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Baraga County Warrior Walk Successful

Officials reported a good turnout at the Warrior Walk to Prevent Suicide in Baraga County Saturday. At L’Anse Waterfront Park, organizer Pam Dove told participants that their investment is paying off… Baraga County Communities That Care has also worked with Copper Country Mental Health to institute educational programs. The annual …

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Ribbon Cut at Canal View

Officials showed off the revamped Houghton County Medical Care facility on Saturday. Now known as Canal View Houghton County, the building has been given a facelift from top to bottom. Highlights include a new dining tower, with a panoramic view of the canal. Rehab facilities have been upgraded. Flooring and …

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Michigan Turkey Hunt to Begin

Fall turkey hunting season begins Sunday in Michigan. Any limited-quota licenses that remain may be purchased by any hunter with a current base license or mentored youth license. That includes those who did not apply for a fall turkey license. Hunters may purchase one license a day until quotas are …

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Youth Hockey Fund Grants Available

Applications are now being accepted for grants from the Copper Country Youth Hockey Fund for 2019-2020. Grants must support youth ice hockey programs throughout the Copper Country Junior Hockey Association territory, and expand opportunities for youth to develop hockey skills. Applications must fall within the guidelines established by the Keweenaw …

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Calumet Theatre Featured in Award-Winning Book

A book that features the Calumet Theatre has won a 2019 State History Award. Once Upon a Time at the Opera House: Drama at Three Historic Michigan Theaters, 1882-1928 was written by James Berton Harris, and published by Michigan State University Press. It’s a lavishly illustrated look at three community …

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Houghton Council Sets Fall Clean-Up Date

Houghton’s fall clean-up will run from September 28th to October 27th. The dates were approved Wednesday night by the city council. Dumpsters will be available seven days a week at the city garage at the corner of Technical Avenue and Gundlach Road. Wood, brick, furniture, clothes and metal will be …

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Baraga Hog Farmers Win Court Battle

A Baraga County farmer can continue to raise a special breed of hog. The state sued Roger and Brenda Turunen in 2012, saying that the pigs they raised were illegal under a Michigan law that had been passed to reduce the wild boar population. There followed a lengthy battle over …

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Vape Ban Could Have Dramatic Effect Locally

Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s proposed ban on flavored e-cigarettes in Michigan may be eclipsed by President Trump’s recently-announced initiative to remove them from the market nationwide. Wherever it comes from, such a ban will have significant effects on an industry that sells more than two-billion dollars worth of product each year …

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