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Lake Linden – Hubbell instructor named Regional Teacher of the Year

Heather French, an english and visual arts teacher at Lake Linden – Hubbell Middle School/High School is the Region One Teacher of the Year. The district encompasses the entire Upper Peninsula and the honor is bestowed by the Michigan Department of Education. French joins nine others in vying for the …

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UK COVID variant confirmed in Houghton County

One of the more common variant strains of COVID-19 has been identified in Houghton County for the first time. The B.1.1.7 version, sometimes referred to as the United Kingdom variant, was initially identified overseas and has been in Michigan since February. All testing for newer strains of the virus is …

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Florist sales bloom with Easter

The holiday ushered in terrific sales at area shops like Calumet Floral and Gift. Easter 2021 was a tricky proposition for many small businesses in the Copper Country. Calumet Floral Owner Amy Knight says they traditionally use the prior year as a barometer for ordering, regarding holidays and other special …

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Michigan Tech mourns the loss of Milt Olsson

Long-time Director of Arts and Music at Michigan Technological University, Milt Olsson, died over the weekend at 80 years old. Visual and Performing Arts Department Chair Jared Anderson says employees at the school found out this morning, and are just now processing the news. Anderson says Olsson was a dear …

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Delivering more than a meal

Keweenaw Report got to ride along with Adam Johnson and Kora Melia as they delivered meals for Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly on Easter Sunday. Johnson refers to the pandemic experience as sterile compared to pre-virus protocols, but the time spent still leaves an impression on those helping …

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Restaurants take advantage of Easter holiday

The traditional image of family gathered together for Easter dinner in their own home might need a makeover. Bonfire Grill in Houghton held “brunch” Sunday from noon to 4:00 PM, and was swamped. The incredible volume of orders came through three channels. Dine-in reservations were sold out. Take out orders …

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One new COVID-19 death

Thursday’s Western Upper Peninsula Health Department update revealed a new COVID-19 death in Houghton County, even as cases remain relatively low. The Copper Country is not seeing the spike found downstate. Houghton, Baraga, and Keweenaw Counties saw 23 cases over a three-day period, lower than the same time frame the …

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Gibson Cup up for grabs

One of hockey’s oldest rivalries renews this weekend for one its oldest trophies. The Gibson Cup dates back to 1938. At one point, it was handed out to the winner of the Michigan-Ontario Hockey League. Now it is awarded to the winner of a best-of-three grudge series between the Calumet …

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Finlandia flips flapjacks for a cause

Finlandia’s Student Nursing Association is planning another pancake breakfast to help support Omega House in Houghton. The fundraiser warms up the griddles from 8:30 AM to noon on Saturday, April 10th. You are allowed to order the day of the event, but food will be provided through curbside pick-up only …

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Vaccine expansion expected to be handled in stride

Statewide, COVID-19 vaccines will be available to all adults 16 and older beginning Monday, but some sites are already distributing shots based on that criteria, including Baraga County Memorial Hospital. You can find the Facebook post with more information here. Chief Medical Director for the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department …

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