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Superior Water Safety- Safety Tips For Boat Days

Warm summer days in the Keweenaw means days spent on the lake, but safety should always be in the back of your mind.  “Well the biggest piece of equipment will be a PFD – personal flotation device, and I strongly suggest you wear it, even paddling. Even on calm, inland …

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Houghton Man Formally Charged for Defacing Temple Jacob in 2019

A Houghton man has been formally charged for crimes related to the defacing of Temple Jacob in Hancock in 2019. 23 year old, Nathan Weeden of Houghton, has been charged by the Department of Justice, with one count defacing a religious property, and one count of conspiracy against rights. Weeden …

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4th of July Celebrations are Returning to South Range

For nearly a century, village residents in South Range have thrown a grand Fourth of July celebration. While there are many other Fourth of July festivities throughout the Copper country, South Range’s Fourth of July committee president, Mike Renier, says that the entire community pitches in- from those who come …

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Copper Shores Provides Almost $49.5k In Grants For Recreation and Facilities.

Copper Shores Community Health Foundation has announced the 2023 recipients for the Recreation and Facilities grants. The recipients are: Covington township Tow Rope Replacement received $4000 to replace the ski/tow rope on Covington Ski/Sled hill. Swedetown Chalet ADA Improvements received $6,500 towards making the chalet more accessible so it meets …

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Houghton High School Class of 1973 50th Class Reunion

Houghton High School class of 1973 announces their 50th class reunion this July. There will be a social hour at the B&B bar in Houghton at 4pm on Thursday, the 27th. The main event will be held on Friday July 28th at the Bonfire on Montezuma Avenue. A $30 fee …

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Dam Jam Weekend Starts Tomorrow

It’s Dam Jam weekend starting tomorrow- 3 days of music-filled fun in Calumet!  “Well this year we have 26 different artists that ranges anywhere from rock to bluegrass to some electronic dance music and, you know, everything in-between. Camping is an integral part to the festival, you’ll be able to …

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Finlandia University Closing: Not Many Options are Available to Communities When a College Closes

As recently reported by the Daily Mining Gazette, City Manager Mary Babcock notified the city council that there are liens placed on Finlandia properties by the Department of Education, which will likely slow down any sort of progress the state receiver made in selling properties. The liens make the Department …

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Houghton City Council Recap: Lakeshore Drive Ahead of Schedule, Unanimous Approval of New Police Car and Budget

The Houghton City Council was updated briefly on the schedule for the parking deck on Lakeshore drive. The east half is taken down slightly ahead of schedule, and the west half is expected to begin next Wednesday. The project is still projected to end at the end of July. The …

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MDOT to Remove Silver River Bridge, M-26 Detour Friday

The Michigan Department of Transportation will remove the Silver River Culvert detour on M-26 at the end of the week. On Friday crews will removed the detour signage around the project site. Traffic will resume across the Silver River Bridge, in one lane with alternating traffic, for both east and …

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WUPHD Reminds Vendors to Apply for Temporary Food Service Licenses Ahead of Fourth of July Festivities

Ahead of the big Fourth of July holiday, the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department would like to remind food vendors at local festivals to pick up their temporary food service vendor license. A temporary license is required at nearly all events where organizations and individuals will serve food or drink …

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