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Registration For Bridgefest Parade Open

Preparations are underway for this year’s Bridgefest celebration. The annual festival will once again include both sides of the Portage Canal after two years of construction on the Hancock side. That means the Bridgefest Parade will cross the Portage Lake Lift Bridge to kick off the festival…and leading the parade …

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Copper Range Museum Opens For The Season

The Keweenaw Peninsula is known as one of Michigan‘s premier tourist destinations and with attractions celebrating Upper Peninsula history such as the Copper Range Museum it’s easy to see why. Many gathered in South Range over the weekend for the museum’s annual open house where they learned more about the …

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Local Animal Rehab Groups Wants To Build An Aviary

Fundraising is underway to establish an aviary in the Copper Country. UP Wildlife Rehabilitation—Keweenaw Group has been rehabilitating mammals since 2013. Recently they have begun plans to include migratory birds to the species list they can rehabilitate. One of their volunteers is a long time wild bird rehabber, and has …

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Host Families Sought For International Students

Families are being sought to host international students for the upcoming school year. The International Cultural Exchange Services—Upper Peninsula of Michigan—Youth Exchange Programs is seeking families in Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga and Marquette Counties who are willing to change lives and make dreams come true. Four teenage students are looking to …

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MDOT Replacing Many Traffic Signals This Summer

The Michigan Department of Transportation will be upgrading several traffic signals in the central and western Upper Peninsula this summer. Many of those projects will be taking place in Houghton County. MDOT will replace the signal at US-41 and 6th Street in Calumet. They will also upgrade the signals on …

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