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UPPCO 2016 Donations To Charitable Causes Topped $104,000

Marquette – Upper Peninsula Power Company (UPPCO) provided direct grants and volunteer support valued at more than $104,200 to non-profit organizations, associations and other worthwhile causes across the U.P. in 2016. UPPCO’s total contribution amount, which does not impact its customers, includes more than $14,000 in donations from employees to …

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Portage Township Recreation Plan Available for Review

The Western Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Region (WUPPDR) recently updated the Portage Township Five-Year Recreation Plan. The draft of the Portage Township 2017-2021 Recreation Plan Update will become available on January 26 for a 30-day public review and comment period. Copies of the plan will be available for review …

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Hancock Celebrates Heikinpäivä

Cold temperatures, a few snow flurries and lots of people outside on a mid-winter day.  It’s the perfect setting for Heikinpäivä. The Finnish-American festival was held Saturday in downtown Hancock featuring a parade with many iconic Finnish characters and the Hepokoski family–this year’s Hankooki Heikki. There was also the wife-carrying …

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Three Camp B&E Suspects Arrested Following Crime Spree

The Ontonagon Sheriff’s Office is asking people to check their camps to see if they have been broken into. The department received a report Wednesday that a camp belonging to Dale Kasten of Ewen was burglarized and guns and other valuables were stolen. An investigation identified three Ashland County suspects …

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Diandia Announces Committee Appointments

State Representative Scott Dianda is going to serve as the minority vice chairman of the House Tourism and Outdoor Recreation Committee. Dianda said Upper Peninsula communities and small businesses rely heavily on tourism for their well-being, and bringing that perspective to the committee will be important to him. He will …

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Heikinpäivä Parade Leads Full Day Of Events Saturday

Winter has returned just in time for Hancock’s midwinter festival. Though there are activities throughout the month, Heikinpäivä is best known for its parade through downtown and games in the snow on the Quincy Green. The Tori Market opens at the Finnish American Heritage Center tomorrow at 10am..with the parade …

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