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Keweenaw County Sheriff Upgrades Search and Rescue Communications with Destination Development Grant

The Keweenaw County Sheriff upgrades back-country communications with a destination development grant from Visit Keweenaw. Over the summer the Keweenaw County Sheriff’s Department was awarded a 20,000 dollar grant to visit Keweenaw as a part of its destination development awards focused on expanding safe outdoor recreation in the copper country. …

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Michigan Technological University Gains Official Approval for its Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree

Michigan Technological University has officially gained approval for the school’s bachelor’s degree in nursing. The Higher Learning Commission recently approved Michigan Technological University’s request to offer a bachelor’s of science in nursing. The degree program has additionally gained approvals from the Michigan Board of Nursing and its professional accreditor over …

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Hancock Police In Search of Person Connected to Graffiti Painted on Finlandia’s Campus

The Hancock police department is searching for a person in connection with graffiti tagged on Finlandia University’s campus. The Hancock police department was notified of a suspicious person on the Finlandia University campus who may have spray-painted several walls of Wargelin, and Nikander halls. One tagged wall shows an obscene …

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Copper Shores Community Health Foundation Open Food Insecurity Grants to the Area

Copper Shores Community Health Foundation recognizes the need for food assistance programs in the western upper peninsula. In the past, the foundation has worked with farmer’s markets, meals on Wheels programs, and feeding America to deliver mobile food pantries. But now the foundation wants to help others also close the …

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Hancock Holds Finlandia Purchase Public Hearing Tonight

This evening Hancock residents will provide public input on the city’s potential purchase of Finlandia University properties. The city of Hancock will hold a public hearing tonight to gauge the public’s interest in the city’s potential purchase of Mannerheim, Nikander, and Wargelin halls from the university. The three properties do …

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WUPHD Encourages Resident to Get Their Annual Flu Shot Today During Multiple Clinics

As the temperatures drop, and more people stay indoors, flu season will typically spike during the year. The western Upper Peninsula health department says that for the most part flu season in the Upper Peninsula starts around November and ends as the region enters into spring. So far this year, …

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Kersarge Man’s Sentencing Date Adjourned Until the End of the Month

A Kersarge man will face sentencing for Child sexual misconduct charges at the end of October. Peter Hallesy, 38 years old of Kersarge, has had his sentencing date adjourned until October 27th. Hallesy was arrested in July this year, alongside two other Houghton County men, in a sting operation led …

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The Copper Country Fills Sheldon Avenue for Halloween

Thousands of kids and parents took over Sheldon Avenue to do a little trick-or-treating in celebration of Halloween. There were ghouls, princesses, plenty of dinosaurs, and a few Marios to parade through downtown Houghton. Parents and kids enjoyed plenty of candy from local businesses, non-profits, and community organizations. Some kids …

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One Man Injured in a Motorcycle-Truck Accident in Portage Township

One man was injured Saturday in a motorcycle and vehicle crash. On Saturday at approximately 6:50 pm, the Houghton County Sheriff’s office was dispatched to the intersection of us-41 and Sheridan Place road in Portage township for a report of a personal injury accident involving a motorcyclist and a truck. …

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Final Day to Submit Input on Hancock Public Schools Superintendent Search

The Hancock Public Schools Superintendent survey will close today. Over the last two months, the Hancock public school district has begun working toward finding a permanent superintendent. During this time the district has asked the community, parents, and stakeholders to provide their input on the district’s decision. Hancock Public School …

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