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March for Meals Events Will Support and Raise Awareness for Copper Shores Meals on Wheels

The national March for Meals celebration will have some local opportunities to support Meals on Wheels programs in the Copper Country. Each month of March Meals on Wheels has a nationwide celebration of senior nutrition programs that were added by the Older Americans Act. This year Copper Shores Meals on …

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State Encourages Business to Apply for Federal Relief from the Winter that Wasn’t

Relief may come to those impacted by the winter that wasn’t in Michigan. Yesterday Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s office encouraged businesses in the Northern Lower Peninsula and Upper Peninsula to apply for federal funding from the Small Business Administration. Winter during the past season has greatly impacted several large seasonal economic …

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Superior Watershed Partnership Purchases 266 Acres in the Keweenaw Peninsula, Connecting 1,300 Acres of Land Together

The Superior Watershed Partnership and Land Conservancy announces its purchase and protection of 226 acres in the Keweenaw Peninsula. SWP recently completed its purchase of the ecologically unique parcel that includes 3,100 feet of Lake Superior shoreline and over 3,000 feet of the Gratiot River. The partnership and land conservancy …

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New Great Lakes Fishing Decree Starts in Michigan

Updated guidelines for co-managed fishery resources in Michigan’s Great Lakes take effect for the next 24 years. The new Great  Lakes Fishing Degree was approved in August 2023 by the U.S. District Court of Western Michigan. Since the decree gained approval, the state of Michigan and tribal governments have been …

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Protect the Porkies Speaks Before the Michigan Strategic Fund

Protect the Porkies members spoke before the Michigan Strategic Fund last week regarding the Copperwood Mine in Gogebic County. Currently, the Michigan Strategic Fund is considering a 50 million dollar grant to Highland Copper for its project. The Protect the Porkies, started as a grassroots collection of residents concerned by …

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CopperDog’s Shares Fun at New Events with Visitors to Calumet

Refusing to give up on winter was a driving factor behind this past weekend’s copper dog activities. Friday night saw a couple of hundred people fill up 5th Street to take in the warm March night, and howling huskies. Despite CopperDog canceling the full race formats the snow track returned …

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KORC Announces Details for the Spring Benefit with the Calumet Theatre

Keweenaw Outdoor Recreation Coalition announces details for its Spring Benefit in April. KORC works throughout the Keweenaw Peninsula with the mission to protect the region with access for everyone, forever. During the year KORC volunteers and members work with state, county, and townships and other recreational outdoor clubs and organizations …

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Houghton Portage Township Schools Opens Survey for Further Public Input

Houghton Portage Township Schools thanks the community for its interest and participation in recent weeks to help the district elevate education for ALL Gremlins. The district completed its second community forum on Wednesday and has since released a survey for attendees and the community to respond to. The survey will …

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Celebrate Youth Arts Month with CCCAC During an Opening Reception Tomorrow

Celebrate March as Youth Arts Month with the Copper Country Community Arts Center. Starting tomorrow and running throughout the month, the community arts center will open its youth gallery displaying artwork from local students. This year the gallery will share works created by students from Baraga Area School, Calumet High …

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First Responders Report to a Structure Fire at the Northwoods Apartments in Chassell

Houghton County first responders reported to an apartment fire in Chassell this morning. At 5:30 am the Houghton County sheriff responded to 45190 US-41 for a fire at the Northwoods Resort and Apartments. Upon arrival, the north side of the structure was observed as fully engulfed in flame. Deputies made …

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