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WUPHD’s Dr. Van Howe, Using 20/20 Vision for this Fall

Dr. Robert Van Howe, Medical Director with WUPHD, talks about the COVID-19 vaccine, breakthrough cases and what needs to happen to keep protecting the region. COVID-19 has affected many aspects of life in the Upper Peninsula over the past year. And the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department is looking back …

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Finlandia University Celebrates 125 Years in the Copper Country

Finlandia University’s President Dr. Philip Johnson and Interum Director for the Finnish-American Heritage Center David Maki present 125 years of Finilandia history. 125 years ago Soumi College was founded. This year the college, now known as Finlandia University, will celebrate this achievement in December. But today, Dr. Philip Johnson, President …

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Houghton City Council 9.8.21

Houghton city council got trashy last night. The city will renew their contract with Waste Management for garbage duty around town for the next year. The city will reevaluate the contract come spring, after a number of projects have finished around the city. The first of two important dates will …

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Candidates interview for open sheriff position

Each candidate for the Houghton County Sheriff’s position had an opportunity to make their case Wednesday night for why they are the best person for the job. The order was selected randomly, their names on strips of paper that were pulled out of a pen cup. With the public and …

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Cabrera, Grossman Power Tigers Win – Thursday Sports Wrap

High School In high school volleyball tonight… • Calumet hosts Iron Mountain. Coverage will begin around 6:10 on the Voice of the Copper Kings, KBear 102.3. • Houghton travels to Westwood. Coverage will start around 6:10 on the Voice of the Gremlins, 97.7 The Wolf. • Hancock plays at Jeffers. …

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Defining a breakthrough case

As the number of breakthrough COVID-19 cases mounts locally, as well as at the national level, the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department is trying to explain what the term means, and why the situation is significantly better than the headlines suggest. Chief Medical Officer Dr. Robert Van Howe says most …

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Bear hunting starts today

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is happy to welcome the start of bear hunting season. For any of the 7,000 hunters that are looking to nab a trophy this year, they are required to schedule an appointment to have the carcass registered within three days. Stations are available at …

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Village of Calumet has New Boss

A new boss will enter the office for the Village of Calumet very soon. Last night at the village’s council meeting members would first discuss the terms of the new contract for the incoming manager. Those terms will look similar to the previous village manager. Councilor Elise Matz had this …

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Rains could delay fall color

It’s a wet week across much of the Upper Peninsula and that threatens to halt fall colors. Cold nights and sunny days are the best weather conditions to see intense reds and yellows burst out among trees. When you get the opposite, it can slow or even wash out the …

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Boat capsizes in Copper Harbor

High winds kicked up some waves in Copper Harbor Sunday evening capsizing a catamaran. The 18-foot vessel had two people on board, and they clung to the underside of the boat until Keweenaw County Sheriff’s personnel were able to get out to the scene. The deputies used a rescue boat …

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