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Celebrate Youth Arts Month with CCCAC During an Opening Reception Tomorrow

Celebrate March as Youth Arts Month with the Copper Country Community Arts Center. Starting tomorrow and running throughout the month, the community arts center will open its youth gallery displaying artwork from local students. This year the gallery will share works created by students from Baraga Area School, Calumet High …

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First Responders Report to a Structure Fire at the Northwoods Apartments in Chassell

Houghton County first responders reported to an apartment fire in Chassell this morning. At 5:30 am the Houghton County sheriff responded to 45190 US-41 for a fire at the Northwoods Resort and Apartments. Upon arrival, the north side of the structure was observed as fully engulfed in flame. Deputies made …

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Houghton Keweenaw Child Advocacy Center Celebrates National Children’s Alliance Accreditation and an Official Ribbon Cutting

Children should never go through traumatic or abusive experiences. However, criminals with ill intent will still perpetrate abuse against children. In the Copper Country, since 2020, the Houghton Keweenaw Child Advocacy Center has worked with 175 cases to help victims of physical and sexual abuse document their experience and begin …

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CopperPull Introduces the First Official Weight Pulling Competition to the Upper Peninsula

Copper Dog’s Weekend of Fun will start at 5 o’clock today. Even though the snow has not stuck around long enough to build the sled trail base, organizers have plenty of fun planned. This year the CopperDog will host the Upper Peninsula’s first known official weight-pulling competition with the introduction …

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Houghton Will Use $200,000 from the City’s ARPA Funds to Finish Work Along Lakeshore Drive

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government sent emergency funds to states, counties, and municipalities across the country. In 2022 when the city of Houghton received its 800,000 dollars from the American Rescue Plan Act leaders said they would not spend funds quickly. Most of those funds have been used …

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Finlandia Foundation National Receives a $4 M Gift from the Finnish Center Association

The Finlandia Foundation National receives four million dollars from a Farmington Hills-based Finnish-American group, following the sale of its Tapiola Village Apartments property. The Finlandia Foundation National will receive a 4 million dollar gift from the Finnish Center Association’s Senior Citizens Housing Corporation in Farmington Hills. FFN President Ann-Mari Paster …

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Helping Victims Become Resilient Readers

Reading about someone else’s healing journey can help guide trauma victims on their path. Copper Shores Victim Support will soon launch a new book club to offer support to adults navigating the healing journey through literature. Victim Support Advocate Rachel Lamppa says that Copper Shores wants to look for more …

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Houghton Re-lights the Conversation on Street Lighting West of M-26

Houghton’s City Council has relights the conversation about potential streetlights in neighborhoods west of M-26. Last night at the city council meeting members decided to collect more data from residents living in West Houghton about street lighting. With the intent of comparing if views have changed since Houghton last sparked …

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Great Bear Chase Canceled

The final significant winter event in the Copper Country has fallen victim to the “winter that wasn’t.” Organizers of the Great Bear Chase announced this afternoon that the event has been called off. It was scheduled for March 9th at the Swedetown Trails. Organizers cited predicted warm temperatures this weekend, …

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