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UPPCO Working Through Storm To Restore Power

Crews from the Upper Peninsula Power Company are working to restore power to those affected by the latest winter storm. UPPCO says some 3,200 customers lost power in the Copper Country and Marquette area. Keweenaw and Houghton counties were the hardest hit. As of late yesterday, there were still around …

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Back To Basics: Cell Phone Photography

Michigan Tech Visual and Performing Arts students are taking a uniquely simple approach to photography. In a recent project, students put their fancy cameras aside and have been shooting photos with their cell phones.   Cell phones have quickly become a major part of our everyday life over the past …

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West Nile Virus Found In Michigan Ruffed Grouse

For the first time, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources recently confirmed the presence of West Nile Virus in the state’s ruffed grouse population. Five birds collected from August through October, including two found dead and three that were shot by hunters, were submitted for testing to the DNR’s Wildlife …

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Summer 2018 Isle Royale National Park Artist-In-Residence Program Call for Entries

Houghton, MI – Applications for Isle Royale National Park’s 2018 Artist-in-Residence Program will be accepted between January 2 and February 16, 2018. This program provides artists the opportunity to become part of a long-established tradition of interpreting national parks through art. The Artist-in-Residence Program is open to professional artists whose work can …

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Woman Injured In Crash In Portage Township

The Houghton County Sheriff’s office responded to the call of a 1-vehicle accident around quarter to seven at Paradise Road near Pilgrim Road. A 66-year-old woman reportedly lost control of her vehicle, striking several trees before coming to a stop. She was taken to U.P. Health System—Portage for treatment. Her …

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Gerrymandering Presentation At Portage Lake District Library

The Copper Country League of Women Voters will present a program about redistricting in Michigan. The event will be held at the Portage Lake District Library on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Dr. Martha Sloan will present “Redistricting in Michigan: Should Politicians Choose Their Voters?” Also known as gerrymandering, the presentation …

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Program Teaches The Basics Of Using A Computer

If you’ve ever tried to share a photo with someone on Facebook or Instagram who didn’t know to view it, than you’ve experience what’s called a digital barrier. Often times the elderly are intimidated by this digital age and a little hesitant to embrace some of our modern day gizmos …

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Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club Awarded Grant

Hancock, Michigan – Keweenaw Community Foundation (KCF) announced that $6,000 has been awarded from the Portage Health Foundation (PHF) Community Wellness and Outdoor Recreation Fund to Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club (KNSC) for improvement and expansion of the Maasto Hiihto River Trail. The purpose of this project is to improve and expand …

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