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November is National Hospice Care Month

November is National Hospice Care Month. Locally in Houghton Omega House, knows that the month is meant to honor the care providers who work in the hospice industry. But they also know that they could not provide the care they do, without the support of the community. That’s because their …

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Houghton County Joins 42 Others, Supporting an Amendment to the Michigan Auto Insurance Reform

Houghton County additionally has joined 42 other counties around the state encouraging officials in Lansing to make amendments to the Auto Insurance Reform Acts. When the state passed it’s auto insurance reform law a  couple of years ago, insurance companies were able to lobby for paying less money to reimburse …

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Houghton County Earmarks ARPA Fund for Airport Terminal Survey and A/C Units

Houghton County has also earmarked more funds from the American Rescue Plan. Last night during the commission meeting the county approved money for an airport terminal study, as well as replacing air conditioner units on the first and fifth floor of the courthouse. The county recently replaced two rooftops units …

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Copper Kings Advance to State Volleyball Semifinals – Wednesday Sports Wrap

Click on the highlighted scores for more game details. High School The Calumet High School volleyball team advanced to the state tournament semifinals with a 3-0 (25-22, 25-14, 27-25) victory over McBain last night. The Copper Kings took an early lead in the first set, then held off a Ramblers’ …

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Giving Tuesday: Copper Harbor Trails Club

The Copper Harbor Trails Club’s extensive network of mountain biking trails scatter around Copper Harbor. The club regularly looks for ways to grow their trails, and has found success working with the Portage Health Foundation for many years. This past season even using a grant from the foundation to complete …

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Finnish – American Heritage Center to Screen a 2002 Oscar Nominated, and Cannes Film Festival Award Winning Foreign Film

The Finnish –American Heritage Center will screen a 2002 Oscar nominated comedy tomorrow afternoon. The Man Without a Past is a Finnish comedy drama, and is the second in Aki Kaurismaki’s Finland trilogy. The other two are 1996’s Drifting Clouds, and 2006’s Lights in the Dusk. The Man Without a …

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Snowy Start to Firearm Deer Hunting Season

It is a snowy start to rifle season in the Keweenaw Peninsula. Hunters started this morning at 7:11 am with about three inches of snow blanketing the forest floor. Hunters’ fears that last year’s winter weather would hurt the deer herd in the in Upper Peninsula did not come to …

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Giving Tuesday: Baraga County Shelter Home

The Portage health foundation’s Giving Tuesday is supporting two domestic violence shelters in the region. In Baraga County the Baraga County Shelter Home supports domestic violence victims with a 24 hour hotline, their facility that offers refuge, and counseling services. President of the of Baraga County Shelter, Char Weingarten, says …

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L’Anse Council Hears Village Christmas Plans

L’Anse is finalizing this year’s community Christmas celebration. At last night’s village council meeting, councilor Leann Davis said the Light Up Baraga County event will be held December 10th. Current plans are for Santa to visit the fire hall at 3:00. The parade will begin at 5:00, and will be …

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