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Suicide prevention walk happening Saturday

Houghton Keweenaw Communities That Care is organizing a Suicide Prevention Walk for Saturday. Coordinator Lisa Simpson says it isn’t uncommon to get upwards of 150 people to take part in the annual event. It will begin at 10:00 AM at Kestner Waterfront Park, before marching onto the Portage Lake Lift …

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Calumet Theatre hosting partial season

Three shows will make up the Calumet Theatre’s fall season, starting tomorrow night with the Boy Band Review. If you grew up in the 90’s on N*Sync, Backstreet Boys, New Kids on the Block and more, you know what will be featured. Marketing Director Bethany Jones says you should expect …

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Houghton County COVID cases hold steady

The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department put out a report covering the seven days ending September 22nd, and Houghton County saw a steady number of COVID-19 cases. Baraga and Keweenaw Counties are up over the period. At 60 cases, Houghton County’s seven-day average fell to 8.5, which is 50 percent …

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Alcohol leads to 3-car crash

Three vehicles were involved in an accident and one person went to the hospital after an impaired driver went through the intersection of M-26 and Sharon Avenue on a red light. The crash occurred Wednesday night at 8:00. The offending vehicle was heading north on Memorial Drive as he continued …

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Representative Greg Markkanen Testifies at House Committee on Families, Children and Seniors

110th District Representative Greg Markkanen testifies before House Committee on Families, Children, and Seniors on September 21th, 2021. When it comes to parents going back to work on the heels of a pandemic, a shortage in child care could present a major issue. Under a proposed Michigan house bill, new child …

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CCISD offering mechatronics course again

At Tuesday’s Copper Country Intermediate School District Board of Education meeting, the body approved a contract with Michigan Tech to offer mechatronics again for Career and Technical Education students. Mechatronics is the wedding of multiple engineering disciplines to create well-rounded systems. It uses skills developed in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, …

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After busy summer, McLain preps for Phase Three construction

July, August, and now September have all been busy at the McLain State Park campground. Supervisor Louise Hunt says weekdays still only have a handful of vacant spots, even with school back in session and a majority of the travel season over. Camping ends for winter and there will be …

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Houghton Rocking Down Electric Ave.

City Manager Eric Waara is attending the Michigan Municipal League conference in Grand rapids this week. City Clerk Ann Vollrath presented his report to the council. During a public hearing Vollrath announced that the city has been approved for a Rural Development Grant to purchase a new Dodge Charger police …

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March in support of abortion planned for October

Several area groups are organizing a march October 2nd to condemn the recent Texas law that restricts abortion to before the presence of a baby’s heartbeat, thought to occur around the sixth week of pregnancy. Mississippi and other states have also passed laws that conflict with Roe V. Wade, a …

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Local Families Against Narcotics chapter starting

Judge Linda Davis has been a distinguished guest this week throughout the Copper Country. She spoke in Baraga Monday, Hancock on Tuesday, and was at a panel on addiction in Houghton Wednesday. The whirlwind tour is in support of a new Families Against Narcotics chapter that is starting locally. Davis …

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