Welcome to Republic Township
Courtesy of Roger Oja.
Newsletter, Dec. 2015
We are quietly world famous for having the Northwoods’ best four seasons activities in the UP. including watching wildlife, observing Fall colors, snowmobiling, fishing for trout, walleye, and bass. We also have hunting for white tail deer or black bear, ORVing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing, hiking, cycling, white water kayaking as well as quiet kayaking, canoeing, camping at Moose Rapids campground, and the new township campground to be built summer of 2016, Northern Lights Campground, nestled between the Michigamme River and School Lake on the south edge of the village of North Republic. Just a sampling of the great outdoor activities available.
Republic is experiencing a rebirth after the Republic specular hematite mine closed in 1981. The goal of the intergovernmental agreement between Humboldt Township and Republic Township is the re-activation of the rail line servicing the Republic Mine. That mine will reopen as soon as ore prices correct themselves and the product can be sold. Also, mineral deposits have been found nearby by the mining companies and the Eagle Mine is the first of many expected developments. To process the minerals from the Eagle Mine, the processing mill in the old Humboldt Mine location just North of Republic was completely renovated. Jobs are available both at the Mine, and the processing plant, and there are a number of houses in our community available at a reasonable price.
Now is the time to make a commitment to yourself and your family to be on the ground floor of the upcoming renaissance of the community.
Township assessment roll is now online http://republictownship.is.bsasoftware.com
The owners of the Republic Mine have indicated at this time that the dam is no longer for sale to Republic Township. They have indicated that they will monitor and maintain the dam for the good of the community.
Old M-95 Bridge, Roger Oja