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Local Teen Helping To Support Beacon House

A local teenager is paying it forward and showing her appreciation for an Upper Peninsula charity as she has enlisted the help of area businesses and raised several thousand dollars. The Beacon House is a non profit hospitality house that gives medical patients and their families a place to stay …

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Survey Of Line 5 Damage Continues

LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) and the Michigan Agency for Energy (MAE) are notifying residents near the Straits of Mackinac to increased activity related to damage to American Transmission Co.’s electrical transmission lines and Enbridge Energy’s Line 5. Crews …

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Remains Of Calumet Soldier Identified

A soldier from Calumet who has been missing since the Vietnam War has now been accounted for. An announcement from the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency earlier this month said the remains of Army Staff Sgt. Marshall F. Kipina were identified. The aircraft Kipina was serving on was lost on a …

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Houghton In Top 10 Tax Friendly Cities For Retirees

The national website SmartAsset ranks Houghton as one of the top 10 tax-friendly cities in Michigan. In their fourth annual study, the website analyzed sales, property, income, fuel and Social Security tax data to rank locations on how friendly they are for retirees. Houghton came in at number 8 on …

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Dementia Caregivers Program Available In Houghton

Creating Confident Caregivers is an exciting new program in select regions of Michigan, for family caregivers of persons with dementia and/or memory loss. This is a six-session workshop led by trained dementia care specialists. This university tested program provides participants with information, skills and attitudes to manage stress and increase …

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Study Shows UP Is Lagging In College Savings

Lansing – Upper Peninsula parents are less likely than those in other regions of the state to have begun saving for their children’s college education, a first-of-its-kind survey by the Michigan Education Trust (MET) found. The study by the state’s 529 prepaid tuition program discovered that 47 percent of Upper …

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Calumet Art Center’s Ed Gray Retires

The Executive Director of the Calumet Art Center is stepping down. In a post on the center’s Facebook page last week, Ed Gray announced his retirement as of Saturday, April 14th. Gray has been the executive director of the art center since 2008. Gray indicated that he will continue to …

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