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Camp 911 Returns to Baraga County

After two years off because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Baraga County kids will have a chance to learn about emergency procedures again this spring. Bay Ambulance’s Camp 911 is returning. Linda Paakala tells us the two-day session covers a wide range of topics… First aid, CPR, we have police and …

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New Lift Bridge Schedule Begins Today

New procedures take effect today for operation of the Houghton-Hancock Bridge.  The experimental rules will allow the Michigan Department of Transportation to restrict lifts to the top of the hour and the bottom of the hour between 7:00 am and 7:00 pm on weekdays. There are some exceptions – the …

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KORC Reports Successful Keweenaw Clean-Up

The Keweenaw Outdoor Recreation Coalition is hailing a successful clean-up effort last Saturday. More than 70 volunteers picked up a ton of trash from streets and trails across Keweenaw County.  The KORC is encouraging residents to help keep those areas, and the entire Copper Country, clean this summer. Read their …

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Finlandia Announces Spring Semester Honors

Finlandia University has announced its Spring 2022 semester Dean’s List Students. Eighty-eight students earned the honor, which requires a grade point average of 3.75 or above. Thirty-six additional students were added to the Honors list, with grade point averages of 3.50 or better. See the full list here: 124 honored …

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Minnesota Folk Singer/Songwriter, Matt Hannah, Performing at the Orpheum Theater on Saturday

Folk and Americana Singer/songwriter Matt Hannah performs at the Orpheum Theater on Saturday. Hannah’s newest album, House of Illusion follows up his 2017 release, Dreamland. Hannah is a Michigan born and Minnesota based artist, that tries to captures the sounds of the upper Midwest in his music. He says this …

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Baba Babee Skazala: Grandmother told Grandmother Screening Tomorrow Night at the Rozsa Center

Baba Babee Skazala roughly translates to grandmother told grandmother. It is the title of a documentary film, directed by Matej Silecky, that tells the little known story of Ukrainian children torn from their homes, caught between the clash of Nazi and Soviet troops during World War II. Children, who then …

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Houghton City Preparing Master Plan Survey

Houghton residents will soon be able to share their opinions, as the city updates its master plan. At yesterday’s Planning Commission meeting, City Manager Eric Waara reported that questions for a public survey are nearly complete. When the survey is finalized, it will be posted on the city’s website. The …

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Youth Theater Experience Coming to Hancock

Young thespians in the Copper Country will have an opportunity to learn and perform at Finlandia University this summer. Compass Creative Dramatics will set up shop in Hancock the week of June 13th. Students from kindergarten through 11th grade will rehearse and perform the play Cinderella (Saves the World!). Compass …

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Hancock All-School Reunion Planned

Registration is now open for the Hancock High School All-School Reunion. The gathering of Bulldog alumni will take place July 22nd and 23rd.  That Friday evening, a reunion mixer will be held at the Houghton County Arena. On Saturday alumni can tour the former downtown high school building, which is …

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Copper Country Ford and CCISD CTE are Leaders in Automotive Repair Programing for Students

Copper Country Intermediate School District’s Career and Technology Education program partnered with Copper Country Ford and a couple years ago, to provide training to students interested in automotive technology and mechanics. Over that time, Automotive Instructor David Narhi, has seen more students interested in skilled trades year after year. He …

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