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Two Arrested After Deputy Finds Their Vehilce In A Ditch

The Ontonagon County Sheriff’s Office investigated a vehicle in the ditch on Firesteel Rd around 3:30am Saturday. The deputy arrested the driver, a 22 yr old Ontonagon man, for OWI, Driving While License is Suspended, and Resisting and Obstructing. He is being held on $25,000 @ 10% bond at the Ontonagon County …

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Michigan Tech, Bay College Partner to Prepare Robotics Workforce

By Jennifer Donovan, Director of News & Media Relations University Marketing & Communications Michigan Technological University Michigan Technological University is working with Bay College to educate a highly skilled workforce in industrial robotics, a field in growing need of well-trained workers.  A new agreement between the community college and the …

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Heikinpäivä Begins With Kalevala Art Exhibit

Heikinpäivä celebrates the mid-point of the winter season–a day which can’t come soon enough. Though the parade won’t take place until the last Saturday of this month, there are Heikinpäivä events starting this week. Finnish-American Heritage Center Director Jim Kurtti describes an art exhibit opening Tuesday at the Copper Country …

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FAHC To Launch Finnish American Folk School

“Although our region maintains a strong ethnic pride in its Finnish roots, the loss of language and traditional arts and crafts has left many among our residents very little onto which they can attach their ethnic identity.” So says Finnish American Heritage Center Director Jim Kurtti, and he’s doing something about it. He …

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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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