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Hunters Can Expect Warmer Temps, More Deer

The Firearms Deer Hunting season begins tomorrow. The last couple of seasons, the deer herd has been rather thin following some tough U.P. winters. So what is the outlook this year? Wildlife Biologist John DePue from the DNR says archery hunters have seen an improvement. Though the milder weather has …

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Coppo Named New Houghton County Undersheriff

Houghton County has a new Undersheriff. Captain Kevin Coppo has been promoted to the position, which opened last month when Roy Britz left for Michigan Tech. Sheriff Brian McLean described Coppo as organized, forward-thinking, dedicated and fiscally responsible–all excellent traits, McLean added, for running one of the largest departments in …

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Ladies Night Tonight In Downtown Houghton

The streets of downtown Houghton will belong to the ladies this evening. Ladies Night returns to the city once again, with many of the businesses open and offering discounts and refreshments. Houghton Business Development Director Susie Landers says these ladies are there to shop and support local businesses. The evening’s …

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TRIAD Returning To Houghton & Keweenaw Counties

Seniors are often the victim of crime, fraud and other scams from people that see them as easy targets. TRIAD is a collaboration of local seniors, senior programs and law enforcement that helps protect older residents from danger. Former chairperson and current historian of Baraga County TRIAD Oedith Harris said, …

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“Do It For Daniel” FIlm Showing Tonight At MTU’s Fisher Hall

The inspirational film, “Do It For Daniel”, will be showing tonight on the campus of Michigan Tech. The film is hosted by the Houghton and Keweenaw Suicide Prevention Coalition with representatives from the RSVP Program, Dial Help, MTU Counseling Center, CLK Schools, Finlandia University, Copper County Mental Health and other …

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Calumet Art Center & Trap Rock 4-H Club Receive Funding

What happens when you combine a lifelong artist and an enthusiastic youth group? You get a wonderful partnership between the Calumet Art Center and the Trap Rock 4-H Club! The Trap Rock 4-H Club has youth from five area schools, including those being home schooled. Thanks to a grant through …

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Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club Receives Grant

Keweenaw Community Foundation’s Keweenaw Cross Country Endowment recently awarded the Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club $1,750 to help defray the cost of purchasing a new snowmobile for cross country ski trail grooming and track setting. Keweenaw Community Foundation is a non-profit, community organization created by and for the people of Houghton and Keweenaw counties. Established …

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Houghton Council Member Kurtz Retires

Winter isn’t here yet, but the City of Houghton is preparing for it. At last night’s meeting, the council was informed by City Manager Eric Waara that city crews have been working on road repairs and other projects to get ready for the winter season. The council OK’d the closing …

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