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Houghton Lines Up Repair Projects

Repairs to infrastructure in Houghton continue on both flood and non-flood related projects. Houghton City Manager Eric Waara said representatives from FEMA will be staying in town for the foreseeable future at the regular meeting of the City Council Wednesday.  A Program Delivery Manager is expected to arrive after Labor …

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Portage Health Auxiliary To Begin Accepting Grant Applications

Grant applications will be accepted by the Portage Health Auxiliary starting September 1st for funding for health and well-being projects. This funding is for non-profit organizations in Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw, and Ontonagon Counties. The Portage Health Auxiliary is a non-profit organization, whose mission is to serve the health and well-being …

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Range Lions Club Holds August Meeting

The Range Lions Club held their regular meeting on Monday at the Range Lounge in South Range. The Range Lions announced their fall promotion for sight conservation and civic improvement. Tickets can be purchased from any Range Lions Club member. The Range Lions donated $50 to the Copper Country Veterans …

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Free Vision & Hearing Screenings Available For Children

The Western UP Health Department is offering free vision and hearing screenings at their Hancock office for children entering Head Start and Kindergarten. Appointments are available between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm today and tomorrow. Hearing and vision greatly impact your child’s ability to succeed in school. Undiagnosed hearing problems …

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A Look Inside The New Keweenaw Coffee Works

It was the Summer of 2013 when Nate and Valerie Baciak opened Keweenaw Coffee Works on 5th street in Calumet. With a great response from the community, their operation has continued to grow and eventually required the couple to expand. Valerie Baciak said, “Our old location was 600 square feet, so …

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LB’s Chill & Grill Closes

Downtown Houghton is saying goodbye to one of its restaurants. LB’s Chill & Grill on Shelden Avenue announced their closure this past weekend. The restaurant, known best for their burgers and ice cream–as well as their fudge, used to be called The Lunch Bag before changing their name. After nearly …

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