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Run or Bike Around the Keweenaw This Memorial Day Weekend

Its Memorial Day weekend, and while the weather may not cooperate, it won’t stop runners from running around Keweenaw Mountain Lodge’s golf course. The Back 9 Endurance Race at the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge, challenges runners to push themselves for 12 or 24 hours. Endurance racing is a growing community for …

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Houghton Announces Recipients of Facade Mini Grants

Houghton’s Downtown Development authority has announced the recipients of their façade mini grants. The DDA annually sets aside around 20,000 dollars for helping downtown businesses upgrade their store fronts. Four of the five businesses will get just over 4,000 dollars and one will get 1000 dollars for a smaller project. …

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Houghton City Deals with Potholes, Ponders Pier Change Costs

Houghton city crews are attacking potholes. At last night’s meeting, city manager Eric Waara told city council members that the weather has warmed enough that the divets can be filled with hot patch, which lasts longer than the cold patch that needs to be used in colder temperatures. City officials …

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Camp 911 Returns to Baraga County

After two years off because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Baraga County kids will have a chance to learn about emergency procedures again this spring. Bay Ambulance’s Camp 911 is returning. Linda Paakala tells us the two-day session covers a wide range of topics… First aid, CPR, we have police and …

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New Lift Bridge Schedule Begins Today

New procedures take effect today for operation of the Houghton-Hancock Bridge.  The experimental rules will allow the Michigan Department of Transportation to restrict lifts to the top of the hour and the bottom of the hour between 7:00 am and 7:00 pm on weekdays. There are some exceptions – the …

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KORC Reports Successful Keweenaw Clean-Up

The Keweenaw Outdoor Recreation Coalition is hailing a successful clean-up effort last Saturday. More than 70 volunteers picked up a ton of trash from streets and trails across Keweenaw County.  The KORC is encouraging residents to help keep those areas, and the entire Copper Country, clean this summer. Read their …

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Finlandia Announces Spring Semester Honors

Finlandia University has announced its Spring 2022 semester Dean’s List Students. Eighty-eight students earned the honor, which requires a grade point average of 3.75 or above. Thirty-six additional students were added to the Honors list, with grade point averages of 3.50 or better. See the full list here: 124 honored …

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Minnesota Folk Singer/Songwriter, Matt Hannah, Performing at the Orpheum Theater on Saturday

Folk and Americana Singer/songwriter Matt Hannah performs at the Orpheum Theater on Saturday. Hannah’s newest album, House of Illusion follows up his 2017 release, Dreamland. Hannah is a Michigan born and Minnesota based artist, that tries to captures the sounds of the upper Midwest in his music. He says this …

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Baba Babee Skazala: Grandmother told Grandmother Screening Tomorrow Night at the Rozsa Center

Baba Babee Skazala roughly translates to grandmother told grandmother. It is the title of a documentary film, directed by Matej Silecky, that tells the little known story of Ukrainian children torn from their homes, caught between the clash of Nazi and Soviet troops during World War II. Children, who then …

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Houghton City Preparing Master Plan Survey

Houghton residents will soon be able to share their opinions, as the city updates its master plan. At yesterday’s Planning Commission meeting, City Manager Eric Waara reported that questions for a public survey are nearly complete. When the survey is finalized, it will be posted on the city’s website. The …

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