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Public meeting set for Houghton County on Buffalo Reef

Credit: Neil Harri. Dredging operations at the Grand Traverse Harbor in Houghton County are shown. Stamp sands, the gray-black beach sands, are being removed from the beach and Lake Superior. The following press release was issued by the MDNR: The Buffalo Reef Task Force has scheduled a meeting in Lake …

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Rebates Available at Houghton Appliance Recycling Event

UPPCO Appliance Recycling Events – Pictured above is just a fraction of the 869 appliances that have been collected during UPPCO’s 2019 Appliance Recycling program. The two collections of older, inefficient appliances thus far have eliminated enough energy consumption to power ~84 residential homes for a year. Upper Peninsula Power …

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Strawberry Festival Honorees Announced

Lily Ashburn reigned as Queen over the 2019 Copper Country Strawberry Festival this weekend. Ashburn is a 2019 graduate of Houghton High School, and was sponsored by the Portage Lake District Library. Peyton Gast was named First Runner-Up. She’s a 2016 Lake Linden-Hubbell High School grad, and was sponsored by …

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Finlandia Announces Spring Honors Lists

Finlandia University has released its Spring 2019 semester Dean’s and Honors Lists. 114 students earned honors, including 68 who achieved Dean’s List honors for having a Grade Point Average of 3.75 or above. To be eligible for either list students must have completed 12 or more credits and had no …

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Adopt A Highway Pickup Begins Tomorrow

The second Michigan Adopt-A-Highway trash pick-up period begins tomorrow, and runs through July 21st. Volunteers will canvass the shoulders of state and U.S. Highways in the Keweenaw, picking up litter. Motorists are encouraged to watch for them, and drive carefully to keep everyone safe. The Adopt-A-Highway program began in 1990. …

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Strawberry Fest Begins Today

The Copper Country Strawberry Festival opens today, featuring one of the Keweenaw’s sweetest agricultural products. On a recent Copper Country Today program, Judy Evart of the Chassell Lions Club told Rick Allen that strawberry growing in the area boomed early in the 20th century, as the lumber industry faded… No …

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Local Firm Earns NASA Contract

A local space technology company has landed a contract from NASA to continue development of thruster systems that will be used to maneuver small spacecraft. Orbion Space Technology will use advanced 3-D printing techniques to produce heating elements that will make thrusters easier and less expensive to build. With more …

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