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Roads Hold Up Under Friday’s Storm

(Houghton, MI) – Following are the latest updates regarding the flood recovery efforts in Houghton County. Roads held up well during Friday’s midday storm. There were spotty areas of minor damage and lost power, but nothing major was reported. The storm did slow some work activity, but nearly all crews …

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Friday’s Rain Means Swim At Your Own Risk

WESTERN UPPER PENINSULA – Western U.P. Health Department staff continue to monitor surface water quality at 41 locations throughout the Western Upper Peninsula. Based on the most recent lab results, 19 beach locations are classified as open and safe for swimming, and five additional locations are open with advisories to …

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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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