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Touching moment ends Boy Band Review concert

Boy Band Review took the stage Saturday for the first concert at the Calumet Theatre since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Marketing Director Bethany Jones says that the Chicago group chose the perfect date to visit the Copper Country. They crooned 90’s pop tunes from New Kids on the …

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Portage Lake District Library Front Entrance Moves for Pier Project

Because of the pier project in Houghton the library will have to make adjustments. The Portage Lake District Library will close their front entrance until further notice, due to the work on the pier project in down town Houghton. People going to the library will need to enter the building …

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National Voter Registration Day event at Michigan Tech

Houghton County Clerk Jennifer Kelly hosted a voter registration drive at Michigan Tech Tuesday afternoon. The need for such an event is not what it once was as the state now automatically signs residents up when they get their driver’s license. Kelly says it takes effort to stay off the …

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The City of Houghton and Life After the Parking Deck

The city of Houghton will hold a public forum tomorrow about the parking deck downtown. The special meeting will allow the public to engage with the city council and staff to decide what the city will do with the parking deck downtown. The parking deck located on Lakeshore Drive is …

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DNR conducting land review

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is conducting a land review this week. Brad Carlson of the Forest Resources Division says that most of the land throughout the Copper Country came into the state’s possession through tax reversion. Once the mining boom began to dry up, private companies let the …

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Calumet Theatre Company Board overhauled

The Historic Calumet Theatre Welcomes Four New Board Members CALUMET, MI  Tuesday, September 28, 2021 – The Historic Calumet Theatre is pleased to welcome four new members to its Board of Directors. There were a total of 6 candidates on the ballot, four new nominees, and two incumbents, and write-in …

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One special meeting tonight, potential for more this week in Hancock

There will be a special meeting tonight of the Hancock Recreation Committee to approve the resurfacing of the outdoor basketball court at Terrace Park. City Manager Mary Babcock says she expects it to last about three minutes. The question is when the motion will go before Hancock’s City Council. With …

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DEA warns about fentanyl

Counterfeit prescriptions are increasingly being laced with fentanyl. It is becoming more common for the deadly additive to be found in pills that look like legitimate medication. The United States Drug Enforcement Administration Detroit Office is imploring people to be careful, and only use reputable pharmacies to obtain brand name …

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Torch Lake site of superfund experiment

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) is experimenting on the western end of Torch Lake. Coordinator Stephanie Swart says that the superfund site has always hoped to revitalize the benthos population naturally, but that has not been enough. Swart says benthos can be important to ensuring …

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American Legion post holds dinner for UP Honor Flights

A longstanding tradition returned Saturday evening, as American Legion Post 90 in Lake Linden held its annual fundraiser for the UP Honor Flight organization. Under normal circumstances, there is a large raffle and other revenue generating activities involved, all hosted by the Sons of the American Legion. With COVID-19, this …

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