What's that smell?
Front Page, week of January 21, 2023
I have a few too many irons in the fire to continue my editorial series this week, but I’ll be returning to the Common Sense of Thomas Paine in February.
We’re starting micro-internship projects with MTU this week, I have another local WWII veteran to interview for the Library of Congress, and the new website is all-but ready. You should start seeing the results of all these things within the next couple of weeks.
For this week, we have a great story from Jennifer Donovan about an environmental complaint up in Ahmeek. This one, again, followed a reader’s tip! Keep them coming.
Residents frustrated with wait for industry to come into compliance
By Jennifer Donovan
What happens when you live in a wooded, natural place where a citrusy, acrid odor makes enjoying the outdoors unpleasant or even a health hazard? Some residents of Ahmeek say that’s what they’re contending with, and they blame Neuvokas Corporation, a local manufacturer of an innovative type of rebar made with basalt fiber.
Thursday, Jan. 26
7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Finlandia Gallery in the Finnish American Heritage Center
“Word Count”, featuring work by local fiber artist Bonnie Peterson, will run from Jan. 9 to Feb. 15 at the Finlandia Gallery.
Other News (aggregated, not sponsored)
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Upper Michigan Source (TV6)
Luke Kreider, of Hancock, has been in jail since September, after he was charged with first degree murder for the death of a L’Anse man. On Nov. 23, however, he was also charged in a separate case for first degree criminal sexual conduct, a felony.
The Associated Press
The state could end the fiscal year with a surplus of $5.1 billion in the general fund and $4.1 billion in the school aid fund, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s budget director said Friday. The budget year ends on Sept. 30.
Colin Jackson, TV6
Congratulations to our Copper Beacon board member Todd Gast on his appointment to this important role in the Hancock community!