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Houghton-Keweenaw County 4-H 2022 Senior Scholarship Awarded

As received from the MUS Extension Service: The Houghton-Keweenaw County 4-H Program is excited to announce the presentation of the annual Houghton-Keweenaw County 4-H Senior Scholarship to Caleb Bach of Houghton. We congratulate Caleb for his dedication and active participation in 4-H for over 11 years. He credits 4-H for …

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Keweenaw County Sheriff had a Busy Holiday Weekend

The Keweenaw County Sheriff had a busy holiday weekend. On Thursday the sheriff department responded to an incident in Ahmeek for a man threatening a woman with a knife. The suspect was arrested near Dollar General in New Allouez. Sheriff deputies were assisted by Michigan State Police troopers. The following …

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Some Celebrate the Fourth of July, Others Demonstrate for Abortion Rights

While many celebrated the weekend with fireworks and backyard barbecues. Some residents embraced the rain yesterday as they demonstrated in favor of abortion rights in Michigan, from Veteran’s Memorial Park in Houghton. Protestors said, while reactions were mixed, the majority of the feedback consisted of positive honks and shouts from …

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Lumberjack Queen Crowned, but South Range Fireworks Delayed as Fourth Weekend Ends with Rain

Rain dampened the festivities, but didn’t dampen spirits at Independence Day celebrations across the region yesterday. Good turnouts were reported at parades, despite the wet weather.  Other activities were limited by the day-long soak. The showers also created foggy conditions beginning in the late afternoon. The South Range fireworks were …

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M-26 Paving Near Hubbell Begins Today

Traffic delays will begin as early as today between Hubbell and Lake Linden. The Michigan Department of Transportation is repaving 2.2 miles of M-26, running north of 21st Street. The project will cost around $1 million. Intermittent single-lane closures are expected to slow traffic through August.

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New State Budget to Help Ontonagon, Other Local Governments Struggling with Unfunded Retirement Debt

Michigan’s new budget includes help for local governments struggling to pay down debts to their employees’ retirement system. For years, during the ‘90s and early 2000s, the Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan underestimated the amount of money it would need to fund to cover future pensions. When retirements hit, …

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Carnegie Museum Increases Hours

The Carnegie Museum of the Keweenaw is increasing its operating hours.  After two years with reduced access because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Museum in downtown Houghton will be open Tuesdays through Fridays from noon until 5:00, and Saturdays from noon until 4:00. The museum’s current exhibits include:• “From Village …

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DNR to Auction Houghton County Land

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is auctioning off some surplus property in the region. The offering includes three parcels in Houghton County: • A quarter-acre lot in Hubbell, with no current street access, although a previously platted road could be built. The minimum bid is set at $4,125. • …

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The Copper Axe in Calumet Host Grand Opening Tomorrow

Do you ever need to take out a little aggression or want to enjoy an emerging past time? Why not take a shot with axe throwing. In Calumet this morning, The Copper Axe held their ribbon cutting ceremony. Axe throwing lanes, take a similar approach to darts or bowling, where …

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MDOT Work in Hubbell and Lake Linden Starts Next Tuesday

Next Tuesday Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) crews will start a resurfacing project between Hubbell and Lake Linden. The 1 million dollar project will resurface the roadway, and repair concrete sidewalk ramps on a 2.2 mile stretch through town.  The construction zone will start at 21st Street in Hubbell, and …

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