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M-26 Closures In Keweenaw County This Week

Because of culvert replacements, M-26 in Keweenaw County will have a couple of closures this week. The road will be closed Monday about two miles south of Eagle Harbor. Tuesday and Wednesday, M-26 will be closed between Camp 2 and Camp 4 roads, just north of Eagle River. From 7am to 4pm …

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Don’t Do It Yourself (D.D.I.Y.) Endowment Opened with Keweenaw Community Foundation

Hancock, Michigan—Through the generosity of the Coca Cola Foundation and the Hancock Coca Cola Bottling Company, the Keweenaw Community Foundation (KCF) has established an endowment with the Don’t Do It Yourself (D.D.I.Y.) organization in order to create a sustainable source of income for providing assistance during medical crises. D.D.I.Y. serves …

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Traffic Light Installation By Wal-Mart Begins Tuesday

The traffic signal on M-26 in front of Wal-Mart is being installed this week. The Michigan Department of Transportation is investing $230,000 to install the signal at the M-26—Razorback Drive intersection. Work will begin Tuesday and is expected to be completed on Thursday. Motorists should watch out for intermittent closures of …

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CareerFEST Continues With Three Events This Week

Michigan Tech’s CareerFEST continues this week with multiple events. Georgia-Pacific In the Tent Day— 10 a.m. Tuesday (Sept. 13). Located in the CareerFEST Tent, Georgia-Pacific representatives from manufacturing, corporate engineering and R&D will be on hand. This is a casual, no-pressure event to learn more about the career opportunities GP can …

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Parade of Nations Week Begins With Authors’ Panel

The Portage Lake District Library will host an Upper Peninsula authors panel as part of Michigan Technological University’s schedule of events for the Parade of Nations. “Passport to the Ethnic Cultures of the Upper Peninsula” will be presented by the Upper Peninsula Publishers and Authors Association on Monday, September 12, …

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Senior Heritage Day Picnic Tuesday

Local seniors are invited to the annual Senior Heritage Day Picnic Tuesday. The event takes place at the Houghton County Arena from 11am to 2pm and is for seniors 60 and over. The picnic provides an opportunity to socialize and learn about local services and community offerings while participating in …

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Connecting Homeless Individuals With Helpful Services

Homelessness is an ongoing problem in the Copper Country, even if it is somewhat of an invisible one. That’s John Niemila, chair of the Copper Country Homeless Prevention Coalition. An event called Project Homeless Connect is being held this Thursday from 11am to 1pm at Hope Fellowship Church in Houghton …

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K-Day Tradition Continues For Michigan Tech Students

It’s a tradition at Michigan Tech–students got out of class early Friday for K-Day, short for Keweenaw Day. They then headed to McLain State Park to have a great time while choosing which student organizations they will make part of their campus experience. Students who join Engineers Without Borders will …

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Dianda Honors Fallen Beartown Firefighters at 9/11 Ceremony

LANSING — State Representative Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) hosted Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Tribal President Chris Swartz and honored two fallen firefighters from the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Beartown Firefighters, at the Michigan House of Representatives’ Sept. 11 recognition ceremony today. Alan J. Swartz and James Shelifoe Jr. were traveling with …

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