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Copper Harbor Trails Fest is this Weeknd at Keweenaw Mountain Lodge

All of Labor Day weekend mountain bikers will visit the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge for the 28th Annual Copper Harbor Trails Fest. The races start Saturday at 10 am and will go all weekend. Vice President of the Copper Harbor Trails Club, Chris Guibert, said that people may know the festival …

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Isle Royale Horne Fire Update

The Horne fire on Isle Royale is still burning. National Park staff put out an update to the fire’s conditions today. The fire has burned 429 acres in total and is at 45 percent containment. Park staff are beginning to reopen some areas of the park, though much of the …

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Stanton Township Fire wins FEMA grant

Stanton Township Volunteer Fire Department is getting $24,642 from FEMA as part of the agency’s Fire Prevention and Safety program. Chief Mike Pionke says there is no matching requirement and the money allows for Stanton Fire to o ffer potentially lifesaving technologies to area residents that it could not do …

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Tech touts incoming student class

As the first week of the semester comes to a close, you may have noticed the lecture halls in Fisher are a bit more cramped than usual. Michigan Technological University’s freshman class is the largest it has been in nearly 40 years. The group is so large, it has pulled …

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65th Ontonagon Labor Day Festival begins today

Upwards of 2,000 people are expected to descend on Ontonagon between now and Sunday during the village’s 65th annual Labor Day Festival. Organizer Tanya Weisinger says this year’s event is scheduled as normal. Businesses welcome out-of-town visitors for one final gasp of summer on the shores of Lake Superior. River …

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Copper Island Academy Opens Their Doors for the First Time

The Copper Island Academy welcomed in new student and families on Wednesday for the schools first open house. CIA enrolls just over 300 students, with some slots still open. School Principal, Steve Aho, said that they want to get students outside more. The school is basing some of their curriculum …

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WUPHD looking for more survey returns

Every three years the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department sends out community health surveys as part of a larger effort to ensure public health programs across the region meet the needs of residents. Recipients are randomly chosen. In a bid to get as many coming back as possible, thus enhancing …

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Worker dies during dam repairs near Crystal Falls

Crews were using a crane Tuesday afternoon to put a bulkhead into place on a hydroelectric dam in Mastodon Township when the ordinary became fatal. The boom snapped and a cable struck a superintendent on site, killing him. Forty-eight-year-old Neil Boser of Hillman, Minnesota worked for Waterworks Marine out of …

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Hancock Schools Public Library Hosts 10th Annual Write Michigan Competition

The Kent District Library announced yesterday was the start of the Write Michigan Short Story Competition. And Hancock Schools Public Library will be the liaison for the Upper Peninsula’s authors. The competition encourages kids, and adults, to get their creative juices going and write up to 3,000 word stories. Library …

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Employment benefit cutoff scheduled for this weekend

The enhanced federal unemployment benefits that have been in place since last year end this weekend. Debb Brunell of Michigan Works! says her organization has yet to see an uptick in people coming into the office to dip their toes back into the labor pool. Brunell says it is not …

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