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Strawberry Festival Opens Today

The distinctive taste of the world’s best strawberries returns to Chassell this morning, as the 74th Copper Country Strawberry Festival gets underway. Strawberry shortcake made from locally-grown heritage berries will be served at the Centennial Park Pavilion from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today, and from 9 a.m. to 4 …

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Mini Grants from the Michigan Arts and Cultural Council Available through the Copper Country Community Arts Center

Through Copper Country art and artists, the region’s history, people and culture survives. And once again the Copper Country Community Arts Center is providing mini-grants to help communities do just that. CCCAC will disperse grants of up to 4,000 dollars from the Michigan Arts and Cultural Council, for communities to …

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Buffalo Reef Task Force to Hold Public Meeting on Potential Solutions Next Tuesday in Lake Linden

Editor’s Note: Some footage from tonight’s broadcast on ABC 10 UP/CW5, from our correspondent Thomas Fournier, for the Buffalo Reef Task Force meeting was taken at the Historic School at the Gay Museum. Recently the museum hung on their walls placards for their newest permanent exhibit, Copper Milling at Gay: …

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Hancock Business Park on Hold – City Council Wrap-Up

Ready… set… not quite go.  After some last-minute deliberation over the language governing its new Business and Technology Park, the Hancock City Council delayed approving the document last night. The regulations will be tweaked, and considered again at the council’s next meeting. In the meantime, city staff will continue to …

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Funds Sought for Historic Calumet Building Roof

Officials looking to restore an historic building in Calumet are asking for financial donations. Volunteers have already invested hundreds of hours at 425 5th Street, to stabilize the structure. That included the placement of tarps over the failing roof, but that temporary fix didn’t last very long. The good news …

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Autism Safety Day Planned for Saturday

Kids on the autism spectrum will have a chance to meet local first responders at a special event on Saturday. Autism Safety Day is an opportunity for children on the autism spectrum, their families, as well as other students with disabilities to socialize with emergency personnel in a low stress, …

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MTU Agassiz Research Excursions Available During Strawberry Festival this Weekend

On Saturday during the Chassell Strawberry Festival you can check out how MTU researchers operate and go about their duties aboard the Agassiz. The research vessel will dock at the Chassell Marina and start their first departure at 12:30 pm. The lat excursion to go out will leave at 5 …

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Short Water Shut on Friday in Portage Township

A water shut off has been announced for homes in Portage Township. Residents will not be able to use water on Friday for a short period of time, between 9 am and 12 noon. Public works crews will work on the water main in the area of Peepsock and Royalewood …

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One Dead, One Injured in ORV Accident Yesterday in Eagle Harbor Township

UPDATE: The identity of the man who died in has been released. Forty-eight-year-old Jason Tuoriniemi of Mohawk was killed in the incident. Arrangements are being handled by the Erickson-Crowley Funeral Home. An ORV accident yesterday near US-41 and Silver Mine Road sent one man to the hospital and another was …

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Tigers’ Bats Boom in Win Over Guardians – Wednesday Sports Wrap

Click on the highlighted scores for more game details. Twilight League Baseball In Copper Country Twilight League baseball last night…• Houghton Building Supply-Stanton v REL-Mohawk Technology – postponed.• Garnet Garage v Northern Driveline – postponed. Tomorrow’s game between Craig Heinonen Coldwell Banker and Northern Driveline has been moved up, and …

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