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Bridgefest Volunteers Needed!

The following notice was issued by the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce: Bridgefest is here! We are excited to bring the community a great weekend full of family-friendly events. Bridgefest was organized to celebrate the Portage Lake Lift Bridge, which officially opened in 1959. The Bridge is a vital link between …

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Michigan Tech Team Wins iOme Challenge

The following press release was issued by Michigan Tech writer, Mark Wilcox: For the second time in four years, a team from Michigan Technological University has won a national retirement security essay competition. The three-student team won the 2019 iOme Challenge sponsored by the Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER). The iOme …

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Michigan Distillery Brings Back Mining-Era Whiskey

After disappearing for roughly 100 years, a taste of the Copper Country is now back. Iron Fish Distillery of Thompsonville, MI has re-introduced Copper Queen Whiskey, which is directly connected to the area’s mining era. Owner Richard Anderson says this spirit was originally produced and sold in Calumet.  “Copper Queen …

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Houle Sainthood Cause Moves Forward

The following press release was issued by Communications Director John Fee from the Catholic Diocese of Marquette: Bishop John Doerfler’s statement on support of Houle sainthood cause It is an occasion of great joy in the Diocese of Marquette to receive the (unanimous) support of the U.S. bishops in the …

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Avendt Promoted To DPW Director

Utilities Superintendent Ryan Avendt was promoted to Director of Public Works by the Houghton City Council at their regular meeting Wednesday. Avendt had been sharing public works duties with Facilities Superintendent Doug Larson, who retired earlier this year. The City of Houghton had split the responsibilities of the DPW director …

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