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Copper Country Today 09-26-21

Judge Linda Davis of Macomb County founded Families Against Narcotics after her daughter became addicted to painkillers following knee surgery. She tells her story and talks about the formation of a Copper Country chapter. It’s the biggest fundraiser of the year for Meadowbrook Arena…and a scary good time. L’Anse Hockey …

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American Legion post holds dinner for UP Honor Flights

A longstanding tradition returned Saturday evening, as American Legion Post 90 in Lake Linden held its annual fundraiser for the UP Honor Flight organization. Under normal circumstances, there is a large raffle and other revenue generating activities involved, all hosted by the Sons of the American Legion. With COVID-19, this …

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Hancock Police warn of scam

An area business and one its employees were the victim of a scam recently. Hancock Police say that the call appeared to the victims to come from its department and alleged there was a necessary audit being conducted. The caller had the employee purchase gift cards while remaining on the …

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Late Field Goals Lift Packers, Sink Lions – Monday Sports Wrap

In high school volleyball this evening…• Chassell visits Lake Linden-Hubbell. See the full schedule for all our local high school teams here. College Soccer The Michigan Tech soccer team lost to Saginaw Valley State 3-0 yesterday. The Finlandia University women’s soccer team fell 3-0 to Macalester College yesterday. The Finlandia …

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Tech, NMU, Finlandia Gridders Fall – Sunday Sports Wrap

In high school football Saturday… • L’Anse blanked West Iron County 50-0. In volleyball Saturday… • At the Duluth Invitational, Calumet finished third out of 11 teams. The Copper Kings defeated Duluth East 2-1 (26-24, 23-25, 15-11), Princeton 2-0 (25-20, 25-19), and Rapids 2-1 (25-17, 21-25, 15-9). The losses came …

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Hancock Claims Copper Bowl – Saturday Sports Wrap

High School In high school football last night… • Hancock won the annual Copper Bowl game, edging Houghton 20-17. On a windy, rainy night at the Houghton field, the Bulldogs were aided by eight Gremlins turnovers. Hancock grabbed an early lead, with touchdown runs of 20 yards by Leroy Bastian, …

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Fall Colors and Apple Cider at Central Mine

The vibrant colors coming in on the trees, which mean it’s officially fall, and in the Keweenaw that means fun, family and apple cider. In that spirit, the Keweenaw County Historical Society is inviting everyone out to the Central Mine on Saturday for a good old-fashioned cider pressing. Tom Hall, …

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Drawing Up Districts is Turning Into a Numbers Game

The Apportionment Committee got closer to finalizing district maps for Houghton County. But not close enough. The committee presented a number of plans from county Treasurer Lisa Mattila, Prosecuting Attorney Britney Bulleit and each of the Democrats and Republicans representatives, William Keith and Dan Holcomb. The committee also heard from …

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Calumet Village Council approves pay raise for seasonal snow removal hires

With all five members present, Calumet Council was able to form a quorum yesterday after calling off a scheduled Tuesday meeting. The body addressed contracts for snow removal. Sidewalks will be cleared at a rate of $5 per linear foot. Roads are cheaper at $1 per square foot. There was …

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Suicide prevention walk happening Saturday

Houghton Keweenaw Communities That Care is organizing a Suicide Prevention Walk for Saturday. Coordinator Lisa Simpson says it isn’t uncommon to get upwards of 150 people to take part in the annual event. It will begin at 10:00 AM at Kestner Waterfront Park, before marching onto the Portage Lake Lift …

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