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Breakers to Bridge Paddle Festival

The Breakers to Bridge Paddle Festival, paddling events centering around the Keweenaw, is​ planned for Saturday September 9, 2017.  Friday begins with check-in at the Outdoor Adventure Program at Michgan Tech and then a casual social at the KBC at 6pm.  On Saturday, a 10 Mile non-­competitive timed paddle from …

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China Gold Tickets Now On Sale

The Rozsa Center and Parade of Nations present China Gold, the headline act for Michigan Tech’s 2017 Parade of Nations celebration, on Saturday, September 16, at 7:30 PM. China Gold is a spectacular international acrobatic presentation featuring many feats of strength, speed, and agility. With uplifting choreography and cinematic music, …

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Hope House Update

President and CEO John Niemela said the Hope House Homeless Shelter is closer to becoming operational. The paperwork to make Hope House a non-profit organization is on the way to the IRS and the process to receive the 501 (c) 3 status will begin. At the end of September, Hope …

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Michigan State Police 9-1-1 Phone Line Outage

Just before 10:30 last night, all Upper Peninsula emergency dispatch centers experienced issues with cellular telephone 9-1-1 service and the Charter Communication land-line 9-1-1 service. The outage affected those who attempted to reach police, fire and emergency medical services at that time. The non-emergency lines were still in service, however. …

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L’Anse Discusses Community Solar Garden

The Upper Peninsula Solar Technical Assistance and Resource Team, or UPSTART, hosted a community solar forum to present basic information about their idea to install a community solar garden in L’Anse. Residents and business owners had the opportunity to discuss different aspects of the project and share their feedback with …

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Crisis Intervention Training from Dial Help

Dial Help is holding crisis intervention training at the Portage Lake District Library for parents, professionals and community members this Saturday, August 26th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants will receive training on how to help friends and loved ones who are dealing with stress, personal crisis, mental illness …

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