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Beach Closures Remain In Effect

WESTERN UPPER PENINSULA – Western U.P. Health Department is keeping in place its precautionary closure of all recreational bathing beaches in the Western Upper Peninsula. Because of possible bacterial contamination, it is recommended that the public not swim or recreate in lakes until flood waters have subsided, storm runoff discontinues, …

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Local Businesses Asked To Report Flood Damage

The Michigan Small Business Development Center of Upper Peninsula, in response to flood damage, is collecting information on all small businesses in the region that were affected or sustained damage from the flooding. This could include physical damage to property, loss of sales due to closures, loss of future sales …

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Michigan Tech Reopens, Recovery Underway In Wake Of Flash Floods

Assessment, cleanup and repairs are moving forward at Michigan Technological University in the aftermath of devastating flash floods in the western Upper Peninsula produced by torrential rains over the weekend. Classes resumed on campus Tuesday. The Administration Building, which took the brunt of flood waters, remains closed. Michigan Tech President Glenn …

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Monday, June 25 – BIG and TALL at the Calumet Theatre

Musical Mondays Series of six great shows begins on June 25th with fun, interactive upbeat music with a comedy twist for all ages!  Mr. Billy (Billy Grisack) and his son have an acoustic guitar, banjo, ukulele and a BOX that rocks. They’ll still do some of the great rock and roll kid’s …

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The Red Cross at Calumet Colosseum

If you or someone you know requires housing, hot water, supplies, or equipment for cleaning up damage from flooding, the Red Cross has supplies, cots, showers, and tools available at the Calumet Colosseum. The Red Cross requests that you bring a drivers’ license or ID, but aside from that, all …

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New Beginnings Angel Mission Open

The Angel Mission Free Store will be open this week, June 18th-22nd for people needing assistance due to the flood and to take donations. If you would like to help, the following items are most urgently needed: Water, cleaning supplies, brooms, mops, disinfectant cleaners, body wash, shampoo, deodorant, feminine products, toilet …

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Happy Glenn Mroz Day!

Wednesday, June 20th, is Glenn Mroz Day in Houghton and Hancock. A joint meeting of both the City Councils was held Tuesday at the Lakeview Manor in Hancock. Michigan Tech President Glenn Mroz was presented with a proclamation honoring his 15 years of service as head of the university. Mroz …

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Houghton County To Hire Worker To Help Recycle Cardboard

The Houghton County Board of Commissioners addressed some issues concerning the cardboard recycling unit at the Houghton County Transfer Station at their regular meeting Tuesday. One of those concerns was the amount of cardboard that was simply being thrown away. The board voted to hire a part-time employee that will …

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