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Copper Country Sees COVID Jump by 81 Cases this Week

The Copper Country saw 273 cases of COVID-19 last week.  That is a increase of 81 cases from the previous Western Upper Peninsula Health Department’s report on October 6th. Houghton County recorded the only death this week. This is the highest weekly case count for the five counties since before …

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Treat Street and Boo on the Bay kick off Halloween period

Downtown L’Anse and Houghton are both getting spooky, but not too spooky this weekend. Family fun is the name of the game. Boo on the Bay is Baraga County’s biggest trick or treating event. From four to six today, kids will be encouraged to stop at businesses to nab some …

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Sheriff departments train to use Project Lifesaver

Following Monday’s press conference, area sheriff departments quickly began training with Project Lifesaver equipment. Tuesday through Thursday, representatives from Houghton, Baraga, Ontonagon, and Keweenaw Counties, plus Superior Search and Rescue, were familiarized with the transmitter and receiver used by the program, and put through their paces out in the field. …

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Calumet’s storied athletic past highlighted by local historian

John Haeussler gave a presentation at the Van Pelt and Opie Library on the campus of Michigan Tech about Notre Dame’s storied connection to the Copper Country. With the Golden Domers playing one game at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena Friday night, ND’s first trip here since 1982, Haeussler …

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Nurses demonstrate Thursday for a larger pay raise

Thursday evening saw the pedestrian walkway across the Portage Lake Lift Bridge filled with UP Health System nurses and other members from their union protesting for higher wages and more staffing. The contract between the hospital system and Portage employees had been extended three times, and finally expired on September …

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LaFave announces run for Secretary of State

Iron Mountain’s Beau LaFave has begun a campaign to be the Republican Party nominee for Secretary of State in next year’s election, the only UP resident so far to enter the race. LaFave, now a State Representative, says he was drawn to vie for the post following the decision by …

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Joe Nichols concert postponed; new date likely next spring

The centerpiece of this fall’s schedule at the Calumet Theatre has been postponed again. Joe Nichols will not be on the stage November 5th, but a concert is still being planned with the date’s opening act, Chad Borgen and The Collective. Calumet Theatre Company Board President Dan Jamison says refunds …

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Four Car Crash in Spurr Township sends Two to Hospital

A four car accident in Baraga County on Tuesday sent two people to the hospital. Michigan State Troopers responded to the incident at 1:15 pm, just north of Berry Road in Spurr Township. The accident occurred when the driver of a tan GMC Envoy was distracted and failed to see …

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Houghton and Hancock Named International Cities of Peace

Pastor Bucky Beach and Miriam Pickens talk about the process of recognizing these two cities in the Copper Country as International Cities of Peace Houghton and Hancock are now recognized as international cities of peace. Following an incident that took place at Temple Jacob a couple years ago involving anti-Semitic …

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