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Christmas toy drives need donations by this weekend

Both the Toys for Tots drive run by the Marine Corps League Keweenaw Detachment, and the Keweenaw County Sheriff’s No Kid Without a Christmas initiative need monetary and physical donations to be in by this weekend. There are several businesses that have drop-offs set up for each. Toys for Tots …

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Mont Ripley hoping for opening on the 18th

The snow machines continue on full blast at Mont Ripley. There was so much in the air Wednesday morning, that small clouds formed, drifting westward down the canal past the Portage Lake Lift Bridge. All of that work, the colder temperatures, and the dumping from Mother Nature this week has …

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Movie screening locally is a surprise box office hit

The Chosen is a Christian entertainment group that streams episodes online and has developed a healthy following, including locally says Evangel Community Church Pastor Travis Williams. We’ve got a lot of members at the church that are pretty big fans of the Chosen show. We just reached out to the …

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Hancock library branch remains open

While the main location on the Houghton waterfront is closed, there are options for Portage Lake District Library patrons. Director Michael Stanitis says the Hancock branch continues to operate normally. In addition to being able to rent out books, the branch has public computers to allow for internet access. You …

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United States Senate votes against vaccine mandate

The United States Senate voted 52-48 Wednesday against mandating COVID-19 vaccines for employees at large companies, health care facilities, and those who are federal contractors. The measures have been struck down in various federal courts in recent weeks, with ruling judges concerned about the constitutionality of the Executive Branch issuing …

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Update: Portage Lake District Library Temporarily Closes

Portage Lake District Library re-opens today at 10 am. The library was temporarily closed the past week due a staff shortage. The library re-opened up for curbside service on Monday. Operation hours are Monday – Saturday 10 am – 8 pm. Portage lake District Library Website ******************************************************************************************** The Portage Lake …

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Mount Bohemia named one of country’s best ski hills

It’s an honor that never becomes old hat. Mount Bohemia was named by USA Today’s 10Best ranking system as one of the top ski resorts in the country. The backwoods downhill experience is certainly exceptional for the Upper Midwest, but President Lonie Glieberman says the recognition is helping to diversify …

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State board okays improving Douglass Houghton Falls accessibility

Northern Houghton County is home to the tallest waterfall in the entire State of Michigan. It’s not easy to get to, and Lansing is on the path to changing that. The Michigan National Resources Trust Fund okayed work to help increase public access at the Douglass Houghton Falls. All that …

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Michigan Tech club team headed to nationals

From Walker Lawn to a potential national championship in just four years. One of Michigan Tech’s newest club teams is headed to California soon to face the best the country has to offer. The university has had a men’s Ultimate Frisbee club team for longer, but recently members helped a …

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Calumet gives Theatre 45-day notice

The clock is ticking for the Calumet Theatre Company. The Village Council gave the organization 45 days’ notice that it is not in compliance with current requirements to maintain control of the historic venue at a special meeting Tuesday night. Manager Amber Goodman says it isn’t as dire as it …

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