New boat tours, dog park developments, Art's Corner, and more
Front Page, week of August 7, 2021
New electric boat tours coming soon to Portage Lake
I talked to Dominic Snell, helmsman for the Ranger III, about the new boat tours he’s launching this summer.
Dog park developments, Houghton County Arena acquisition consideration committee, and caring for the MDOT overlook
Hancock City Council, Aug. 4, 2021
Hancock’s new dog park seems to be coming along nicely, with a practically free land lease, and potential fundraising and grant match creating a large pool of money for amenities. We’ll have to see how theirs and Houghton’s stack up against each other.
The council also formed a three-person committee to consider the acquisition of the Houghton County Arena, and possibly other property acquisitions.
There’s been an effort by the Quincy Mine Hoist Association to raise money to clear the trees from below the MDOT overlook on U.S. 41, just outside of Hancock. While there was some discussion during the final public comment period, the council did not take up the topic, meaning there weren’t even two council members who wanted to discuss the request for $5,000.
Ten years of paintings, the return of art fairs, one more look at the Last Place On Earth
Art’s Corner, by Miriam Pickens
Find out more about the local art scene in August, as last year’s canceled events return to the public.
The Inside Scoop
And a photo of my cat
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By The Associated Press
There are so many good reasons for reading Not Real News, ranging from getting a chuckle out of hair-brained conspiracy theorists to guarding yourself against potentially dangerous misinformation. I look forward to reading it every week!
By Garrett Neese, Daily Mining Gazette
Dresch got time served, but also a pretty serious tongue-lashing.
“We’re not here today because he supported the former president,” she [the judge] said. “Millions of people voted for him and did not heed his call to descend on the nation’s capital. He was arrested because he was an enthusiastic participant in an effort to subvert and undo the electoral process, came to D.C. and encouraged others to do the same — not to hear the outgoing president speak, but as he put it, to ‘stop the steal.'”
She went on, but you can read it for yourself.
By TV6 News Team
This story has also been picked up by The Associated Press since Gov. Gretchen Whitmer declared a state of emergency.
This isn’t the wildfire I’ve been concerned about, but it’s certainly a serious situation. Hopefully, a thorough investigation is conducted into what caused this employee’s death. They were a person and deserved better, whoever they were.