIVER — The Keweenaw County Board of Commissioners unanimously adopted Resolution Number 19-5, officially recognizing Robert Mikesch as the longest serving public servant on record in the county. The resolution was adopted at the board’s regular September meeting on Sept. 18. ...

Copper Country celebrates National Voter Registration Day

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HOUGHTON — With the first presidential primaries only months away, Copper Country residents made sure they were eligible to vote Tuesday as part of the eighth annual National Voter Registration Day. Voter registration tables were set up at four places at Michigan Technological University ...

Local students build greenhouse

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HANCOCK — Local high school students are putting together a new greenhouse on the Copper Country Intermediate School District campus where students will be able to grow their own crops. The greenhouse, previously owned by Copper Country Mental Health, was located off campus above the Auto ...

Artist talk and performance by Rachele Eve

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Do Work Make Good is proud to host Detroit-based artist and musician Rachele Eve. Rachele is an artist and adventurer divining music, poetry, earth-based practices, and travel to initiate conscious community, transformation, and soul growth. She is a third-generation Italian American — a ...

Ontonagon hires building inspector without license

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ONTONAGON — The Ontonagon Village Council hired Rich Ernest as the village building inspector and code enforcement officer. He was recommended to be hired by the village’s Personal Committee. The village also received the application from Emmanuel Voight of Trout Creek. The council ...

South Range celebrates student’s cancer-free diagnosis

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SOUTH RANGE — After three years, three months and 23 days, Cannon Matson completed his cancer treatments Monday. So Tuesday would already been a special day no matter what. His classmates at South Range Elementary made it even more special. Cheering and holding signs saying “Yippee! ...

UPHS-Portage offers quality inpatient care

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If you or someone close to you have ever needed to stay at a hospital longer than an overnight, you have probably experienced an inpatient unit. UP Health System – Portage maintains an inpatient unit consisting of a 25-bed medical/surgical unit and a three-bed intensive care unit. Rooms in ...

Shipwreck discovery reveals what happened 140 years ago

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Two ships that collided and sank in Lake Michigan 140 years ago have been located, according to a release from Brendon Baillod, a Wisconsin-based Great Lakes maritime historian, researcher, and archivist. The schooners Peshtigo and St. Andrew, both cargo vessels, were found 10 feet apart, in ...

Smydra appointed Ontonagon Village President

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ONTONAGON — The Village Council appointed Tony Smydra village president at Monday night’s meeting. The unanimous vote by the council came after they voted Smydra as president pro-tem, a position he was appointed to last November by then Village President Gerard Waldrop. Before the council ...

Calumet area increasing trail systems

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CALUMET TOWNSHIP — The public is invited to participate in an open house for Calumet Area Trails Planning on Tuesday, Oct. 8 from 4-7 p.m. at the Keweenaw National Historical Park Headquarters at 25970 Red Jacket Road, Calumet. Increasing access and connectivity of trails in the Calumet ...

Three more wolves brought to Isle Royale

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ISLE ROYALE — Will more wolves come to Isle Royale? That depends on what happens the wolves already on the island do over the next few months. Three more wolves were successfully brought to Isle Royale National Park from the western Upper Peninsula on Sept. 13, ending the translocation for ...