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Country, Blues Star Parnell Performs Tomorrow

Country and blues music legend Lee Roy Parnell will perform tomorrow evening at the Calumet Theatre. Parnell was one of the most successful country hitmakers of the early ‘90s, with such hits as “What Kind of Fool Do You Think I Am,” “On the Road,” “Tender Moment,” and “Heart’s Desire.” …

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Bridge Walks Planned at Mackinac, Skanee

This year’s Labor Day Mackinac Bridge Walk will look much like last year’s. The bridge will be closed to vehicle traffic Monday from 6:30 am until noon, because of security concerns. No shuttle service will be provided for participants, but walkers will have several options. They can walk across – …

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Ontonagon to Celebrate Labor Day

Ontonagon will celebrate the end of the summer season with its 63rd Labor Day Festival. Activities begin tonight, with a picnic at 5:00 at the Marina, followed by the stone-skipping contest. Tomorrow’s highlights include the auto show and Maxwell Street Day. Line-up for the kiddies parade begins at 11:30, and …

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Calumet Electronics Celebrates 50 Years

One of the Copper Country’s largest employers is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Calumet Electronics was founded in 1968, to provide jobs for workers who were displaced by the decline of the copper industry. It manufactures printed circuit boards, and has thrived despite a contraction of that industry that has seen …

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Houghton Selects Downtown Development Contractor

The City of Houghton will continue to explore redevelopment of the area currently occupied by the large downtown parking ramp, but only after council members received 45 minutes worth of guidance from citizens at last night’s public hearing. Keweenaw Convention and Visitors Bureau president Dianne St. Amour, who manages the …

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