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Senator Stabenow In Houghton With FEMA

Houghton County desperately needs funding from the federal government to recover from the devastating storm that hit Father’s Day weekend. To speed up the process to get that funding, Senator Debbie Stabenow toured the damage Monday and got a first hand look at the destruction and the impressive community effort …

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Downtown Houghton Farmers Market Returns Tuesday

The Portage Lake District Library invites everyone to join them for the grand opening of the Downtown Houghton Farmer’s Market on Tuesday, June 26, from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. The Farmer’s Market is located in the Suomi parking lot next to the library. In addition to finding fresh, local produce …

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Businesses Helping Local Flood Relief Effort

While commerce in the Keweenaw is getting back on its feet, many area businessmen and women have put their own needs and worries aside to help their fellow neighbors. Some are doing so by temporarily reassigning their business goals, and donating inventory. Area motels have been allocating their vacant rooms …

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Local Firefighters Compete & Raise Money For Flood Victims

The 65th annual Copper Country Firefighter’s Tournament provided both a respite for weary workers and help for the community. Following a week’s worth of emergency response and cleanup from the Father’s Day Flood, the tournament was held in Chassell, showcasing fire departments from throughout the Copper Country. The theme was …

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Volunteer Registration Forms Needed By 5pm Monday

All those who have volunteered who are going to volunteer are asked to fill out a Volunteer Registration form. The forms need to be filled out as part of the FEMA review because volunteering is one of the metrics used to determine funding eligibility. These forms need are due today …

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Seven U.P. Beaches Reopen

From the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department, at 2:00 Saturday afternoon: Western U.P. Health Department announced the re-opening of seven bathing beaches Saturday following lab results that indicate it’s safe to swim. The beaches re-opened for recreation are Second Sand Beach north of L’Anse, Fort Wilkins State Park in Copper Harbor, …

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