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Quincy Smelter Tours Begin Saturday

With the arrival of summer, tours of the Quincy Smelter are set to begin. The first tour will take place Saturday, giving visitors a unique opportunity to see an intact early 20th century copper smelter. Tour guides will lead people through the buildings of the former Quincy Mining Co. where …

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Michigan Tech Hosting Robotics Workshop

Michigan Tech’s Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics is hosting high school students from Houghton, Calumet and Lake Linden at a Robotics Machining Workshop this week. The students are members of FIRST Robotics competition teams. Building a competition robot is a complex undertaking requiring electro-mechanical design, computer modeling, creating machining prints, …

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Downtown Houghton Farmers Market Opens Today

The Downtown Houghton Farmers Market returns for its second season. The market will be held every Tuesday next to the Portage Lake District Library. Please note the new times for the market—3-6pm. Shop for fresh, local produce and enjoy live music from Steve Jones and the Garden City Hot Club. …

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Register For Pastyfest Parade Today

Besides eating a delicious pasty, the best thing about Pastyfest may be the parade! Pastyfest begins at noon this Saturday, with the parade scheduled to step off at its new time—2pm. Participants will line up on Mine Street facing the 6th Street Extension starting at 12:30. Main Street Calumet Executive …

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U.P. Blood Levels At Critical Low

There is a critical need for several blood types in the Copper Country. The U.P. Regional Blood Center says supplies are critically low of A- and O+. Plus, supplies of B+, B negative, AB+ and O+ are below optimal levels. To help meet the need for blood, they are holding …

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Lots Of Entertainment At Bridgefest

Bridgefest made a splash and went out with a bang. Every summer, the festival brings Houghton and Hancock communities together to celebrate their connection: the Portage Lake Lift Bridge. From food to helicopter rides, there was something for everyone to enjoy. Bridgefest Organizer Ryan Towles said the event is fun …

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Michigan Tech Among Hosts of Midwest Rail Conference

The Michigan Technological University Rail Transportation Program, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and a group of organizers are hosting the Midwest Rail Conference (MRC) in August. Formerly the Michigan Rail Conference, this newly-expanded program now has a regional focus with co-organizers, like the Freight Rail Transportation Committee (AR040) of …

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