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House fire claims life of L’Anse man

House fire claims life of L’Anse man

by Barry Drue A house fire claimed the life of a L’Anse man on Wednesday morning, Jan. 29, 2020. Christopher Botruff, 57, was found unresponsive when L’Anse Police entered a… Read more »

Van Stratens look back over long, busy lives; ‘Time flies’ after 42 years at historic Pequaming

Van Stratens look back over long, busy lives; ‘Time flies’ after 42 years at historic Pequaming

by Barry Drue Watching the mid-winter snow pile up from the windows of their home at Pequaming, Ford’s former Pequaming High School, Pete and Lil Van Straten have lots to… Read more »

Propose alternative L’Anse-Baraga route; Turning Plains Rd. into Class A county rd. considered

Propose alternative L’Anse-Baraga route; Turning Plains Rd. into Class A county rd. considered

by Barry Drue Area residents and through-travelers have experienced the inconvenience of closures of U.S. 41 at the head of Keweenaw Bay between L’Anse and Baraga several times in recent… Read more »

Busy ballots, new rules for March 10 primary; State Prop. 18-3 brings easier registration, absentee voting

Busy ballots, new rules for March 10 primary; State Prop. 18-3 brings easier registration, absentee voting

by Barry Drue Michigan’s Presidential Primary Election is sneaking up and there’s a ton on the ballot across the townships of Baraga County. In addition to the heavy load of… Read more »

Lozier buying Bay Auto from Koskinens

Lozier buying Bay Auto from Koskinens

by Barry Drue After a long run as owners of Bay Auto Parts in Baraga, Bob and Sally Koskinen are selling the business to veteran employee Nick Lozier. The transition… Read more »

Aura auxiliary awards college scholarship

Aura auxiliary awards college scholarship

by Barry Drue The Aura Hospital Auxiliary has presented its annual scholarship to a college student studying for a medical field. The Auxiliary, one of the oldest remaining hospital auxiliaries… Read more »

Shelter receives PHF, #Giving Tuesday grant

Shelter receives PHF, #Giving Tuesday grant

by Barry Drue Thanks to Portage Health Foundation’s participation in its third annual “Giving Tuesday” fundraiser, and a very generous four-county community, Baraga County Shelter Home has been awarded a… Read more »

Boost small business

Boost small business

by Nancy Besonen Small Business Saturday enjoyed a boost from the Baraga County Chamber of Commerce this holiday season. The Chamber welcomed Christmas shoppers from 9-12 Saturday, Nov. 30 with… Read more »

Beer coordinates CTC; L’Anse grad home to help

Beer coordinates CTC; L’Anse grad home to help

by Barry Drue After several years and a political science bachelors degree at Michigan State University, Charles Beer has returned to the area. He was recently hired as the new… Read more »

KBOCC Criminal Justice offers great opportunities

KBOCC Criminal Justice offers great opportunities

by Barry Drue Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College’s Criminal Justice program has provided positive work opportunities for the 25 students who have completed the program since it launched in October,… Read more »

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