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Pigs N Heat Hockey Game Saturday Night

Members of local law enforcement and firefighters will face off against each other tomorrow for the annual Pigs N Heat hockey game. Proceeds from the game support the Pigs N Heat Fund, which provides financial assistance to crime and fire victims in the Copper Country. A large crowd is expected …

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CHS Drama Club Presents “The Great Gatsby”

There’s only one school in the Upper Peninsula that competes in the Michigan Interscholastic Forensics Association State Theater Festival—Calumet High School. The school’s drama club will be performing a selection from The Great Gatsby at the competition in Lansing later this month. Local residents can come out to support the …

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Helping Seniors During The Winter

Upper Peninsula winters can be very difficult, especially on seniors. The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department is encouraging residents to check up on their elderly neighbors during this time of year. Winter can present many obstacles to seniors–things like depression, nutrition deficiencies, injuries from snow removal or from slip and …

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Winter Carnival Queen Coronation Saturday Night

While the official start of Michigan Tech’s Winter Carnival is still a week away, the young woman who will reign over Carnival will be crowned this Saturday night. Eight finalists, sponsored by local businesses and campus organizations, will aim to impress the large crowd and especially the judges with their …

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Aspiring Women Hosts An Affair Of The Heart

HOUGHTON – Aspirus Keweenaw invites all ladies to An Affair of the Heart, another fun, festive and FREE Aspiring Women event coming to Houghton in February to celebrate heart health. An Affair of the Heart will feature Aspirus Cardiologist Peter Vaitkevicius, MD, who will talk about cholesterol – the good, …

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Packers Tailgate Tour Coming To Houghton April 6th

The Green Bay Packers today announced plans for the 12th annual ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour,’ set for April 4-8, which will travel throughout northern Wisconsin and Upper Michigan to visit with fans and thank them in person for their support. The tour will make stops in Medford (April 4), …

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Two New U.P. Natural Gas Power Plants To Be Built

Two new natural gas generating stations are going to be built in the Upper Peninsula, one of which will be in Baraga County. The Upper Michigan Energy Resources Corporation filed a certificate of necessity application this week with the Michigan Public Service Commission to build the power plants, with the …

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Portage Health Auxiliary Announces Grant Opportunity

Hancock, MI – The Portage Health Auxiliary is a non-profit organization, whose mission is to serve the health and well-being of elderly and youth causes in Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw and Ontonagon Counties. The Auxiliary is pleased to announce that it will be accepting grant applications from non-profit organizations in the …

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Michigan Tech Community Hit Hard By Immigration Ban

President Donald Trump’s executive order to temporarily ban travel from seven Muslim countries to the United States is taking its toll on students and faculty of Michigan Tech. Though the President says this action will allow the U.S. to review its vetting process, what about those who are already here …

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