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Snowmobile Competition Leads To Cleaner, Quieter Sleds

In an effort to protect our environment from hydrocarbons and harmful exhaust emissions, 22 collegiate teams from across the continent will be filtering into the Keweenaw area over the next few days with snowmobiling on their minds. The 19th annual Society of Automotive Engineering’s Clean Snowmobile Challenge is set to …

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Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital donates beds to help in training nursing students

The following press release was issued by Aspirus Ontonagon: ONTONAGON, Mich. – Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital recently donated three patient beds to the Gogebic-Ontonagon Intermediate School District for use in training students in the Certified Nursing Assistant program. The CNA program combines theory, lab practicum, and clinical instruction, and allows students the …

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McBroom Focuses On Auto Insurance, Overworked Nurses

State Senator Ed McBroom has had a busy couple of days in Lansing this week, testifying before a Senate Committee Wednesday on auto insurance reform and sponsoring a bill Thursday to help nurses. McBroom testified before the Senate Insurance and Banking Committee on how Michigan’s highest-in-the-nation rates are affecting residents. …

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10th Annual CopperDog 150 Arrives

The mushers are here, the dogs are raring to go, and there is plenty of snow. So much snow that CopperDog 150 race officials were forced to alter the course a bit but downtown Calumet is cleared and ready for the start of Friday’s event. Three races–the 3-stage CopperDog 150 …

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Local Girls Hoopsters Earn WestPAC Honors

Westwood swept the major awards for the 2018-2019 WestPAC Girls All-Conference Basketball team. Tessa Leece of the Patriots earned both Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year honors, and Westwood’s Kurt Corcoran was named Coach of the Year. No Copper Country players were selected to the All-Conference …

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Girl Scouts Celebrate World Thinking Day

Nine local area Girl Scout troops recently gathered at the Calumet Visitor Center in recognition of World Thinking Day, a global event where the Scouts celebrate international friendship.  “World Thinking Day is a commemoration by Girl Scouts and Girl Guides in 150 different countries,” said Keweenaw National Historical Park guide …

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Finlandia participates in Michigan Transfer Agreement

Thew following press release was issued by Finlandia University: Finlandia University’s effort to become a transfer-friendly leader continued in 2018 with formal participation in the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA). “While FinnU has always honored many of the elements of the MTA, this allows us to take an official position and …

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DNR warns snowmobilers of UP trail hazards

The following article was submitted by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources: Blizzard conditions that ripped through parts of the Upper Peninsula Sunday have created numerous hazards for snowmobilers across parts of five counties. Photo courtesy of Dan Grove, Moose Country Snowmobile Club. The storm crippled travel for motorists, with …

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Quick Recovery From Blizzard Blast

After Sunday’s blizzard dumped anywhere from 17 to 30 inches of snow in the Copper Country, local road crews have been working around the clock to clean up the streets. The main roads were open the following day and Houghton City Manager Eric Waara says that’s because of the quick …

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