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Dam Jam Fundraiser Scheduled

Supporters of the annual summer Dam Jam in Calumet have put together a musical fundraiser Saturday evening (April 15th). Organizer Jim Newman says some of the musicians who’ll be playing this summer will take the stage at the Orpheum Theater in Hancock, including some members of the Jimmy Hats. The …

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PastyFest Registration Opens

Spring weather is still developing in the Copper Country, but it’s not too early to think about getting involved with summer events. Main Street Calumet has opened registration for pasty and craft vendors for Pasty Fest. The vendor registration deadline is May 15th. Parade registration is also open, with a …

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Little Brothers Easter Dinners Planning Continues

Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly continues to put the finishing touches on their plans to provide Easter dinners to hundreds of area seniors on Sunday. Meals will be served at 2:00 at St. Ignatius Church in Houghton, the Church of the Resurrection in Hancock, Sacred Heart Church in Calumet, the …

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Church Leaders Address Growing Drug Problem

As drug traffic, abuse and addiction increases in the Upper Peninsula, what can our churches do? More, say leaders of four Upper Peninsula religious denominations. Their “Ecumenical Statement on Addictions” was presented this week. It’s signed by Episcopal Bishop Rayford Ray, Evangelical Lutheran Church Bishop Thomas Skrenes, United Methodist Church …

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Hancock Fire Damages Apartments

The State Fire Marshall has been called in to investigate the cause of an early morning fire in West Hancock. The alarm was sounded just after 3:00 at an apartment in the 1500 block of Anthony Street. Firefighters from Hancock and Houghton battled the blaze, which burned through the roof …

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Finlandia Softball Sweeps – Friday Sports Wrap

Click on the bold scores for more details. MLB Detroit pitchers gave up three home runs and eight walks yesterday, as the Tigers lost to the Minnesota Twins 11-5. Jordan Zimmermann struggled with his control, and was charged with five runs before leaving with two outs in the fifth inning. Anibal …

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Self-Driving Cars and Bright-Burning Stars

Michigan Tech is one of eight universities selected to participate in a competition to design, build and test a fully autonomous passenger vehicle. The AutoDrive Challenge is hosted by General Motors and SAE International. The students will take a Chevy Bolt, outfit it with self-driving technology and test it on …

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Little Brothers Needs Drivers For Easter Dinner

Sitting down to a great dinner with family and friends–for many of us it’s the best part of any holiday. Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly is once again making sure local seniors won’t miss out on those special moments this Easter. Executive Director Cathy Aten says Little Brothers provides …

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West Side Story Opens Tonight At The Rozsa

“I Feel Pretty”, ”Officer Krupke” and “America”–just a few of the iconic tunes that are part of the Tech Theatre’s production of West Side Story. With roughly 30 cast members and three times that many working behind the scenes, Director Trish Helsel says the show is an ambitious undertaking. Helsel-041317-1 …

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Spring Clean Up In Houghton Begins

Spring is here and so is the time for Spring Clean-Up. Houghton City Manager Eric Waara told the city council at their regular meeting Wednesday that the public works department has been busy cleaning up after the winter season. Waara said a cleanup at Kestner Park is also being done …

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