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Schuette Tours Flood Damage

Michigan’s Attorney General can now be counted among the state officials who have seen the damage of the Father’s Day Flood for themselves. Republican Gubernatorial candidate Bill Schuette visited the Copper Country Friday…making stops in Hancock, Houghton, and Ripley. “This is an opportunity for me as Attorney General and as …

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Free Well Testing Program Wrapping Up

HANCOCK – Western U.P. Health Department is ending a successful short-term campaign to assure that Houghton County homeowners with private wells have safe drinking water. Homeowners with wells affected by the June 17 floods were offered free well testing kits over the past three weeks. The health department distributed 384 …

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Middle School Math Summer Workshops Available

The Portage Lake District Library will host a summer weekly math workshop for middle school students every Wednesday from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. through August. The workshop will be led by Houghton High School Math Team member Samuel Fang and will focus on topics that include problem solving, counting and …

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Learn About Local History Through The Lens

The Keweenaw National Historical Park is looking for students entering 5th or 6th grade with an interest in history, being outside, or learning about photography. The program called “My Neighborhood, My Heritage” consists of mini photo workshops that help youth learn about local history while practicing basic photography skills. Youth …

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Dial Help Expands Safety Net Program

Dial Help has expanded their UP-wide Safety Net Program to include people seeking treatment or other services for Substance Use Disorder. Funding for the program was provided in part by the Superior Health Foundation and the Walmart Foundation. The goal of the program is to offer crisis support until individuals …

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Copper Country Strawberry Festival Begins

For the 70th year in a row, the community is coming together to enjoy a special treat that is done best right here. The Copper Country Strawberry Festival gets underway today as the Chassell Lions Club once again serves up their famous strawberry shortcake. Made with strawberries grown locally, Lions …

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Sharon Avenue Could Be Opened Monday

(Houghton, MI) – Following are the latest updates regarding the flood recovery efforts in Houghton County. The Portage Health Foundation has released an application that homeowners can complete to apply for aid with repair work that is needed due to flood damage. Please call (906) 523-5920 to request an application. …

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Applications Being Accepted For MCACA Arts Minigrants For 2019

HANCOCK, MI – The Copper Country Community Arts Council (CCCAC) is the administrator for the Regional Re-granting program of the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA). The CCCAC facilitates funding opportunities for arts projects in the six counties of the Western Upper Peninsula; Baraga, Gogebic, Houghton, Iron, Keweenaw, …

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