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US-41 To Close Near Copper Harbor Wednesday

US-41 will be closed for road work on Wednesday, September 5th in parts of Keweenaw County. Michigan Department of Transportation contracted crews will be performing a $15,000 maintenance project to remove and replace four culverts. US-41 will be closed from 7am to 4pm from Lac La Belle Road near Delaware …

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Final Historical Cruise Of The Season

The Keweenaw Waterway historical cruise series comes to a close for the season with Isle Royal National Park offering visitors one last ride aboard the Ranger III. Passengers boarded the 165 foot vessel for a final 3 hour tour where they learned about some of nature’s forces that shaped the …

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Transport Of Large Generators Will Create Traffic Delays

August 30, 2018 — Drivers traveling in the L’Anse and Baraga area beginning Sept. 9 can expect delays. Three large generators will be transported to the new Upper Michigan Energy Resource Corp. (UMERC) facility in Baraga Township, temporarily blocking traffic. Under a permit from the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), …

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Site Improvements at Italian Hall Property

The site of Calumet’s Italian Hall is the recipient of much well-deserved attention this fall. Recently, a stone memorial was placed at the site with the name of each Italian Hall victim inscribed within the stone. That stone will be formally dedicated soon. The walkway to the arch was also …

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5th Annual Aspirus Light The Night Coming Soon

Registration is now open for the fifth annual Aspirus Keweenaw Light the Night Fun Run/Walk in Laurium.  Mark your calendar and get your glow on with family and friends as each year continues to get bigger and better than the last. The event takes place on Saturday, September 15th.  Light …

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Enjoy Fall Weather At Quincy Smelter

Fall tours of the Quincy Smelter are set to begin in September. As the leaves begin to change, the tour provides an opportunity for enjoying the color in the Portage Lake in the valley of Houghton and Hancock. The Quincy Smelter Association holds monthly tours showcasing the only intact copper …

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Use Caution At Local Beaches This Weekend

As summer vacation comes to a close and parks in the area will see less use in the upcoming weeks, so does the water quality testing at local beaches. “Western UP Health Department does testing every summer at 17 beaches around the 5 county area at state and local parks …

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Drive-By Shooting Suspects Interviewed By Police

Three people have been interviewed in connection with a reported drive-by shooting in Ishpeming. The incident happened on Iron Street around 10pm Tuesday.  Police responded to a report of gun shots and discovered that a drive by shooting had occurred at that residence.  No injuries were reported. The suspects fled …

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