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Missing Man With Dementia Found Safe

A man is back home safe after being reported missing in Houghton County Tuesday. Deputies from the Houghton County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to M-26 near Bunker Hill just before 10:00am. A 62-year-old man from DeTour went missing from his daughter’s vehicle around 9:30am. The man was suffering from dementia …

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Summer Reading Program Begins at Portage Library

Opening day activities and registration for the Portage Lake District Library Summer Reading Program begins Saturday, June 16, from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Kids are invited to make crafts and participate in activities, and everyone can create their own ice cream sundae in the community room. This year’s theme …

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Krunch Opens In Houghton

A new restaurant is now open on M-26 just west of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge. Customers lined up Monday to get their first taste of Krunch, opening for the first time in the former Hardee’s location. “Krunch is a basic concept of a fast casual restaurant with some healthy …

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Community Wellness and Outdoor Recreation Grants Available

Hancock, Michigan –  The Portage Health Foundation Community Wellness and Outdoor Recreation Endowment Advisory Committee of the Keweenaw Community Foundation (KCF) is now accepting applications for its annual granting cycle. The fund has made available $30,000 for local organizations, with a maximum $15,000 per proposal, this granting cycle. This year’s Request …

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Local Dredging Projects Receive Funding

The Keweenaw Peninsula will benefit from funds released as part of the 2018 Work Plan of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. $70 million in total will go toward repairing breakwaters, dredge harbors and complete various projects and studies throughout the Great Lakes. $925,000 will go toward dredging the Keweenaw …

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Kayak Comes Loose And Damages Another Vehicle

An Ontonagon County woman’s vehicle was damaged when a kayak came loose on the vehicle ahead of her. The accident happened shortly after noon on Sunday on M-28 just east of Choate Road. The kayak became dislodged from the rack on the vehicle being driven by Bessemer resident Rachael Emery. …

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Public Enjoys “Free Three” Weekend

With so much to do and see over the weekend in the Keweenaw, many took to the trails, lakes and parks without the requirement of a license. The Department of Natural Resources concluded its “Free Three Weekend” which included ORV trails and state park entry and fishing. Free fishing weekends …

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Morgan Loses Appeal To Be Listed On Primary Ballot

The only Democrat candidate for Michigan’s 1st Congressional District will not be on the ballot in August. Candidate Matt Morgan will have to run as a write-in during the primary election after his appeal was denied last week by the Michigan Court of Appeals. Morgan’s nomination petition had been tossed …

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