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Markkanen, Prestin back year-round coyote hunt

IRON MOUNTAIN — Two Upper Peninsula legislators have introduced legislation to allow the year-round hunting of coyotes, contesting a March decision by the Michigan Natural Resources Commission to close the season from April 15 to July 15. “Allowing coyotes to run unchecked is simply not ...

Backcountry outfitter opens in Copper Harbor

COPPER HARBOR — A new backcountry outfitter conducted its soft opening Sunday, when the Isle Royale Queen IV made its first trip to Isle Royale for the season. Wise Old Man of Isle Royale is located in the former Frontier Gift Shop, located at 234 Sixth Street. The store is a backcountry ...

Played their cards right: Copper Shores marks 10 years

HOUGHTON — With black tie and roulette wheels, the Copper Shores Community Health Foundation celebrated 10 years with a James Bond-themed gala event at the Rozsa Center Saturday. While the foundation began 34 years ago as a supporting foundation for the Portage Hospital, it became a ...

Hancock residents Pitch in for Parks

HANCOCK — The public spaces people will enjoy in Hancock this summer got spruced up Thursday thanks to teams of volunteers in the city’s annual Pitch in for Parks event. Volunteers contacted the city, who assigned them to spots nearby in need of upkeep. Shortly after the event began, bags ...

Barron letter takes aim at conservation district

ESCANABA — The Delta County Board of Commissioners skipped over an agenda item related to a letter to the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development about Delta Conservation District Chair Joe Kaplan and the conservation district’s administration of the Michigan Agriculture ...

Starbucks proposed on south end of IM

IRON MOUNTAIN — Starbucks will be the main tenant of a new retail building at the site of a former gas station and Burger King that burned seven years ago, according to an application submitted to the city of Iron Mountain. The proposed building at 1950 S. Stephenson Ave. measures about ...