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‘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 »

Efforts ongoing to fund rink

Efforts ongoing to fund rink

by Melissa Lehto Meadowbrook Arena in L’Anse is starting a new season with the coming of winter. Local volunteers are busy raising necessary funds to help offset the costs of keeping the rink open. For… Read more »

Community strides out vs. domestic violence

Community strides out vs. domestic violence

by Nancy Besonen For the eighth time since Chelsey LaFernier’s tragic death in January, 2009, her community united to strike a blow vs. domestic violence. The Chelsey LaFernier Memorial Walk has… Read more »

Tribe invests in safety

Tribe invests in safety

by Barry Drue The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community is partnering with a company that has patented a four-foot rescue boat/buoy that can remotely save the life of a person in trouble in the water. KBIC’s… Read more »

Foresters explain logging decisions on Pt. Abbaye

Foresters explain logging decisions on Pt. Abbaye

by Barry Drue Much has been said and letters to the editor have been typed about the logging project that began last winter on the county-owned 260-acre park at the tip of Pt. Abbaye. The 15-20 acres… Read more »

Citizens question DEQ on Warden concerns, permits

Citizens question DEQ on Warden concerns, permits

by Melissa Lehto Officials from the Michigan Department of Environmental Health (MDEQ) held an informational and question/ answer session at the L’Anse High School cafetorium on Wednesday, Sept 7, 2016, from 7-9 pm regarding the L’Anse Warden Electric Company… Read more »

Great support for firefighters

Great support for firefighters

by Melissa Lehto Crowds lined the roadway from Minneapolis, MN, to Reid’s Funeral Service in L’Anse as the bodies of the two young firefighters, Alan “AJ” Swartz and James “Jimmy” Shelifoe, were escorted home on Tuesday, Aug 30,… Read more »

Outpouring of support in tragedy; Communities reach out to Beartown crew

Outpouring of support in tragedy; Communities reach out to Beartown crew

by Melissa Lehto Following a catastrophic double-fatality crash of a Beartown Firefighters truck Saturday, Aug 27, 2016, in Blaine, MN, the community once again stands strong to help support grieving family members. A total of nine firefighters were in… Read more »

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