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Sidewalk Decals Hold Clues To Trivia Contest

HANCOCK — The sidewalks in Hancock are a bit more “Finnteresting” this summer, and if you are an intrepid enough explorer, you just might win a prize. As part of the Juhannus ’17 festival, slated for June 23-25 in the Copper Country, the Finnish American Heritage Center staff at Finlandia …

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Nine Organizations Awarded Funds From Youth Endowment Fund

The Youth Advisory Council (YAC) of the Keweenaw Community Foundation announces that $15,100 has been awarded to 9 local organizations with funds available from the Youth Endowment Fund. These grants will support projects that benefit youth in grades 6-12 in Houghton and Keweenaw Counties. The nine grant recipients are: Calumet …

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CCISD Students Teach Handwashing To Chassell Second Graders

Health Careers students from the Copper Country ISD visited Chassell’s second grade class to teach the importance of proper hand washing. The second graders learned how and when to properly wash their hands. Health Careers students used “glogerm” to demonstrate the importance of proper hand washing along with activities showing …

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Sea Lamprey Control To Take Place At Trap Rock River

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service personnel will apply lampricides to the Trap Rock River (Houghton County) to kill sealamprey larvae burrowed in the stream bottom.  Applications will be conducted on or about June 26- 30, 2017 in accordance with State of Michigan permits.  Applications will be complete in about four …

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30th Annual Bridgefest Arrives

Bridgefest has arrived! The30th annual celebration of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge and all things summer begins today. The Bridgefest Parade takes place on the Houghton side of the canal, stepping off at 7pm, starting on College Avenue and heading through downtown. Live music, food and fun is planned for …

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Changing Lanes At US-41 Construction

June 15, 2017 — Motorists will see a new traffic pattern at the Michigan Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) US-41 reconstruction project in Hancock beginning June 19. Beginning Monday, all US-41 (Front Street) traffic will shift to the southbound lanes of the highway, maintaining one lane in each direction on Front …

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Help Keep Black Bears At A Distance

The Department of Natural Resources asks Michigan residents to help keep the state’s up-north icon a wild animal by keeping bears at a distance. With many people (whether they’re seasonal visitors or year-round residents) outdoors and enjoying northern Michigan in the summer months, removing bird feeders is an easy answer …

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Free Spotting Scope Coming To Houghton Waterfront

You’ll soon have a new way to scope out the Portage Canal. Houghton City Manager Eric Waara says a group is donating a spotting scope, to be installed at the Houghton Waterfront in memory of their friend, Ken Steiner, who passed away last year. The scope will be free to …

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