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American Legion post holds dinner for UP Honor Flights

A longstanding tradition returned Saturday evening, as American Legion Post 90 in Lake Linden held its annual fundraiser for the UP Honor Flight organization. Under normal circumstances, there is a large raffle and other revenue generating activities involved, all hosted by the Sons of the American Legion. With COVID-19, this …

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Hancock Police warn of scam

An area business and one its employees were the victim of a scam recently. Hancock Police say that the call appeared to the victims to come from its department and alleged there was a necessary audit being conducted. The caller had the employee purchase gift cards while remaining on the …

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Fall Colors and Apple Cider at Central Mine

The vibrant colors coming in on the trees, which mean it’s officially fall, and in the Keweenaw that means fun, family and apple cider. In that spirit, the Keweenaw County Historical Society is inviting everyone out to the Central Mine on Saturday for a good old-fashioned cider pressing. Tom Hall, …

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Drawing Up Districts is Turning Into a Numbers Game

The Apportionment Committee got closer to finalizing district maps for Houghton County. But not close enough. The committee presented a number of plans from county Treasurer Lisa Mattila, Prosecuting Attorney Britney Bulleit and each of the Democrats and Republicans representatives, William Keith and Dan Holcomb. The committee also heard from …

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Calumet Village Council approves pay raise for seasonal snow removal hires

With all five members present, Calumet Council was able to form a quorum yesterday after calling off a scheduled Tuesday meeting. The body addressed contracts for snow removal. Sidewalks will be cleared at a rate of $5 per linear foot. Roads are cheaper at $1 per square foot. There was …

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Suicide prevention walk happening Saturday

Houghton Keweenaw Communities That Care is organizing a Suicide Prevention Walk for Saturday. Coordinator Lisa Simpson says it isn’t uncommon to get upwards of 150 people to take part in the annual event. It will begin at 10:00 AM at Kestner Waterfront Park, before marching onto the Portage Lake Lift …

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Calumet Theatre hosting partial season

Three shows will make up the Calumet Theatre’s fall season, starting tomorrow night with the Boy Band Review. If you grew up in the 90’s on N*Sync, Backstreet Boys, New Kids on the Block and more, you know what will be featured. Marketing Director Bethany Jones says you should expect …

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Houghton County COVID cases hold steady

The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department put out a report covering the seven days ending September 22nd, and Houghton County saw a steady number of COVID-19 cases. Baraga and Keweenaw Counties are up over the period. At 60 cases, Houghton County’s seven-day average fell to 8.5, which is 50 percent …

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Alcohol leads to 3-car crash

Three vehicles were involved in an accident and one person went to the hospital after an impaired driver went through the intersection of M-26 and Sharon Avenue on a red light. The crash occurred Wednesday night at 8:00. The offending vehicle was heading north on Memorial Drive as he continued …

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Representative Greg Markkanen Testifies at House Committee on Families, Children and Seniors

110th District Representative Greg Markkanen testifies before House Committee on Families, Children, and Seniors on September 21th, 2021. When it comes to parents going back to work on the heels of a pandemic, a shortage in child care could present a major issue. Under a proposed Michigan house bill, new child …

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