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Narcan Made Available During Overdose Awareness Day by the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department

For National Overdose Awareness Day the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department has made the lifesaving drug Naloxone available for free. Naloxone, more commonly known as Narcan, is used in overdose cases in order to temporarily reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. Allowing a subject to begin breathing again. “August …

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Houghton Sets Aside $125,000 If Awarded a Community Center Grant to Make Improvements to Dee Stadium

Houghton will plan to set aside 125,000 dollars toward the city’s match portion for a community center grant that will seek to make improvements at the Dee Stadium. The city plans to submit paperwork to the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity for its Community Center Grant Program. Which …

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State Receiver Moving Forward with Finlandia Property Sales, Plans to Abandon Six Remaining Sites

This week marks Hancock’s first fall season without students walking around campus at Finlandia University. Since March, there has been little movement with properties at the now defunct school. But there is some good news for the community. Finlandia’s state receiver, Patrick O’Keefe of O’Keefe LLC, has recently agreed to …

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Folk School at Midsummer Exhibit Reception Tomorrow Evening

Continuing the Finlandia Art Gallery’s promotion of local art and artists, the gallery will host the Finnish American Folk School’s instructors’ exhibit. Tomorrow evening the Finlandia University Art Gallery will welcome the public to a special reception for the Folk School at Midsummer exhibit. The gallery shows works by Finnish …

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MI-TRALE Encourages ORV Safety on Trails

With many in the area expecting a long weekend this Labor Day, many are bound to get out on the Keweenaw Peninsula’s ORV trails. The Michigan Trails and Recreation Alliance of Land and the Environment are encouraging ATV and side by side enthusiasts to be safe in the back country. …

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Keweenaw Learning Center Moves to Quincy Street

The Keweenaw Learning Center moves to downtown Hancock. Recently the tutoring center completed its move from the Jutilia Center to downtown Hancock. Their new space allows the Keweenaw Learning Center to be able to continue offering classroom style programs. As well as individualized space in the new location for one …

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Feeding America Returns to Ontonagon Next Week

Feeding America returns to the western Upper Peninsula next week. The national food supplier to those in need has made a number of trips to the Village of Ontonagon over the past couple of years thanks to the help of the Copper Shores Community Health Foundation and students with Ontonagon …

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Houghton Calls Special Meeting to Allocate Match Funds Prior to Submitting Paperwork for a Community Center Grant

The city of Houghton has called a special meeting to officially apply for a state grant that would complete improvements at the Dee Stadium. As Houghton continues work as a redevelopment ready community, the city will look to continue the Dee Stadium’s legacy as a main focus of the community. …

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Techtmann Named the Second Associate Director for the Great Lakes Research Center

Michigan Tech’s Great Lakes Research Center has named a second Associate Director. Stephen Techtmann will join Pengfei Xue, as the research center’s second associate director. Techtmann is an associate professor with the University’s Department of Biological Sciences. He will lead the Great Leakes Research Center’s Environmental, Biology, Biotechnology, and Water …

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Hancock Trails Club Encourages Response to City’s Recreation Plan Survey

The Hancock Trails Club, formerly known as the Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club, is encouraging residents to take part in the Hancock Recreation Survey. The city of Hancock, with the help of the Western Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Region, has published a survey asking for residents to share their recreation …

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