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Dianda Urges Support For New Soo Lock

State Representative Scott Dianda is supporting a resolution to urge the President and Congress to fund and build a new Soo lock in Sault Ste. Marie. Only one of the four locks, the Poe Lock, is big enough to handle the modern ships that carry iron ore, coal, grain and …

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Volunteers Needed For Hancock Beach Cleanup

The City of Hancock is collaborating with Superior AmeriCorps to restore a valued community beach in Hancock and are seeking volunteers for the project. The project will take place on Saturday May 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteer registration will begin at 8:30 that morning. Volunteers are welcome …

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15th Annual High School History Smackdown Thursday

Get Ready for the 15th Annual High School History Smackdown! Are you looking for a night of fast-paced local history competition? Eager to find out what area teenagers know about the Copper Country, past and present? Come to the Calumet Theatre on Thursday April 27, 2017, and cheer on the …

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2017 Parade of Nations Announces Its Theme

Think globally; celebrate locally.  That’s the theme of the 2017 Parade of Nations and Multicultural Festival, scheduled for September 16., 2017 in Hancock and Houghton, Michigan. With more than 60 nations represented among its students and faculty, Michigan Technological University has no trouble thinking globally.  And with a colorful parade …

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Baraga Teens Help Restock School Food Pantry

Hunger is an ongoing problem for many families in the Copper Country. Programs like the one at Baraga High School provide food for students to take with them so they’ll have something to eat when they get home. So when 11th graders Andrea Chagnon and McKenzie Barrett saw that supplies …

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Benefit Concert For Oak House

A concert to benefit Oak House will be held at the Orpheum Theater in Hancock on May 13th. The Annual Fling into Spring Fundraiser runs from 7-11pm and helps support Oak House. Director Terry Sayatovich explains what Oak House is. Seven staff members help care for ten residents at the …

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School Staffing Company Hiring Substitute Teachers

There is a shortage of substitute teachers and instructional aides in the Copper Country. To help fill those open positions in the Copper Country Intermediate School District, Professional Education Services Group–a staffing company for schools–held a job fair in Hancock and Baraga. PESG Account Executive Ernie Bywater said, “The need …

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