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March Planned To Support Immigrant Families

A march to protest the separation of families at the border is planned for tomorrow. The Keweenaw March to Support Immigrant Families will be held in conjunction with other marches planned around the country. Organizers say the goal is to end zero tolerance, baby jails, family detention and to support …

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Still Strong Concert Held For Flood Relief

Keweenaw residents continue to show support for those affected by the recent flash floods. Many took part in a benefit concert that was organized to raise funds for those who’s homes were affected. Hundreds gathered at the Chassell Pavilion in Centennial Park Thursday night in support of the relief effort …

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Number Of Open Beaches Up To 17

The Western U.P. Health Department has confirmed that surface water samples collected at inland lakes and Lake Superior beaches are continuing to show signs of improvement. Seventeen beach locations are now open and nine additional are open with advisories. The beaches now open to swimming are Bete Grise, Calumet Waterworks, …

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Tigers Drop 9th Straight – Friday Sports Wrap

Click on the blue links for more details. MLB The Detroit Tigers’ losing streak grew to nine games yesterday, with a 4-2 loss to the Oakland Athletics. Nicholas Castellanos got Detroit off to a good start with a two-run homer in the first, but the Tigers collected just four hits …

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FEMA Finishing Assessment In Houghton County

(Houghton, MI) – Following are the latest updates regarding the flood recovery efforts in Houghton County as of Thursday afternoon. The FEMA and State assessment teams are wrapping up their work in Houghton County today and will be moving on to review flood damage sustained in Gogebic and Menominee Counties. …

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Flood Of Relief Coming For Local Residents

The Portage Health Foundation intends to flood the Keweenaw with money to help victims of the recent storm. Roughly $3.8 million will be distributed as part of their Flood With Love program, with funds collected through their Houghton County Flood Relief Fund and a direct investment from the foundation.  Over …

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Houghton Mayor Commends Flood Response Workers

Look no further than the last two weeks and you’ll see what Copper Country Strong means. Literally, thousands of people have come together to help out their neighbors, many of them suffering from effects of the storm as well. Donations and volunteers poured in from around the country and continue …

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Preparations Underway For Next Storm

Houghton County is bracing for another round of storms in the forecast. Local residents are understandably worried about the potential for flooding after the amount of damage done during the previous storm. Houghton City Manager Eric Waara says crews are working to clear culverts and open drainage systems. “We’re doing …

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