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Hancock Resident Returns Home to Bring First Rose Society Chapter to the Upper Peninsula

In many home gardens one may find a few roses popping out of the soil. The genus rosa has a long and storied history. Showing up throughout as a symbol of love, beauty, war and peace. There are nearly 150 different species of roses. Today, rose gardens are celebrated and …

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Houghton Council Hears Update on Recent Apartment Fire

Fire was on the mind of Houghton city councilors as they convened last night. City Manager Eric Waara read a report prepared by the city’s volunteer fire department about the recent explosion that destroyed the apartment building at 908 College Avenue on March 13th. While the cause has still not …

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Prelim for Third Man Charged in Child Sex Case Delayed

The preliminary examination for the third of three Houghton County men facing child sex charges has been postponed. 27-year-old Jason Wesley Davis of Calumet was scheduled to appear in 97th District Court yesterday. The hearing has been rescheduled to April 11th. The two others charged in the case, 21-year-old Kahleb …

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Basis for 2022-2023 School Calendar Established

The foundation of the schedule for the 2022-2023 school year in the Copper Country has been laid. Local superintendents met last week, and decided that classes will start the day after Labor Day, Tuesday, September 6th. Christmas Break will begin on Wednesday, December 21st, and stretch a full two weeks …

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Baraga Post Office Could Bear Name of Groundbreaking Local Woman

The Baraga Post Office could soon be named after one of the most influential women in county history. Cora Anderson – from a political ad prepared by the Daily Mining Gazette Legislation has been introduced in the United States Senate to honor Cora Reynolds Anderson by placing her name on …

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It’s About Time for the Animals to Wake Up

As spring begins to inch into the Upper Peninsula, many woodland creatures are waking from their long winter slumber. And they are hungry and ready for a snack. Animals like black bears, raccoons skunks and others can often become a nuisance around the area for home owners, as they search …

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Free Adaptive Hockey Clinic on Saturday

This Saturday at John MacInnis Student Ice Arena, a local high school athlete is bringing the community an adaptive hockey clinic. While in Idaho for a ski camp Houghton High School senior Maria Velat was introduced to the sport by para-Olympians she met while there. Adaptive hockey sits players in …

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Finlandia to Upgrade Health Science Computer Center

An upgrade is coming to the Finlandia University College of Health Sciences computer center, thanks to some grant money. The Harry A. and Margaret D. Towsley Foundation is providing $220,000 over five years to support health science education. The first installment was used last year to install networking and infrastructure …

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Bridgefest Opens Vendor Registration

Bridgefest is looking for vendors. The community celebration in Houghton and Hancock is scheduled to return June 17th and 18th, after a two-year hiatus caused by COVID-19 concerns. Primary food vendors pay $150 for two days. Secondary food vendors pay $100. No outside alcohol vendors are allowed. Commercial non-food vendors …

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Three Suffer Minor Injuries in Franklin Township Crash

Three people suffered minor injuries in a traffic crash Tuesday afternoon in Franklin Township. Houghton County Sheriff’s deputies were called to US-41, an eighth of a mile south of Pontiac Road at approximately 2:40. They determined that a 21-year-old Hancock woman lost control of her 2015 GMC truck while southbound …

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