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Baraga Communities That Care Hires New Program Coordinator

Baraga Communities that Care has a new coordinator. Tom Leeds, who will take over program coordination for the organization’s Baraga County services, comes to the area from Northern Wisconsin. Before that, he previously worked in upper management for retail division with Blockbuster, and the Walt Disney Corporation. After retirement, he …

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Sea Lamprey Teams are Back to Work in the Great Lakes

Sea lampreys are an invasive primitive fish parasite that can cause serious harm to fish populations. Assistant professor Gordon Paterson of the Great Lakes Research Center and Biology Sciences department gave some answers as to why sea lampreys are so harmful. He sais that they are an excellent parasite, and …

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Firefighters Still in High Demand throughout the Copper Country

Over the weekend, firefighters from all over the Copper Country gathered at Breakers Beach in Stanton township for the annual volunteer firefighters tournament. The crews all enjoyed some fun and games, built relationships across departments, and enjoyed the firemen ball, but the annual tournament does more than help the departments …

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Hancock Raises the Juhannus Pole at the Quincy Green

Summer officially settled into the Copper Country Saturday, as the annual Juhannus celebration took place in Hancock. The traditional midsummer pole was raised at noon at Quincy Green. Finnish Theme Committee member Jim Kurtti said it’s the continuation of a centuries-old, shared Scandinavian tradition… “The midsummer pole is a tradition …

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Laurium Village Office Sets New Hours

Laurium has changed the village’s office hours. Starting today, the village will be open an hour earlier, starting at 8 am. Laurium leadership hopes that increasing the office’s hours of operations will allow residents more opportunities to pay bills, or voice concerns and frustrations to the village’s staff. The Laurium …

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Swedetown Chalet Reaches 25 years Old

The Swedetown Trails are a great place to take in the beauty of the Calumet-Laurium area. Offering cross country ski trails in the winter, and switching to biking trails when the snow melts. Now that the Swedetown chalet is twenty five years old, some improvements and repairs are needed. Representatives …

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New EV Chargers in Copper Harbor Help Further Connect Remote Areas of the State

In the home of Motor City and the big three auto makers, Michigan has put in a lot of effort to electrify communities. Popping up throughout the Upper Peninsula over the last couple of years, have been fast charge EV charging stations for vehicles. Now you’ll even be able to …

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Nearly 10% of Ticks Tested Positive For Lyme Disease During MTU’s Continued Disease Surveillance

It is well-known that ticks can carry diseases, and Michigan Tech’s Genomic sequencing lab has been crowd-sourcing ticks for disease surveillance. 400 ticks have been collected and submitted to the lab, including 39 Lyme-positive ticks and 23 Anaplasma-positive ticks. Anaplasmosis is a bacterial infection that can cause flu-like symptoms such …

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Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter’s Golf Scramble Tomorrow

The Barbara Kettle Gundlach shelter is a local organization that offers shelter to domestic violence victims and their children. The organization offers free and confidential services, such as information and referral to appropriate agencies, an outreach advocate to help the victim work with law enforcement, and transportation to the shelter. …

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Copper Country Volunteer Firefighters Tournament Tomorrow

Stanton Township will host the Copper Country Volunteer Firefighters Association Tournament at Breakers tomorrow. It will be the first time the event is being held by Stanton Township. The Races will be staged at North Canal Township Park beginning at noon. The Dress Parade will begin at 6:00 on Canal …

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