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Houghton County Commissioners Meeting September 14th, 2021

The Houghton County commissioners showed gratitude last night toward areas of growth. With the 2020 census numbers having been released earlier in the month, Houghton County was the only county in the Upper Peninsula to grow over the previous decade. Commissioner Anderson said he was proud of the work done …

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Hancock Tori Farmers Market Hosting Blood Drive this Thursday

Hancock Tori Farmer Market attendees could help their neighbors with a life-saving donation on Thursday. The Red Cross blood drive will be held next to the Quincy Green  in the First United Methodist church fellowship hall. Hancock DDA Coordinator, Deborah Mann said the need for donations is critical.  Donating is …

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Finlandia University Records Highest Incoming Class since 2016

Finlandia University grew by 6% from last year. On campus student enrollment also increased by 9% from 2020. The university brought in 25 new full time students, boosting their total enrollment number up to 430 students. This is the largest incoming class to Finlandia since 2016. 70% of the fall …

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Calumet-WIC HS Football Game Canceled

Calumet High School’s football game against West Iron County scheduled for Friday has been canceled. Copper Kings Athletic Director Sean Jacques said the Wykons don’t have enough healthy players to field a team. West Iron also had to cancel last week’s game against Manistique. The situation is not COVID-19 related. …

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Parade of Nations this Saturday

Correction: The route change is not due to COVID-19, but instead related to an issue with obtaining a state permit to have the parade on US-41 this year. The 32nd Parade of Nations will be a Houghton only affair on Saturday due to construction and restrictions put in place to …

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Popular fall color activity closed this season

Fall colors bring out the crowds at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. Nothing will change about the trail along Lake Superior, the outlook for Lake of the Clouds, or the forested path to Mirror Lake, but one popular option won’t be available until mid-October after most of the leaves have …

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Calumet, Jeffers Earn Volleyball Wins – Wednesday Sports Wrap

High School In high school volleyball last night… • Calumet swept Hancock 3-0 (25-3, 25-10, 25-13). Helen Beiring led the Copper Kings with 21 kills. • Ewen-Trout Creek blanked Lake Linden-Hubbell 3-0. • Jeffers downed Dollar Bay-Tamarack City 3-1 (25-14, 25-21, 20-25, 25-21). • L’Anse defeated Chassell 3-0. • Baraga …

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L’Anse buying new snow plow

The Village of L’Anse will be getting a new plow truck. At last night’s meeting, council members approved a five-year lease purchase, at a cost of $38,000 per year. At the end of the lease, the village will own the truck outright. Manager Bob LaFave explained that we’re not likely …

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First responder event addresses suicide prevention

Suicide prevention speaker David Bartley is in the midst of a whirlwind tour throughout the Copper Country. After addressing an audience on Monday at the Rozsa Center, he is the keynote speaker at A Night Out For First Responders being hosted by the Keweenaw County Sheriff Department. The event is …

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Baraga County ends COVID-19 emergency

Baraga County will add a half-time employee to the Equalization office. Commissioners approved the move at last night’s meeting, after Equalization Director Patrick Osterman explained that the recent real estate boom has created a significant workload increase. To cover the cost, Osterman said some existing fees will be raised. We’re …

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