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“Sound of Freedom” The Man Behind a Partner of the Upper Peninsula Human Trafficking Task Force

The Upper Peninsula Human Trafficking Task Force (UPHTTF) has joined efforts with Angel Studios to bring the movie, “Sound of Freedom”, to local theaters as part of an initiative to bring 2 million people into theaters to remember the 2 million children who are trafficked each year. The movie portrays …

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Superior Search and Rescue Sets Up First Online Fundraiser

Superior Search and Rescue’s team of volunteers are called on to find missing persons, often times over difficult terrain and in dense forests. Throughout the year volunteers practice how to use their skills and teamwork to find people who are lost. Which leaves the organization little time to get involved …

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KATV’s Ride-in Picnic Lunch On Saturday

To show their appreciation to their members, the Keweenaw ATV club is hosting a ride-in picnic lunch. The event will kick off with a short meeting, and sub sandwiches will be served. The event will be held at Ahmeek Gabriel Chopp Park, and you can ride in off Trail B. …

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75th Copper Country Strawberry Festival Starts Tomorrow

The Copper Country Strawberry Festival started back in 1949 to celebrate the huge amounts of berries that were being grown in the Copper Country by local farmers. This weekend marks the festival’s 75th anniversary.   “This year we will have free horse-drawn wagon rides, both on Friday and on Saturday. On …

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Houghton Police Investigating the Cause of a Personal Injury Accident

UPDATE:  A 29 year old Houghton man was driving north on Portage Street when the car experienced a mechanical failure. The car continued to gain momentum as it continued north of Portage Street, crossing Montezuma Avenue, and entered the parking deck. The vehicle crashed through the guard rail, striking the …

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Graveraet River Lampricide Application Planned For Today

Sea lampreys are an invasive species that can cause serious harm to the fish populations of the Great Lakes. There are larvae burrowed in the bottom of streams and rivers that need to be killed to control the population of the parasite. Sea Lampreys harm fish populations in the Great …

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Strawberry Cleaning For Shortcakes Tomorrow

The Chassell Lions Club is proudly hosting the 75th annual Copper Country Strawberry Festival this year. As with every year, there will be the cleaning of the strawberries taking place the evening before the festival. Bring a bowl, a knife, and your friends and family to help out. Local berries …

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Who Will Be The 75th Strawberry Queen?

The annual Strawberry Festival in Chassell is now in it’s 75th year. Besides the delicious foods and the anticipated Strawberry parade, there will be the crowning of the 2023 Strawberry Queen. Last year, Micaela Geborkoff was crowned. There are 10 candidates this year. Kierah Hietala is a recent graduate of …

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Family Friendly Pike Bay 5K This Saturday

The Pike Bay 5k announced the first ever race, hosted by the Chassell Booster Club. It is similar to the 5K run that was a fundraiser for Simple Kindness for Youth (SKY) that has been discontinued. The Pike Bay 5k is a little different route than the previous 5k, but …

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Schroeder Named Lumberjack Days Queen

Kianna Schroeder will reign as the 2023 Baraga County Lumberjack Days Queen. Schroeder was crowned by 2022 Lumberjack Queen MaKayla Smith at the festival’s opening ceremony Monday evening. Schroeder is the daughter of Dawn Jacobs. She is a 2023 graduate of Baraga High School, where she was an honor roll …

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