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Dollar Bay – Tamarack City gets therapy dog

The Dollar Bay – Tamarack City School District has a brand new puppy. Bolt is an English Cream Goldendoodle and, at just nine weeks old, still very much in the training stages of becoming a therapy dog. Bolt was donated to the district by Steve and Marsha Daniels, who are …

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Baraga gets water system grant

The Village of Baraga received a $170,000 grant from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy to verify if any water lines contain copper or lead. Manager LeAnn LeClair says that nearly half of all pipes in the system are made from unknown materials. The number of unknowns …

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MTU Nordic Skiers Win Tech Invite – Monday Sports Wrap

High School In boys high school basketball tonight… • Dollar Bay-Tamarack City hosts Republic-Michigamme. • Ewen-Trout Creek travels to Hurley. On the girls schedule… • Houghton visits Westwood. • Calumet travels to Hancock. Coverage will begin around 7:00 on the voice of the Copper Kings, KBear 102.3. • Chassell tips …

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Calumet, Houghton Earn Hockey Wins – Saturday Sports Wrap

High School In high school hockey last night… • Houghton blanked Bay Port 2-0. Ryan Vlahos and Gaborik Carlson scored in the first period, and Troy Povich earned the shutout in net with 18 saves. • Calumet dispatched Salem 3-1. Jackson Rilei, Paul Sturos and Cam Anderson each scored for the …

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Michigan Tech’s Winter Carnival starts tomorrow

The all-nighter is next month, but that doesn’t stop Winter Carnival from getting underway on campus tomorrow. The first special event begins Saturday morning. Snow volleyball begins on the softball diamonds off Sharon Avenue at 10:00. Snow soccer starts at 1:00 on Sunday afternoon on the recreation fields next to …

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Baraga County Chamber hosting third annual Ice Melt

It was a bit of a late start this season as Keweenaw Bay stayed stubbornly ice free through December and early January. That has not deterred the Baraga County Chamber of Commerce, though. They are announcing their third annual Ice Melt contest. The group has put a drum out, visible …

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COVID-19 cases drop locally

The number of COVID-19 cases are on the decline locally. For the seven-day period ending January 26th, Houghton County registered 513 cases, with Baraga adding 100 and Keweenaw seeing an increase of 23. For all three counties, that represents a drop from the prior week. Keweenaw’s COVID activity fell by …

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New documentary about Isle Royale wolves

The National Parks of Lake Superior Foundation, responsible for supporting Grand Portage National Monument, the Apostle Islands, the Keweenaw National Historical Park, Isle Royale, and Pictured Rocks, has a new documentary. Return of the Wolves: Lessons from the Wilderness was released earlier this month and Executive Director Tom Irvine says …

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Houghton Boys Cruise Past Calumet – Friday Sports Wrap

High School In boys high school basketball last night… • Houghton took control early, and breezed past Calumet 55-33. Bruce Pugh led the Gremlins with 16 points, and Mikko Salmi added 15. Dryden Nelson scored 14 for the Copper Kings. • Ewen-Trout Creek dumped Forest Park 68-39. • Lake Linden-Hubbell got …

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WUPPDR, KEDA and KCVB Gauging Community Interest in Non Motorized Trail System

Last night in Franklin Township residents and members of adjacent communities learned of a special opportunity that could come to the Copper Country. Right now along the Portage Canal up through Lake Linden there is the decommissioned MDOT railway that has been used in a informal way by many residents …

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