Welcome to Republic Township
Friday night at the dam, courtesy of Tina Koski
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 Northern Lights Campground to be built this summer that is 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 and potentially the nickle deposits south of the current mine. The iron ore reclamation portion will reopen as soon as ore prices correct themselves and the product can be sold. Also, more 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 plan. For housing, there are a number of houses in our community available at reasonable prices.
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.
On May 10, 2016, the TIFA Board signed an agreement with Republic Mountain Lake, LLC, Corporation, for a $3,000 lease of the Republic Dam for one year, ending October 15, 2016. The dam will be operated by the Republic Sportsman’s Club, using a generator leased from Republic Township.
At a public TIFA meeting held on April 26, 2016 the public in attendance agreed unanimously to give up on the dam after this year, and work with the Corp of Engineers to create safe boat lanes under the bridges.
Township assessment roll is now online http://republictownship.is.bsasoftware.com
26th Annual Republic Sportsman’s Club Fishing Derby.
July 15, 16, & 17, 2016.
Fishing begins Saturday (16th) at 6:00am until 9:00pm and on Sunday (17th ) at 7:00am until 3:00pm.
For more information look on the Sportsman’s Club page, under organizations.
Courtesy of Roger Oja