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Lampricide Treatments Scheduled this Week

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service personnel are scheduled to apply lampricides in several area streams beginning today. In Baraga County, Fossum Creek south of Skanee and the Little Carp River in Baraga Township will be treated. In Houghton County, lampricides will be applied to Dover Creek – also known as …

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Slight Change to Next Week’s Visit from Finland

Finland’s Ambassador, Mikko Hautala will not make it next week during a scheduled visit to the Keweenaw Peninsula. He will be replaced by Ambassador Okko-Pekka Salmimies. Due to rising tensions between Finland and Russia, Hautala will travel to Washington D.C. to meet with U.S. officials. Salmimies will join the other …

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Demonstrators Call for Russian Shame Day

Today Adelina Oronova and Nazar Gora will hold another rally of support for their home country, Ukraine. Since Russia’s invasion into their home, Adelina and Nazar, have organized demonstrations in the Copper Country. Today May 9th, is traditionally known as Victory Day for citizens in Russia, in order to mark …

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Sea Change Expeditions Visits Houghton

With the ice barely gone from the Portage Canal, the Keweenaw is welcoming its first special maritime visitor of the season. The Sea Change Expeditions boat will be docked for several days near the Houghton Skate Park. Captain Mark Gordon, his wife Katya, and volunteer student crew members sail Lake …

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GCC Students Graduate

Members of the 88th graduating class of Gogebic Community College received their diplomas Friday night.  At the Lindquist Center in Ironwood, 180 degrees were awarded. Seventy-eight students graduated with honors or high honors. Speaker Marquise Slay recounted how the degree he earned from GCC in 2013 propelled him to a …

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Highway Construction in Western Marquette County Set to Start Monday

Construction work is scheduled to begin Monday on US-41/M-28 in western Marquette County.  Crews will resurface a 3.5-mile stretch from Van Riper State Park most of the way to the M-95 intersection at Koski Corner. The project will cost $1 million, and is expected to be completed by late June. …

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Houghton Updates Street Sweeping Schedule

Spring street sweeping continues in the city of Houghton. Crews are currently working along M-26. Weather permitting, they plan to begin working in West Houghton neighborhoods May 23rd, move into Central Houghton June 6th, and begin clean-up in East Houghton June 20th. Neighborhoods west of M-26 will be fitted in …

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Wildfire Danger High

With wildfire danger expected to be high or very high across the Upper Peninsula from now into next week, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources asks people to take precautions when working and playing outside. “Grass and leaves that were on the ground over the winter are very dry and …

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Angel Mission Temporarily Suspends Accepting Item Donations

The future home of the Angel Mission Free Store. Because of its upcoming move, the Copper Country Angel Mission in Calumet has temporarily stopped accepting donated goods. Angel Mission Free Store co-manager Mike Quello tells us they need to vacate their current location by the end of the month. They …

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Boater Rescued Near Chassell

A mariner from Atlantic Mine had to be rescued Friday afternoon, after his boat became stranded on a sand bar. The Houghton County Sheriff’s Department Marine Patrol was called out just before 6:00 to the area near the mouth of the Sturgeon River in the Portage Canal. Chassell Fire and …

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