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Keweenaw Gold Fundraiser Tickets On Sale

Houghton, Michigan—Keweenaw Community Foundation (KCF) is currently planning their annual Keweenaw Gold fundraiser. It will be held on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at Bonfire Steakhouse Bar & Grill on the 7th floor of the Magnuson Hotel in Houghton. This year’s theme is “Blue Prints for Our Community’s Future” inspired by …

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Calumet’s First Fridays Features Art Walk

Even with frigid temperatures, you can still warm your spirit in Calumet tonight during their First Friday Art Walk. Main Street Calumet Director Leah Polzien says people simply start at one end of the street and head to the other, stopping at the many businesses and art galleries that are …

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Tickets On Sale For Pigs N Heat Hockey Game

The best of local police and fire departments will face off once again in the annual Pigs N Heat hockey game next month. Lt. Nick Roberts of the Houghton Police Department says the game serves as a fundraiser for crime and fire victims in Houghton and Keweenaw County. There wasn’t …

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Western U.P. Health Department Urges Radon Testing

January is National Radon Action Month and the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department is offering free radon test kits to encourage home owners to protect their families from exposure to radon gas. Radon in indoor air is estimated to cause about 21,000 lung cancer deaths each year in the United …

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Lock Down Suspect Bound Over

The case against an Atlantic Mine man who was the subject of a lockdown at an elementary school is headed to Circuit Court. 30-year-old Niles Rothenberger appeared in 97th District Court in Houghton Wednesday for a preliminary exam. He is charged with Possession of Marijuana on school property, a high …

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Stolen Weapons Cases Move Forward

Only one out of three former Finlandia students suspected in the theft of firearms from a Hancock store physically appeared in court Wednesday. 19-year-old Jake Hugall waived his preliminary exam and his case was bound over to circuit court. Police believe he may have been the lookout during a break-in …

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Memorial Jam Session Planned For Beloved Local Musician

A memorial for a beloved local musician and chef is being planned for this weekend. 66-year-old Ken Steiner of Houghton passed away on New Year’s Day at U.P. Health System—Marquette following complications resulting from heart surgery. Steiner worked as a cook at several locations and was a volunteer for Little …

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Water Levels to Be Lowered at UPPCO Hydro Reservoirs

Marquette – Upper Peninsula Power Company (UPPCO) will again be lowering water levels at its hydroelectric reservoirs as part of efforts to prepare for the coming spring runoff. The annual drawdowns are part of license requirements for the reservoirs that are regulated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Drawdowns …

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