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Blood drive in Houghton this week

The UP Regional Blood Center is in critical need of several blood types, including O-positive and O-negative, A-negative, and B-negative. O-type blood is extremely important because it is universally accepted for all donations. There is an opportunity locally to help alleviate the situation. A blood drive is scheduled for Thursday …

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Keweenaw Chamber sees nice turnout for Small Business Saturday

Donuts and coffee were on the menu for those taking advantage of Small Business Saturday this weekend. At the Keweenaw Chamber office near Franklin Square in Houghton, staff greeted people about to embark on a shopping spree. Katie Schlief says the holiday season is off to an enthusiastic start. The …

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Hancock Christmas Walk a roaring success

Kids teemed throughout downtown Hancock on Friday night, making the city’s Christmas Walk the largest ever. Manager Mary Babcock was at City Hall helping with cookie decorating. By 6:00 she was handing out gift packs of stickers and other holiday themed giveaways, because they had run out of treats. Across …

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Several injured in Quincy Township crash

Correction: Article originally said Saturday when Friday was intended. Michigan State Police and Houghton County Sheriff’s Department personnel responded to a crash Friday evening just after six. A sport utility vehicle was rear ended by a pickup truck at the intersection of US 41 and French Town Road in Quincy …

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35 Angel Tree families still looking for donors

Each Christmas season, the Copper Country Angel Mission sets up a tree filled with the wants and needs of children across the area. Sherry Middlemis-Brown, who sits on the Board of Directors, says that about two-thirds of the requests have been answered, but that still leaves 35 kids hoping for …

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Portage Lake Lift Bridge construction extended into December

Tower work will keep crews busy on the Portage Lake Lift Bridge at least through the week of December 6th. Weather will play a huge factor in how much construction is possible before winter finally halts things. Delays for pedestrians, bicycles, and motor traffic will occur intermittently for a half …

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31 Backpacks readying for long Christmas break

For 16 straight days, area students will be away from the classroom to celebrate Christmas, New Year’s, and all of the other holidays that make this time of year so special. For 31 Backpacks, that’s quite the challenge. Founders Laurel and Melissa Maki say they do not know the identities …

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Michigan Tech campus retrofitted to protect birds

There’s no shortage of glass panes on campus buildings at Michigan Tech, and each window was a potential hazard for area birds. Students from the Michigan Tech Sustainability House teamed up with members of the Copper Country Audobon Society to help mitigate these risks by installing film over the glass. …

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November 30th is Giving Tuesday

Before you head to the stores on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, or fire up the laptop for Cyber Monday, consider setting aside a bit of that holiday budget for your favorite nonprofit. Giving Tuesday is scheduled for November 30th, and there are plenty of great organizations in the area …

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Lac La Belle Lodge continuing stand on principle

Lac La Belle Lodge Owner Troy Westcott says he respects and appreciates everything Black Bear, Inc. has done for his business. The company operates Mount Bohemia Ski Resort, which has brought in thousands of visitors from across the country to brave its unique backwoods downhill experience. Westcott says he is …

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