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Controversy Continues Surrounding White Pine Electric

The White Pine Electric Power Plant is set to close in about seven weeks. ABC-10’s Keweenaw Bureau Reporter looks at the ongoing controversy surrounding the plant’s closure. When operations cease at the White Pine Electric Power Plant, what effect will that have on power availability to those living in the …

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Half N’ Dash Saturday To Benefit DDIY

The 2nd Annual Half N Dash will be held along the Houghton Canal on Saturday. The event is a fundraiser for Don’t Do It Yourself. DDIY is a non-profit organization that helps people in Houghton and Keweenaw counties who are facing a financial crisis due to a medical crisis. The half …

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Justin Fitch Memorial Ruck Saturday

The Justin Fitch Memorial Ruck will begin at noon Saturday on the lawn outside the Walker Fine Arts Building on Michigan Tech’s campus. A ruck is a three, six, 12 or 22-hour march with weighted backpacks to symbolize the burdens veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other war-related …

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Volunteers For Senior Phone Call Program Needed

VOLUNTEERS WHO ARE 55 AND OLDER ARE NEEDED – MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR COMMUNITY FROM HOME The Western U.P. Retired and Senior Volunteer Program is looking for volunteers for the new Keeping Independent Seniors Safe (KISS) Program. The KISS program is a telephone reassurance program providing FREE phone calls …

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Public Transportation Forum Thursday

The public is invited to come learn about plans for improved public transportation in the Keweenaw and Western Upper Peninsula. “Getting Around: Transportation Challenges and Opportunities in the Keweenaw and Western U.P.” will take place this evening at 6:30pm at the Portage Lake District Library. The forum is sponsored by …

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Dianda Taking Part In NAMI Discussion Forum

The local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will host a discussion today with State Representative Scott Dianda about mental health needs and services in the Upper Peninsula. The event will take place at the Copper Country Mental Health Institute on Sharon Avenue in Houghton starting at 6pm. …

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HEET Initiative Beginning Final Quarter Push

Hancock, Michigan—The Houghton Energy Efficiency Team (HEET) is entering the final quarter of its two year initiative to make Houghton County more energy efficient. They are encouraging income-qualified Copper Country residents to stop by the HEET office at 422 Quincy St in Downtown Hancock with an UPPCO bill or proof …

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