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Snowmobiler Rear Ends Police Car

A downstate man could be facing a series of charges after rear ending a police car with his snowmobile on Sunday. Troopers from the Michigan State Police Calumet post say the accident happened shortly before 4:00pm on M-26 near Pepin Road in Calumet Township. The patrol car was headed northbound …

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Scholarship deadline is Monday at 3:00 pm

The Portage Health Foundation (PHF) has a scholarship program for students graduating from the belowlisted high schools in Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw, and Ontonagon counties. PHF will award one (1) $500 scholarship to a graduating senior (AY 2018/19) from each school. The scholarship is a one-time award. PHF’s intention is that …

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New Management, New Attitude At Calumet Theatre

Some changes are in store for the entertainment lineup at the Historic Calumet Theatre. The venue is under new management and is proud to announce its full schedule for the 2019 entertainment season, including several well known headline acts.  “We like to think we’re upping the ante a little bit …

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UPEC Holding Video Contest

The following press release was issued by UPEC: The Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition (UPEC) is seeking entries for its video contest. Consider what makes the UP environment special to you. Take us on a tour of your most loved location. Show us highlights from your favorite outdoor sport. If you …

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Ilyasah Shabazz, Daughter of Malcom X, to Speak at the Rozsa

The following press release was issued by Michigan Tech: HOUGHTON, MI, Wednesday, February 20, 2019–The Rozsa Center and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) present Ilyasah Shabazz at 7:30 PM, Tuesday, Feb. 26, in the Rozsa Center. “When you educate a girl, you raise a nation,” says Ilyasah Shabazz. …

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Parade Of Confections Giving Sweet Support To Arts Center

There’s a sweet way to help support the Copper Country Community Arts Center this Friday at the Finnish-American Heritage Center. It’s the annual Parade of Confections fundraiser featuring a live auction of a wide selection of decadent gourmet desserts. “Brad Baltensperger is our auctioneer and he keeps things going at …

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Houghton Middle School Drama Club Presenting Two Plays

The Houghton Middle School Drama Club will be presenting two plays this weekend at the Houghton High School Auditorium. Drama Instructor Dave Crowley says the 6th graders will get things going with their presentation of Attention Detention. “The eight girls, they basically have like one line here and there—sometimes one …

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