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Gala Fundraiser at the Calumet Theater

The Calumet Theatre will hold its annual Gala Fundraiser in the Red Jacket Ballroom Saturday evening. A social period and live auctions begin at 6pm, with a dinner buffet at 7. The cost is $60.00 per person, or $110.00 per couple. Reservations must be made by close of business on …

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Upgrades Coming to U.P. Communities

Two U.P. communities are receiving grants to upgrade certain infrastructure. The City of Bessemer will receive a $5,265,000 grant to upgrade their 100-year-old sewer system and the Village of Laurium will receive a $15,000 grant to help purchase a new police vehicle. U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Senate …

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New KBIC Gas Station Construction Underway

Preliminary construction on the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community’s new gas station in Marquette is starting up again. KBIC officials say they’ve already sent out a request for proposals to local design and engineering firms. They have some preliminary concepts in mind but need to come to a consensus before completing …

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Non-profit Organization Jobs

Nonprofit organizations are responsible for 10 percent of the jobs held in Michigan, according to a report from Public Sector Consultants. The analysis showed the nonprofit sector pays nearly $5 billion in wages every three months and employs 438,000 people. Approximately half those jobs are held in the health services …

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Food Assistance Fraud

An effort is underway in the Michigan Legislature to crack down on food assistance fraud in Michigan. The legislation targets retailers who allow people to buy and sell their Bridge cards in exchange for money. Many complain that food assistance Bridge cards have been sold for cash which then is …

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Consumer Confidence Data

Consumer confidence declined in May, according to the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers. U of M economist Richard Curtin, director of the surveys, says the decrease was not due to the gloomy state of the economy during the 1st quarter, which had the weakest pace of growth in …

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UM Leading Way in Concussion Study

The University of Michigan will play a leading role in the most comprehensive study of concussion and head impact exposure ever conducted. The $30 million joint initiative between the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the U.S. Department of Defense will enhance the safety of student-athletes and service members. Researchers say …

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CC Habitat for Humanity to Celebrate Two Events

This weekend, one journey will end while another one will be just beginning. The Copper Country Habitat for Humanity is holding two events tomorrow. The first will be a mortgage burning celebration for Steve Fish of South Range. Fish received his house in 1997 and has paid off his mortgage …

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Aspirus Keweenaw Recognized

Aspirus Keweenaw has been named one of America’s Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals by the iVantage Strength Index, the health care industry’s most comprehensive rating of acute care hospitals. The system rates more than 1300 critical access hospitals in rural areas on metrics ranging from quality, patient perspective and affordability. …

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Coffee With A Cop

Today you can spend some time with those who protect and serve the community during the Coffee With A Cop event going on this morning until 11 a.m. The Michigan State Police from the Calumet Post will be hosting the event at the Suomi Restaurant in Houghton. Among those who …

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