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The Copper Axe in Calumet Host Grand Opening Tomorrow

Do you ever need to take out a little aggression or want to enjoy an emerging past time? Why not take a shot with axe throwing. In Calumet this morning, The Copper Axe held their ribbon cutting ceremony. Axe throwing lanes, take a similar approach to darts or bowling, where …

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MDOT Work in Hubbell and Lake Linden Starts Next Tuesday

Next Tuesday Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) crews will start a resurfacing project between Hubbell and Lake Linden. The 1 million dollar project will resurface the roadway, and repair concrete sidewalk ramps on a 2.2 mile stretch through town.  The construction zone will start at 21st Street in Hubbell, and …

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Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park Included in ARPA Funded State Park Projects

The state has dedicated close to 16 million dollars of American rescue plan money toward the state park system. Various upgrade projects are included in the allocations, and will improve state parks in Bay, Cheboygan, Delta, Iosco, Mackinac, Monroe, Ontonagon, Saginaw, Washtenaw and Wayne counties. The smallest and largest projects …

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Independence Day Celebrations Planned

Fireworks displays, parades and community festivals will mark Independence Day weekend across the region. Here are some of the planned celebrations (follow links for full schedules and more details). Ahmeek – Monday – at Gabe Chopp Park • 11:00 – Kids parade  • Noon – Kids games • 2:00 – Live music by …

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Michigamme Celebrates 150 Years

The holiday weekend will be extra-special in Michigamme, as the community celebrates its sesquicentennial. Activities at the park tonight include a bonfire, canoe parade and lantern release. There’s a dinner and dance tomorrow evening at the Community Center. Sunday’s schedule includes a car show, live music, a boat parade, and …

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Baraga to Host Lumberjack Days

Baraga will stage its annual Lumberjack Days celebration this weekend. Activities begin tomorrow evening, with the crowning of the Lumberjack Queen. Eight candidates are hoping to claim the crown, including Christina Anderson, Madelyn Crawford, Logan DesRochers, Corina Jahfetson, Kayleigh LaBerge, Meadow Paulson, MaKayla Smith and Macee Tolonen. A street dance …

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Most Highway Projects to Pause for Holiday

Construction restrictions on more than half of Michigan’s highway projects will be lifted or loosened for the Independence Day holiday weekend. Work on 100 of the 162 ongoing projects will stop at 3:00 this afternoon, and resume on Tuesday. Among the projects where restrictions will remain in place in our …

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Slight Rise in Local COVID-19 Cases Noted

COVID-19 diagnoses in the Copper Country edged upward a bit last week.  The latest figures from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services show 58 confirmed cases, compared to 54 in the previous week. The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department reported one new COVID-related death in Baraga County. While …

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NMU Tuition to Rise Nearly Four Percent

Most Northern Michigan University students will pay 3.9 percent more for tuition and fees next year. At an online meeting yesterday, the school’s Board of Trustees voted 6-1 to approve the increase. The average in-state, full-time student will pay $6,324 to attend classes per semester. That’s $238 per semester more …

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Keweenaw Peninsula Earns a Top Spot for Fishing on the Fourth of July

The Keweenaw Peninsula has been ranked as a top destination for fishing on Fourth of July weekend. Fishingbooker.com, recently released their rankings for the top fishing spots in the country during the holiday weekend. Their list of destinations included both small towns and big cities. The ocean-side city, Myrtle Beach, …

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