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Conference Focuses On Suicide Prevention

For the video for this story by ABC-10’s Chelsea Birdsall, click here. Suicide is now the 10th leading cause of death in the county. Nearly 100 people turned out for the first annual Suicide Prevention Conference in Marquette Monday. The event was hosted by Dial Help with collaborative effort from …

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Local Student Awarded Annexstad Family Foundation Scholarship

A Michigan Technological University Student from Dollar Bay is among four Tech undergraduates who have received scholarships from the Annexstad Family Foundation. Xena Cortez is a third-year scientific and technical communications major, who graduated from Dollar Bay – Tamarack City High School in 2014. Cortez says the scholarship has opened …

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Protected Land Dedication Ceremony Today

The Keweenaw Land Trust, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources invite the public to a dedication ceremony today at 10am for lands acquired as part of the Abbaye Peninsula Huron Bay Conservation Initiative in Baraga County. The project permanently protects nearly 1,400 acres and nearly …

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Anti-Substance Abuse Campaign Kicks Off

Life is a series of choices, and it’s best to start making the right choices at a young age. The Red Ribbon patch program seeks to get that message to kids to avoid substance abuse. Dial Help Prevention Coordinator Kevin Weir said, “A lot of people are out there trying …

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Volunteers Needed For RSVP Program

Sometimes, a simple phone call can make a world of difference. The Western U.P. Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is looking for volunteers for the new program–Keeping Independent Seniors Safe (KISS). RSVP Program Specialist Christina Mayworm said, “It’s designed to allow our volunteers who want to be involved but …

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Arts Grants Available in the Western UP

The Copper Country Community Arts Council (CCCAC) is the administrator for the Regional Re-granting program of the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA). The CCCAC facilitates funding opportunities for Arts Projects and Professional and Organizational Development in the six counties of the Western Upper Peninsula; Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga, Ontonagon, …

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Nordic Film Series Opens With Local Documentary “UP a River”

See a preview of the video at finlandia.edu/news The 2016-17 season of the Nordic Film Series at Finlandia University’s Finnish American Heritage Center (FAHC) gets under way with a film every Upper Michigan outdoorsman and outdoorswoman must see. On Thursday, October 13, the series opens with showings of the locally produced documentary “UP a River.” …

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Pride Week Events At Michigan Tech

It’s time for the annual Pride Week at Michigan Technological University. Hosted by Keweenaw Pride, the week celebrates the LGBTQIA+ community with a variety of events beginning Monday, Oct. 10 through Saturday, Oct 15. Events begin Monday with “Pledge to be an Ally” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at …

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Keweenaw Chamber Director Resigns

In October’s monthly newsletter released via email Friday afternoon, Cheryl Fahrner, Executive Director of the Keweenaw Peninsula Chamber of Commerce announced that she would be resigning her post effective at the end of the month. Director for just over two years, Fahrner will be heading back to Wisconsin.  “I will …

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