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First blast of snow, cold blankets area; Wake-up call for motorists on icy, slushy roads

First blast of snow, cold blankets area; Wake-up call for motorists on icy, slushy roads

by Nancy Besonen Nature delivered a winter wake-up call last week with  the first major snowstorm of the season. Schools were cancelled Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 14 and 15 as near-blizzard… Read more »

Tribe breaks ground for casino project

Tribe breaks ground for casino project

  by Nancy Besonen The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (KBIC) celebrated progress with a groundbreaking Dec. 7, 2016 for its Baraga Ojibwa Casino renovation. Tribal members voted this past August to… Read more »

Tribal Council candidates give viewpoints on issues at forum

Tribal Council candidates give viewpoints on issues at forum

by Nancy Besonen Issues were aired and stands taken at the Tribal Council Candidate Forum Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 in L’Anse. Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College’s (KBOCC) Anishinaabe Studies, Tribal Government… Read more »

‘Sandra’s 100 Women’ targets addiction issues

‘Sandra’s 100 Women’ targets addiction issues

by Melissa Lehto The death of a loved one is never easy. Knowing that death may have been prevented makes it harder still. Sandra Lytikainen of L’Anse knows this firsthand…. Read more »

Crews ready for winter; Long hours ahead for MDOT, BCRC

Crews ready for winter; Long hours ahead for MDOT, BCRC

by Barry Drue You don’t have to tell the crews at the state and county road garages that it’s the beginning of a long, tiring, busy season. Winter snow plowing and… Read more »

Veterans Day celebrated in Baraga

Veterans Day celebrated in Baraga

by Barry Drue Baraga students and staff honored military veterans with their traditional program on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2016. Veterans were served a breakfast at the school prior to being… Read more »

Turunen’s swine saga stretches five years; Fate of UP’s largest hog producer rests with court

Turunen’s swine saga stretches five years; Fate of UP’s largest hog producer rests with court

by Barry Drue A nearly-five year legal battle over his right to raise his “Hogan Hogs” continues for Baraga pig farmer Roger Turunen. The four-day Baraga County Circuit Court session pitting… Read more »

‘Toys’ drive opens at Zion

‘Toys’ drive opens at Zion

by Melissa Lehto Instruments were played, music was sung and a crowd gathered to listen. Zion Lutheran Church of Skanee hosted its 14th annual Toys for Tots concert to help raise… Read more »

Agencies investigate CertainTeed effluent spill

Agencies investigate CertainTeed effluent spill

by Barry Drue An apparent overflow of effluent from the CertainTeed spraying fields led to a white plume that floated through Ogemaw Creek to the Falls River and eventually to Keweenaw… Read more »

Dianda, Markkanen offer views on issues

Dianda, Markkanen offer views on issues

by Melissa Lehto Democrat State Representative Scott Dianda is hoping to win a third term representing Michigan’s 110th House District in the November race. Dianda will be running against Republican Gregory Markkanen of Hancock. Michigan’s 110th House District… Read more »

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