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LaFernier Memorial Walk Hears from Domestic Violence Survivors and Victim Advocates Share Their Story

The 14th annual Chelsey LaFernier Memorial Walk started with a crowd, led by a domestic violence awareness banner, walking about two miles to the Niiwin Akeea Center. Their friends and families shared a meal and heard from Heather Syrette and Waabano. Syrette spoke about some of the systemic issues victims …

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UPPCO Warns of Scammers Increasing Tactics Against Customers

UPPCO would like to make Upper Peninsula customers aware of reports of an energy bill scam. In the past week, UPPCO was contacted by several customers, who were approached by individuals requesting a copy of their energy bill and falsely representing the company. UPPCO says that scammers are expanding their …

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Houghton County Courthouse Elevator to Receive Maintenance Starting Tomorrow

The Houghton County Court House elevator will receive maintenance starting tomorrow and will be out of service for about one week. The Thyssen Krupp Modernization team will be on-site at the courthouse working to bring the equipment to 2023 standards. Any citizen or county guest with an ADA compliance concern …

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Fire Prevention Week with the Houghton Fire Department

The most effective fire department is one that is rarely needed. This week marks the annual fire prevention week for the city of Houghton. Each Fall members of the Houghton Fire Department provide fire education to the local school district through fire prevention classes. As well as provides programming to …

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Rain Slows Yellow Dog Wildfire

Today’s rain has slowed the advance of the wildfire that broke out Wednesday in western Marquette County. Ottawa National Forest officials report that the fire area has not expanded since last night. It remains localized to the northeast side of the McCormick Wilderness east of Yellow Dog River. A section …

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More Than 1,700 Copper Country Residents Celebrate Plaidurday at Houghton High School

Happy Plaidurday Upper Peninsula! It’s a great day to break a record. Earlier today, Visit Keweenaw and the City of Houghton invited the Copper Country to show their Paidurday pride and join at Houghton High School for a chance to break a world record. currently the record for the most …

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UPPCO Continues to Support Energy Assistance with a $200,000 Donation to the Superior Watershed Partnership

UPPCO continues its support for an energy assistance program, with a 200,000 dollar donation to the Superior Watershed Partnership. Since 2013 the Superior Watershed Partnership has worked with UPPCO to support low-income households to afford a past due energy bill. In that time the superior watershed partnership has assisted more …

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The Calumet Lions’ Hunters and Sportsman’s Dinner Will Support Education Scholarships and Work in the Community

Archery season has started, and various specialized hunting seasons have already taken place. But opening day for deer rifle hunting will be here before you know it. Just in time for Michigan’s hunters, the Calumet Lions Club will host the group’s 19th annual Hunters and Sportsmen dinner. The meal acts …

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USFS and MDNR Report a Wildfire Near the Yellow Dog River Burns 98 Acres

The United States Forest Service has responded to a wildfire in western Marquette County forcing the closure of a hiking trail. On Wednesday a wildfire was discovered on the northeast side of the McCormick Wilderness east of the Yellow Dog River and has reached some private land in the area. …

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KBIC Honors Victims of Domestic Violence with 14th Annual Memorial Walk

For fourteen years the Keweenaw Bay Indian community has walked in memory of Chelsey LaFernier. She was a victim of domestic violence and was tragically taken from the community in 2009 after being murdered by her then-boyfriend. The LaFernier Memorial Walk honors her memory and brings awareness to the issue …

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